Winter Time Mindless Eating

Winter time mindless eating.  Have you ever watched a shark during a feeding frenzy? It is quite impressive to watch how fast they can consume that much food in such a short amount of time! Does this sound familiar? Watch people on low carbohydrate diets fall off the wagon with the first taste of sweets, people at restaurant buffets, holiday dinners, and special occasions that provide indulging temptations. How do we avoid these messups and how do we recover from these bad situations? Here are some tips that I provide my clients with to recognize triggering temptations and how to get back on track.
  1. Protein at breakfast. It is very important to start your day with protein and complex carbohydrates. If you calculate the amount of hours from your last meal to breakfast this amounts to at least 8+ hours without any food source. Skipping breakfast will sink you into an fasted state which will cause major cravings later in the day and most importantly a lack of energy causing you to grab that sugar food for fast energy.
  2. Skipping to many hours between meals. To keep our metabolism at its fullest fat burning potential it is critical to eat on a regular schedule of every 3-4 hours. When we skip to many hours in between meals our body looks for an quick energy source, sugar. This sends our blood sugar on a roller coaster to temptation heaven.
  3. Fail to plan then plan to fail. Failing to plan out your meals in advance is like operating your computer without McAfee protection. You are setting yourself up for failure and temptations of major marketing campaigns. These campaigns are trying to get you to fail when you are vulnerable. Write and prepare your meals in advance and carry them with you in cooler if needed to keep you bullet proof.
  4. Fix the tire. If you fall off the bike get back up and try again. If you get a flat tire then fix it. Commonly I see so many people slip up on one meal and totally give up and blow the whole day with bad meals. It is okay, just start over with the next meal.
  5. Every day is a new day. What happened yesterday is the past. You can not change the past so there is no need to vent about having that bad meal or falling off track. Each day is a new day by bettering yourself with healthy food and exercise. Try to picture each meal and workout laying the foundation of your future health. Be good to your body because where are you going live when you wear your body out from making unhealthy choices?
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FREE Fitness Classes All Week At Good Life Fitness- January 8th-January 14th.

SO Many AMAZING Changes Have Happened At Good Life Fitness Since 2010!!   NOW Good Fitness On 84th Highway 2 Has Been OPEN 1 Year!!!  WOW Amazing To See The Overwhelming Response From The Members As The 2nd Location Has Been Open!   To Help Celebrate Our 1 Year Anniversary For Good Life Fitness SE And We Are Coming To 9 Years Of Being Open On 3rd Van Dorn We Are Having A Special Week At Good Life Fitness!!!!  We Are Having a FREE Fitness Classes All Week At BOTH Good Life Fitness Locations!!  COME Choose From OVER 160 Fitness Boot Camp/Group Fitness Classes A Week!!  NEW Boot Camp Formats, NEW Spinning, NEW 2nd Facility, NEW Indoor/Outdoor Astro Turf, NEW Rowing Machines, Indoor/Outdoor Child Care!!   January 2018 Will Be Your BEST Year Ever!!  Bring Family, Friends, Neighbors, And Anyone Who Is Wanting To Look And Feel Their Best!!!   This Week Is For Everyone Including:
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Setting Fitness Goals In 2018

Goals! Goals, goals, goals, goals, goals and more goals! Yes from the beginning of our lives, we have been taught about setting goals to achieve! I think alot of people have good intentions to succeed, but they just talk about them. In order to succeed you must write daily, weekly, monthly, 6 month, 1 year, and 5 year goals! You must write these goals down! I personally write my goals down on my desk to basically keep me striving both mentally and physically! My former training partner even put my #1 goal on my screen saver of my cell phone!!! Now talk about a reminder!!!! A goals that is not put down on paper is just a DREAM! Afraid Of False Starting! Fitness is very confusing! The fitness community has produced over 10,000 books that proclaim they have the answer to everyone’s problems! Now what about all the fad diets, fad supplements, fad fitness programs! WOW A TON OF CONFUSION!!! I believe that a mass majority of people have confused their bodies and their minds with clutter!! We have to sort through all of the spider webs and start on a proven path of fitness success!! THE ANSWER TO FITNESS IS TO FOLLOW A SOUND FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL PLAN THAT WILL DELIVER RESULTS FOR REAL PEOPLE!!Share it! Facebooktwitter

HUGE 1 Year Anniversary Sale At Good Life Fitness- EXPIRES December 16th!!

We Are EXCITED To Announce Our 1 Year Anniversary For The NEW Good Life Fitness On 84th Highway 2!!!!  We Are Celebrating With Our HUGE Membership And Personal Training Specials!!!  Thank You Lincoln And Surrounding Communities For All Of Your Support For Allowing Good Life Fitness The Opportunity To Assist You All On Your Fitness Goals!!!   Gym Only Membership: ONLY $22.99/mo Gym Plus Group Fitness: ONLY $27.99/mo Fitness Boot Camp: ONLY $99/mo All Memberships Include: : Access To Both Good Life Fitness Locations : FREE Tanning : FREE Child Care : Full Cardio/Weight Room : HUGE Women's ONLY Fitness Room SPECIAL: Expires December 16th At 10p.m.  certain restrictions apply.Share it! Facebooktwitter

HUGE Black Friday Membership, Personal Training And Nutrition Sales!!!!!EXTENDED To November 26th!!!

