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Let me say this: I hate push-ups. I’ve said it before. And I will likely say it again. I hate push-ups. I have hated push-ups for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure why, but I would rather do 100 burpees than do 10 push-ups. Don’t get me wrong. I do them and I make my class participants do them. It doesn’t mean I enjoy them.
I think my disdain for them originated because I had such little upper body strength. Therefore, I had a difficult time performing them. Then, a while back, I started doing them all the time. I even got a set of those perfect push-up handles and my push-ups improved and increased. Then, I had a terrible back injury and my push-up ability sort of went down the toilet. And I guess I lost any motivation to improve them.
So, for the month of January, I committed to and participated in the 100 a Day Push-up Challenge.
Ugh. As soon as I committed to this I dreaded it. But I committed…
I started the challenge by doing 10 here and 10 there. I’d do all varieties of push-ups – regular, modified (from the knees), triceps, etc. Eventually, I moved on to doing 30 regular push-ups, followed by 20 triceps push-ups twice (50 and 50). Eventually, I was doing as many push-ups at a time that I could do. Sometimes that would be 50, sometimes it would be 70, and by the end, it was 100. I did my push-ups anywhere I could…at the gym, in my living room, or even in the lunch room at work. I made sure I got them done.
Over those 31 days I noticed that my arms and back and stamina for those wretched push-ups because stronger and increased. I didn’t dread getting down to the floor to do the darn things as much as when I first started. I was able to fling off more and more at a time and it made me happy. (Not as happy as when I finally finished the challenge.)
I had fully intended to continue doing a push-up challenge – committing to doing 50 push-ups a day for the year. I started off okay, but then I got hit with bronchitis and a throat infection and the flu and my push-up training came to a bit of a halt for a week or so. But, the last few days I have gotten back on track and have completed (at minimum) my 50 push-ups a day. My hope is that by the end of this year (Lord, give me strength..we are only in February) I will finally enjoy doing push-ups.
If you want to get in on this, comment below and let me know you are going to COMMIT to doing 50 push-ups a day, every day, until the end of 2018, and watch your body change and your strength increase. It takes just minutes a day. Why not commit to this with me?
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If you’ve been a follower of this blog for some time, you might recall that my fitness routine initially started with an elliptical I had purchased (from Sears) at least a year prior. I had every intention of utilizing this machine in order to lose weight. But, the first time I tried it I found it “too hard” and didn’t bother to use it again.
When I hopped on it more than a year later, I was at a place in my life where I was fat, (not just overweight, but fat), sad, depressed, and overall unhealthy. I was now determined that it was time for a change. I lugged that darned elliptical machine into my living room, turned the TV on to Oprah, and I powered (read “struggled”) through that workout. I was hot and sweaty and out of breath. My heart was beating and I felt like I was going to die. But I continued. I made a point to get on that elliptical every day. I would make a point to set my goal each day and, as soon as I was close to achieving it, I would set a new one. Eventually, the three minute workout that initially “nearly killed me” the year before, turned into a 20, 30, 60, and eventually 120 minutes routine. It became part of my daily habit. And I swear, that elliptical saved my life.
When I came across Reviews.com, a great site that offers comparisons and reviews on tons of products, I had to check it out. The people are Reviews.com do the work for you by researching and reviewing anything you might be looking for – including the Best Elliptical Machines.
The Elliptical Reviews pinpoints what exactly you should be looking for in the machine, who they consulted, which ones were tested, and how they chose their overall best. They compared prices, as well as the “luxuries” of each model reviewed. It really is a useful site and I would encourage anyone wanting to invest in an elliptical (or anything, really) to check out the site and invest the time, too. Buying any piece of exercise equipment is a big deal and can often run you a lot of money. Your health is definitely worth it, of course, but I would suggest examining the research at Reviews.com and see if all of your questions are answered. Perhaps they even answered questions you didn’t know to ask.
One of the greatest things I love about my elliptical is that the strides are short. I’m 5’6 but I have fairly short legs (my torso goes on for days) and the strides are perfect for my little stumps. What’s interesting to note about this is that every single elliptical machine I’ve been on in my lifetime, aside from the one I purchased, has incredibly long strides and I feel very awkward on them. Is that something I would have researched back then? No, I really just lucked out with that one. But, now that I know there are different lengths of the strides, it is certainly something I will look for should I plan to purchase another one in the future.
So, if you are in the market for something (anything) new, pop over to Reviews.com and do a little comparison shopping. You never know what you might be looking for.
