|Fun Skiing Trip!|
Whenever I see Oprah or Montel on television, it is hard to not be reminded of my Aunt Barbara intently watching TV while multi tasking babysitting and bicep curls. You could definitely say I got my passion for healthy living from my family.
|Mom, Sister, Me|
When I moved to Portland and joined a new smelly gym. I did feel slightly intimidated by all the
meat heads guys doing squats with 500 pounds on the bar.
I knew that I had to quickly get over this because weight training is part of a healthy lifestyle. A few of the MANY benefits of a weight training program....
- Use it Or You'll LOSE IT: Muscle mass naturally decreases as you age. If you don't do anything about the lean muscle you lose, it will be replaced with fat.
- As you have strength gains, your body becomes more efficient at burning calories. As cardio helps you burn a ton of calories at one time, strength training helps your body burn calories after you have left the gym! Perfecto!
- Happier: Pumping iron has mood altering effects that keep you smilin' and confident. :)
Where to Begin?!
Have a Great Weekend!!