The USDA announced today a replacement for the Food Pyramid. Now called "Choose My Plate", it gives easy to understand guidelines as to what should be on our food plates. I like the fact that it is simple and focuses on smaller portions, although not a lot of detail is given on proper portion sizes. To learn more about "Choose My Plate", visit http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Why Am I Not Losing Weight? This is the #1 blog I have written in my opinion. (and yes it's all about me)This is where all the keys lie to your success. If your success does not happen and you do all of these things, guess what? YOU ARE LYING TO YOURSELF!
Some of these hot, humid days we've had have reminded me of the importance of adjusting your routine in extreme weather. Your body takes about two weeks to adjust to excessive heat combined with high humidity. This means you may have tailor down your intensity on these days and remember to drink about 10 oz of water before your workout and drink to replace sweat afterwards or as you go (i.e., for everyone ounce of bodyweight lost, drink 1 oz of water). Just remember that exercising in high heat and humidity can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke in some cases.
Summer is a great time to get your workout in gear as those early morning runs (while temperature is still kind of cool) are really nice as is changing up your indoor workout and hitting the pool for some laps. It's also a great time to cleanse your body and incorporate new seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet! In season starting in June: Asparagus, Green Beans, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cucumbers, Green Beans. Seasonal Map by Epicurious.com
Is your workout getting boring and hard to complete? Or have you gotten to the point that you don't even want to go to the gym?It's summer time which is the perfect time to spice up your workout. Instead of hitting the gym this weekend head out to your local national parks and hike the trails. The different types of terrain will work several different muscle groups. You can vary the intensity of your workout by trying different trails that very in difficulty.
Finally, this feels like spring! Beautiful night on the deck with a turkey burger and small (yes, really small) glass of wine. I live for this weather. Flowers are planted and the humming birds are back at my feeders. Now for the bathing suit body! Well, I am in the best shape I can be in. I have worked so hard to reach my fitness goals! Back to tennis, teaching and sharing my knowledge about fitness, which is my PASSION! The progress my clients have made astounds me! Yet, it shouldn't. I work hard to help them reach their goals! That is true progress! Keep keeping on...
I did it!! I did at least an 11 minute workout EVERY DAY IN MAY- I think I only had to resort to the 11 min version 2-3 times and about 4-5 of those workouts were long hikes in the woods- It's not like I hit the gym for a crazy intense lifting workout every day...it was a good variety of workouts!!!
Today, I thought about how we "Spring clean" our houses, garages, cars, yards, etc. Some of us may even do a Spring detox for our bodies. These are all great things to do and we usually feel much better after accomplishing them. Something else to consider "spring cleaning" would be people that we associate with. Are there people in your life that always are negative, critical, depressed, complaining, talking about others????? Maybe, just maybe, it's time to limit the time you hang around them. If you spend time with them and leave
OK, so I thought about doing this a couple of years ago, but this will be the first entry in blog posts titled "I Did It!". I love trying out new forms of fitness and all the fads out there. So here you go enthusiasts.... POLE DANCING