Fat Slap Camp starts tomorrow - Wednesday, November 17th. It's going to be pretty cool. We are going to provide you with an eating template to guide you through the next 6 weeks, because, on average, the American adult is going to gain 7 pounds by the time you sing Auld Lang Syne - which, by the way, means to the good old times.
Like when you were 7 pounds slimmer.
But, not only that - at camp, we are going to focus on fat slapping. That isn't me, running around the group taking pop shots at your glutes, or grabbing bellies and making awful faces. However, it is me, planning your next 20 workouts carefully, making sure I'm getting the most muscle working for maximum energy, (fat), expenditure.
But I need your help. You've got to follow through. I can write it, but you have to execute it and make it happen. Let's start with a few general thoughts you'll need to remember:
It's a universal law that applies to fitness, too. You not only wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time, but you also rely on exercise, primarily, to impart the changes you desire and, nutrition ... ?
Ah ... at least 3 out of 4 of us think of it as an after thought. And, here's why I say that:
Do you believe that your nutrition plan is as well thought out as my camp workouts, or whatever fitness regimen you're currently following?
If just 2 out of 10 of you respond, "yes," then the 80/20 rule is in full effect. I have found in speaking with people before and after training that more than 8 out of 10 people cannot define a clear plan; an approach to eating that is sustainable, and effective.
I could write 8 out of the next 10 blogs describing the things not to do, but it will be a much shorter read to put into bullet points what you should be focused on to assist you in developing a leaner, healthier body. Maybe then, more than 20% of you will read it through the end. But first, understand this fitness fact:
Let's just get this out of the way as we return to the park this week, and settle, as Steven Tyler sung in his pumic-stoned voice - Back in the Saddle Again!
We love getting stronger, feeling neat and tucked, moving like a cheetah in and out of life. However, nothing feels as good as when someone - preferably of the opposite sex, (or the same sex depending on your orientation), lays eyes on us and proclaims to, ideally, a large gathering of eavesdroppers:
"You look stellar!"
No shame in enjoying a little healthy shot of self-esteem when the world more often comes equipped with a stun gun. What's the difference between a body that is merely withstanding the torment of time and one that is truly winning the gravity storm?
Lots of them. Does that statement make you a little over easy? It need not, but I understand your concern. For what seems like foregger, (okay, I'll stop), we've been led to believe that eggs would, essentially, kills us in our little chicken tracks. For nearly 40 years, whenever the 'C' word was used - cholesterol - oooh oooh oooh, our hearts and carotid arteries would lock up vicariously just with the mention.
Well, here's egg on your face:
Completely unfounded. Like an Easter egg hunt, it took time to root out the truth when it came to the roll that cholesterol plays in the human body. Cholesterol is a naturally occurring blood fat ... you'll produce it, even if you don't eat it. And, your body will make less of it if you do. Remember that your physiology is always trying to maintain a homeostatic value of all your essential "stuff" - for lack of about one million different terms.