Friday, March 28, 2014
I wrote all this out in my spark team for the points, now I'm going to put them here so I'll remember it all later.
"You need a little bit of insanity to do great things." - Henry Rollins
I think it pretty much sums up everything, LOL.
I took the quiz, "Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals?" and scored "prepared for success". It also said: "Congratulations! It sounds like you know a thing or two about goal-setting and that you've taken steps to ensure you'll be successful, supported and highly motivated along the way. Just be sure your motivation stays strong even when the going gets tough."
I guess I knew all this... I think I'll got take another quiz about something I'm not sure I know.
Ah-ha! "The Muscle Building Quiz" I got an 8 out of 12. I should really learn to concentrate but Roo was hopping all over the couch while I was trying to read. Some of those questions are very tricky. I recommend this one to all of you since we're all interested in building muscles and reducing fat, right? When I was taking my Personal Training course, my instructor told me this: "There is no such thing as "toning" a muscle. You can strengthen a muscle by "overloading" it during strength training, and you can build its endurance with cardio exercise. Simply moving a muscle against resistance 25 or 50 times without fatiguing it doesn't accomplish either goal."
this is kind of funny to me.... BodyPump, the class I take, preaches the light weigh/many reps idea and it's put out by the same company that also provides the CanFit Pro class that I took. No wonder I was always confused.
My article stemmed from the quiz, "High Performance Nutrition - Part 1 - The Big Picture: Food as Fuel". I chose this one after I got the protein question wrong in my quiz. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
I think I found the reason we gain weight when we train for our races - "Restricting your calorie intake to promote weight and fat loss can make it very difficult to build muscle mass or train for endurance events." Good thing we're learning balance, eh? And why we don't care if we gain in the few weeks beforehand.
My long term goal remains the same as it always has been: to maintain my goal weight, stay healthy and active.
NSV - for the round? I've succeeded in getting my family active. All five of us are doing something (8, HM, FM and kids run) during the Victoria Marathon weekend in October 2014. We're all signed up!
Goal achieved this round? So far, I've stuck to the running and yoga schedule I set for myself. I think I've only missed one or two runs due to illness and one yoga because of my blood donation.