Archive for August, 2014

Change Your Tone!

August 6th, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , ,

As I turn another page on the calendar, so are ideas about how to further energize and tweak my activity routine. Time to take it up a notch to help me change my tone! How are your activity plans shaping up to shape you better this summer?

A few years back I found a vast difference in my core strength by simply adding a few new moves into my matt routine by incorporating lunges and squats. This season I’m adding in a string of burpees. I have been mulling over adding these for some time now as I have read about the benefits of doing these. I hit the start button on this in June, working 10 in each workout and I live to tell about it.

Truth be told I love to love the moves of my routine, but I’m getting acid reflux with this addition…. What I am loving is the results after just a few months of working these in….  It doesn’t take much time yet has myriad benefits for my aging body.

I wrote about making a 16 minute investment every 2nd day into your hourglass in my e-book Skinny on Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books. Working on your muscles and tone as your personal protein preservation project.

While you’re sprucing up your repertoire consider trying something new moves such as lunges, squats and/or burpees to tone by. You’ll be glad you did!

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Thoughts to Move You

August 4th, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , ,

Climb a mountain
Walk a trail
Jump a rope
Hoist a bale

Walk a block
Ride a bike
Dance to music
Take a hike

Fly a kite
Hit a ball
Whatever you do
Just don’t stall!

Get outside
Enjoy the weather
Play some golf
From the heather

Take a swim
Have a splash
Saunter along
Or run a dash

Move your body
Do all you can
Either spontaneously
Or make a plan

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POP Goes the Weasel….What are you pouring down your gullet?

August 1st, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , , , ,

So a study came out a little while ago touting soda pop’s help with weight loss. Guess who sponsored the research? Those who follow me have heard me recommend eating your calories rather than drinking your calories, as explained in Skinny On Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books. True! I made that transition in my journey decades ago from regular pop to diet. In time I thought about what I was pouring down my gullet more deeply, hmmmm. Now I keep it simple and sip on water all day. But that’s just me…

Let’s take one step back on food and drink and remind ourselves that there is more to our food than simply the calories. Food contains macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrate and a myriad of micronutrients from Vitamin A through zinc all needed to help our “body as temple” function optimally.

Notice I used the word “food”. Brown bubbly fluid chocked full of sweetener and caffeine concocted by a chemist to tailor a bliss point just right to tantalize your tastebuds made in a great big vat in a factory isn’t food. Not to mention the addictive qualities of this. For some being hooked on it may make it doubly difficult to kick the habit when you feel your body crave for something so unnatural. Get hooked on phonics, or love perhaps!

So folks treat your body as a temple the way it was meant to be treated. Be mindful of every sip, nibble and nosh that goes into your pie hole. It all ends up in each and every cell of your being in no time…

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