STOP DIABETES MOVEMENT BY DR SATYAJIT SAHU
"Approach working out with gratitude."
Exercise is not a chore; it's a privilege. Think, How lucky I am that I found time in my busy schedule for myself and to take care of my body.
—Mari Winsor has sculpted the bodies of Vanessa Williams, Sandra Bullock, and Jamie Lee Curtis using Pilates.
"Be accountable for each mouthful."
Most people eat emotionally. We constantly put food into our mouths unconsciously. Keep a food journal, and learn about portion sizes and the actual calorie counts in foods so you really understand what you're eating. It's not about starving yourself; it's about being fully aware of what is going into your body.
—Teddy Bass has gotten Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz into shape; his workouts incorporate Pilates and dance
If you knock out your workout first thing in the morning, you will carry a feeling of achievement and virtuousness with you all day. It sets the tone. This sense of virtue will influence other aspects of your life. You will make healthier and smarter food choices.
—Valerie Waters has whipped Jennifer Garner , Elizabeth Berkley, and Poppy Montgomery into shape.
"Celebrate the body you have."
You have to start by appreciating the body you have. Life is a gift, and we must rise to the occasion. You can become your potential if you focus on three things: mind-set, motivation, and movement. They encompass the emotional, the spiritual, and the physical. You have the right and the power to change your body. The more secure you are, the more you love yourself, the easier it is to make physical changes occur. With self-acceptance and clear intention, change will follow
—Kacy Duke, cofounder of Equinox Fitness Clubs, has trained Iman, Julianne Moore, Mary J. Blige and Kirsten Dunst.
"Work out for a higher purpose."
Train with a specific goal in mind. Whether it's winning a tennis match, losing weight for a milestone birthday, or running your first 5K, having a goal will elevate your motivation and increase your commitment. Interest fades when you make open-ended goals with no deadlines; the gym should be a means to an end. If you train and think like an athlete, you'll work harder, and your body will change as a result.
"Do a super amount of squats for a great butt."
I call this move the Ten-Squat Trick:
"Strengthen from the outside in; nourish from the inside out."
I believe in mindful exercise and nutrition. There are no mindless movements. Everything you do should have a purpose. Put your mind into each muscle you are working on to control the effectiveness of your workout, and into each bite of food you are ingesting. By doing so, you can self-police and self-correct. Take a moment, pause, and think about why you are doing something and what its effect will be. By shaping and toning your body on the outside, your inner core and internal self will become stronger. And by properly enriching your body with whole foods and keysupplements, your inner health will appear externally. It's the yin and the yang. Be conscious. Transform your life.
—David Kirsch's clients include Heidi Klum Liv Tyler, Ellen Barkin, and Anne Hathaway