How The Heck Do I Drop The Last 10 Pounds?
I am often asked about this dilemma: Why, after working out for months and months, altering their lifestyles and changing their diets, do many people get stuck on a “weight loss plateau.” Bringing us the question, “How the heck DO I lose those last ten pounds?”
Most people become locked in to their everyday routine, the one they used to lose weight and improve their cardiovascular health. But as their bodies have changed they’ve become more efficient, so the routine that once seemed like a killer now burns fewer calories. At best, this level of activity helps to maintain current weight and fitness levels, but does nothing to move us off the “ten-pounds-to-go” plateau.
Check out the Matrix Method Ultimate Sculpt Workout DVD to help you lose those last few pounds.
Losing those last stubborn pounds simply requires an increase in your exercise intensity a couple days a week—one that enables you to reach and maintain 80-85 percent of your maximum heart rate. When you reach that level, your metabolism gets an additional boost; moreover, the benefits of that boost last longer, so you burn more calories and fat at rest, not just during the workout. While the idea of working out harder, faster or longer than you’ve become used to may be daunting, the process itself can actually be pleasurable if you approach it correctly.
All in all, this is a sure-fire prescription for losing those last ten pounds. To get started, check out my Matrix Method Ultimate Sculpt Workout DVD. This innovative workout will work your entire body and provides 30 minutes of key “interval” training I mentioned that is essential in giving your metabolism a boost and maximizing calorie burn, with a very hot NO-CRUNCH–ZONE abs routine, and two 10 minute segments; one that targets and sculpts your core and the other to stretch, lengthen and rejuvenate your muscles. Give it a try….what do you have to lose?
Here are some tips to help keep you active:
- Incorporate “interval training”: picking up the intensity of the workout in short bursts. This can be applied to any aerobic activity.
- If you’re working out alone, get into a group situation where you may be inspired to work harder by the others around you.
- Find some motivating music – change it up. You body will most likely want to keep pace with the rhythm of your new tunes.
- Add other simple ways to burn more calories to your daily routine, like parking your car farther from work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or, stand and stretch while you’re talking on the phone. Yes, standing burns more calories than sitting, find any way at all to raise your caloric output.
- Keep a food and activity diary for a week or two. You may be underestimating the number of calories you eat and overestimating the amount of exercise you get. Jotting everything down helps keep you honest.