Do you you notice how cruddy you feel if you do not get good nutrition? I sure do, and I often wonder how people can live off hot dogs and potato chips. I have a friend who is obese and that is all she eats. NO wonder she is depressed all the time.
The best thing for the inside of a woman is the outside of a horse. SADDLE UP AND RIDE!!!
Never neglect good nutrition. It's easy to just focus on your workout when you're trying to burn calories, build muscle and reshape your body. But working out is one part of the equation; what you eat (and drink) before and after your exercise session is also important.
Before your workout, make sure you're well hydrated. Nearly every study available conclusively shows that exercising when dehydrated will impair your performance. Before your workout have a small snack.
After you finish, make sure to take refuel your muscles (to prepare them for future workouts) by eating the right amount of food within 30-90 minutes. Studies also show that the right post-workout meal (or snack) will replenish your glycogen stores more quickly and shorten recovery time—two factors that can help you achieve optimum results.
I have a dry erase calendar hanging in my basement exercise area. I record all my exercise on it and review it at the end of the month, checking for consistency, if I need to make any changes and setting goals for the next month.
I use a smaller plate (we used to call them salad plates) for all my meals. Looks like my plate is full (which it is) and I don't want/need to go for seconds. I thing this is partly a mind "game", but it works.
Barb "Sweat is FAT crying"
"Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living YOUR best Life"
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