What a better Vendor Spotlight to kick off the year with than with Wellness for Life? Madison White, a Hill City Bride intern had the privilege of interviewing Brian for this informative article. Happy New Year!
Every girl dreams of the day that she will marry their “knight in shining armor” (or in some cases, “dork in aluminum foil”). She wants the day to be perfect with nothing hindering her from enjoying it, yet sometimes a bride may be self conscious about her physique.
If you read that and thought to yourself, “that sounds like me”, then the Bridal Boot Camp at Wellness for Life is for you!
Brian started Bridal Boot Camps for the purpose of allowing brides to lose weight and to change the way they think. Brides who are interested in participating in this special program can join in anytime … there is no specific date or time that the camps go on, but brides can also just join in on the regular boot camps. The boot camps are normally held once a month and are an ongoing, 8 week process.
Brian Kenney is a certified personal trainer and has been in the health and fitness field for six years. He got into the Bridal Boot Camp idea due to wanting to see brides in their ideal shape on their wedding day and also the sense of urgency to be in shape for their special day.
The benefits of working out are to change your whole approach of eating habits, appearance, and to create a lifestyle change, BUT the main focus for the Bridal Boot Camps and the Boot Camps in general is to change the way you think.
An amazing success story that seems to stick on in Kenney’s mind is that of April Bray, who dropped 25 lbs but then lost 20 1/2 inches off of her body. Can you say “amazing”?
Staying in a healthy condition is very important, and to change the way you think is a plus. So if you are a bride and you want to tweak your figure, then a Boot Camp might be just the ticket!
RAPID FAT LOSS GUIDE
Achieve Maximum Weight Loss
#1 – Exercise regularly.
Exercise in the key to maintaining your weight loss. Start off your exercise regimen slow; moving too quickly can cause muscle damage. Instead, gradually work your way up to a full hour of activity.
#2 – Eat a nutritious breakfast everyday.
Cutting down on meals to lose weight is not a good strategy. Skipping meals will only leave you hungry and increase your chances of overeating later in the day. Starting your day off with a nutritious breakfast will help prevent that.
#3 – Eat the majority of food early in the day.
Dinner should be your lightest meal. This will help the body process and burn more calories. Try not to eat carbohydrates after 3pm as this is usually when your activities will start to slow and these carbohydrates will not be burned.
#4 – Keep track of your weight and your eating.
People who weigh themselves regularly will notice if they have gained a few pounds and can implement strategies to prevent gaining more.
#5 – Drink at least 64 ounces of water every day.
If you are eating right and exercising frequently but are still not getting the results you want, you may simply be not drinking enough water. Drinking the recommended 64 ounces of water everyday will help your body suppress your appetite, improve muscle tone, improve skin quality and speed up the fat burning process.
#6 – Get enough vitamin B in your diet.
If you are suffering from lack of energy, your body may not be getting enough Vitamin B. Taking a Vitamin B supplement can greatly improve your energy level.
#7 – Make a commitment. Permanent weight loss requires time, effort, focus, and a lifelong commitment. Be sure that you are ready to make permanent changes and that you do so for the right reasons.
#8 – Set realistic goals.
Healthy weight loss occurs slowly and steadily. Aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. Instead of making a goal to lose 50 pounds, start with a more realistic goal such as exercising regularly.
#9 – Detoxify your mind, body, and spirit.
Cleaning your body and mind of harmful toxins can greatly benefit your weight loss. Supplementation can help cleanse your body of the toxins that will hinder weight loss. Meditation, prayer, or just some quiet time can help clear the mind of harmful or negative thoughts that can affect your success.
#10 – Create a support system.
Let your friends and family know that you are trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Receiving positive encouragement from others improves your chances of successfully losing weight. Also, join a workout group to meet new people who have the same goal as you.
#11 – Work with a fitness/nutrition professional.
With a gym membership, you typically do not get the one on one support that you can find with a personal trainer. A personal trainer will be able to share his/her knowledge with you so that you reach your highest potential. Many personal trainers also work with a nutrition professional that can help design a meal plan that is custom designed to meet your specific.
If you would like more information, Brian would love to hear from you! Just click here to go to the website of Wellness for Life, and you will be on your way to a happier, healthier you. As a BIG P.S. I do have to say that I have worked out with Brian in personal training sessions … he worked me hard, but I saw results!!! Thanks again, Madison, for writing.