Its summer time and everyone is going outside so let’s talk about HYDRATION! If you are out doing anything that raises your HEARTRATE and makes you sweat a good rule of thumb just like in exercise is that if you are out and/or exercising about 1hr or less water is a sufficient replacement.
If you were to put bad gas, kerosene, diesel or water in your car that required quality unleaded gasoline, what do you think would happen? Kind of a silly question, I know. Of course it wouldn’t run right or it straight up wouldn’t run at all. How many of us stop and think about all the bad or wrong “gas” we put into our bodies?
This month's theme is Edify July because when we help others we help ourselves. To start the month off, we had someone volunteer and make journals for all of us. I am titling mine The Cheat Journal and only recording the blunders.
Monday Day 1- Victory. Only whoops was not enough water at a mere 60oz.
Day 2- cravings are still pretty much non-existent as a result of the Usana 5-day Reset program recently completed and the fact that I promised to journal all cheats. So, confession today is I accidentally ate a rice Krispy treat. Sorry ladies.
Parting words: eat well and eat often.
Being a trainer means we have to be in tune with everything health and fitness. Trainers are constantly reviewing equipment, research articles, recipes, and so much more. If we are not reviewing these factors on a consistent basis then we are not doing our job. Trainers are absolutely good enough without reviewing all of the compiled information, but we owe it to ourselves and (more importantly) to our clients to make sure this is done.
I attended FitExpo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA this weekend and had a great time talking with so many positive people such as Herb Dean (UFC Referee), Bella Falconi (Fitness model), and many others. The bodybuilding community is full of motivation, inspiration and support. Three people I was fortunate enough to speak with were Phil Heath (Mr. Olympia 2011 & 2012), Greg Plitt (top fitness model) and Jennifer Delgado (NPC Competitor). Below are a few gems from these professionals that I thought might help others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Both companies manufacture their own products. After 12hrs in a glass of water with a slice of apple see how each looks now not to mention the difference in stars. Pro-Caps (3-star on the left) vs. Usana (5-star on the right). Click here to learn more.
The first thing all of us need to remember is the fact that our bodies require fuel to operate. Much like a car if it has no fuel it will not run. Well, also like a car our bodies perform better on cleaner purer fuel. With that said could everybody eat the same food and get the same effect? The answer is no. Some people can consume wheat and process it without noticing a difference in energy. Others for example will consume wheat and find they are fatigued an hour later. The reason for this is the pure and simple fact that everybody’s bodies are different.