It’s Spring Break and the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend is only 8 weeks away… The ‘Official’ Summer Kick-off!! A favorite quote of mine, which puts it into perspective > “Summer Bodies are MADE in Winter.” Spring has arrived! Have you spent your Winter getting your Summer body ready??? If the answer is, “OMG! NO!!” Then start NOW… Huff and Puff and GET UP OFF THAT COUCH!!
Yesterday started at 6:30am for CME lectures followed by a city tour. Saw a few temples, a palace museum, and an outdoor area where they cremate human bodies....eeeeeek! Definitely had to wear a mask all day to keep my lungs clear. We also toured some very poor areas of Kathmandu. There are a lot of homeless animals here, mostly dogs. I pondered how to get them home, it is very sad. After our long day we had a dinner with the wms group.
"It's not a diet...it's not a phase....it's a lifestyle change." This quote - along with some questions from class participants - is what inspired me to write this blog this morning. Too many times we set ourselves up to fail when it comes to losing weight and losing inches. We will fail when we diet - we probably will fail when we just want to look good for a wedding or class reunion that is in three months. Those are temporary fixes - temporary reasons - temporary goals....there's a deadline on them and once a person reaches the deadline,
Have an extra bowl of ice cream? More pizza or an extra bread roll?
For EVERY gram of active carbohydrates you consume on a daily basis, your body will hold nearly 3 grams of water. Wow. That's why you put on 3 pounds when you weigh yourself the next day. How do you undo the damage you did last night?
DRINK MORE WATER
Alexandria, VA, begins to grow on me, and the proximity to Raleigh has a lot to do with it. The much smaller size of the conference itself with only about 800 participants (as opposed to 5000 for the IDEA World event) makes it feel almost intimate. It’s funny to compare this conference to its big brother. The absence of group exercise instructors makes it a lot more low key, and the reduced noise level is most welcome to me.
So you'be resolved not to skimp on your stretches? Here is a few suggestions
1. DO warm up beforehand -The warm up will increase the temperature of your connective tissues and muscles allowing them to become mobile.
2 DON'T hold your by breath - Breathing freely through the stretch position will enhance blood flow to the muscle area giving you a better stretch.
3.DO stretch after a tough training - This will help relieve muscle soreness and aid in your recovery.
When you are selecting music for your Zumba class, make sure that most of the music is Latin (70%) and the rest is popular music that people will recognize and can sing along with it.Pick different genres, try Bhangra, Belly dancing, country, Thai or African. That will give your class a different experience and will take them around the world."Well that's it and keep on dancing"Oscar
MID-DAY CUP OF MOTIVATION: Think of one thing that you can be grateful for? Let's choose to use our thoughts + words to appreciate (raise in value) those things that are around us today. It's easy to complain, but it take a strong + committed mind to be thankful.