Infobesity Part 1

InfobesityDo you read magazines, scroll through endless social media feeds, watch TV, or listen to your friends family or co-workers all talk about a new superfood, diet, shake, exercise, or workout?

If so you may be suffering from INFOBESITY.

Infobesity may be the cause of your lack of fitness results. You are on information overload when it comes to the best way to lose weight. But it’s not your fault. The health and fitness industry is just trying to sell a magazine, product, program, fad diet or supplement and make a buck.

All this however is not helping your fitness and fat loss results. Each time you turn around you’re posed with a headline reading ‘5 Minute Abs’, ‘New Celebrity Weight Loss Plan’, or the TV telling you about the newest superfood promising weight loss. Now there’s no doubt that all these things will have some effect on you in a seemingly positive way. The problem is most of them are based off of misleading studies or promising short term gains that lead to short term results. As you’ll hear us say:

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Is Perfection Your Enemy?

I often see big problems with the attitude of ‘everything needs to be perfect…’ approach. Or maybe you prefer, ‘when the stars align’. How about we get more practical… ‘When I just have enough time to workout.’ ‘Now is not the right time to start eating better.’

The list could go on and on but in our head we have this pretty picture of the perfect schedule, meal plan, gym, workout partner, coach, workout, weather… When what we’re really offering ourselves is excuse after excuse.

We let PERFECT become the enemy of GOOD.

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Fit Soldier Jenn Coats

Making Fitness Fun!

Welcome Jenn to our Fit Soldiers Finest club. This recognition of progress not perfection, welcoming and serving others, and knowing it’s not about her but she needs to be her best in order to give others her best. Jenn is a Fit Soldier that has been with us since the early days, 2010! Over the years she has had many ‘ah ha’ moments that make up her journey and you’ll almost always find her at a charity boot camp. Jenn you are truly what it means to be a Fit Soldier and we greatly appreciate having you in our FS Family!

At almost 50 years old I can say I feel stronger than I have felt since I was a teenager. I came to Fit Soldiers 4 years ago at an all-time high weight. I haven’t always struggled with my weight but after having three children and focusing on raising them I stopped exercising regularly or paying attention to good nutrition. As a child and teenager, I had always been active and participated in sports, mostly track and swimming in high school and hiking and water skiing in college, but as I got older I forgot how much I loved to do those things.

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Fit Soldiers Strong!

Happier, Healthier, Better!

Our latest Fit Soldier Finest is Anna!! She has been a rockstar of everything Fit Soldiers, from long term progressions with strength, nutrition, and all things health. To knowing that it’s not about her. Yes, it starts with her, but she knows her strengths are nothing if they aren’t used to support our charity boot camps, shovel driveways and so much more. Recently she has latched on to a whole other level of nutrition and eating and is seeing massive ‘gains’ in how she feels and performs especially mentally!

Anna, keep it up girl, you are a Fit Soldier Finest! Thank You!

I’ve been an athlete since I’ve was 7-years old swimming competitively until I graduated from High School. After HS I found other ways to feed my habit, running, aerobics, step boxing, yoga, swimming – I tried it all…. everything, that is, except strength training because I was not good at it and I did not like it. After my oldest daughter was born 28 years ago I started running due to the time restraints that come with having a young family. I was what you might call a lazy runner. Sure, I’d run 6 miles 5 days per week. But I never really trained – I just ran and thought that would take care of everything. I was satisfied with running the 10 minute mile. No more, no less.

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4 Myths to Squash In Order to Win in 2017

As we venture into a new year it’s no surprise that fitness, weight loss and be healthier are on the top of everyone’s ‘resolution’ list. Oh you don’t do resolutions? But you probably have goals. And if you’re one of the people who don’t set goals either then we’ll just call you a dreamer.

Somewhere inside all of us there is a little voice saying I’d like my clothes to fit better, or I don’t want to have diabetes like my parents. That voice may be saying to you ‘when did it a set of stairs get so hard and cause me to lose my breath’. I’ve even had clients say to me that they’re tired of being the ‘fat parent’ at their kids events.

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Christmas Doesn’t Make You Fat

It’s no secret that the fitness industry media, Hollywood diets, promising shake and supplement companies, and marketing as a whole have brainwashed so many of us to think we can have our results here and now with little to no work put in. Many of us still ‘know’ this, and that it’s not possible yet still get distracted by the latest claim from Dr. Oz, Oprah, or the tabloid staring at us in line at the grocery store. We all want to be an overnight success

So what’s the secret to becoming an overnight success? Let’s explore it. Read More