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Fat Loss Over 40

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Fat Loss Over 40

WAY too many times in my career I’ve seen people simply fall into acceptance when it comes to body change that can occur after 40 years of age.

Suddenly how we were eating and exercising (or not) isn’t giving us the desired result.

Instead of resigning to what may feel like inevitable body change, here are 6 things you can do to counter an aging body and metabolism:

  1. Focus on adding as much muscle to your body as possible. Muscle will keep your metabolism high and you’ll be burning more fat all the time. And ladies, you’re not going to turn into a body builder unless that’s your goal :)

  2. Cut the alcohol. Alcohol does nothing positive for our physiques or energy.

  3. Eat mostly vegetables, then protein, then good starchy carbs like potatoes and brown rice.

  4. Drink a ton of water – aim for half your bodyweight in ounces every day.

  5. Sleep and take care of yourself. Whether that’s managing stress or ensuring your own health needs are top priority, it’s more important than ever before that you tend to yourself.

  6. Reduce sugar as much as possible. Sugar is addictive (I know this all too well), it feeds disease, and it does NOT keep the fat away – but you probably already knew that :)

I turn 45 years old later this month and I make it a priority to keep myself as healthy and fit as possible, especially now more than I ever!

It's important to me to look good, to feel good, to move better, to perform well, and to be an inspiration for you and anyone else that needs a little extra motivation and someone to look up to. I'm also determined to set an example for my grandkids...what better way than to have a grandma that runs through mountains and climbs over walls ;)

If you’re struggling with excess body fat after 40 and you find it challenging to be consistent or accountable to one or more of the above, let’s talk.

Simply comment below or call me at (818) 925-5433 so we can book in a time ASAP.

40 and beyond doesn’t have to mean fat gains, but it is hard to do it alone. I’m here for you and I can’t wait for us to connect!

Heather Binns

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The Final Quarter

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The Final Quarter

Yes, it's been awhile since you've received an email from me and I have no excuses. Renov8 Fitness has really been growing in 2018 and we've been assisting so many transformations in our clients and members - it's amazing!!

Yes, they've put in the hard work to make changes and build new habits such as eating healthier, skipping the drive thru, and attending their workout sessions every week. I've had the pleasure of coaching them so they can perform at their best; handling their recurring body composition assessments to gauge change; motivating them to stay on-point; answering their questions about nutrition, exercise & health; and keeping up with our own day-to-day duties so Renov8 Fitness can support them in every way needed.

In addition, I've been training competitively for obstacle course racing the past 3 months, spending time with my family (love my grand kids!), and studying for school each week. I went back after 19 years to learn emergency care/transportation of the sick and injured. You never know when you may have to help save someone's life!

I love learning new things, which is why Renov8 Fitness' Core Value #6 is the 'Continuous Pursuit of Education.' I've had a lot on my plate, but I don't regret any of it; I actually LOVE it!!

But let's talk about YOU instead! Another year is flying by as usual. As we head into the last quarter of the year, take a moment to reflect on 2017. Where were you at the start of the year? What promises did you make to yourself?

So here we are again…We’ve now surpassed the 75% point of the year. An entire three quarters of 2018 have already passed - we are now less than three months away from 2019 - 81 days to go! Are you on track with those 2018 New Year’s Resolutions you set earlier in the year (remember those)? Are you on target to hit your goals?

If you wanted to lose 20 lbs. this year – are you down 15 lbs. already? If your goal was to do 250 workouts – have you completed 188 workouts?

It’s amazing how time passes so quickly. If you need a “do-over” then I’m going to give you one.

You can REDO your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions right now and get started all over again. That’s right – I’m letting you off the hook – but don’t waste a single second.

If your goal is fat loss start today. If your goal is muscle building start today. If your goal is to train for an obstacle course race - start today. If your goal is (insert anything here) – start TODAY!

Over 75% of this year is gone forever. Will you make changes TODAY or will another 25% pass…..

Very few people actually measure and take stock of their efforts. If you are following a plan to lose fat – are you actually losing fat? And I mean at a rate that is acceptable for your efforts? Or are you blindly thinking you are eating healthy without actually logging your food intake?

The only way to gauge your progress towards your goals is to measure it. At the beginning of 2018 I talked about “SMART” goals — one of the keys is ‘M’ – Measurable. Measure your results.

As we continue the final quarter of 2018, it’s time to take stock of your efforts. Again — over 75% of this year is gone forever. Will you make changes TODAY or will another three months pass, then before you know it — it’s 2019…..

Don’t waste a single second. Start TODAY.

Where will you be at New Year’s Eve – Dec 31st? That’s less than 12 weeks away. Will you be 12 weeks leaner? Will you be 12 weeks closer to your goals?

The time will pass anyway….

Heather Binns Founder, Renov8 Fitness, LLC

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