Warning: F Bomb.

Wanna know what your trainer is going to tell you when you come to them asking for help on how to lose weight, get lean, tone your muscles, get faster, or perform better? Strength Train, Stretch, and CARDIO.

Oh you don’t like to run? You can dance.
Oh you have bad knees? Grab a bike/elliptical.
Oh you don’t have a gym membership? Outside is free.
Oh you don’t like to sweat? GET OVER IT.
For your body to get at its best (or at least better than what it currently is) you’re gonna have to do some work. And by work, I mean SWEAT. Get outta your comfort zone. If you wanna change what you are, you have to change what you’re doing. Or not doing… So please, don’t look up ways to get in shape and look for something that’s easy. Because it’s not easy. It requires getting after it. So when I ask if you got your cardio in this weekend and you tell me you walked your dog Saturday I’m not going to be impressed. Did you breathe hard? Did you feel like you were pushing yourself?
That girl with the awesome ass? She does lunges.
That guy with the amazing abs? He works his whole body and doesn’t eat crap.
The people that have awesome bodies WORK FOR THEM.
And they do cardio.
So when you’re thinking of how to work your body this week, make sure your work it so you’re breathing hard*! Make your heart work while you make your body work. When the whole thing works as one, you’re getting the best workout.
And for the love of all that is holy:
Don’t hire a trainer to get you in shape and ignore everything they tell you.
We don’t appreciate that.
You won’t get better.
And you waste your money.
This post brought to you by somebody who’s really tired of hearing excuses. Make it a good week! : )
*not too hard, obvs. don’t die.
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  1. Thanks Ami for the kick in the ass. I really need to work on my cardio/fitness it is what kills me in races.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! Just what I NEED to get back into it. I’ve been sitting back too much but I have a goal I have to meet mid october. And I’m giving it my BEST SHOT!!!

    Thanks for the motivation! Keep up the great stuff!


  3. you could totally be the next jillian michaels 🙂

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  5. OH btws, I’m passing the Versatile Blogger award your way. My blog will post later in the afternoon! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your blog!


  6. Your last line made me lol. hahaha

  7. hell yes! apparently we were both in the preaching mood today huh? seriously saw a pic the other day that was so true – if being skinny was easy everyone would be skinny! looking good is hard work….but so worth it!

  8. Oooh, I needed this! I do a TON of yoga and barre3, but pretty much zero cardio. Thanks for the motivation! xo

  9. lol this is so true!! There is always going to be an excuse not to workout – we have to get to it!! Thanks for being inspiring, xox.

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to check out my blog & follow back if you’d like! 🙂


  10. Couldn’t have said it better. Tired of seeing people “work out” without SWEATING.

  11. So glad I came across your blog! I hate doing cardio but you know what? You are absolutely right. I must start doing cardio! Thanks 😉

  12. Danni says

    I love this post! Especially the part about ‘do what your trainer says!’. I get really frustrated when I tell clients something and they just ignore it. We don’t say it for our benefit, we already know it.

    I guess we were both thinking on the same lines because my newest post is about the ‘ignoring what your trainer says’ mentality some people have.

    There’s a picture I’m going to put on my blog that basically says that you haven’t worked hard enough if you still look pretty at the end. It’s what I tell my clients.

    Exercise, and staying thin/fit/healthy is hard . Very rarely does anything good come from something easy.

    Love your blog!

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