It Is OK to start over, and it does not matter how many times you have to do it as long as you don’t quit. In my health, wellness and fitness journey, I have started over numerous times and at one point I felt really bad about it. Today, I realize that I shouldn’t feel bad about it because I’m human, and as long as I have not completely quit then it’s OK to start over, re-center yourself and continue on to the goal that you have set for yourself. The path may have changed but it doesn’t mean that you’re going in the wrong direction. In fact, you are probably closer than you were before! Sometimes, we have to go through darkness, valleys and blindness before our eyes are opened and we see the light that lights the path that we must take to move forward!
First of all ladies, we are not made to get as big as men. We simply do not have the composition. Lifting weights increases muscle tone, which in turn burns fat at a much more rapid pace than doing 30 or 60 minutes of aerobic activity. Weight training is also excellent for increasing bone density which is critical for preventing osteoporosis and broken bones.
Adding weight training to your workout regimen will only help you reach your weight loss goals faster. In addition, toning your muscles will help you to maintain your weight loss. It really takes a lot of work and even years to grow large muscles, if you decide to take that path.
To learn more, check it out >> Don’t Worry, You Won’t ‘Bulk-up’ from Working Out…Unless you want to!.
In an earlier post, I posted a diagram of the importance of water and its effects on the body (why water is so important). In addition to taking in the proper amount of water (at least 64 ounces per day), eating vegetables and fruits are also very important. Incorporating them into your diet are essential.
Many diseases develop in the body when it does not release wastes properly, particularly digestive diseases. Green vegetables and fruits are two of the key elements that help the digestive system eliminate potential harmful bacteria from the body. If you struggle with getting these into your diet, checkout >> Tips to increase your fruit and vegetable intake.
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT! It is okay to eat before you go to bed! The body uses up quite a bit of energy while sleeping, which is the best time for your body to recover from exercise, illness, injury, etc. Now that you know, you no longer have to fear taking a few bites before “hitting the hay!”
Here are some great healthy snacks to try before drifting off into ” la la land.”
Super Food Recipes
Hot wings, chips and salsa, and seven layer dip are a few items that make the list for popular football Sunday foods. It’s easy to claim Sunday as your ‘cheat’ day, but with many ways of incorporating healthy ingredients, there is no reason why your game day menu can’t be healthy as well. Try adding superfoods to your football party with the following recipes:
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It’s that time of year, #flu/cold season is upon us. How do you stay well? I’ve learned to incorporate many foods, herbs, and spices into my diet, which along with regular #exercise, keeps my immune system up and running well. It is extremely important to me to support my #immune #health due to my #colitis. Catching a cold or the flu will only make my condition become active or worsen. I’m all about staying in remission, because active #colitis is no joke.
Below are my top 10:
- Bone broth / chicken broth – great for a bedtime snack. Broth, alone, is actually packed with all the essential amino acids that the body needs. Aids is recovery for many internal illnesses.
- Garlic and onions – many people take garlic pills, which are more potent than simply crushing and consuming a small bulb of fresh garlic.
- Citrus fruits – I buy frozen fruit and mix them in my protein shakes.
- Ginger – great for warming up the body and fighting colds instantly
- Fermented Foods – yogurt, kefir, etc.
- Cold-water fish – a protein-rich food
- Sweet potatoes – a great complex carb for after your workout. I eat one a day. LOVE THEM!
- Mushrooms – great alone as a side dish (which is my favorite way to eat them) or mixed with your green vegetables
- Brazil nuts – I grew up on these. My parents always kept nuts in the house.
- Pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds – great for the gut as well.