Ok, how are you feeling? Did you do it? If you’re response is “Did I do what?” then the answer is pretty obvious. Did you get outside and do something fun last week? I chopped up trees and cleared brush on my grandparent’s farm for several hours. Not the usual outdoor activity for most but it must be effective. My grandfather was out there doing it with us – and he’s 91! Maybe he’s the one who’s got it figured out…
How about making decisions in advance and portion control? Portion control started out being hard, but after about a week I stopped being hungry after one portion. Perhaps my stomach shrank (to an appropriate size).
This week lets focus on drinking more water. You may not have a problem with this, but most people do. I didn’t say drink fluids, I said drink water. Good, old fashioned H2O. No carbonation, no flavors, do it in the naked form. Water curbs your appetite, it’s good for your skin, it prevents many, many problems, and strengthens your immune system. Johns Hopkins University did a study on water several years ago. They concluded that 67 percent of ALL sickness and disease could be prevented by drinking more water! Just think about that for a minute.
My workouts have been bumped up a notch. I’m timing my breaks closely, generally 30 to 60 seconds. This keeps my heart rate up which burns bodyfat during the workout. Your physical challenge this week is to bump your resistance training up a notch. If you are lollygagging around the gym, start using the stopwatch and limiting your break time. If you are training once a week, make it two. If you are still thinking about getting started, start! If you don’t know how to do it, get some help. That’s what we’re here for. If you cannot afford training, do some research. There’s plenty of instructional videos on this site, and there are lots of other sources.
Are you awake yet? I am.