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If you recall from my previous post, I noted it’s much easier to have success with your fitness/weight loss/health goals if you make a plan and make a commitment. I know, personally, that if I say I’m going to do something, I may not always follow through with it. But if I commit to something, I am committed 100%. So, here are my commitments for 2018:
To kick off the new year, I’ve committed to another Whole 30 – which begins TOMORROW. As always, I’m super excited to start another Whole 30 Program. I have over-indulged in my fair share of chocolate this Christmas season, and I really need to slay my sugar dragons.
I began preparing for my 30 days late this past week. I got my grocery shopping done and spent part of the weekend eating clean meals. My fridge is organized and the chocolate is going into cold storage. I have been waiting to get started and now I’m more than gung-ho. I know how great I feel during and after my 30 days and I know the chocolate will be there later on down the road if I really feel the need to have some. But, for the next 30 days, I’m committed to clean eating and drinking.
Gym Routine and Workouts and Rest
Fortunately, I don’t really ever need to push myself to exercise. In fact, I’m eager to do my workouts and, it seems, it’s often all I think about.
In addition to my boot camps, family fitness classes, and attending Zumba, I have regular gym sessions (I often exercise more than once a day – splitting my days with lifting in the morning and cardio/boot camp in the evenings). Therefore, I sometimes get through a work day on 3-5 hours of sleep. And, let’s be honest, that just isn’t enough. Although I am fully functional on just a few hours of sleep, I am committing to resting more in 2018. I am going to let go of my fear of missing a workout and spend time relaxing (and snoozing).
A few years back I had eye surgery. It was a gross surgery where my eyeball was cut into and a membrane was scraped out. Although, my vision in that eye on it’s own has not improved (and may never), my vision with both eyes together is still better than 20/20. That being said, I’m constantly fearful that the sight in my good eye will go and I’ll be SOL. If it happens, I won’t be able to read and my driver’s license will likely be taken away.
I have been as proactive as I can be, but the issue with my “bad” eye was such a fluke that there really is no way to prepare for or prevent the same thing happening in the other eye. However, I am careful with my eyes and I do what I can to ensure my eye health is up to par. I keep drops in my desk at work and at home, I always have my sunglasses on during the day, even in the winter, and especially with all this snow in Nova Scotia so as to prevent Photokeratitis – or snow blindness. In fact, I have several pairs of sunglasses with different UV protection and different shades of protection so that I have a pair to go with every weather condition. And I already have my next appointments set with my eye surgeon/check-ups.
Although I don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, Warby Parker now offers a Prescription Check App that allows an eye doctor to assess your vision and provide an updated glasses prescription. If you are someone who wears glasses, or just want to have your vision checked out, then it may be worthwhile checking out this app.
So that’s my short-list of my commitments for staying on track this year. What’s on your list?
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It’s a brand new year, which means the resolutions have been made and people are out in abundance to make this year their best year ever.
Diets have been started, gyms have been joined, pacts have been sworn to. And while I’m hoping that most of you will have success, some of you will fail. Why? Because plans aren’t being made.
I never make resolutions for the New Year when it comes to fitness and health. I may make other resolutions, such as reading more, watching less television, spending more time with friends, etc. Those are the resolutions that are easy to keep. Because they’re easy. Changing your health and lifestyle doesn’t come easy for many. It didn’t come easy for me at first. Mostly because I wasn’t being honest with why I wanted to “change my life”. (In complete honesty, I didn’t want to change my life, I just wanted to stop being fat.) It wasn’t until I made the commitment to change my life and improve my health – for me (and not for the New Year) – that things started shifting for me. I made a plan and I stuck with it. Why? Because my lifestyle was becoming detrimental to my health. I wasn’t exercising and I was eating crap and I have a heart condition to worry about. I didn’t want to die from a heart attack before I turned 30. That’s when I made the commitment to and for myself.
I wholeheartedly want you to succeed in your resolution. But, instead of calling it a New Year’s Resolution, why not calling it a Lifestyle Change or a 2018 Commitment? And instead of making a resolution, why not sit down and plan out how you will improve your health this year? What will you do? Make a list:
Will you commit to: Working out 3 days a week?; Creating a grocery list to include only the good stuff? Plan your meals in advance? Trying and sticking with a fitness class for a full session? Eating clean? Quitting smoking/drinking/binge watching tv?
Think about what you want to accomplish. Do you want to: Improve your overall health? Sleep better? Eat more veggies? Lose weight? Get stronger? Run your first 5/10K? Have mental clarity?
