"Muscles are basically endocrine organs" says Kelly McGonigal, PhD. An endocrine organ produces a chemical…
How long have you been thinking about fat loss?
For your (what seems like) entire life?
I know for years and years (what seems like my entire life) I’ve thought about fat loss.
I’ve always felt like the “chubby one” and for much of my life, my eating and exercise decisions revolved around fat loss, at least maintenance. Now, that’s not to say I have always felt like this, but I’d say very often.
I know I’m not the only one. I know many, many, many women who are in a constant thought pattern of fat loss and weight loss.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Personally, I think it keeps me in check. I don’t deny myself of things I really want so I’m not fanatical or depressed or feel left out and I don’t spend multiple hours a day in the gym. However, when I started thinking more about maintaining my muscle things did seem easier. My motivation was different and it was/is good.
Since having more muscle is linked to longevity and overall health (like lower incidence of diabetes, cancer and heart disease) * it’s important to continue (or begin) muscle building activity throughout your lifetime.
It is better to start resistance exercise when you are younger, but even the old, old can see improvements in their muscle and strength, so. of course, any woman in her 30s, 40s, 50s or beyond should be doing this type of exercise.
So I ask you: what if you thought about building muscle instead of losing fat (which would likely happen anyway)? Do you think you’d have sustained motivation? Would if feel better, emotionally, to think about building up instead of going down?
I think so. If you think it sounds better to build up, but you are not sure where to start or how to do it, join me FREE for August! See below for specials.