Sometimes we work hard and do everything right, yet still can’t lose any weight for weeks. What to do? Give up? Work even harder? But how far would you push yourself with your workouts? Is it possible to do too much? I can’t believe I am actually asking this – Is there such things as too many workouts?
While your body can handle a particularly tough workout, it also needs time to recover from the stress overload. Overdoing workouts can cause shin splints, heel spurs, tendonitis are among the common overuse injuries. This doesn’t change the well known fact: people who exercise do better than people who don’t exercise. However, there numerous studies out there state that chronic training for, and participation in, extreme endurance events can cause heart problems.
Our guest this week knows a lot about training and she knows then pain of gaining and losing weight. She is a coach for FFIT (Fearless Fitness Intensity Training) at Home Program
Special Guest: Coach Erika, FFIT at Home
Erika hated to workout. Growing up in California she had what her mother referred to as “baby fat” from her youth until her 20s. After college, she moved to New York. A friend recommended martial arts, and to Erika’s amazement, she fell in love with it. Erika also discovered that when workouts are fun and she learns something new, she burn more calories. She moved back to California after events of 9/11, and went through a weight gain and disappointment before she started her workout journey again.
Fearless Fitness was open in 2006 and Erika joined a team as a teacher. Later on, she came up with a class that incorporated martial arts, cardio exercise and strength training, all set to music.
“I wanted to create the most fun class I could imagine. After all, when workouts are fun and you learn something new, you burn more calories”.
Along with coach Melissa, Erika developed a six-week weight loss bootcamp to try a fitness formula “the combination of exercise + nutrition + support = success.” The success of the bootcamp resulted in the FFIT (Fearless Fitness Intensity Training) Program. After seeing successes of the students in the FFIT program; not just in losing weight and inches, but also in taking on new challenges, making new friends and taking better care of themselves; they turned there attention to friends who were not local. This is when FFIT@home was inspired.
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by FFIT.
Two blogging carnivals participants will receive ”Free 30-minute fitness consultation for personalized goal setting and strategy” with coach Erika.
Include the following disclaimer in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site to qualify for the prize drawing:
“This post is sponsored by FFIT and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post. Link up your post here.
Welcome back Mary Ann Kelly (@1980Dodge) – we love to have you back
SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)
GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):
“Free 30-minute fitness consultation for personalized goal setting and strategy” (2 winners)
To Enter (leave a comment for entry):
- Hit the Linky
- Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV. This week spnrsd by @FFITCoaches. We’ll b talking about overworking out w coach Erika http://bit.ly/O1VBcP” (Unlimited Entries for tweets)
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