I am asked on a regular basis, “What is the best workout?” I tend to have a lot to say on the topic, but for your reading pleasure, my answer is simple: the one that makes you move the most muscles.
If you lead a busy life and exercise has become just another time slot on your calendar... If it's starting to feel like more of a chore rather than something you look forward to and enjoy... Or if you've hit a plateau and find yourself feeling a little frustrated or disconnected... You could be overlooking or missing out on a primary component of what keeps people consistent and aligned with their goals: Mindfulness.
I hate the term diet. I feel like it has such a negative connotation; no wonder people on diets have such a low rate of success. Take a moment and ask yourself this: what is the first feeling or thought you have when you hear the word diet? For me personally, I feel anxious and I start to fixate on whatever it is that I am restricting myself from enjoying.
Think of the most attractive star you can. Do you think they are obsessing over every calorie they consume? Probably not. They have most likely hired a highfalutin dietician from the start who is planning each meal for them based on information Michael Pollan is offering you for free: "eat food, not too much, mostly plants."
Who says you have to do it all in order to feel proud of who you are? The women and men I train all have one thing in common.... they feel overwhelmed at times. As a matter of fact, I would say with the utmost confidence that every single person out there can relate to this.
You want to know how to lose weight? Buy a puppy.