Due To An OVERWHELMING Response Our HUGE Black Friday Specials Have Been EXTENDED To Sunday At 8p.m.!!!!!   YES Join The #1 Gym Nebraska With Our HUGE Black Friday Sales!!!  Take Advantage Of HUGE Savings!!   Maybe You Are Traveling And Can't Make It In...NO Worry All Specials Can Be Purchased Over The Phone!!!       Share it! Facebooktwitter

HIIT Training For The Stepmill

WHOA!  Check Out This Short BUT Effective HIIT Training Workout!!!  You could substitute the treadmill, bike, rowing machine, or even the elliptical!!   Alternatives to burpees could be squats. GOOD Luck!! glfstepmillhiitShare it! Facebooktwitter

6 Tips For Long Term Fitness Transformations.

Bill Phillips shares his TOP 6 fitness tips for long term fitness transformations.  AWESOME!!!      billphillipstransformationShare it! Facebooktwitter

Good Life Fitness Referral Challenge!!

  Check Out Our HUGE Referral Challenge For April!!!!  BONUS If You Have A Friend Join Your Name Is Entered Again To Win The 6 Month Membership!!  April Referral ProgramShare it! Facebooktwitter

Tank Top, Halter Top, Tube Top Weather Is Coming!!

YES tank top, halter top, tube top weather is coming...are you ready?!?  Schedule today a FREE personal training/nutrition consultation to help set your fitness goals for Spring!!  FREE body composition testing to help with your starting goals!!  FREE equipment orientation to answer any questions you have.  Stop by the front desk for more details!   glfskinnyShare it! Facebooktwitter

How To Blast Stubborn Belly Fat

The frustration of unwanted ugly belly fat!  Many people truly look to quick fix nutrition programs and fat burning supplements as the answer of the stubborn midsection!  This blog was the #1 viewed blog of 2010 that I had posted so I wanted to share it again just in time for spring:)) Muhammad Ali Shredded, wash board, razor cuts…these are lifelong dreams of many fitness enthusiasts. I personally view a lean firm stomach as a testimonial of one’s dedication to their nutrition and training. I receive many emails a day from people seeking advice on training their stomach. Here is a list of the Top 7 questions about achieving those razor cut abs! Also a bonus question at the end:)) Question #1: Do we have an upper and lower abdomen? Answer: No. A lot times I think we feel that we have two separate sections of the abdominal. Our rectus abodominal muscle is actually all one main muscle. The reason we often see the upper abdominals contract and burn more is because of the muscle fibers in this region. The upper abdominal muscle fibers shorten more during abdominal movements but actually the whole abdomen does contract. Proper nutrition, cardiovascular training and your core program is important! Question #2: Why can I not see my abs yet? I do a ton of abdominal crunches but I still can not see my abs! Answer: Remember you can not spot train. Basically what this means is that we can not burn fat out of certain regions of our body. Now i do believe that we should put extra focus on those stubborn areas to help them pick up the pace:)  It is very important that we balance out our fitness instead of just trying to work on our problem spots. According to a study done at the University of Massachusetts. A group of men did the equivalent of 5,000 sit ups in 27 days and did not lose any body fat from their abdomen. The key is your cardiovascular, nutrition, and your training program. Question #3: What is the best abdominal exercise? Answer: This is a tough question. My theory is that we must incorporate the posterior side of the body into the abdominal movement. So I personally believe the two best movements are the abdominal plank and the v-up crunch. Both of these movements incorporate the whole rectus abdominus and lower erectior spinae. Question #4: Should I always train my abs at the end of the workout? Answer: Personally I am a fan of mixing abdominal movements in to the middle of the workout. Remember our body is a creature of habit. We are trying to break the principle of adaptation. So a good mixup is important. Try doing your stomach first. Be careful on leg day! If you fatigue your lower back before squats or deadlifts you must be cautious!  Question #5: Can I use weights on my ab exercises? Answer: Yes, I would try to master technique first before increasing the intensity with weights. The key is technique then intensity! Question #6: How often can I train my abs? Answer: No research has shown that we can overtrain our stomach. Personally I train my stomach multiple times per day. The military and top athletes in the world train their abdomen daily! Question #7: Does side bends with dumbbells reduce my love handles? Answer: Unfortunately this does not work. This movement actually works the lateral range of motion in your spine. The key to reducing these areas is proper diet and your cardiovascular program. Bonus Question: If you would change one thing in my diet what would you do? Wow: Tough question…honestly I say there are 3 main keys. Work on eliminating all simple sugars, meal spacing, and work on increasing your lean protein. glfpostcardShare it! Facebooktwitter