A Workout Tailored for Me

In my last post I wrote about how a water helped me to lose weight… now it’s time to get really fit!

A good workout is one of my favorite ways to keep my body healthy. Experimenting on many fitness programs over the years, I have come to pinpoint exactly what I want to see and get before I sign up or end up just wasting my money and effort.

For an exercise plan to work for me, I must be able to keep track of the progress I make in a regular basis. Most of the programs that I have joined in the past, although showing promising results, became stagnant over time. I did the same routines for long stretches and it got so boring I ended quitting.

One of my colleagues heard of Tacfit by Scott Sonnon and explained to me how this program is different from ones I have tried before. Through the Tacfit system, I will be able to monitor my progress and advance from one level to another depending on my performance.

I immediately looked it up in the web and saw for myself what the program was about. It actually has three parts – the warm up, the exercise progressions, and the cool down. While the first and last parts are SOPs in regular workout programs, the main event of Tacfit is its progressive exercises.

For example, I have graduated from the regular level suitcase deadlift, I can immediately proceed to the one-legged Romanian deadlift. Other workouts also have more advanced counterparts. Plank pull progress to half knee, sit through to extension, kettlebell bench press to bridge press, spinal rocks to pike and table lift to tripod vertical.

Tacfit Scott Sonnon One Leg Romanian Deadlifts

I look forward to trying Tacfit. Now, I can determine if I have advanced on the next level with the type of exercises given to me by my trainer. I no longer need to estimate through guessing if I am making progress with my fitness plan or just wasting time and money on something that does not offer anything new.

How Water Helped Me Lose Weight

In my last post I’ve wrote about my best buddy… a puppy… now it’s time to resume the main topic of this blog…

In the past, I’ve been very eager in testing everything I could get my hands on, just so I could become thinner. Without stepping on the weighing scale and simply looking at myself in the full-body mirror, I’m pretty sure I’m getting a lot closer to my standard of a fit body. I firmly believe my efforts from the previous months have paid off, and a lot of it I attribute to simply drinking lots of water.

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How exactly did I end up weighing 5 pounds lighter in a month? There’s not much that I incorporated with consuming at least 8 glasses of water and limiting other beverages, aside from the normal 30-minute exercise per day and taking saffron extract. Yes, you can indeed take saffron extract for weight loss, though I found it a lot more effective if you don’t rely on a single method for cutting off those extra pounds.

I’ve read from a magazine that water has a number of therapeutic effects on our body, but what interested me is the fact that it can actually aid in weight loss. It doesn’t directly target those fats that you’ve been storing for quite a while around your belly or other noticeable body parts, but it helps with increasing your metabolism, especially when drinking it as soon as you wake up.

So what I did is drank water every time I get up from the bed in the morning. I also made it a point to consume at least 16 ounces of water daily. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I noticed that I’m not feeling as hungry as I did when I was still ignoring how important water is for the body.

After a whole month of doing this, I’m actually relieved. I never experienced this healthy feeling before, despite the same intensity of exercises I’ve engaged myself with. And the best thing is I won’t be eating as much because I’ve gotten used to drinking an entire glass of water whenever I can.

My Best Buddy… a Wiener Dog!

This post it’s a bit off-topic… I’m not going to talk about weight loss or fitness!

But I love dogs… So here it goes…

All my life I wanted one but my parents didn’t want one.

We lived in a small apartment and they did said it was not appropriate to have a dog.

I respect that. I love mom and dad… Kisses!

I moved to my own apartment a few years ago… even smaller than my parent’s apartment.

I got a job, than I lost it… Then a got another and lost it again… pretty complicated times… I barely had the money to pay the rent.

One year ago I finally got a stable job that I love…

So I decided to get a companion… a dog!

As my flat is tiny I decided to get a tiny dog also… a cute miniature wire haired Dachshund!

His name is Pluto… Why? Because I’m a huge fan of Pluto and Goofy!

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Pluto taking a walk

He’s very young but has already his own personality. He’s stubborn but very smart.

He already does a couple of tricks.

I’ll definitely have to shoot a video of his performance!

For those thinking of getting a job I have some advice:

Getting a dog is like get a son or a daughter… So you really need to make sure that is really what you want. It’s will also cost you money. Dogs have to eat and go to the vet to take vaccines… They can get ill… I advise you to look for a pet insurance that covers the most common health conditions.

But once you get a companion there’s no way out… you’re hooked! He’s my best friend already. I’m 100% sure that I’ll be able to count on him for everything. So I’ll try to be the best owner and buddy to Pluto!

Weight Loss Hype

Is there to much hype behind weight loss miraculous pills and supplements?

Yes… There are!

Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements:

But all of them?

Perhaps not…

All it takes is a supplement being featured in Dz. Oz show and “voilá”… the hype begins!

Why? Because most people trust Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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I like his show… It seems legit. But I also realize that there’s a business behind it!

And businesses benefits from positive hypes.

So sometimes they create them.

Does Dr. Oz create all theses hypes?

I don’t think so… But there hundreds, or even thousands of companies and people doing it.

Take the example of advanced garcinia cambogia extract… Garcinia has been used in many parts of the world for many years now… But it became “famous” when it was featured in the show.

So now the next question is: “does garcinia work?”

Several clinical trials have shown that its main constituent, hydroxycitric acid, acts in several positive ways:

  1. It increases your body capability of metabolizing fats, resulting in a decrease of lipid levels and thus LDL cholesterol levels…
  2. It can improve fat digestion and also the levels of healthy HDL cholesterol.
  3. Sends signals to your brain saying that you’re satiated… so you eat less!

There several tests point out to the same results, indicating that this may be the “real thing”.

Anyhow there’s no such thing as a miraculous weight loss supplement…. If you want to lose weight and you persist in having a bad and sedentary lifestyle I’ll bet that no pill will do the work!