Sunday, November 2, 2014

Carb Cycling: My Secret To Losing Fat and Getting Lean

It's a simple formula, and it's my secret to losing body fat and getting lean.  I cycle carbs.  Carb cycling is an eating schedule alternating between high-carb and low-carb days. Some people like to build in reward days on which they can eat their favorite foods.

My schedule is:

3 low card days
3 medium carb days
1 high carb day

I've found that doing cardio on low carb days is best for me.  I focus on big muscle groups on high carb days and on medium carb days I focus on exercising everything else.

When I eat the same meal over and over again, it seems like my metabolism adjusts to the monotony and things slow down and fat up.  Cycling carbs seems to keep my metabolism on alert, moving things along nicely. 

Contact me for more information on how I use carb cycling and if you like, schedule a visit to sonomaxfitness gym, I'd love to show you around.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What Is Boot Camp All About?

boot camp:  noun. 

  1. A training camp for military recruits.  No, that's not us.
  2. A correctional method, usually applied to youthful offenders, that employs strict disciplinary techniques and rigorous physical training.   No, no, no, that's not us.  We don't scream, yell or shame.
  3. An intensive training program, as for improving one's physical fitness.  Ah, now that's us. But with fun and mindful, clear instructions from two people who love working out:  Doug and Krysta.

Here is what Body Roxx boot camp is all about:
  • 9:15 am fun in the park.  (Layer up, it starts cold, but you'll warm up plenty soon.)
  • Exercise outside.  (Fuel up with plenty protein, you'll be burning it.)
  • Resiliency training.  (Rain or shine, we do it!)
For more information, click here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eat Only Protein And Fat For Breakfast

Eating only protein and fat for breakfast may be good for you.  It seems to be helping people lose fat while retaining muscle, and scientists say it will help curb unhealthy snacking.

Not only that, it may also be good for supporting healthy blood sugar levels.

Your mom was right, the Huffington Post says, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Most of all, don't forget to have fun keeping fit!  And if you don't know how, call me, I'll give a tour of the gym.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Body Roxx Boot Camp

SonomaXfitness is launching something new and exciting.
Body Roxx Boot Camp
for all levels of fitness
All you need is water, a mat and a fun, positive attitude.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nutrition Tip: Eat Your Veggies!

Nutrition Tip of the Week


While it is important to eat a balanced diet of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), vegetables are a crucial complement; they increase the benefit of these nutrients! Vegetables enhance food metabolism, cleanse your system, and offer a plethora of vitamins! Vegetables tend to be low in calories as well, so don't be shy to load up your plate!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nutrition Tip: Post-Workout Shakes After Cardio

Nutrition Tip of the Week:


It is extremely important to replenish your body with nutrients immediately after your workout; this is where a whey protein shake can come in handy. If you are someone who likes doing cardio right after your workout (as many of us do), make sure that you wait until after your cardio to drink your shake, otherwise you will be burning the calories in your shake and not fat!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Slow Steady Weight Loss Was A Byproduct of Feeling Happier About Myself

Shellie Schulze - Trainer

I was killing myself slowly
About 15 years ago I realized I was killing myself slowly. I knew I had to do something. But the very LAST THING I wanted to do was go to a gym. I was terrified. I remember to this day how I felt touring the gym that my husband went to. Shaking, sick to my stomach and dizzy. The anxiety was overwhelming. Yet, I knew....I KNEW I had to do something. Gratefully my first trainer and I hit it off wonderfully and I was on my way. 

On my way to being skinny again??? 

No, not even close. Then why did I do this journey? Why did I go to a gym and work out if I wasn't going to be a size "4"? Well the truth is, I did PLAN on being skinny again but in this amazing process, I started to being stronger, healthier and best of all happier! I could start looking people in the eye and smile with confidence! 

Slow steady weight loss was a byproduct

That's when I realized what I needed to treat was my INSIDES. How I felt about MYSELF was my first priority. Slow steady weight loss was a simple byproduct.

Look, if we aren't happy with OURSELVES, no matter what, we aren't going to be happy with ourselves in a size "4". My weight has fluctuated all my adulthood. But my forward motion in this journey we call life has been steady and strong.

I have a passion for my work. Moving our bodies is our first priority in fitness. 
Let's meet. Let's talk. Let's move. Beyond that? Well, that's the forward motion that YOU choose.

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