I have struggled with my weight since high school. Trying many of the fads, pills, tricks, and whatever to lose weight...they don't work. This time I'm going to do it right, through hard work, exercise and watching what I eat. Join me as I start my new journey I'm sure will be full of struggle, pain, pitfalls, obstacles, and glorious successes to become a fit and healthier person.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tips and Challenge
During my last training session, I spoke to my trainer and asked him for a tip for my readers. Paul's first tip is, when you are exercising, try to keep the time between exercises really short. The less rest time, the longer your heart rate stays up and the more fat you can burn. His second tip was to practice Push Aways. Paul said they are a great exercise for people trying to lose weight. Now I hadn't heard of these before, so was very interested to hear the details. So I had his explain exactly how to do one. So here's how a Push Away is done. First, while seated at the table, place your hands on the end of the table in front of you and push back so your chair and you push away from the table. Now for the important part, this is to be done while eating a meal, and before you have finished. Just when you've had enough to feel satisfied. The idea being, if you can push yourself away from the unfished meal, you'll eat less. :) We got a good laugh out of it being an "exercise," he said it as a joke, but I told him I was going to put it in anyway.
Now, those of you who have been following me for a while (or have read some of the old posts), may remember the Fabulous Fatties challenge that I was a part of. Well, they're at it again. The Fabulous Fatties Challenge #3 is in full swing. I just found out about it yesterday, barely in time to join up to participate. But even though it's too late to participate in this one, I'd recommend popping into their site anyway. They are full of life and very inspirational, plus they are sure to have another challenge soon, so you can get a feel for how they work. Stop in and say "Hi", tell them a_healthier_me sent you. :)
So far I have 5 points for yesterday (cut me some slack, I didn't find out until late in the day). Set a goal of what you want to achieve during this challenge. *2 entries Exercise 30 minutes a day or more *2 entries Eat a healthy breakfast *1 entry per day