My visit to Zion National Park in May included a not to be missed up to Angels Landing, a 4 hour round trip hike that would make a vertical climb of 1500 feet. Using controlled breathing techniques (pursed lip breathing) improved my stamina and overall enjoyment.
It is not rocket science, calorie deficit = weightloss. If you want to lose weight, consume less calories then you burn. Cut the calories but be sure they aren't too low. Seek a professional to figure out the amount of calories that are right for you! Also keep in mind it is not recommended to lose more then 2lbs per week.
Well... I ran the 1/2 marathon finishing with a time of 1:56. Not bad but so wish I would have trained. I needed to prepare for the many hills I didn't know about and the heat. It was a great race though, over 8000 people. I have to be honest, around the 8th mile I was thinking of ways to stop, pretend I got injured, act like I was dehydrated and fall to the side, pass out maybe? All those thoughts were going through my mind.. Why didn't I train? Well, I am not a quitter so I kept going. It was probably the hardest race for me but I finished.
To develop your swing technique and bat speed I highly recommend the SKLZ Hit-A-Way portable training station and Hurricane swing trainers. I frequently use both of these pieces of equipment. They are both compact and easy to set up and take down. The Hit- A-Way PTS works well to develop swing technique, bat speed and hand eye coordination. The Hurricane is great for developing swing power and swing technique.
Colorado experienced rainy weather all of May, twharting plans to go for long evening walks, but spurring a planting frenzy to take advantage of it! This may have you feeling low back pain, or weight gain . Whether you are working in the garden, or sitting too much, don't forget to stretch your hamstrings. extend one leg out while sitting and "hinge" forward from your hips. Hold for a good 20 seconds.
Imagine being so busy with 'life' you stop noticing the small things? You get so into routine ruts til they become ditches and valleys. Today(through FitnessConnect), I met a wonderful woman, tired, upset, and a lil' frustrated. She, like many of us, acknowledges that being healthier means being happy yet seeds of doubt, uncertainty, and a little fear sprout.
As Summer approaches, we can get a little sidetracked with our fitness routine. The kids are home from school, vacations are in sight, and we are ready to take more time for ourselves. All these things are great and we should enjoy them. The trick is not letting the Summer slip by without some regular exercise. If your workout is important to you, let others know it. Don't compromise all of your free time. Whether you belong to a gym or workout at home, stay true to your workout routine.