Why do You Stop Exercising?
Here are a few common experiences that can put a halt to it. Jane poured her heart into a routine with good intentions, but never found just the right thing and gave up. Susan found the exact wrong thing for her body shape and alignment. Lacking results, nursing aches and pains, and feeling bulky rather than fit she got turned off and stopped!
What you, Jane, and Susan may have in common is the lack of a personal connection to exercise that is grounded in your personal body image. Into this void has flowed a torrent of quick tips, non-specific information, bogus claims, and sales images. Feeding off of your insecurities and competiveness, your rational mind has turned into a consumer mind. You may have forgotten to connect the dots back to you. The INLINE Art of Exercise will provide you those dots.
Fat Can Make You Irrational
Do your anxious attempts to rid fat from your body like an alien parasite make you act irrationally? During the thousands of hours I have spent with clients, fat has revealed itself as the greatest unbalancing obsession.
The story very often goes like this:
Despite the reasons Jane at first allows fat into her life, its mere existence drives her to extreme emotional lows and calorie highs. It compels drastic self punishing solutions that reprimand her over indulgent inner child. Sometimes it sends her to an authoritarian figure for boot camp workouts.
Even if she gets results, the fat disguises them and she can’t enjoy exercise because she feels she has to flog herself over her lack of perfection. Each and every time she looks in the mirror and sees that fat and her imperfect body, she changes her exercise plans in search of a faster solution. How can any rational decision be made while this cycle is occurring? So I provide Jane a revolutionary way of seeing herself that stops the insanity. I will do the same for you.
Fat vs. Girth
Much of the girth of your body under the thinner top layers of fat can be overly enlarged muscle and tissue called fascia. Fascia combines with muscle in response to overuse and creates regions of thick and immobile tissue. It also tends to make muscles look bumpy and bulky. Amongst other areas, it is extremely common on the tops and side of the hips. Once you understand where and how your body naturally bulks up and why, you will be able to make exercise choices that give you total sculpting control.
So let’s suspend the fat issue for the moment. Just long enough for you to become motivated by the amazing changes you can make to your true body shape, if you focus and have some patience. Once you are on the right path, we will then decide the best combination of resistance training, aerobic exercise, and nutritional habits that will keep you trim, INLINE, and in the game.