Train Smart….Not Hard

Here’s one tip that everyone should know!

Stop killing yourself in the gym and starving yourself at home.

Every time I get a new client, I ask them what worked for them in the past? And without fail, they tell me that they either went to the gym first thing in the morning and ate clean.

Then life happened and caused their schedule to be yanked around like a parent by their newborn baby. So then, oddly, they find themselves skipping meals or overtraining at the gym and eating lousy. Then surprise, surprise, they struggle to lose weight. Not only are they not losing weight, but their energy level is lower than ever, and they are ANGRY! Maybe I should say HANGRY!

Well, guess what? There is a way for you to get in shape and eat what you want!

The key 

Plan ahead and decide which days you will work out and the duration. Then, if possible, get your day started early and carve out at least 45 minutes of “you” time. There isn’t a need to go over 60 minutes for each day you workout. If your routine is effective, you should be exhausted after 45 minutes.

The most critical piece to losing weight is your nutrition. Don’t take this lightly and say I’ll figure out what I want to eat when I get hungry. That’s a HUGE mistake. If you wait until you are hungry, you will find yourself woofing down anything you can get your hands on. To prevent this from happening, keep your refrigerator stocked with healthy options. And don’t forget to treat yourself. If you are in the mood for something sweet or savory, eat it. If you deprive yourself, you will end up cleaning out your pantry.

Please keep it simple

  • Pick out a time that realistically fits your schedule and stick to it.
  • Eat clean and choose a day that you would like to enjoy a goody, whatever that may be.

When you learn how to train smart, losing weight will no longer be hard.

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


42 Replies to “Train Smart….Not Hard”

  1. We got a free membership to a gym with our health insurance. I love to walk the track there. My husband and I had to cut a lot of the carbs and processed sugar from our diet because of type-two diabetes. Greek yogurt with a touch of honey has become our go-to treat. It helps we are doing this together.

  2. Good tips. I find the best way to avoid scarfing down treats is to keep them out of the house altogether. I’m entirely too lazy to drive for one when the mood strikes and will just have a cup of tea 🙂

    1. Paula you are so right!!!! And when my kids are grown I will not have any snacks in my house at all!!! We don’t have very many now because my kids like meals and only pack a snack for lunch.

  3. Great post! Unfortunately, I was on a great run with my Apple Watch motivating me to walk or do an indoor walking workout everyday, but then I had to fill in at my old job as a caregiver, so I was doing that physical work and fitting in the workouts and ever since last night, my left knee feels like it’s off track. Both of them are hurting and it was also 26 degrees here this morning, so I’m taking it easy today. I wrapped my left knee with an ace bandage in a way that would support my kneecap, so walking is now possible. I wonder if I just overdid it, because you have to do a lot of side steps and grapevines during the walking workout. I fear that might have jacked up my knees. They are bad to start with. 🙄
    Your dessert looks delicious 😋

    1. Oh know Kym😳 that’s horrible!!!
      Try elevating your leg and icing it. Also YouTube has a quite extensive variety of yoga and stretching videos. You probably over did it and your body is in much need of rest days.
      Please take care and keep me posted 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  4. Absolutely agree with you on everything! I find myself saying exactly the same things. The time dedicated to any workout/practice, the food that will be eaten at regular hungry times – all needs to go into the planning of the day as priority, treating it as a afterthought brings chaos to the routine and our goals very quickly.

  5. Is that a freaking Ninja Cheesecake? OMG! 😲 And you got the nerve to tell me to train smart, not hard with the image of that double decker cheesecake forever imprinted on my mind when I close my eyes? Gee, thanks a lot girlfriend for the not-so-pep talk Belladonna! 🤨 Now, I’m suppose to go out there and eat clean? Hmmmm…..🤔🤔🤔

      1. Sistah, thanks for keepin’ it real. And you know the deal! LMBO 😂😜🤣 By the way Sammi is soooo sweet. She replied back to my comment I left on her blog…but why wouldn’t she? She’s got manners, even at 21! 🤗💖😘

  6. Overtraining is a big one! Also, agree on nutrition being the key component of a healthy lifestyle. We’re only as healthy as what we put in us!

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