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October, really??

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I can't believe that today is October 1st! This year just seems to be flying by!

I hope everyone enjoys my favorite month of the year ..... not just because it's my birthday either!!

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ROX525 10/1/2014 8:36AM

    Happy October Birthday!

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HMBROWN1 10/1/2014 8:28AM

    Have a great October! I hope the weather stays nice!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/1/2014 8:27AM

    happy birthday!

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NUTRON3 10/1/2014 8:25AM

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Good article about running

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thought I would share this article on running .....

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/25/health/dai
lyburn-running-motivation/

  
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NIKEIT2011 9/26/2014 8:09PM

    Thanks for sharing! Definitely some good ideas in the article!
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KRYSSCOTT 9/26/2014 3:10PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KILIKI 9/25/2014 12:03PM

    Great article! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 9/25/2014 11:44AM

    Thanks for sharing. It was long, but had a lot of jewels in it =)

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CBRINKLEY401 9/25/2014 11:40AM

    I just wish I could run, but that's going to have to wait for a bit longer. Thanks for sharing this.

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TRM Drink Recipes

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Thought I would post these since I had a few sparkies ask about them. All I can say don't get caught up in the ingredients. Give them a try! I am a tea snob and LOVE LOVE LOVE OOLONG! I modified the GGMS and added Lime and it's beyond yummy.

Good Girl Moonshine (GGMS)

www.trimhealthymama.com/main-home/fr
ee-recipes/good-girl-moonshine-recipe/


my variation included 2 TBLS of lime juice

The Shrinker (I swear this has what has made me lose almost 10 pounds since I started drinking it 1 week ago) Yes, I said 10 lbs. The food plan started yesterday.


www.trimhealthymama.com/main-home/fr
ee-recipes/shrinker-recipe2/


In case anyone is interested, here was our food plan yesterday (dropped 3 lbs this morning)

Breakfast -- 2 eggs, scrambled with handful of mushrooms, TBLS of chives and shredded cheese. 2 slices of turkey bacon.
Lunch -- 1 low carb pita pocket with 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese, TBLS of mayo with low sodium turkey. 1 Gala apple.
Dinner -- Greek burger with tziki sauce and salad.
Snack -- peanut butter cup smoothier. (DELICIOUS!)

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MBEEMOM 9/19/2014 9:26AM

    I may give these a try over the weekend!
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KIRTLEY2 9/11/2014 9:38AM

    Thanks for telling us about those drinks, very intersting. Never heard of them. I just stick to water:)

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LIBRA73 9/10/2014 7:33AM

    That sounds yummy!

I am checking out that drink!

Good to see you! I hope you are doing great! I can't believe that youngun is in preschool! He is adorable!

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DOVESEYES 9/9/2014 6:59PM

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KRYSSCOTT 9/9/2014 3:23PM

    I read the recipes for the drinks. Seems easy, not a lot of ingredients . But I am just a tad confused, you said your food plan did not start until yesterday. Does that mean that you lived off of only these two drinks for a week before you were able to eat actual food? Or were these drinks just added to your regular diet and your slowly allowing your body to get used to the changes your putting it through by beginning making changes to the food this week?

Sorry if you explained this before and I missed it.

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TRIPLE_EMME 9/9/2014 10:17AM

    The drinks sound helpful. I'm a plain water girl... Boring, I know. But, it sounds like the drinks work if you weren't hungry yesterday.

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S and NSV

Monday, September 08, 2014

I lost weight over the weekend .... I know I am shocked too!! LOL

I logged almost 34K steps between Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I am LOVING the Trim Healthy Mama drinks. The eating portion starts today. I have so much energy from the Ginger drink (GGMS) it is ridiculous!

Can't wait for the rest of the week.

Happy Sparking!!

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LJCANNON 9/9/2014 12:27AM

    emoticon Awesome Work on the Steps!!

emoticon Will have to check out the Trim Healthy Momma Drinks.

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DOVESEYES 9/8/2014 8:47PM

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KRYSSCOTT 9/8/2014 7:10PM

    WOW 34,000 steps... Where did you go, what did you do that you got in so much activity.

I'm not familiar with the Trim Healthy Momma Drinks. Obviously they are good for you or you wouldn't be drinking them as part of your program, but do they taste good? That is one of the biggest problems I have with energy drinks. I think they taste horrible.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/8/2014 9:49AM

    Great!!
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TRIPLE_EMME 9/8/2014 9:22AM

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I need to get back in a healthy routine. Been hanging around at the same weight for awhile now.

Let us know how the food goes... And, keep up the good work!

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CHERYLHURT 9/8/2014 8:22AM

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Treadmill workout that isn't boring!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

When it comes to exercise, the treadmill is a reliable go-to option for cardio. Problem is, the second your foot hits the speeding belt you’ll remember: Running in place can be really boring.

