I get a log of questions on my Fit Mom fb page. I wanted to share the past two questions I have received. Now to seasoned atheletes these questions may seem obvious, but to someone who is just starting out it can be so overwhelming with all the information out there. Where do you start? What do you believe? What do I DO? AAHHHH!! If you have any questions, send me a message firstname.lastname@example.org OR join our Fit Mom fb page and message me on there!
Q: I have been working out for a couple months and the scale isn’t moving! I eat clean and workout. What is the problem?
A: Well, there could be a few issues here. One, make sure you are eating ENOUGH! An active woman should be getting at LEAST 1500 calories (at least!). You should be drinking enough water, I recommend half gallon min. Another thing, have you cleansed? Our bodies need to get rid of toxins before our metabolisms can work properly. There are a lot of factors as to why we aren’t seeing the results we think we should be. Feel free to message me anytime and i am happy to take a look at what you are doing and offer suggestions! Also, do NOT rely on scale weight. You could be doing an awesome job packing on lean fat burning muscle right now, which may even make the scale go up! Take measurements, do a body fat analysis, and go by how you feel! Weight loss takes time and we want to do this for life, not as a quick fix 😀
Q: I hear about these weight loss pills and drinks. They say I don’t have to change anything and it will automatically burn the fat and I will lose weight and inches. Is this true?
A: NO. I get so frustrated when I hear about, read about, or see a product that claims it can do it all, in one SIMPLE pill. Not true. Not possible. And if it were, wouldn’t ya think we would all we fit hard bodies and eating junk all day? When I was at my heaviest (215), I wanted so bad for those claims to be true. I saw NO hope, no light at the end of that tunnel. But I know it takes hard work working out, eating clean, and supplementing with ALL natural quality supplements. Educate yourself in what you are putting into your body and doing. We spend so much time learning about other things but to me this is the one important thing we should always be learning about. That is how we will live a long healthy disease free life for ourselves and our families!!
Don’t use the “I can not afford” it excuse.
Im going to be 100% real with all of you, all the time. I truly want to help people. It has always been my nature and going through what I went through led me to wanting to help women get their bodies back after having children and to empower them to know how to help HER and HER FAMILY live healthy fit lives! Now, I live off of $2,000 a month…that is supporting me, my 2 kids, my 3 animals. Paying rent, car payment, monthly bills, gym membership, etc. I am able to afford my supplements (well I actually FIND ways to afford things I can’t budget) and doing fun outings with my kids and friends!
I have a lot of people tell me they can’t afford health and fitness. Let’s take a look at your budget…now if you want help learning how to incorporate fitness and healthy living into your lifestyle, I want to help you!!! Below is just an example from a past client.
This client’s husband works and she is a stay at home mom. With 2 little school aged kiddos.
They figured the cost of a membership to their local club (family of 4) is around $80. I believe that is pretty standard, sometimes less.
Ok, Now..look at your spending for the month. How much do you spend on eating out, groceries, & going out? In this scenario, they spent over $1400 per month! ( We sometimes don’t think about how much we spend until we take an in depth look!)
Breaking that down even more:
Eating Out: $ 300 per month
Groceries:$1000+ per month
Going Out (drinks, movies, popcorn, etc): $100 a month
We really could dig deeper into your budget, but for this scenario, I want to keep it simple to prove a point.
Let’s re-vamp this to make it fit into your health and fitness goals. I will even SAVE you money in most cases! So, no more eating out! Why would you want to spend the money on foods that are making you unfit and unhappy?! Exactly. We will keep your going out budget…but instead of going to movies and buying fatty popcorn and chemical sodas, go mini golfing or bowling. Something to get the family more active.
When you are at the store. Don’t buy junk! Don’t buy processed foods! Shop the perimeter of the store. Make a lot of your foods from scratch. You don’t need to be Betty Crocker to do this either 🙂 There are plenty of easy quick healthy recipes out there! Supplement snacks with Isa Lean Protein (great for kids too!), or the Isagenix snacks! Healthy, nutritious, and very tasty!
Now, lets add in our new healthy budget:
Gym Membership: $80
Groceries: $800 (we shaved off $200 from avoiding processed foods and frozen pizzas 😀 ).
Going Out: $100 (fun active family events)
TOTAL: $1130WE SAVED $270 a MONTH!!!
**NOW…if you wanted to MAKE extra income, you could get your Isagenix FREE..which would save you another $150..totaling $420 SAVINGS**
Put THAT in savings an in a year, you have saved $5040! You are now living a healthy life as a FAMILY, you feel better, and you have money in savings..you could on a trip, buy a car, or save for college, whatever! PRICELESS!!
Think in the future father…by living healthy NOW could literally save your family THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of dollars in the future because of healthcare, medications, etc.
So, next time you say, I can’t afford it. Take a look at how bad YOU want it! Because where there is a will, there is ALWAYS a way!!
And I am here to help you!!!