When it comes to achieving our fitness goals, results are what keep us motivated. They can be big or small, but when we see positive changes in our bodies, it keeps us going on the right path. There are two major components that help us to get there: exercise and nutrition. It’s through combining them that we see our best results, and see the changes that we desire.
Our recent Eagles Wings challenge at Synergy Kettlebell Training combined nutrition and exercise to help you realize results quickly. We called it Eagles Wings, because an eagle cannot fly with just one wing.
We gave our members points for working out, drinking half their body weight in ounces of water, eating salads, and going grain free for any particular day. Members saw a huge amount of success. People hit nutritional and fitness goals that they otherwise had never achieved.
While this was excellent for the time period of the challenge, it needs to become a lifestyle in order for you to truly be healthy. Just like the eagle needs two wings to fly, we can’t achieve complete fitness with just nutrition or exercise on their own.
Kettlebell workouts are really the best form of exercise to see results because you are burning between 600 and 800 calories in one workout, making losing weight and becoming fit much easier. Kettlebell training offers the best combination of strength training and endurance, in one compound form of exercise.
But you can’t do it without proper nutrition. Eating mainly a plant-based diet is important, and this includes leafy-green salads, and other vegetables. Eliminating grains from your diet also reduces your body’s desire to store fat, and makes you much healthier. Additionally by eliminating or greatly restricting your grain consumption you will notice a considerable reduction or elimination of allergy symptoms, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, energy loss, arthritis and other inflammatory ailment symptoms, chronic head aches, and the list goes on.
We need to implement these things on a regular basis in order to truly be healthy. Fitness is a lifestyle, not a destination. Diet is also a lifestyle, not something we do periodically. Once we merge regular exercise and complete nutrition for the long term, we’ll see the best possible results, making this lifestyle more enjoyable every day.