Once you know what and why you want to accomplish, and you commit to your new life changes, your rate for success goes up.
And for all of you who are old pros at this, be sure to support those around you. Encourage those in your circle to continue to eat better, exercise, sleep more, log out. Welcome the newbies to your lifestyle.
And don’t be a dick in the gym! We were all the newbie at one point. For some, stepping into a fitness room for the first time is intimidating enough. Be friendly! A smile goes a long way!
Cheers and good luck!
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Christmas is often seen as the season of indulgence. There are an excessive amount of parties and dinners and get-togethers and functions – not to mention Christmas dinner – and with all of that, there comes large quantities of food and drinks. Whether it’s chips and dips and beer or a buffet with an abundance of rich desserts and cheeses and wines, there is likely something that
will can entice even the strongest-willed guest.
So, in order to do your best at not over-indulging (or gorging yourself) this Christmas, here are some of my best tips:
Make a Plan. Don’t start the season off without knowing exactly how you will approach it. Look at your calendar and figure out when you can get your workouts in – even if you can only spare 20 minutes. Utilize that time to make the workout count! Making a plan also comes into play when you’re preparing to feast. If you are attending a holiday party where you know there will be lots of decadent foods served, plan your meals and eating routine around that. Have a lighter lunch or dinner* or have a healthy snack instead of your regular meal if you will be eating later at an event. If you really have the will power (or discipline) you can always prepare your own snacks to take with you to a holiday party – that way, you’ll know exactly what you’re eating and won’t go over your portion. *You can also prepare a nutritious meal at home prior to going to your event. This will prevent you from overeating or eating excessive junk at the party. And again, this way you will know exactly what you’re consuming.
- Commit. If you commit yourself to staying healthy during the holidays, stick to it. This does not mean committing 100% (although, how fantastic would that be?), but why not commit yourself 80-90%. If you’re not able to get to the gym 4 times per week during the Christmas rush, why not commit to getting there twice a week? Or saving your gas and working out at home 3-4 times per week. There are ways to compromise while (sort of) sticking to your plan.
- Challenge Yourself. If you are going to be working out less during the holidays, make sure your workouts count. Adding in strength training (you should be doing this anyway), plyometrics, HIIT workouts, or something out of the ordinary can rev up your system and help you in burning more fat than your regular workout. There are so many other ways to do this easily – increasing the intensity on your treadmill or elliptical, holding your yoga pose longer. Whatever it is, make sure it’s challenging you and see the difference.
- Eat Breakfast. I cannot stress enough how eating a well-rounded, healthy breakfast can change your life. Protein and the right carbs can be a game-changer for your entire day. People who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat during the day.
- Don’t Drink (All) Your Calories. Have a glass of wine or punch or a beer – just don’t overdo it on the booze or eggnog or cider. Holiday party drinks are almost always loaded with sugar or fat. So be on the lookout for that and sip wisely. In addition to this, making your own java can help save you calories – and money. Brewing at home as opposed to purchasing overpriced, over-sugared coffees/mochas/lattes/etc. will help you monitor what’s going in your body and what’s coming out of your wallet.
- Don’t Punish Yourself. If you’re at a party or a dinner and there is something you really want – eat/drink it. Just limit yourself. You don’t necessarily have to eat the entire plate of cookies, but you can have one. Enjoy it. Savor it.
- Don’t Forget that Christmas/the holidays are not all about food. Christmas parties and family gatherings are also about being social and spending time with friends and loved ones. So, step away from the buffet table or the chip bowl or the bar and indulge in the conversation, listen to the music, sit by the fire. Mingle, tell stories, and Enjoy Yourself!
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You’d think it would be basic common knowledge by now that good nutrition is important (likely the most important factor) in living healthy, long lives. But, alas, some people still don’t get it. You see people non-stop forging garbage into their bodies and then wondering while they are unhappy, unhealthy, overweight, tired, lethargic, have acne, etc. <– This list goes on and on.
Here it is:
In order for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy, it is important that we follow a good nutritious diet. Good nutrition provides energy and the building blocks of muscle.
The more you know about the importance of nutrition, the better the good food will taste. Increasing your knowledge on the importance of good nutrition will make healthy foods more appealing to you, not only because of the taste but also because of their nutritional content. It’s fun to eat when you truly understand what you’re putting into your body.
Vitamins and minerals are important nutrients our bodies need in order to not only function properly, but also allow chemical reactions to occur at a faster rate.
If we think about food as fuel, and even medicine, for our bodies it can give us a better understanding of the role nutrition plays in our overall health, and guide us in making better food choices.
