I have those days when I’m just not sure, don’t you? However, there are some things that have stayed constant in my life through the years, like the product I’m mentioning today. Even if it is a sort of an “unmentionable” hey, this is a REAL ladies’ blog and for ladies sometimes life doesn’t get any more real and hazy for us than when our periods swing ’round. Yes, I said the P word.
I don’t like to be constantly checking during that time. Real challenges require real confidence and confidence does grow where reassurance is sown. Read on to see what provides my overnight reassurance.
I’ve still got a bit of ache on me from this week’s workouts and last night I went more intense but still on the safe side of things. Little, tender me stayed wise and went with not shocking my body with a way too major routine at 0% fitness. In my mind, a weak core could equate to a larger chance for injury if I decide to do fast workouts too soon. I’ve decided to slowly build strength on my core and outer extremities before stepping it up. This plan to get fit gradually is pretty much common sense getting its game on. Last night I ticked the intensity a notch up with these two workout videos by Fitness Blender which together will function as the main total body workout for the first leg of my return to fitness. Mat workouts are really my favorite for re-entry because you don’t need equipment or even shoes to begin your fitness journey.
Yeah, I’ve been bit by the exercise bug. Admittedly, it’s an itch I scratch almost everyday now. However I know a lot of you out there are with me on the fact that physical exercise is one of the MAJOR life changes one must adopt in order to lose weight. It is what it is, and nothing can change that whether we like exercise or not. For many it’s not something that’s easy to make a commitment to.
Today while researching I came across a fantastic series of mini posts under the collective title “52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss” from iVillage. At first I muttered “One or two are redundant, why not 50 instead of 52…” then Mom was quick to point out “There are 52 weeks in a year…”. Ahhh. It all made perfect sense then.
Begin with 1 little life change in the first week and add one every week as you go. It’s full of clever truths and factoids that sum up to meet my “I-didn’t-know-that” quota for the day. It’s really very insightful and I think all these little tips together combined with a moderate, weekly exercise routine will significantly impact someone with a weight loss goal, that someone isn’t me though…I’m more about “tone, sculpt, and strengthen”. Like for instance, did it ever occur to you that eating off blue plates might psychologically curb your appetite and that McDonalds wave red & yellow which mentally increases appetite? Did you know that eating away from the TV can dramatically reduce your food intake by up to 40%? Or that chocolate milk (skim milk) is one of the best natural recovery drinks out there? There’s a wealth of health and weight loss knowledge in this online series of mini articles, 52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss” from iVillage, just keep clicking next to go through all. Awesome post, I’m glad it’s out there.… To full post & COMMENTS...