Changing Inside Out Now!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - You're using weights, right?

Serena Williams

Serena and Venus Williams are leading contenders on the tennis court. Observe the strength and muscle mass of these awesome looking ladies.

If you're trying to get into shape and lose off those extra pounds, you may want to consider increasing your muscle mass. Even though we may not be on the court like the Venus sisters, we could also enjoy the benefits of a great looking body too.

So if you're not doing any weight training, you're missing out on a whole lot. Aerobic exercise is great, but after you've stopped exercising, your body isn't continuing to burn that fat. As a matter of fact, muscles take more energy to maintain and as a result when you weight train, you continue to burn fat long after the workout is over.

My daughter Gracelee got me some new weights. These ones I could actually add and take off the weights. Now I'm alternating them with the old ones.

If you're considering adding weights to your routine, which you should, make it high intensity. Add some extra movements in there.

Oh, yeah, I've done some skipping ropes this week captivating the children's attention. Wow Mommy can skip? I'm really bringing out the kid in me lol. It's all about having fun when you workout, right? So combining the skipping and weight training, alternating between the heavier weights and lighter weights, I'm getting a good work out and building muscles.

Venus Williams

We may not look like these sexy ladies just yet, but we can be inspired by their level of dedication and keep moving forward to achieve our goals.

How do you feel about weight training?


  1. Hmmmmm/ Never felt anything about weight training, Alicia, because I've never done it. I'm swimming laps plus doing an aqua aerobics class and now I've added half-hour intervals on my treadmill. Don't know anything about the weights. Sincerely, Susan from

  2. Thanks for posting Susan. You could go to YouTube for some great exercise videos. Type in Marie Claire Tv. Her fitness trainer have some really good tips and techniques.

    Also look for weight training for beginners. There are many opinions on weight training out there so pick the one that works best for you.


Daily Insights

There was an error in this gadget