Lessons From A Diary 3: Rev It Up!

Although it’s not the most important part of a weight-loss programme, a well-designed training plan will have a very big impact on the success or otherwise of that programme. As part of the Bootcamp in Ennis, all clients report to me on their training outside of class, and this information allows me to see where they can improve.

You may have heard of the F.I.T.T. Principle in relation to training: it stands for Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time and is basically a set of rules, or guidelines, which allow you to get the most from your training routine. Let’s have a look at each of these components and we’ll discuss some areas where I’ve found that a lot of new trainees need to up their game.

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Lessons From A Diary 2: It’s all about Timing

Probably the most common mistake I see on Food Diaries is where clients leave long gaps between meals. Prior to starting a training and nutrition programme, the daily routine for most people will look something like this:

7.30 AM – Drag themselves out of bed.

9.30 AM – Tea/Coffee with a scone or muffin.

1 PM – Light lunch, usually consisting of a wrap or sandwich

6.30 PM – Main meal of the day, usually potatoes, rice or pasta combined with meat or fish and some vegetables.

7.30 PM – Biscuits/Chocolate/Sweets/Crisps with a cup of tea

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Lessons from A Diary 1: Put it in Writing!

Lifestyle Diary - Body and Mind FitnessAt Body & Mind Fitness, all Personal Training clients, as well as participants in our Body Transformation Bootcamps, receive a weekly nutrition and lifestyle diary.

The purpose behind the diary is to allow the individual to record everything that is likely to have a direct effect on their body’s ability to burn fat and/or build muscle: Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Stress patterns. This record then gives me a more accurate picture of what’s happening during the 165+ hours per week when the client is not training with me.

Today and over the course of the next number of weeks, I’m going to discuss some of the most common mistakes I see from the diaries. By eliminating or at least reducing these items, you will be far more successful in reaching your health and fitness goals.

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Weight Loss Made Simple – Seminar

A Seminar with Willie Healy of Body & Mind Fitness.  All Proceeds Go To Clare Crusaders Clinic.

Weight Loss Made Simple - Body and Mind Fitness Seminar

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If you want to lose weight, have a healthier lifestyle, get fitter or improve your sports performance, this is for you.

When: Wednesday 21st September 7.30pm

Where: Auburn Lodge Hotel

Admission: €10. Tickets can be purchased and donations made at Mycharity.ie or by contacting Willie Healy on 086 1670132.

What’s it all about
The subject of this seminar is based on my wish to clear up some of the confusion that seems to surround Weight Loss in general and Body Fat reduction in particular.

I’ve lost count of the numbers of times that I’ve had nutrition consultations with clients who thought that they were doing “everything right” and yet were still a long way off their ideal weight. In these cases, the clients were very motivated but unfortunately were mis-informed.

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