Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Weight Loss Exercise Plan: Deliberation, Purpose and a Few Muscles….

A while back I mentioned to a friend that my muscles hurt from a recent training session with my trainer, Alfred, she remarked “no pain no gain”. I used to think that was a true statement and have always thought that in order for me to reap the benefits from a workout then I must be nearly crippled with stiffness and achy muscles afterward. What I am discovering is that pain doesn’t necessarily mean that the workout was beneficial; what’s beneficial is that the exercises you do are done appropriately. My workouts with Alfred this week have been low impact meaning that each exercise focused on specific areas of my body and are done with deliberation and purpose. Low impact does not mean that the exercises were in-effective; by focusing on specific areas of my body I am able to concentrate on developing those muscles in a more distinct way. Incorporating both high and low impact exercises in my workouts is not only beneficial for my physical development but it keeps me from getting stuck in a predictable routine.

Several days ago I found a “lump” on my upper right arm. Naturally I was a bit alarmed until I realized that there was an identical “lump” on my upper left arm. Standing there in my bathroom staring at myself in the mirror I realized that the “lumps” were nothing more than muscles I had developed over the past few months. Filled with excitement I shared my discovery with my husband and children; yay me! As I think about the importance of health and well-being I am reminded by the fact that this journey, this incredible life changing journey is nothing more than a series of purposeful, deliberate actions that are creating a healthy me; The making of Karla 2.0. Making the decision to get healthy was the first step and each day since has required a series of deliberate moments. It is because of those deliberate actions muscles develop, habits are broken, weight is lost and self-confidence appears.

No matter where we are in our life journey we must remember to face each day with purpose and deliberation. Life is a great adventure and by making the choice to live that adventure in a healthy, fit body you will be able to enjoy it to the fullest. Be aware. Be deliberate. Be purposeful. Be well.


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  1. says

    I’ve been “off” for two days from exercising because on Monday I was doing low impact stuff and actually hurts myself. I was doing squats and barre and m legs felt like jello but I’ve been doing it for a week so shouldn’t they be stronger? Well, I powered through and the next day I was so sore. I could barely sit down or move my legs…. Hopefully back at it today. Have you ever tried barre? I usually love it. I hate, hatttte cardio so in the days I don’t want to jump around I do barre.

  2. says

    Way to go on your journey! It’s such a great reminder to know that you don’t have to kill yourself / starve yourself for results. I know for me, I won’t stick to something long term if I don’t enjoy what I’m doing / eating. I’m slowly trying to make a lifestyle change and not a temporary attempt to lose weight. If you’d like to join an online community on Facebook geared towards losing weight and fitness, I’d love for you to share your journey and posts with us! The website is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weightlossandfitnesscommunity/

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