Welcome y'all to the Wednesday WOOT! Factor! Kelly actually has her *#%&@(% together today. Whoa. Anyway, I have to head out for a long overdue massage, but please enjoy today's chat with my new BFF Joel Harper. He's kind of a big deal. You can check out his website by CLICKING HERE.
1.When did you first start working out and why? In eighth grade to be the best football player I could and I loved to eat Bluebell ice cream.
2.Are you at your “Happy Place” right now – meaning more of a maintenance mode, or are you still in a weight loss mode? There is always room for improvement, but I am very content with how I look and feel.
3.If you are in maintenance mode, do you feel that you work just as hard to maintain your level of fitness as you did to lose it? Always, because I workout with my clients, so I have to be at the top of my game. Then they exceed their expectations and get results they only dreamed of.
4.What does your current workout “routine” look like now? I see clients 7 days a week when I am in NYC and my workouts vary from kickboxing to circus balancing, but always include yoga. I love doing anything physical.
5.What do you do for cardio? How often? I don't have a car, so I bike everywhere. I jog outdoors in the summer and run the stairs of my 60 story building in the winter.
6.Do you workout at home or the gym? Both, I love to mix it up. I have my own studio, so it is hard to leave in the winter.
7.What do you say to those that haven’t gotten fit and complain that they don’t because they “can’t get motivated”? Look at it like brushing your teeth, you have to do a little bit every day. Start with this workout free from Oprah: http://www.oprah.com/health/The-3-Minute-Workout-with-Joel-Harper-Video
8.What about any/all of the excuses like “No time”, “No money”, “no gym”, “no support”? I have heard it all. When you talk the only muscle you work is your jaw. Most all of my workout DVDs are no equipment and short. They are basically excuse free. Some are even as short as 5 minutes and free. Here are 8: http://www.doctoroz.com/search?q1=fit+in+five
9.What does your “diet” look like i.e. how you eat, what is your Philosophy? I am hungry 24/7 and eat a well balanced healthy diet. I eat about 6-7 small meals a day. I treat myself to dark chocolate dipped in NuttZo every other dayish. I drink plenty of water and green tea every day. Every home I go into I immediately open their refrigerator and start eating. I can't help it. The only bad thing is at dinner parties I am always eyeing other people's food hoping they are not going to eat it. When I am really hungry I can't even hear what they are saying to me.
10.What changes have you made over the past several years in your diet and/or workout approach and why? Exact same.
11.What is your food weakness? I have NEVER met a dessert I wouldn't finish.
12.What is your favorite healthy breakfast? Oatmeal with protein powder, cinnamon, blueberries, and banana. Scrambled eggs with salmon, tomatoes and mushrooms.
13.When did you start blogging and why? I only blog on Sharecare.com to help the readers become educated on fitness and get in the best shape of their lives.
14.What is your Twitter/FB/Email?
15.What haven’t you done (fitness wise) that you’d like to try? Finish my book!!
16.What motivates you to keep at it? The joy and appreciation in my client's bodies when they feel tension free and in amazing shape. Also I had one client whose husband was going in for back surgery and I told him to come to me for 5 sessions. Now his back is perfect and he cancelled his surgery.
17.Are you a morning workout person or evening or lunchtime? ALL!! I love it.
18.What is YOUR biggest excuse that you find yourself battling in not wanting to workout a certain day? When I want to catch up on my reading and movies.
19.Do you weigh yourself or measure yourself? Weigh about once a week.
20. More from Joel:
If you don't like exercising at first that is OK. Just give me 5 minutes and look at it like brushing your teeth. Don't think about it. Just jump right in. Think about how you want to feel. Tension free, all your clothes fit, you look incredible and you have an abundance of energy right? We all have a list of projects we need to do and I don't want exercise to be added to the list. I want people to want to feel better, be more balanced, not have any tension in their bodies and leave feeling more energy than when they started.
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