This is me. Absolutely.
This week I realized that there are only 12 weeks left, more or less, before 2013 ends. I want to really lose some mean weight before I welcome in 2014. I had the best high school class rings and I want to wear them again.
Motivation and emotional stability are two of the reasons why I am not getting back into shape after being depressed over what happened to my Dad last month. But I need to do this for myself.
Sleep is extremely important for one’s well being. The body needs to recharge itself after a long day at work and sleep is the only thing that can regenerate the body and restore it to its usual and fighting form for the next day.
This is the reason why sleep apnea is a serious problem. Sleep apnea is a sleeping problem where an individual breathes shallowly when he sleeps or has one or more pauses in his breathing. More often than not, the pauses last from a few seconds to a minute or two. Also, it can happen for 30 minutes or more.
1. Proper eating and food choices. Most sleeping problems are traced to weight issues and it comes as no surprise that most overweight people suffer from sleep apnea.
2. Use anti-snoring devices. Consult your doctor before buying one.
3. Have a healthier lifestyle.
This should not be taken lightly. Your partner should be able to tell you if you snore or have lapses on breathing when you sleep. If you are, have yourself checked and treated. There are also associations like the American Sleep Apnea Association that can help you learn more about your problem, refer you to support and treatment.
I have fatty liver. And I am just a young mother with two kids.
I need to do something about this.
As you can probably guess, I am obese and really need to lose weight.
Here are some more things I can do:
Exercise – 40 minutes 5 times a week
Spinach + Carrot Juice
It can be hard trying to get back on track after you have “fallen off a wagon”. I have started really well this year with my fitness goals and even got to a point of walking everyday (brisk walking 5mph). But things went downhill starting a few months ago when my Dad got sick and I had no time to focus on myself.
It is now time to focus on myself again and get back on track though.
I have 2.5 months left of this year.
I will spend it making steps towards my goals. And this is where my fitness mini-goals start.
Here are some tips I have read online. I was browsing www.crownsecurityproducts.com when I decided to look for inspiration on how to get back into shape again.
These might help you too *the following are not my tips*:
Start slowly. If you haven’t run for some time, your mind may remember how to run long distances, but your body might not be ready for tough work yet.
Schedule rest days. Following the start slowly notes, make sure you have a rest day between runs. Your body needs time to recover and grow stronger. Exercise stimulates the body to grow stronger. Rest days are when that growth actually happens. Remember too that rest does not mean lounging on the couch watching reruns and munching on bad food. Active rest such as walking, hiking or some other activity is best.
Incorporate walk breaks. Beginning running for fitness is best accomplished by a mixture of running and walking. Starting off with very short runs (1-4 minutes) alternated with 1 minute walks repeated for 20-30 minutes will have you back to more regular running in short order.
Do some cross-training. Cross training is defined as training in different ways to improve overall performance. From the runners perspective, it could mean cycling, weight training, swimming or another activity that is physically challenging but doesn’t use the same muscles in the same way that running does. Adding cross training to your fitness program will give you better results more quickly than running alone.
Add healthy foods to your diet. If getting out of shape also included adding unhealthy foods to your diet, pick a snack or meal every day to make healthier food choices. Even if you don’t completely re-vamp your diet, several healthier food choices every day will go a long way to improving your fitness level.
And finally, give yourself some time. If you’ve taken weeks or months off from your healthy lifestyle in order to get out of shape, give yourself enough time to get back into shape. It could take you 6-10 weeks or longer to get back into great physical shape. Don’t expect results in just a handful of workouts.
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1. How many servings of fruit do you have on average most days?
Not that often. I do need to incorporate more into our diet. I usually have fruits as dessert whenever I am in the sound room doing some editing with the great Metronomes at musician’s friend.
2. How often do you use toothpicks?
Rarely. I floss though.
3. How many servings of vegetables do you have on average most days?
We have veggies even if it’s just potatoes everyday.
4. Raw or pasteurized? What is your choice?
5. Are energy drinks (like Red Bull) less, more, or as effective as coffee?
I prefer coffee.
Try this surprise smoothie for an on-the-go breakfast that’s packed with the nutrients of hearty greens but tastes like a perfect blend of fruit.
1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy beverage, such as almond, rice or soy
2 dried apricots or 4 pitted dates
1 cup chopped kale leaves
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
Combine non-dairy beverage, apricots, banana, kale, spinach and berries in a blender and blend until smooth.
What is your favorite Halloween costume that you ever wore?
I was a clown once. When I was 8. I also tried to wear a musical instrument once – as a chauvet geyser at guitar center.
What are you going to do on Halloween?
It’s finished for us – the kids had a blast. We went to a party.
Are you a lover or hater of scary movies?
What kind of treats (or tricks) are you handing out this year?
Recipe of the Week
(instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?)