iwillbehealthyfit asked: Hi! I'm 17 5'5'' weighting 145 lbs and I need to lose 25 lbs by april, what is the fastest/ best way to do it? If I don't lose the lbs by april I can't go to prom.... and I don't know what to do right now..
My best tip for losing weight is to focus on your diet. Losing weight is 80% what you eat! Exercise will help you boost your metabolism, burn off extra calories, and look toned/firm/strong/awesome/kick ass. But if you lift weights and eat crap, you will not lose weight. Yes, you will get stronger but don’t you want to share your results with the world?
Thank being said, I am not a nutritionist or registered dietitian. I outsource my diet advice to two trusted sources.
1. The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno
I made a video on this book to talk about why I love it so much as you can see above.
Yes, it is expensive for a diet plan but it is a lifetime membership. Do you have any idea what it would cost to sign up on the spot as a lifetime member of Weight Watchers? This plan is like joining a group of friends on a journey. Everyone is supportive and you are never without motivation. If you need help along the way, this is the plan I recommend. Get more info here.
Last week, I wrote about the TIU booty call. Since then, I’ve been trying to workout for 30 minutes right when I wake up without eating my beloved G Series Fit prime bar. On Saturday (my long run), I ran for 30 minutes. Ate my prime bar, and ran 30 more minutes. Given the large dinner I ate Friday night at Victor’s in Provincetown, I felt great. Victor’s is one of my all time favorite places to dine! It was well worth the indulgence.
Yesterday, I completed my scheduled Energy Systems (ES) training interval workout. My workouts are based on my level of fitness using heart rate (HR) for targets rather than rate of perceived effort (RPE). I modified the workout below so you can follow along.
ES Urbanathlon Medium Intensity Workout
- Warm Up: 5 mins RPE 3-5 (HR 140-160)
- Interval #1: 2 mins RPE 8-9 (HR 177-184)
- Interval #2: 3 mins RPE 6-7 (HR 170-177)
- Interval #3: 5 mins RPE 4-5 (HR 140-160)
- Repeat Intervals 1-3 three to five times.
What is energy systems training and why isn’t it called just plain cardio?
While it was difficult to get my heart rate up to 177 for the first 20 minutes, I stuck with it and completed my workout. While it was not fun, I was able to complete the challenge repeating the mantra “Change is Uncomfortable," to get through it. This may seem like self punishment but if you want your body to change, it’s not going to be comfortable. Your ability to tolerate pushing your boundaries when you workout, cravings after you know you have had more than enough to eat and will power to resist temptation will determine if you succeed in changing your body’s composition.
When I got back, I had a delicious protein pancake. I added a splash of almond milk and a few blueberries.
Why am I pushing myself these days? I’m currently trying to lose 5 lbs I gained this winter. I have a *special event* this fall and am determined.
Yesterday, I uploaded a new video. It’s called Sarah Fit TV Q&A: Episode #2. Most of the questions I receive are duplicates of previous questions I’ve answered before. I decided that since so many people have the same question, I might as well create videos answering them! In the newest video I answer the following burning questions:
- What to do when you have lost 94 lbs and have hit a plateau?
- Did I DYE my hair platinum blonde?
- Now What?! What to do once you reach your goal weight?
If you would like your question to be featured on next weeks’ video, leave one down below!
Many YouTube viewers have asked me, “How do I get rid of arm pit fat?” I finally decided to create a video to answer this popular query.
The problem with arm pit fat is that you cannot get rid of it with exercise. There are many factors that go into removing excess fat from one specific area. First, you need to change up your diet to lose more fat. A simple diet plan will do the trick. My favorites are the Tone It Up Diet Plan and also The Eat Clean Diet.
Second, you need to build some muscle underneath the skin. The best exercises for the arm fit fat area are push ups, supermans, lat pull downs at the gym, upright row, shoulder press, chest press and dumbbell chest fly. To learn how to do some of these moves, watch the video above.
A more controversial answer includes findings from a few preliminary studies. Some research has linked chemicals in our diets and environment to arm pit fat. Chemicals like BPA, pesticides and hormones fed to animals that we eat. They have also linked medicine such as birth control to contibuting to the arm pit fat area. I am not recommending going off birth control if you are currently on it. However, I just want to point out that even with a proper diet and fitness plan, it may not be possible to get rid of this area of fat.
Lastly, this area is one of the top photoshopped areas on the female body. I remember teenage singer JoJo speaking to a classroom as part of Dove’s campaign for beauty, showing that she too in fact had arm pit fat and she was a skinny little thing. Do not dwell on one area of your body. We are all made differently. Genetics probably play the biggest role in how your body is composed. Looking at celebrities and envying their body parts is unrealistic because often times, they do not even look like the images of themselves you see in magazines.
My newest video is now live on YouTube! In the latest segment, I bring you the answers to some of the most popular questions on my YouTube channel using the moderator features.
Questions answered include:
Do you have any Lower Abdominal Workout Videos?
How do you prevent binging and cravings?
Am I in a popular movie?
How do I lose weight?
What meal plan to I follow?
Enjoy :) If you have a question for next time, ask me on my facebook fan page!