We want to achieve longevity and increased energy and promote growth and happiness, and proper nutrition can assist in all of that. This does not mean you can’t indulge in “treats” (i.e. the craptastic foods like baked goods and chocolate) on occasion, it means you have to limit putting them in your body and be wiser to the effect the crap foods have on your health. BALANCE is vital to good health and well-being.
We know from research that a healthy diet can lower risk of stroke, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, some cancers, and diabetes (to name just a few ailments). Choosing healthier foods and following a proper nutrition plan can also provide mental clarity and clean up hormonal imbalances. (<–This is part of the reason I love the Whole 30 Program so much.) And aside from all of this, eating better really just makes one feel better. You don’t usually get the same satisfaction from French fries and frozen dinners that you get from fresh produce and lean proteins.
The growing epidemic of poor health and obesity and preventable diseases can all be reversed by living healthier – following a healthy and nutritious diet and exercising.
What is comes down to – eating the right foods is as important as the air we breathe. Choose wisely.
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I spent the entire summer getting up bright and early to either walk, run, or go to the gym. And I absolutely loved it. The early morning fitness became a huge part of my routine and my “me” time. I enjoyed being up early enough to witness the sunrise each morning, and I enjoyed the solitude. And, of course, I enjoyed getting more activity into my days. However, since early October, my morning workouts have somewhat dwindled. My running partner and I only made it out a few times after the Harvest run, and I haven’t been getting to the gym in the mornings as often as I was…mostly because I’ve been going in the evenings (my fitness routine has not suffered – just changed a bit), and I’ve also continued hiking/walking on my lunch breaks. I’ve been getting my morning gym sessions in here and there but have been sticking to mostly evenings and weekends.
And once the mornings started getting colder and it was staying darker longer, I just wanted to stay cuddled up in my warm, cozy bed instead of venturing outside for a walk or run. And every time Running Buddy and I made a plan to get up and get out, something happened or we’d just cancel.
So, we made a pact this weekend to drag our butts out of bed Monday morning and get back into the routine. And we did it! And you know what? I loved it! I felt so darn good. Of course, I had to bundle up with extra pants and warmer gear, but I loved every minute of it. And I hit 10,000 steps before 8:00 am – which almost never happens. I felt so accomplished that morning and I am definitely planning to stick to the routine as much as possible.
And, as much as I’m dreading winter coming, I am totally looking forward to the solitude of a dusting of light snow in the mornings (here and there).
To be honest, I was dreading getting up so early the other morning but I really enjoyed it – not the dragging my arse out of a warm, cozy bed but that little change my day so much better. (#littlechanges)
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Last month I wrote a post on my Top 5 Wellness Favorites. Included in that post, was mention of the company Elysium Health. Elysium is all about the small, daily habits that lead to a healthier and better life. And since my post, the team at Elysium has come up with a great infographic and included quotes from some wellness sites – MINE INCLUDED. (That’s me at the bottom – NSFitBitch.)
Thank you Elysium for providing this great infographic and for including my post.
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After my morning walk I indulged in 2 eggs and coffee for breakfast.
My lunch consisted of left over zucchini noodles (zoodles) and a 1/4 pork chop. I also had a small peach and some cherries before heading to the gym. I did not eat a lot or enough. On the way home from the gym I had errands to run and I could feel that my sugars were getting low (I’m Hypoglycemic) and I was getting light-headed, so I snacked on a Larabar.
For dinner, I made mixed veggies and steaks. We don’t usually eat red meat and it was kinda gross. I snacked on dried cherries and nuts afterwards because my palette was not satisfied.
I was up way too damn early this morning to get to the gym and I worked my ass off. Therefore, I was near starving by the time I got to work. I had two eggs and a hash brown for breakfast (along with an ice coffee I drank on the way to work). Mid-morning I was still really hungry and decided to inhale yet another hash brown.
For lunch I had a can of tuna (packed in water) mixed with avocado and chopped up dill pickle. I also sucked back another iced coffee. I’m very tired. During the day I snacked on a few plantain chips and dried cherries.
Dinner was spectacular! I made spicy crab stuffed avocado and it was so delicious that I can’t wait to make it again. (Cut the avocado, remove pit and scoop out the fruit. Chop up crab meat (I put mine in my blender – kinda gross but did the job) or use canned crab, a little red onion, and a little cucumber and mix in a bowl with the avocado, a little lime juice, and a little paprika. Once mixed well, spoon it into the avocado shell. You can eat it cold but I popped mine in the oven for a bit. #sogood
I also had a little of the sweet potato brownie as I was prepping some for Day 11.
