Forget what you might have heard from the media that you need to lose weight in order to look good (i.e., six-pack abs). Sure, you'll get more muscle definition (i.e., toned) when you lose weight but it should not be your primary reason for losing weight. Let's get some perspective and realize what are some of THE MOST IMPORTANT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOSE WEIGHT:
BOTTOM LINE: Your body will become more functionally fit and metabolically healthy when you lose weight. You will be more mobile, have more energy, have an increased enjoyment of the taste of food, experience less joint aching and soreness, have increased strength, get sick less often, and sleep much better. The point is your quality of life is directly impacted by how healthy you are, not how sexy you look. Being free of disease, sickness and pain as well as having an elevated metabolism and a desire to enjoy wholesome, healthy foods is what really matters.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.