Had plenty of cuddles with the kids this morning➕ then it was time to 🔥 some calories at the gym because.... I workout to burn the crazy! 🤪😂 It feels so good to have the energy 💯 and desire to exercise again! 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️
🥛 💊🔲 has really helped turn things around for this once tired 💤 and dragging 🍑 mom of 3!
2 375 hours ago
You don't down by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Which is best for weight loss - diet or exercise? —> the age-old question that's been perplexing dieters since the beginning of time...
Some say it's 100% diet...
Some say it's 80% diet and 20% exercise...
Some say it's 50/50...
The truth is that neither is better than the other. Each one plays an essential role in losing fat and living a healthy life. Here's how I like to think about it...
Your Diet 🍎 determines HOW MUCH weight you lose. It's the best way to ensure you're consistently eating in a calorie deficit.
Now you might be thinking, "But(t🍑) Carter, can't I just burn a bunch of calories with cardio and create the same deficit?" For sure, you could, but it's a lot harder to do, especially in the long run. Reason being, burning an additional 500 calories per day (every single day) is much harder than taking in 500 fewer calories from food.
Oh, and those are 500 calories you'd need to burn ON TOP of what you're already expending during the day through normal bodily processes, walking, fidgeting, and everything else!
Plus, the "500 calories per day" number is assuming your calorie intake stays the same each day, which usually doesn't happen. Typically, folks tend to feel hungrier as they exercise more and lose weight, and even a small 200-300 increase in calories can cut their deficit in half.
So that means diet is the clear winner, right? Not quite. You see, while diet is best for losing weight, it has very little to do with the TYPE of weight you end up losing, which is where exercise — specifically resistance & strength training — comes in.
When you include resistance training alongside a calorie deficit diet, the ratio of fat loss to muscle loss you experience will be much higher. In fact, if you're new to lifting, there's a good chance you'll end up building muscle and losing fat at the same time!
So to answer the question, "diet or exercise for fat loss," my answer is... DO BOTH! ✅ They're each important and play a unique role in maximizing your results 👌
181 86373 days ago
As many of you know, the last week has been a challenging one for our family. I’ve appreciated all your prayers and support SO much, and I am so grateful that my hubby is home. •
This next year is going to be an emotional one for us. Ryan’s head cardiologist informed us that it’s time to begin thinking about his second heart transplant. The timeline is ranging between 1-5 years before his name is submitted to the transplant list, and a lot of that depends on the tests and possible procedures they’ll be doing later this spring. Needless to say, this is a really tough time for our family and we really do thank you for all your support and love. •
Things will be okay, we are trusting God, and we know we can get through anything together. I’ll keep you updated as we know things throughout the year. 😘
Did you know that having fun helps with regulate the most basic processes in our bodies? It increases the serotonin level, a chemical that helps these processes, such as body temperature, sleep patterns and memory. So yes, having fun with friends actually does help you to stay healthy 🍏🙏🏽
Enjoy your Sunday 🌞
7 47416 hours ago
For safety's sake, winter athletes should always carry with them some source of fuel in case of an unexpected slip on the ice or other incident that leaves them static in a frigid environment. It’s important to keep a supply of dried fruit, some nuts, a protein bar or even chocolate near by for fuel tucked in your pocket, just in case! And don’t forget to hydrate. Winter dehydration can make you sick, cause exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramps, loss of coordination and even a stroke. When dehydrated, you can also become more susceptible to winter colds and flu. Enjoy your day of skiing ⛷ and be safe! 🙏🏻 #wintersports#winterfood#sportsnutrition#machinafitness#skiing#monttremblant#burningcalories#activeliving#machinahealth#chooseyourfoodwisely
5 68812 hours ago
When you ask for advice, looking for direction on strategies or are looking for a coach, look for someone who has been in the same situation you are in now and got the results you are looking for. Finding this specific person will save you so much time and energy. 👟