Don’t you think it is time to work smarter, not just harder? I grew up playing sports and being very focused on strength and top performance.

Fortunately when I was in high school I opted to take a weight training class. Although I think I chose to take that class as a free-bee that would be an easy A, it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Lean muscle mass does a few incredible things for your body

  • Keeps you lean
  • Makes your resting metabolic rate higher
  • Makes your clothes fit better (look better and tighter naked)
  • Reshapes your body
  • Improves your insulin sensitivity and energy
  • Helps fight osteoporosis

What’s not to love?

Sadly many women are not aware of this and they tend to think that if they lift weights they will get “big.” This is not the case. You have to have a very specific genetic make-up (that of a male) and eat and take certain supplements if you are a woman and want to get “huge.” It will not happen if you simply lift weights a few times a week.

The other fear many women have before integrating strength training into their routine is that they will gain weight. Let’s break this fear down. While you may gain weight (because remember muscle weighs more than fat), your clothes will fit better, your body will reshape and you will look and feel more toned and better. So the excuse of “I don’t want to gain weight” is not valid at all.

For most of us we want our clothes to fit better, we want to be more confident and we want to look better without our clothes on too. Strength training and building lean muscle mass does this better than any other activity out there.

I truly believe when you pair proper eating with cardio and strength training you can transform you body. And for those super stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge no matter what you do, utilize the CoolSculpting technology to permanently get rid of 20-30 percent of the fat cells in the area treated.