During the new year we make a resolution to eat better and work out, but for many of us we set our goals so high, we have a hard time keeping them. Once spring comes along we promise to work out and limit our favorite foods in the hopes of looking great for the summer season and putting on our favorite bikini. With September officially upon us, many of us have set yet another goal and that is to look great for the holidays, especially holiday parties and getting together with relatives we haven’t seen in some time. Unfortunately we all know what a challenge the holidays can be since we tend to eat more decadent food and snacks we wouldn’t normally eat! If eating healthier and getting in shape for good is something you’re looking to achieve, you’re in luck.
LeBootCamp founder Valerie Orsoni battled weight loss for many years, and is now coaching others on how they can achieve and maintain a healthy weight for good! She was kind enough to join me for an interview recently to discuss clean eating, how to get in shape, whether or not she believes in cheat days, how stress plays a role in weight gain, how to start a workout routine you can stick with, and much more!!!
Candace Rose: There are so many different diets at the moment, with one of the most popular being the paleo diet. Do we have to sacrifice our favorite foods to lose weight and get in shape?
Candace Rose: What’s your take on clean eating?
Candace Rose: How does stress play a role in weight gain and how can stress management play a role in weight loss?
Candace Rose: What’s the secret to starting a daily workout routine we can stick with?
Candace Rose: How can beginners avoid injury when working out?
Valerie Orsoni: “2 words: warm-up and progression. Too often beginners jump into physical activity without warming up and end up injuring their joints and muscles. So for each fitness activity make sure you warm up (soft jog, fast walk) for at least 10 min and stretch after working out for 20% of the time you spent exercising. I know it seems long but this sane approach will keep your body healthy. Progressing at a healthy pace will also make a difference. If you have never swum more than 4 laps don’t go for a 2 mile lap swim right away. Establish a progressive plan of action to let your muscle tone build up and will help prevent injury.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?