Every time a new year dawns, millions of folks dust off a fitness or health resolution that ends up fading by Valentine’s Day. Sound familiar? Not this year! Join me and set a better goal, one that you can stick with, enjoy and most importantly, one that works.
We aren’t going to cut calories or go on a fad diet. We are going to resolve to get more of the thing proven to keep us feeling young, chronic disease at bay and our weight a non-issue. This new year, build and protect your lean muscle level (LML).
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drive your LML number upward through regular smartraining workouts over the course of 8 weeks and then again over the course of a second 8 weeks.
Here’s what to do to get started. Next time you head in for a workout, get your LML and eBMI (enhanced body mass index) measurements. At minimum, take weekly measurements and check in online occasionally. Keep in mind over the short term you will see some ups and downs – it’s normal and to be expected. The real payoff will be looking at the sum total of those measurements after you have completed your first 8 weeks and then after 16 weeks.
If you consistently perform strength and cardio 3 times a week for 8 weeks, you will be very happy with the changes you see in your lean muscle levels and eBMI. And, after 16 weeks? Forget about it! (Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for sticking to your resolution way past Valentine’s Day!)
Keep me posted on your progress. (You can post them right here as a comment.) I want to know the strength programs that you are on as well as your baseline and follow-up numbers. Both your eBMI and LML interest me, but I’m most tuned into seeing what happens to your lean muscle level.
Good luck, stay in touch and have a happy, healthy holiday season!