Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know From a Personal Trainer by Dawn Taylor

Weight Loss Fitness
5 months ago
Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know From a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer I’m fortunate to help people get started on fitness routines so they can achieve success with their goals. Truth is, I’m just there to show them the ropes until they’re comfortable in the gym setting most of the time. Yes, I show them how to use equipment and teach them about calorie deficits, but once they realize it’s not rocket science they fly solo. 

Personal trainers aren’t cheap! So to save you a few dollar let me break it down in three easy steps so you can see how easy it is. Really!! 

  • Eat less. By reducing 500 calories a day you can lose 1 pound a week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. Make your portions at each meal smaller, drink water instead of sugary beverages, etc. It’s easier than you think! 
  • Move more. Get up and move. Aim for at least 60 minutes every day. You can break it up into small increments – it all adds up. All you need are a pair of comfortable shoes to walk. Add strength training to your day and you’ll burn more calories! 
  • Push yourself. I don’t mean running a 4-minute mile, but you must get your heart rate up. Google target heart rate to learn yours. 

If all else fails, I know a good personal trainer.

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Donna John
You make it sound so easy, Dawn Taylor . Portion control and getting moving are two of my biggest things. I've found in the past I can eat anything as long as it's in small portions. I do need to move more. Working on it! I've started taking small breaks when I've been sitting at the computer too long. Thanks for this great reminder.
Dawn Taylor
I always tell people schedule it like anything else and make small changes and then it doesn’t become overwhelming. Little changes add up to long term success.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Very motivational, Dawn! Thank you for breaking it down so simply. I’m trying and this is helpful! 💪
Dawn Taylor
In fact it’s do simple anyone can do it! You got this Elisa! 🙌
Tiffany Zook
Donna John , put this on your Christmas list!
Stephanie Mallory
Thanks, Dawn! Great tips. I've been working with a local personal trainer since Feb and have lost 13 lbs and getting much better stamina and strength. I've also used a food/calorie tracker and that helped immensely.
Dawn Taylor
I love that you are taking the sensible approach and losing weight in appropriate time frame as nothing will set people up for failure as much as fast weight loss and fitness programs that aren't consistent and long-term. Consistency is key and small changes over time are what it takes. Congrats on your ongoing success!

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