Enhance your body, mind & spirit with weight training!

Weightsaren'tjustforboys

You don’t have to be a gung-ho balls to the wall body builder in order to benefit from weight or strength training.

I fell in love with weight training right away. And it’s what I love to do til this day.

Women often fear or shy away from the weight room at their local gyms because of outdated beliefs that weight training will make them big and bulky.

This is the time to shed those worn out beliefs…this one and others. If you keep reading you may be convinced as to why,

There is sometimes intimidation involved too. This is another opportunity to rise above and do something for yourself. One of the best ways to overcome your fear is to do what you fear.

WIth proper nutrition in place, cardiovascular exercise is effective stoping the conversion of calories into body fat. Yet in to SCULPT your body, you need to incorporate weight training or body weight training in your exercise regimen.

I learned this and saw the results almost immediately. When I first added weight training to my routine, I could see my body taking shape – almost immediately. 

Body weight exercises are also effective at sculpting the body because, just as is true with weight lifting, muscular development comes with contracting the muscles and increasing the amount of time that muscles are under load or tension.

It’s more than just moving the weight from point A to point B!

Want more? Here goes!

  • Weight training burns fat only where as card burns fat and muscle
  • You will burn more calories because muscles need energy to repair and upgrade after each resistance training workout.
  • Research shows that between the ages of 30 and 50, there is a likely hood that you will lose 10% of the total muscle in your body. That number will double by the time you are 60.
  • You will build stronger bones
  • You will be more flexible
  • Your heart will be healthier
  • Your diet will improve : exercise helps your brain stick to a diet
  • You will sleep better
  • You will feel happier : research shows that incorporating major lifts such as squats & deadliest helps reduce the symptoms of depression
  • You may add years to your life
  • You will be smarter : researchers found that 6 months of training enhanced lifters’ cognitive function

Source: http://bit.ly/1gtjM0S and http://bit.ly/1k9FPuQ

The key to making all of this all work is to incorporate proper nutrition with strength training! If you do lift or participate in strength training – and you eat poorly (lots of processed foods, sugars, too little food, too much food etc) then you are not likely to see all the benefits of your hard work.

Nutrition is key. Nutrition combined with a proper strength training and cardiovascular training regimen is where the magic happens!

For more information on fat-loss, check out our straight forward guide to fat loss : http://pathnutritionandwellness.com/the-straight-forward-guide-to-fat-loss/

If you are trying to recompose your body or gain some muscle, visit our calorie calculator to make sure you are eating enough and in the right proportions :

http://pathnutritionandwellness.com/calorie-calculator/

Have a great, fabulous and amazing day everyone!

Wishing you all the best – and nothing less!

In kindness,

Ginger

 

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Taking my transformation to the next level!

Beauty

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” – Dante Algheri

After I started taking care of my body – eating right and exercising, my confidence began to sky rocket. I started to feel more like myself again and more capable in this world. I was no longer just a mom – bound to my home to cook, clean and run errands…I was also doing something for me and I never felt better.

Until yesterday!

It keeps getting better. This journey is amazing.

To be completely honest with you, prior to this makeover – I had the attitude of  “What’s the point of wearing make-up? I am a single mom, I am busy, I workout, I already feel good about myself – blah blah blah.” Excuses. Plain excuses. We all make them.

We also have the power to over come them :-)!

I was set in my comfort zone in the beauty realm and finally dug deep for the courage to change that. It was so much easier than I thought!

I went to our team member, Angel Goa, for a makeover. Here is a “before” and “after” photo. I purposefully put a large image in so you can see the difference and how natural everything looks afterwards. No filter and in bright daylight!

Before and after

This first photo was taken after Angel cleansed my face. After this she applied a mask and the results were amazing! It was like I was glowing! Then we went into the make-over. She applied natural make up on my face and taught me how to do this. I am – or let me rephrase – I was absolutely CLUELESS about the make up process.

Angel is amazing! Not only is she exceptionally capable of giving you the look you are seeking – she is an excellent teacher. She  empowers you with the tips, tricks and tools for you to do this at home – every day. After some practice for a complete newbie like me, I can see that this can be done in ten minutes or less. It’s so nice to be able to know how to change your look too! From more natural to let’s go and get sexy! This is so much fun!

Being around Angel is a gift in itself. Her presence and angelic attitude is life changing in itself.

The way I felt afterwards was beyond words. I had an extra pep to my step! My spirit and soul were soaring and dancing! This was the wake up call that I needed – to realize that I was in denial that I wanted to enhance my beauty. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful – and taking the steps to do something about it.

It’s called self-love and self-care – and it’s the most empowering feeling ever.

With much love & gratitude,

Ginger

PS. Because I don’t have much make-up at home (goes to show how little I have been working on this aspect of myself) – I picked up some goodies at Angel’s! It’s so fun to have new goodies to play with. If you have your own make up and tools, she can teach you how to use them to enhance your beauty.

Goodies

 

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