Why Pay Fitness Forward???

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Why I choose to pay fitness forward…

I met an interesting man in the gym the other day.  He appeared to be in his mid to late sixties and was very proud to share his 100bls weight loss story with me.  We exchanged what are current goals are and offered insight in each others’ workout.  I walked away feeling inspired by a man who was twice my age and worked out as regularly and as hard as I do.

There are many stories like that in the gym.  On the flip side, there are also stories of where we all began in the gym.  At some point in our lives, we have been the new person in the gym and feeling uncertain on what to do so we stick to that one piece of equipment that we understand.  As a new person, you find yourself taking mental notes of how to use other equipment by watching other people.  Perhaps on a day when the gym is practically empty, you will attempt to try new equipment.

I have been approached many times and told that I should be a trainer, or a nutritionist and I previously considered it.  But what I learned is that I am fitness and nutrition enthusiast and with everything I learn, I want to share with the next person.  I have had my own success and failure stories that are filled with lessons learned.  With the lessons I have learned, I believe that it is my responsibility to help the next person.  Trust me when I say that my own success stories are filled with lessons I have learned from others.  Why should health and fitness be any different?

With everything I learn, with everything I know; I choose to pay it forward.  This state of mind is the reason I have chosen to blog.  The only thing I ask of anyone that learns and/or benefits from me, my posts, my workouts, or my nutritional information, is to share it and pay it forward to the next person.  Be a positive force in someone else’s life…the rewards endlessly ripple effect to others.

-ShesEvolving

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The Truth About Fat Loss…

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The truth about fat loss is so simple, that it is hard to do.  For starters, I hope you noticed that I used the term fat loss instead of weight loss.  This was purposeful in an attempt to change your views about how you view your journey.  Our weight is a mere reflection of our body as a whole, our bone density, water weight, our muscles and our fat.  When people say that they want to “lose weight”, they actually mean they want to get rid of the layer of fat that covers our muscles.  I’ve never met anyone who said they wanted to lose their fat and muscle.  So realistically, the true journey we wish to embark upon is fat loss.

If we are speaking honestly, and very frankly with one another, there is no magical way to lose fat.  Weight related issues have reated a billion dollar industry, and we all buy into it.  We would rather believe that a miracle pill or fad diet will solve all of our probelms rather than to be honest with ourselves about what needs to be done.

Truth: to lose fat all we need is to make healthy food choices, and exercise regularly.  It’s that simple.  The type of exercise you choose to do really isn’t relevant when it comes to simply eliminating fat.  Simply start moving.  If you have specific goals in mind, there are different types of training that will help you achieve your goals. To get started, all you really need is yourself.

Take a sedentary person who wants to make a physical change, for example.  If they start off by replacing 1 hour of television, with one hour of walking in their neighborhood, their transition will begin.  Days will turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years.  And in that hour of walking, they will shed fat, build lean muscle and they will continue to cover more distance within that one hour of walking.  As they begin to see results, they will more than likely want more out of their workout, which means that they will either extend the time of their workout, or will look for alternative methods of training.  The point that I am making is that all you have to do is start moving.

Once you start moving, and you start seeing changes, you become more aware of the things you choose to eat.  Your body is less inclined to crave unhealthy food choices and you are more likely to start wondering how much more progress your body will make if you start eating healthier.  You start taking better care of yourself because you now have a vested interest.

Interest in nutrition and supplementation will develop as you continue to invest in yourself, and your newly evolving lifestyle.  Simply make the choice to start moving and once you do, everything else will fall into place.  I am here to help you along the way and will share my own journey in the process.

Don’t waste your money on gimmicks. Look for things that will support your efforts, but keep it simple.  In the mean time, if you click on my tab called “Favorites”, I am more than happy to share the things benefitting me on my journey.

-She’s Evolving

Pop Tart Haunting…

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I love Pop Tarts.  It stems from childhood enjoyment.  I like them toasted or straight out of the shiny silver packaging, but NEVER under any circumstance will I eat them microwaved.  (ugh!  *cold shiver).
I woke up this morning with an intense craving for one.  I could taste it, I could smell it in the toaster, it was haunting me.  I hit the snooze button on my craving so that I could continue my blissful and sleepy journey for as long as I could.  But when I got up to start my day, I remembered I had some blueberry Pop Tart’s in the pantry.  Were they stalking me???
As I walked towards the pantry, and checking twitter, facebook and emails on my phone, I thought about the warm crunchy texture encasing the sweet blueberry flavor within.  As I contemplated taking the plunge into 400 sugary calories, I looked at She’s Evolving on FB and realized that I wanted something MORE than a moment of delight that I would regret afterward…and the aching in my body reminded me that I was on my way…
I closed the pantry door and grabbed some water feeling quite TRIUMPHANT!  😉

Enjoy your day!