But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to mix up your indoor run to engage your brain and maximize results. “The treadmill is convenient and allows people to exercise in all sorts of climates,” says Bill Pierce, director of the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training and author of Run Less, Run Faster. “And you can be creative with how to use it.” Here, running and fitness experts offer suggestions for how to spice up the time you spend on the treadmill.

Pick a Card Patti Finke, an exercise physiologist and certified running coach with the Road Runners Club of America at Team Oregon, has a card game that she plays with the runners she trains.

Grab four index cards, and on each write the word run, run fast, jog, or walk, she suggests. Place the cards in an envelope, which you can keep on top of the treadmill’s control panel. Warm up for a mile and then pick a card. Do what the card says for 3 to 4 minutes. If the card says run, start at an easy training pace; if it says jog, stick to your warm-up and cool down pace. Run fast means to go fast enough to push yourself, but never so fast that you’re going all out.

“We’ve done variations of this workout for years. People like the variety and not knowing what they’re going to get,” Finke says. “We all know how easy it is to get stuck running one pace.”

Total-Body Workout This routine, designed by Melissa Paris, a personal trainer in New York City, requires you to get on and off the treadmill, but boasts benefits for your arms, legs, and belly. “You’ll get cardio as well as some strength training,” she says. Plus, because the running portions involve quick bursts of sprints, you’ll burn plenty of calories, and the circuit takes only 35 minutes. You’ll need light, 3- to 5-pound weights nearby.

Here’s how it’s done:

Warm up for 5 minutes with a light jog on the treadmill.
Hop off and do 15 pushups.
Get back on the treadmill. Run for 1 minute. Bump up the speed by about 1 to 1.5 mph and sprint for 30 seconds. You’ll repeat this interval pattern 3 times (1-minute run, 30-second sprint, 1 minute-run, 30-second sprint, 1-minute run, 30-second sprint).*
Hop off and hold a plank for 1 minute. Do 20 bicycle crunches.
Repeat the treadmill work. (Run for 1 minute, then sprint for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.)
Do a side plank, holding the pose on each side for 30 seconds. Complete 15 overhead press reps with a light weight.
Repeat the treadmill work. (Run for 1 minute, then sprint for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.)
Do 15 triceps dips on a chair or bench and 20 squats.
Cool down with a 5-minute jog
*Beginners can modify the treadmill portion so that they’re doing a 1-minute walk followed by a 30-second run, instead of running and sprinting.

Ladder This classic speed drill gradually increases the length of your interval by 1 to 2 minutes, rather than calling for a series of equal-length intervals. You’ll have some recovery time between each of your fast runs and then you’ll decrease your intervals by the same steady increments.

Here’s one way you could structure your ladder workout:

Warm up for 1 mile
Pick up your speed for 2 minutes (Finke recommends a 10-K pace for pickups, but you can choose a pace that feels like you’re going fast without going all out.)
Slow down and recover for 2 to 3 minutes
4-minute pickup
4- to 5-minute recovery run
6-minute pickup
6- to 7-minute recovery run
Depending on your fitness level, you may want to keep increasing your intervals. But you’ll eventually want to head back down, decreasing the length of your interval times in steady increments:

6-minute pickup
6- to 7-minute recovery run
4-minute pickup
4- to 5-minute recovery run
2-minute pickup
2- to 3-minute recovery run
Cool down
“This tends to be everyone’s favorite speed workout,” Finke says. “People love increasing distance and coming back down, because after you work hard, the workout keeps getting easier. People feel very good about that.”

The recovery period should be at least as long as your pickup, Finke says. Longer recovery times train your body to produce less lactate at each speedup, and lower lactate levels can allow you to run for longer without reaching exhaustion, which can lead to better performance.

TV Workout The television on your treadmill can be used for more than a distraction to pass the time. It can also help structure your workout. If you’re watching a half-hour show, the program should last about 22 minutes, with 8 minutes of commercials. “You could run hard for 22 minutes and take breaks during commercials,” says Pierce. “A lot of folks will also use music this way by running to the beat of music. They’ll go hard for one song and then slow down for the next.”

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DOVESEYES 8/30/2014 8:47PM

    Some great workout material here thanks for this. I can feel the burn :)

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CBRINKLEY401 8/30/2014 1:27PM

    If you're looking to work some different muscles on the treadmill, you can also go sideways (changing sides half way), as well as going backwards. Works different muscles, helps with balance. Have to make sure to start out slow until you get used to it, then gradually increase until you find a speed that is comfortable, challenging enough yet not too fast that you end up losing your balance.

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 8/30/2014 12:15PM

    Awesome tips! I am looking to buy a new treadmill for the winter months when I can't walk outside. I am printing your blog so that I can reference later. Thanks!

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