Saturday, April 26, 2008

Food is Fuel

Your body is an AMAZING machine. It is filled with miles and miles of blood vessels that carry cells which travel precisely and completely to every single part of your body continuously from the day you were born until the day they stop, and you stop with them. It has many organs that are a team and work intricately together to perform hundreds, if not thousands of functions, from regulating your body temperature, to fighting off infections, to transferring oxygen from the air to all your little blood cells. It has hundreds of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that all need to cooperate along with your hugely complicated and extensive sensory network, called the nervous system, in order to make all the millions of movements that you want to make. Without all these things and many many more, that I don't have time to list, you would not function the way you should.

I know that you probably already knew all those things, but I don't think that we think about them enough and truly appreciate the genius creation that is our bodies. Because if we did, we probably wouldn't be filling it with all the sludge and trudge and junk that we drop down our gullets.

Let's say that your body is a Cadillac. Cadillacs are considered high end luxury vehicles. A complex, expensive machine which the manufacture requires that you use a high performance of fuel, Premium Unleaded, in order for it to function they way it should. Your body is your high performance machine. If you want it to keep going and going and going, you have to use the best fuel. If you want to respect your body it is important to give it the fuel that it needs to keep going. It is not about what your taste buds want or what your brain thinks your body needs. Food is fuel. If you give your body the nutrients and clean energy that it needs to function, it will thank you by performing better and longer, giving you the higher quality of life you are striving for.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Know your Options..

And Know what they are NOT.

Once upon a time, my boyfriend asked me a silly question. He said "Do you even WANT to go to work tomorrow?" And I just looked at him, kind of puzzled because honestly, the thought never crossed my mind. Whether I want to or not, I still HAVE to go, and my feelings on the matter doesn't change that, so I don't even bother to think about it. The same thing can be applied to working out. We shouldn't even consider whether we WANT to or not, but just go DO IT! I think I learned that when I was a kid because whenever us kids got all whiney and said we didn't want to do something my dad would say "Well you are going to have to change your want-to-then!"

So what are your options? By saying what your options are NOT, you give your options more power and room to succeed.
Not working out is NOT an option.
Not giving your 100% is NOT an option.
Not meeting or exceeding your goal is NOT an option. (With the only exceptions being injury or death.)
Sugar comas are NOT an option.

Feel free to list yours in the comments or any you think I may have missed.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Don't forget your Vitamins!

For a few months, I have been taking BeachBody's Activit Metabolism Multi-vitamin as well as the Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules. I have noticed some good results with both. Even aside from internal health, the fish oils actually help keep my skin clear. Well, I recently went with the Core Nutrition Pack to see if the simple addition of Cal-Mag to my vitamin routine would make any difference, and I must say that it has! My concentration had been pretty non-existent in the past few months, and the Cal-Mag somehow has given me the ability to come back to earth and focus on things a whole lot better! I was skeptical at first too, but I think that in addition to all the health benefits these vitamins provide, things that we don't necessarily see and notice, these other noticeable benefits make it all worthwhile.

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Your body will thank you!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Take it to the Xtreme

I am not a fitness professional. (yet) When I first started working out, I was a little intimidated. The thought of going to the gym where all these other people were working out, and in great shape scared me a little. But I didn't let that hold me back. I set aside my embarrassment and went for it anyway. Besides, it doesn't matter what other people think anyway.

Well, for people like me, and maybe you, too, I want to get in shape. I want to feel good about my body. I love the beach and want to look good in a bathing suit and no longer have to dread going clothes shopping and trying on clothes. But I really don't want to pay big bucks for 5 sessions with a personal trainer, either. Is there another way?

Why, yes there is! I found P90X. And for this one, you don't even need to go to the gym! It's like your own personal trainer who does house visits. I'll be starting P90X in June. Who wants to join me? Check it out:

**warning there are a couple "bad words" in this video, but only 1 or 2.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008


From the 3 Doors Down popular song:
If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, Will you be there a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

What is your kryptonite? You know, that thing or person in your life that makes you week every time you go near it? But the thing about that kryptonite, is that you can't get rid of it on your own. The harder you try to let go, the stronger it is. If you are fighting with your kryptonite, maybe it's time to ask someone to help you get it out of your life. You don't really know how much it is holding you back until you get rid of it. Then you'll wish you had done it sooner.