Post-morning walk I had 2 eggs and some turkey bacon – plus coffee.
I do not know what was wrong with me today but mid-morning I was starving. My sugars were down, I was light-headed and a little dizzy, and completely hungry. In fact, I was so hungry I kinda ate two lunches. First, I had packed with me some mixed veggies with a few pieces of shrimp. This equaled about a half a cup and did NOT satisfy my hunger. So, about 45 minutes later I picked up a piece of chicken and some potato. I also had a half dozen cherries to go with it and felt satisfied.
To be perfectly honest, now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t know if my hunger was a result of just being really hungry today or if it was for lack of water. I normally drink a couple of liters in the morning but it was a busy day and this morning I only filled my water jug once (which is about a liter and a half). I think that had a lot to do with it.
After hitting the gym, I was excited to get home to eat. I made the rest of the spicy crab from the night before and also had a slice of prosciutto to go with it. I snacked on some coconut balls while I was making dinner and meal prepping for the next day, and a bit later I also snacked on some plantains.
I was up at 5:25 this morning so that I could get to the gym bright and freakin’ early (got there just before 6 *barf*). I actually really enjoy my morning workouts – whether I’m just up for my morning walk or hitting the gym to lift heavy. I feel very accomplished afterwards. But since I was up so darn early (it’s really dark that time of the morning), and because I lifted so much this morning, I made sure to prep a good breakfast. I had cauliflower pancakes (eggs and cauliflower) and some prosciutto. And I’m on my second coffee already.
For a mid-morning snack I had a Larabar and for lunch I had the remaining leftover crab and avocado salad, a pork medallion, and some cherries.
I snacked on more cherries in the afternoon. And for dinner I had some basic (compliant) bacon and eggs. I went out with the girls later in the evening to a local pub and, unfortunately, there was not a single thing on the menu that I could order. This particular restaurant is a bit on the pricey side and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something I couldn’t eat. So, at 10pm, I ordered a basket of fries while my girlfriends shoved super delicious treats in their faces. Technically, fries are compliant but certainly the Whole 30 program wants you to shy away from them. As I mentioned in an earlier post, because this is, like, my 10th round of the Whole 30, I have made peace with having to go “off-program” here and there and this was one of those times that I had to. I also was running a 5k obstacle race (Foam Fest) early the next morning, so I tried not to feel overly guilty about the fries.
The next morning I was up again at 6:30 to get ready for the Foam Fest. One thing I will admit to – on or off the Whole 30 – I hate exercising on a full stomach. I absolutely cannot do it. And as such, I did not eat breakfast this particular morning. My BFF and I split a date/energy bar a bit before the race but that is all I ran on. Oh, I also made half a cup of coffee.
After the race, BFF and I had to stop at the grocery store and while she was shopping she was eating taters from the store’s deli…She shoved a few of those at me to tide me over until I got home. And once home, for brunch I made eggs and prosciutto and another cup of coffee.
That afternoon I went shopping with another bestie and she and I grabbed coffee. I almost never have 3 coffees in a day but I was exhausted from my early mornings all week and from the run in the morning. Black iced coffee was my bff that afternoon.
I did not eat again until dinner that night. I roasted a chicken, carrots, and cauliflower. I basted my chicken with a little olive oil and mixed herbs and garlic. It was perfection.
Once again I had eggs for breakfast (are you at all surprised? Eggs are my staple.). I had a lot of work to do to finish up my preparing for my online boot camp session to launch before I headed out of town for the night. Hence, why I made the chicken dinner the night before.
For dinner, my other half decided to go to Subway. I already had my chicken dinner but decided to pick up a chopped salad at Subway and throw in some of the chicken with it. I also had half a dragon fruit. And in the evening I snacked on some plantains.
After finally having a semi-decent night’s sleep, I got up and made eggs and coffee for breakfast. Once my honey woke up, we went out for a mid-morning coffee.
For lunch I had some leftover salad and chicken. It was a very lazy day (Labor Day!) and I didn’t do much until I had to leave to teach boot camp. After class, I came home to meal prep and make myself dinner of eggs and a small pork chop and some cauliflower.
I will fully admit that this weekend I did not eat enough and went off chart a bit. I usually stick to my guns when it comes to staying compliant. And I feel like if I hadn’t been so darn tired this weekend, I would have made more choices, better choices, and would have eaten more.
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