by Lisa Baugh
So… How is your New Year’s resolution to stay in shape going? For those that are like millions of others, starting and sticking with a fitness lifestyle change can be daunting after the first couple of weeks. Lucky for you, we’ve got Lisa Baugh, owner of Better Body in Oakland, California to help you in with some tips that can help change your perspective on how you approach your health.
Being an entrepreneur in any industry is at the very least, as challenging and time consuming as most people feel they are during the course of a day, so Lisa would be one to understand how one with lots to do can manage their day AND find time to achieve their own fitness goals. Lisa wants you to be at your best, which all starts with having a sound mind and body. Here’s what she had to say about your better body for the new year:
With my hectic life, why should I be focused on fitness?
Lisa: ” Fitness is an aphrodisiac. It makes you feel good about yourself ,it empowers you.Your health is everything! No matter what you want to be or what you want to do in life you will only be at your best, when you have a healthy body running the show. ”
How would you approach and sustain that kind of lifestyle change?
Lisa: I view my health as something that embodies my mind, body and soul. Let’s start with our minds. Before you start a new fitness routine or diet, GET YO MIND RIGHT. Surround your self with cool, positive, and uplifting people that are on the same hype that you are on. If you spend your time with progressive people it becomes contagious. Try to lead a simple life, try to keep your living spaces and daily schedules together. Get rid of excess things and people that don’t benefit or uplift you. Now you are ready to embark on your body,you need to find a plan that is realistic. You need a workout plan that fits into your daily schedule, still leaving you time for family, friends and work. ( sounds hard but it can be done) Try to find a fitness routine that involves things that you like. There are a million ways to make your heartbeat, pick three. Eating healthy can be a the biggest challenge for a lot of people. Remember a few things, watch your portions, stick to lean meats and less sugar. Better Body has a great diet for everyone. Finally when your mind and body become balanced, your soul will surely follow.
What could Better Body offer for me?
Personal one on one sessions, group classes, boot camps, motivation, and food.
What could I do today to start losing weight?
Lisa: 45 minutes of cardio three times a week for 6 weeks, you will see the fat melt away (consistency is the key).
Any advice on working my abs?
Lisa: Lie flat on the floor. Put your hands beside your head. Bring knees up to about 45- degree and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee. Keep even, relaxed breathing throughout.
Not in California? Not to worry, Lisa can still provide a wealth of news and information at a distance through Twitter, videos on her company’s YouTube channel, and delicious healthy recipes like chicken cacciatore and the Better Body breakfast burrito at Better Body Recipes. Check the links to all of these resources at the bottom of the page.