Archive for January, 2012
Its really weird…………. as you get older some days you can feel really awesome and then some days you feel like crap.
Case in point. I have been running for the past many months twice a week. Usually on Monday and Thursday. On Monday of this week I felt good and decided to do two more laps than I planned to. Well, a seven miler turned to over a 9miler. And in the last mile ,which has some gradual but long and hard uphills, I really tore my body up. I came home exhausted and I just sat there on the fireplace while my wife finished her video workout. I could barely move I was so tired.
Well, I managed to make it to the bathroom and took a long hot bath. When I got out I just laid in bed the rest of the night watching Barney with my daughters. Totally spent !!!
I hadnt run that far in a long time maybe close to 10 years and it showed its effects on me.
But last night I felt pretty good and I ran a swift 6.5 miler. It wasn’t a 9 miler but it was at a much faster pace and felt like I could easily have done 9 miles.
So my point is never to give up on yourselves if you have that bad day with exercising or even eating. In eating for instance , you might splurge a little bit too much on one day to the point of feeling bloated. But just relax and balance it out with some well proportioned salads the next day.
Remember as I have always said so many times you want to have balance, balance, balance in you Life !!
So I hope some of my own experiences give you some insight that you can successfully apply to your own lives.
1.The 20 minute exercise routine willl get that belly smaller :
This is something I have been implementing myself for quite sometime now. Basically, you can use any intense exercise that will really make you sweat and get your blood pumping. I do circuit training of all kinds. My favorite is crunches and pushups. I do them really quick and they have a great effect on my muscles and cardio. I will start out with pushups doing as many as I can before I cant doing anymore. Then I will do a combo of wide arm pushups, decline pushups on a chair, and incline pushups on a small table, and top this off with my arms tight to my body to really get my triceps a burning. All this takes less than 20 minutes. And gets your heart pumping and muscles tired.
Shadow boxing in intervals leading up to 20 minutes is a great exercise to do !!
Jump roping up to 20 minutes with quick intervals and high steps can really get you in great shape. All these can be done at home and can get that belly smaller and smaller and help you lose the fat.
Remember to concentrate on fast metabolic movements to best remove the belly fat. It does not necessarily have to be a exercise of long duration but one of short and intense duration !
2. Get a small belly and lose weight with micronutrients
Focus on foods that are called macronutrients instead of only concentrating 0n foods with fat, protein, and carbohydrates !
Eating lots of organic veggies,beans, fruits, raw nuts seeds, legumes,whole not refined grains will really make you eat much less and feel less cravings and more satisfied.
These small belly foods will give your body the nutrients it craves and keep you from being held hostage by those quick fix diets that in the end do more damage to your body and your belly than good!! Eating smart will not just get rid of the fat, but it will in the long run make you a healthier person, period !!!
Hope this helps in getting you fitter and slimmer
Geesh, yesterday was like 72 degrees here in Texas as my daughters and I basked in the warm glory by riding bikes and playing at the playground next to our townhouse. We did all this for at least 3 hours until my little tikes got pretty worn out.
The day before, I ran a pretty solid 7 miler and I was supposed to run this evening but I think it will be just too cold. Can you imagine that…..Robert Andrew, the manly man among men, saying its too cold to run outside !! We will see.
This time of the year is a perfect time to be a member at a gym and stay in shape that way. But as many of you know I prefer doing my exercise around my house and outdoors. I have been doing pushups everyday along with crunches for the last 9 months. I have built both my chest and abs pretty darn good. In fact, I have been more cut that I have ever been. More so than when I did free weights. But I would be curios to how much I could bench press. Push ups and bench pressing affect your body in different ways.
Anyway, I hope you guys have completely recovered from the Holiday feasting. I am just finishing mine as I have almost eaten a whole box of Sees Candy I received from my Aunt. So after that is done I will be operating on all 4 cyclinders. And I plan to be in the best shape of my Life in 2012!
Remember folks, to eat smart but not perfect and try to get some kind of exercise regimen implemented in your life. Even just walking a mile or so a day will help you in your efforts to lose weight and stay healthy. If you cannot manage to do even this then you will have no choice but to eat a very, very strict diet with minimal carbs and sugars to stay slim and healthy.
Personally, I would rather choose the former than the latter as it makes life much more funner !!
Heres to a great one,
Well howdy guys !! I hope you did not overdo it these past holidays. If you did then climb aboard because we are going to give you some good exercises to get that New Year blubber off your body ! : >)
1. Of course number one in my book is to go out and do some Running. Preferably if you can get on some softer trails the better. This will save your joints in the long run.
2. If Running is too much for ya right now then some good ole Walking can be the trick for you. Make it brisk and build it up starting out slower until you feel like you can go faster. Incidentally, Walking will take less toll on your joints and knees than Running does !!
3. Swimming indoors is a great activity to do and is as good as Running or Walking for burning the fat !! Stretch good before you do this activity both upper and lower body.
4. If you have access to a lake that is not frozen I would suggest trying out Kayaking. Boy, this will get your lungs and heart a moving. Great for burning of that holiday pounds.
5. Shadow boxing you say ?? Yes, I said shadow boxing. Take about 5 minutes of some fast shadow boxing and you will see what I mean. It totally wears out your body and is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. You can use a bag or just boxing in the air. Either way is fine.
Of course there are many more exercises to help you burn the fat off from your Holiday feasting but these five are at the top of my list. Just remember when you are outdoors you need to stretch out really well and bundle yourselves up with warm clothing. There is no sense in catching a bad cold while trying to shred the weight !!
Happy New Year,