Saturday, April 30, 2011

Do you love to eat too??

Do you remember Marty from news channel 3? She was the health guru for AZ family. I asked her a question online once... I don't remember the question, but her response was something like, "We healthy people only eat to fuel our body, not to enjoy food." I was so sad! I was already in love with food. This morning I ate scrambled egg whites with sauteed bell peppers and a piece of wheat toast with a little bit of organic peanut butter.... it made me very happy. I don't think Marty was right on that one.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

this time is already added :)

click the comment button to post your time... "Activity not only helps you maintain the muscle you have, it helps in other ways too. For instance, it can help you build additional muscle so that your metabolism not only doesn't drop, but actually increases. When you exercise regularly, your muscles also increase production of enzymes that allow you to process more oxygen. The more oxygen available, the more calories you're able to burn-this gives your metabolism another significant lift." Bob Greene Author of The Best Life Diet

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why I think you should drink WATER

(ug!!! I'm going crazy! I can't get my return button to stick. When I post, for some reason it's all stuck together in one big clump!)
I have been thinking about making a post about how important it is to drink water because in my mind it is one of the most important healthy lifestyle choices you can make. So I started looking online for great and inspiring lists if why we drink it and the FIRST one I read is about how there is no significant scientific research... yatta, yatta, yatta!! :p It totally burst my bubble! But it was interesting and if you want, you can read it here. Now I'm going to go ahead anyhow and tell you 3 reasons why I think you should be drinking water. #1 We live in the HOT DESERT! You know what happens in the heat... when you combine that with exercise you lose even more water. We need to REPLENISH and it is a fact that if you get thirsty you're already starting to get dehydrated, so drink up ladies, because being dehydrated can cause all sorts of problems... headaches, kidney problems, dry skin, muscles spasms and more. You can read more about staying hydrated here and here. #2 It's filling! I've noticed if I start having a craving, I'm often just thirsty. I drink a full glass of water and after about 10 minutes I'm not hungry for that food anymore. Really. Try it. #3 When you're drinking water you're NOT drinking something else that may contain lots of sugar, carbonation, or caffeine!! Not that you should never drink anything else, but think of how many calories you can save yourself just by swapping that coke for a water. I'm just saying.......... If you don't like water try some flavored water, perhaps try it with lemon and ice. Although it's better to drink it sans ice because you tend to drink more that way. That's all I have to say for now but here's more to read if you wish.... here and here and here and here

Saturday, April 9, 2011

this time is already added...thank you!

***click the comment button to post your time***
If you like to read how everyone's doing you can always click the comment button from last week, just be sure you don't post any more time on that one! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

this time is already added!

We start today!! It's 3:40 and I haven't had any time to exercise yet, I hope I get some in for our first day!! (And right now I just want a NAP!!)

Please remember 2 things when posting your time:

#1 Be creative! If you need to get in 10 minutes, go put on some fun music and DANCE with your kids!! ...or by yourself, whatever!

#2 Be honest!! If you go shopping, unless you are SPEED walking around the store the whole time, that doesn't count!! Yard work might cout... if you're working hard, but probably not 8 hours worth.... or even 4 hours worth :)

Happy Exercising!!