Monday, March 07, 2011
I read this in dailySpark blog from Nicole Nichols, "Exclusive: Denise Austin Dishes Her Stay-Fit Tips and Tricks " and I think the tips can work at any age (I actually surprised that Denise is actually in her 50s, the most I can think of she might be in her 30s!).
Denise's top 5 tips for staying fit & healthy in her 50s:
1. Body toning. Nothing will droop or sag if muscles are firm and taut.
2. Do cardio to burn fat from the entire body.
3. Stretching to stay flexible and lean.
4. Eat healthy and organic meals (lean protein, fruits and vegetables) and drink 8 glasses of water every day.
5. Be optimistic. Always think and stay positive. Don't beat yourself up. Think and act young with a positive attitude and always keep laughter and humor in your life. It's the best medicine.
For more, go to this link: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=exc
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Just for fun, here's my body measurement target and I think it can inspires me to get more toned, healthier body - even though maybe not as sexy as Jessica Biel, Salma Hayek nor Scarlett Johansson, haha. After a quick pondering about this, these what I decided to aim for:
- Chest = 34"
- Under bust = 26"
- Waist = 26"
- Hips = 34"
- Thigh = 20"
And my current measurements (drum rolls, please!):
- Chest = 35.5"
- Under bust = 28"
- Waist = 30.5 (I'm period now and now it's nearly 19:30, so maybe a bit bloated, I'm usually 28.5", hehe)
- Hips = 36"
- Thigh = 22.5"
So, total losses that I aim for is 12.5" and the biggest challenge will be my waist and the area under my navel (I think also called the uterus area, haha). Funny thing is I don't have too much fat at my sides, can even see my rib bones when I twist my body. And as I also inherited thick under-navel area and big butt and thighs (smaller calves, though) from both sides of my parents, this will be so much fun to challenge this heredity!
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Because I'm steadily increasing my jumping every other day instead of yoyoing up-down-up the number of jumps. I plan to increase at least 50 on the "Major Jumping Rope" days - should be every other day, not daily, so that I'll not too hard on myself and have at least a day to recover - sort of similar with strength training, hehe. And the day I don't do lots of jumping, I just do light jumps, half to remind me I still can jump and another half, to make sure I'm still on track on keep on jumping jumping jumping!
Today, I did 40 minutes workout, including stretches:
1. Jumping rope #1 5 minutes
- 10 sets of 20 jumps, short rest between sets - total 200 jumps
2. Jumping rope #2 7 minutes
- 10 sets of 20 jumps
- 2 sets of slow jump, 2 sets of fast jump, repeat then 2 sets of slow jump
- rest between sets was longer than jumping rope #1 coz I walked farther
3. Strength training 6 Head-to-toe Toning Moves 18 minutes
These exercises challenged my balance and I need to have full focus instead of normally stray my attention to things around me!
- Lean-leg lift 1 set of 10 reps
- Thigh-resizing squat 1 set of 10 reps
- Butt-boosting bridge 1 set of 10 reps
- Better-booty balance 1 set of 10 reps
- Rear-view raise 1 set of 10 reps
- Rump-sculpting reach 1 set of 10 reps
(I dunno why these names sounds to me like coming out from pirate dictionary, haha)
4. Jumping rope #3 5 minutes
- 5 sets of 20 jumps
- takes longer, I think probably because I felt my energy almost drained because of the strength training, hehe
All in all, I think I'm happy that I can achieve 500 jumps today, compare to last Thursday, 410 jumps. Next week, plan to get 600 jumps on Saturday/Sunday!
Saturday, March 05, 2011
There are times when I'm absolutely can control or at least not giving too much to food temptation. But there are 3 "special" times when the body is auto-control by other person than me, hehe.
#1 First days of period (usually 3 days)
I guess it's probably looking at too much blood makes me so hungry all the time and the need to replenish the disposed blood is so strong that it's much easier to give in. Besides, ever since my home economic teacher told the class that we need to eat double-up during period time, that info just stick forever inside my brain.
#2 Recovery days after a very terrible sickness (usually about a week)
The appetite just suddenly return back with vengeance, especially when I've almost zero appetite during my sickness. And man, it usually, double, triple the usual appetite and to return back to normal is quite a struggle.
#3 After looking at scale and feel ridiculously happy that I lose 1kg
I dunno why tend to eat more whenever I see I lose some weight. As if I'm celebrating with food!
Why am I blogging about this? Just to let out from my system and hopefully, when I read this over and over again, I'll find the best solutions!
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