10 Nutrition and Fitness Ramblings

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I didn’t know what to write about today so I figured I’d write about everything! Kind of a health and fitness ramblings, if you will. Well, here we go!

  1. Talking about posture isn’t very sexy. Everyone wants to know how to lose weight and what they should eat. I’ve dealt with hundreds of people and poor posture is actually a much more serious issue for most people than just about anything else I see. If you want to look like you lost 10 pounds in a few seconds just improve your posture.
  2. One of the best ways to work on your posture is work on your breathing. Lie on your back and blow up a balloon in as few breaths as possible. Notice where your breathing is coming from. Think about that on a regular basis and you’ll start to notice how much better you feel in your back and shoulders. 
  3. Don’t be afraid to be strong! Strength more than anything else is what gives us a good quality of life. Don’t believe me? Ask someone who’s fallen and can’t get up. Yes, you need other physical qualities, too, it’s just strength is the only one that actually helps all the other ones. In other words being flexible doesn’t really help your strength but being strong can definitely help your flexibility.
  4. I’ve said these two things more times than I can count, but they can be said enough: Consistency is the most important thing and nutrition is at least 80%-85% of losing weight.
  5. If you know that an apple is healthier than a Snickers Bar than you already know what you need to know about nutrition. Now it’s about figuring out what’s getting in your way. Common things I’ve seen are scheduling, stress and disengagement with your body.

    What’s healthier? I’ll bet you know.

  6. You don’t really want to lose weight. You want what you think losing weight will get you. It may be feeling better, looking better, getting off some medication or something else entirely. Figure out what that is and you have a much better chance of achieving your real goal.
  7. You’ve got to show up!! Have I mentioned yet how important consistency is? No one can help you if you don’t show up. 
  8. If you want to lose weight, 1-2 pounds per week is what you want. That’s it. It might not sound like much, but that can be 15 pounds in three months! How about 25 pounds by the end of 2017? Would you be happy with that?
  9. If you would be happy with that, then you need to 
  10. Have fun!!! I know that exercise might not be your favorite thing in the world, but try to find some way to enjoy the process. If you do, your results will be dramatically better.

Have a great week, everybody!!

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Level 2 Lean Eating Coach, FMS
Castro Valley Fitness
2861 Grove Way
510-754-7113
Mitch@CastroValleyFitness.com