Niagara Gazette — 3. Don’t rely strictly on visuals. If you lift weights, you will start to replace body fat (stored energy) with lean muscle. Muscle does NOT weigh more than fat. If you are gaining weight and don’t want to, you are doing something wrong. In this case, it’s most likely eating too much and moving too little. Stay the course.
4. Have a plan. Do weights before cardio. Muscles burn more calories throughout the day. The only way to gain muscle is to lift weights. Additional benefits of weight training are increased bone density, increased strength, better posture, prevention of disease, emotional benefits, stress relief, increased self esteem, increased sex drive and about 117 others.
5. Live your life proactively. “Memento Mori” translated from Latin means “remember your mortality.” Some may think this is morbid, but the truth is, you have a finite time to live. Make every day count.
Christopher R. Tybor is the owner of ChrisFit Personal Training. He can be reached at www.chrisfit.net or by calling 818-0078.