Friday, August 03, 2012
I feel so great now! I have beat my shoulder/neck injury!!! Still taking it kinda easy so I dont reinjure it, but all is going well. Beat my ear/sinus infection and was finally able to get outside and run again! It was wonderful!!!
I just wanted to go for a walk tonight to blow off some steam. Got my music and started walking, before I knew it, my body decided it was time to run! Not on the track like usual though, I actually was able to run up hills and down hills, around the neighborhood. Like a real runner! I was stoked!!!
Thought I was out for like 45-50 minutes, but ended up only being 30, but got 2.45 miles done!! Ran for almost all of it! I am so proud of myself tonight, forgot that I was ever upset!!!
Yup. All that after a busy day of dr appts, attempting to get some school shopping done, avoiding eating at mcdonalds where the kids had lunch with their papa and swiming after we got home from that!
Thanks for stopping by and reading this! Lots of love to my spark friends!!!!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
1.Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively.
2.It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound.
3.Insulin and growth hormone have an inverse relationship.
4.The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen.
5.Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t.
6.Muscle glycogen is about 3 parts water to 1 part glucose.
7.You burn more calories during the 23 hours you don’t exercise than the 1 hour you do.
8.You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight.
9.The fat burning zone does not burn more total fat calories – only a higher percentage of calories from fat.
10.You’re never too old to do squats.
11.Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s a mental one.
12.The scale cannot measure body fat percentage.
13.You can eat anything you want and still lose weight – but weight doesn’t always equal fat.
14.You can’t target fat loss – fat loss is systemic.
15.Muscle does not weigh more than fat – it’s just denser than it.
16.0 grams of fat on a label doesn’t always mean there’s no fat in the food product.
17.Whole grain bread is still a processed food.
18.Eating healthy is not more expensive than a junk food diet.
19.You can’t calculate body fat percentage from height and weight alone – you need to physically measure it.
20.You can get glucose from both protein and glycerol – not just carbohydrates.
21.Just because a box says “whole grain” on it, it doesn’t make it healthy.
22.You should never attempt weight loss at the expense of your health.
23.Being vegetarian doesn’t just mean you don’t eat meat – it means you follow a plant-based diet.
24.Workout times and negative side effects are positively correlated.
25.Gym membership prices are negotiable.
26.Cooking your food can both lower some nutrient content, and make some more bioavailable.
27.There’s a high correlation between the fitness level of the people close to you, and your own physical fitness.
28.It’s harder to put on 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
29.Once an adult, fat cells can be created, but they cannot be lost – only shrunken.
30.Eating at night does not make you fat – overeating does.
31.You don’t need to do curls to get good biceps.
32.Being skinny does not automatically mean you have a low body fat.
33.The perimeter of the grocery store is where 90% of the healthy food is.
34.If bad food is in the house, you’ll be more likely to eat it.
35.Thyroid hormone output and exercise intensity are positively correlated.
36.Healthy levels of testosterone are good for both men and women.
37.You don’t need a gym membership to strength train.
38.Unless you weigh less than 100 pounds, it’s unlikely you need less than 1000 calories to lose weight.
39.Workout intensity is positively correlated with the degree of EPOC – the afterburn effect.
40.There are 3 types of skeletal muscle fibers – type I, type II-A, and type II-B.
41.80% of people who begin an exercise program will quit.
42.The body has 3 energy systems – ATP-PC, anaerobic glycolysis, and aerobic.
43.Strength gains come from muscle hypertrophy and improved muscle fiber recruitment.
44.Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength.
45.The thermic effect of food (TEF) is highest for protein.
46.Lactic acid is not the cause of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
47.The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest.
48.Direct abdominal exercises are not necessary to get good abs.
49.You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat.
50.Consistency and patience are key to long term successful weight loss.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I am almost at my 2 week mark for my doc. My arm is feeling much better, and I even was able to start my stretching. I have been doing a walk/jog around the track for my cardio, lower body lunges/squats/etc for strength training. I rode the sit down stationary bike for 2 days just for a change in pace. Didnt use the handles that are up high because that would hurt my arm. So I just kept them down and shoulders back.
I had the mom in law walking for a few days, but she quit again. Waking up with 'headaches' or 'nasea'. So, I just go without her. I cant stress myself out trying to get her to do something. Oh well. I wont ever give up, but I gotta focus on me now.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I have always had a super bad sweet tooth. Just recently I have decided to take things into my own hands and try to solve my issues myself. (breakouts on my face and upper back). My mom said it was something in my shampoo, but I didnt agree. So I cut off crystal light, cold turkey, just stopped. It was hard. OMG, so hard. Couldnt get enough water down for a few days. Then it got easier. Now I cant even drink bottled water, it just doesnt taste right! But since I stopped drinking crystal light, my sweet tooth has almost gone completely away. I was so amazed/surprised! The artificial sweetners really do make you crave more sweets.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
But only after I had a great 4 days of riding my KFX 700 quad on the beach!!! That is such a stress relief...almost wish we lived closer to the beach, I could totally do that EVERY DAY!!! Had a great time with the hubby and one of his best buddies. Made a few new friends who are much younger, and much better than we are!! But its all good, all fun!!!
So I went to the doctor yesterday. She said I either have a pinched nerve in my neck or did something to my rotator cuff. She told me NO UPPER BODY strength training, or upper body anything. UGH!! How am I supposed to deal with that for 4 WHOLE WEEKS?!?!?!? She gave me a bunch of stretches to do and if it is not improving in 2 weeks go see her again. But really? 4 weeks...its already been 2.5 since I have done upper body...Im slowly losing my mind!!!
Cant play the wii, cant play pool or darts, cant ride a bicycle. Its gonna be a long 4 weeks.
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