Hi, Team Personally Fit!

nutrition coachingLast week, we reminded you about sticking with the basics and work on not fumbling the ball or getting penalized.

If you look at Americans statistically, we are losing the game. We don’t exercise enough or hard enough to get results. We are fatter than we were 20 years ago and have more risk factors like Type II diabetes and high cholesterol!

Maybe we need a simple change in offensive strategy. Let’s try to get the best out of our underperforming players.

First, re-establish the fundamentals. For me, that’s progressive strength training 2-3 times per week and daily walking. Eat animal proteins, vegetables for nutrients and fiber, some fruit, whole food fats like avocado and nuts and of course, plenty of fresh H20 from the water boy, Bobby Boucher.

The game has changed!

For example, many fitness pros insist on eating 5-6 small meals per day but that may not work for youpersonally. And you might need more calories or more carbs from potatoes, rice, or whole grains to fit your body type.

It really comes down to finding a plan that gives you the best odds of succeeding with your lifestyle.

Some fitness gurus insist you need to work out for an hour 3-4 times per week, but what if you can’t find that kind of time? How about 20-30 minutes of intense exercise 2-3 times per week?

And here’s a tip: you don’t have to do your cardio in 30-60 minute increments; you can get 3-4 10-minute walks in throughout the day for the same effect. Heck, often getting 200 steps in every waking hour adds up!

Last, but not least, maybe you need to learn to relax better, to recover and sleep better.

These are some simple game plan tweaks that might help you sustain a fitness program even with your crazy schedule and career demands.

If what you are doing is working, don’t change anything. If not, I challenge you to try something new. Line up in a different formation and go for it!

You might go from being a bench warmer to All-Pro. Let your Personally Fit coaches help create a game plan that fits your individual lifestyle and preferences – and gets results!

And we are still cheering for you and believe you can succeed.