Tony Horton fitness guru was on the Dr.Oz show yesterday 10.31.11. He did a special 10 minute daily workout that's a quick and easy way to shed pounds and get toned.
This Miracle Plan is divided up into 3 Steps.
- 90-10 Diet
- Accountability Calender
- Working Out
The 90-10 Diet. Which is 90% healthy food and 10% not so healthy. Tony says its all about finding ways to make the healthy things taste good. "Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats. You know I don't like steamed vegetables either but ya know you put salsa on them and all of a sudden they taste good". You want to look down at your plate and see color. If you have 90% healthy meal then you can slip in half a brownie for dessert.
Us here at Monster Home Fitness recommend the same. We follow his nutritional tips as well. Whole grain instead of white flour. Opt in for the Parkay fake butter instead of even the I Cant Believe Its Not Butter. Non-fat cheese and etc... If you actually make a list and think about what you're putting into your body and next time you go to the store if you actually buy the right (I mean healthy) ingredients/groceries then you'll start to make a difference.
Step 2: Be Accountable
Tony said, "I've been keeping this calender for over 30 years and I write down appointments with myself because my health and fitness is priority 1."
Write down your appointments and then at the end of the day cross them out and hope you have filled more than half the month. Some months Tony workouts 19 days in a row, some weeks only 5 times a week but that is the MINIMUM. No less than 5 days a week.
Melissa and I try and workout every single day. Some days because of errands or just spending time with the kids we can't but I can tell you for a fact that we workout 5 days a week.
Step 3: 10 Min Workout
This is the 8 step 10min workout that Tony gives for this Miracle Plan to help lose weight and get toned.
#1 The Push Up Side Arm Balance
You want to do 8 of those each side.
#2 30 Seconds of feet drills.
Just 30 seconds of basic feet drills to get the heart pumpin.
#3 Fifer Scissors
We all know the P90X famous Fifer Scissors from Ab Ripper X
#4 Plyo Lunges x15
#5 Two Dog Push-Up. Tony combines upward dog and downward dog with a two step pushup.
#6 Hook-Upper Cut-Back Kick
#7 Abernome (think metranome but with your legs working your abs)
#8 Spider Man Squats
Basically a squat reach touch jump spin.
That's it! We don't all have time for 30+ minute daily workouts and I understand that. Before I was with Beachbody I was a firefighter working hard hours and I didn't have all the time I wanted but I made it work anyways. Sometimes you just have to make it happen if you want it bad enough.
Here are the video links so you can watch the videos for yourself as well.