Mental Roadblocks, More Wii Workouts and Baby Bellies

Get over health barriers, game with Jillian, and know what to gain when you’re expecting.

Excuses, Excuses
A survey from LiveStrong.com says that 86 percent of Americans attempt to make healthy lifestyle changes, but less than half are successful. The surveyed indicated the top three roadblocks to change were lack of motivation, lack of money and lack of time. Sound familiar? Healthy changes don’t just happen, but getting over those mental roadblocks is key. If you want to make a healthy change, take baby steps. Get off the couch and go for a walk,or do a few push-ups during commercials. No gym required! Check out the new website below for more get-fit support.

LiveStrong.

Biggest Wii-ner
Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels of “The Biggest Loser” takes her tough-love training approach to the Wii. Her workout “game” even sounds tough: Jillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (say it using your best impression of a suspense movie trailer voice-over, and you’ll see what I mean).

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Players enroll in Jillian’s bootcamp and take on challenging fitness tests and workouts. Wii-ers choose from weight loss, strength training, intervals and hill climb, set a degree of intensity and duration of 10 to 60 minutes, and get burning. Not sure how the monkey bar climbing works via a Wii, but I’m not opposed to finding out. The program also lets you track progress and compete against others on certain activities. The game is planned for release this holiday season. I’ll be starting my Christmas list right now.

The Wii Ultimatum.

Baby Fit
As the health benefits of working out keep on piling up, now there’s even more reason to stay active to keep the pounds from piling on—and it’s not just about you. A recent study showed that children of mothers who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight at age seven. Children whose mothers who are obese prior to pregnancy and gain excessive weight are at the greatest risk for being overweight. So while women at healthy pre-pregnancy weights are encouraged to gain 25 to 35 pounds, staying active and eating right can help keep you at appropriate pregnancy weight. Fit bottomed girls lead to fit bottomed babies! And seriously, what’s cuter than a fit bottomed baby?

Baby booming.

Erin

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Comments

  1. Every gym's nightmare says

    jillian micheals scares the crap out me.

    BUT, i was shocked to find out (through people magazine, i believe?) she was over weight as a teenager and got picked on pretty bad.

    if i were her bullies, id be hiding in a micdonalds somewhere

    Get it? cause you know she doesnt go in there.

    cause its unhealthy.

    ok, never mind

  2. Jenn says

    LOL.

    Yes, on one of the earlier seasons of Biggest Loser they actually showed a picture of her from years ago, and it was unbelievable how different she looked. Talk about an inspiration.

    I think that’s why she can connect so well with some of the contestants. She’s been there.

  3. Alexander Morentin says

    I totally agree with what you are saying.
    Eating well and staying fit, both during and directly after pregnancy, has a dramatic effect on the health and wellness of your baby; as well as your ability to “bounce back” after pregnancy.
    As a certified Motherwell Maternity Fitness expert I have witnessed this fact day in and day out.
    Keep up the great work. :)

  4. MizFit says

    can someone be your nemesis if they have no idea who you are?

    (kinda like the tree falling in woods question.)

    Miz.

  5. Witold Rugowski says

    For motivation I would suggest making Your goals public, it keeps pressure on You to keep it going ;)

    And second thing – if You don’t know if particular activity is good for You, adopt 30 Day Trials idea.

    You can read more on my blog http://30-day-trial.com. I will welcome warmly all who want to make some pressure on me to keep me going ;)

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