Have you been seeing the Screw the Scale movement going around on social media? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour met up the cast of The Doctors to explain this new trend.
Does achieving the perfect body potentially mean gaining weight? Yes!
This movement is all about creating and building a body that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and happy regardless what that pesky scale says.
Your health is so much more than one number.
Performing strength training exercises with weights can give you that hourglass shape with the curves of your dreams. Especially when paired with a healthy diet to properly fuel and nourish your body.
For a meal plan to support your growing muscles check out my recipe book!
If you’re new to the idea of strength training and feeling a little intimidated by the weight room at the gym, it’s all good. I’ll show you how to strength train at home so you can get started on looking and feeling your best right now!
I recommend that you start by incorporating 30 minutes of strength training three times per week.
In the video above I demo two great moves to get you started.
- Curtsy Lunge + Leg Lift (total lower body builder)
- Overhead Press + Side Crunch (Arms & Abs)
Act Like a Lady & Build That Booty
Start from standing. Step your left leg behind you and to the right. Your thighs should be crossed and both knees should be bending like you’re taking a bow. Be sure to keep that front knee directly over the front ankle.
Return to standing and immediately extend the left leg out to the side. This guarantees you’re hitting every major part of the glutes for a firm, round booty!
Do 10 of these before switching to your right leg, and repeat the exercise three total times during your workout.
Press It Up & Crunch It Down
Grab some light weights (if you don’t have dumbbells, you can use household items such as laundry detergent or even a gallon of milk!). Plant your feet firmly hip width apart. Now bend those elbows and raise your arms so you’re holding the weights in line with your ears, arms at about 90 degrees. Keeping your abs in tight, press the weights up and above your head.
Lower them back down in line with your ears and lift your left knee up towards your left elbow. Then press your weights back up, lower down, and do a side crunch on your right side.
Try to do 10 presses with five crunches on each side before resting. Repeat the entire exercise three times total.
Don’t feel badly if you can’t do the total amount of suggested reps right away, if these moves are new to you it’s okay to go slow and steady! Build up that strength and balance.
Not only will you begin to feel more empowered and in control when you focus on building your muscles, but the more muscles you add, the more fat that muscle will burn for you. Making this a super effective route towards weight loss and why I incorporate strength training in my own private weight loss clients routines.
Here are some extra moves that can be easily added into your existing daily routine! Whether you’re watching TV, working in the kitchen, or taking a walk, I’ve got ways for you to Step It Up!
Check out my Step It Up With Steph DVD for even more home workout goodness!
As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.
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