OK, Christmas has come and gone but unfortunately the weight, or should I say FAT is still with us. Did you know that the average Brit consumes a whopping 7,000 calories on Christmas day alone not to mention all the pre-Christmas festivities. So if we start the Christmas run up in early December and it finishes in early January, that is one WHOLE month of over-indulgence! Added to the fact that most of us have been inactive over the holiday period will mean our metabolic rate, (this controls how many calories our body burns at rest to maintain normal function), has slowed right down. This means that any food not burned off through exercise will be laid down as FAT.

Okay, don’t panic, there is a solution. With correct nutrition and exercise you can get your body back to health and return your metabolic rate to good level. Did you know that eating little and often of the correct foods can elevate your metabolic rate and keep it elevated. This means you are burning more calories. Exercise also elevates your metabolic rate and resistance training will tone muscles and that on its own will keep your metabolic rate elevated. So when you have good muscle tone your body has to burn calories to keep the muscles in shape, so basically you are burning calories just being you!

So if you are ready to get back into shape then why not try a Personal Trainer to offer you the motivation you need to keep going. Don’t fall into the trap of joining a gym because you want to loose weight, go for the first month, get bored and then never return again. Did you know that a lot of gyms make a large percentage of their profits in the first three months of the year from “Newbees” who join then leave. Don’t give them the satisfaction, spend your money wisely and enlist the help of a Personal Trainer.

Good luck, you can do it…….

Don’t give in to your gremlins, contact me on 07958 442382 or visit my Personal Training pages

January 3, 2010 , , ,