This morning I was not at my best working out with my trainer. Oops! Positivity! Uh, it wasn’t even close to being my worst workout. My positive attitude lasted right up until the half way point when I got tired. That’s when I started paying a lot of attention to how hard the exercises were and how much I had left to do and how hot and sweaty I was. I began to think there was no way I could do all this and besides I didn’t want to do it and it was hard. At that is when my stomach decided to revolt. I have a lot of tummy troubles and it is a real barometer for what is going on in my head. It is also a great cop out when I get negative. Am I really feeling too green to do more or am I using it as an excuse! Anyway at this point I stopped and took a rest but was now convinced that I could not reset and get back in the game. Yep! I got exactly what I expected.My trainer switched me over to my go to exercise that I am always certain I … Continue reading
Well on Sunday September 30th I will be running walking limping at the CIBC Run for the Cure in Toronto. I will be attempting the 5K walk with team Morning Maniacs. Right now I can walk 3K on a good day so I have some work ahead of me. The Maniacs assure me that it isn’t a big deal if I quit at 3K but I am not built like that. I have been on a few death marches as I like to call them. So I know I won’t stop until the end. As a precaution I think I will bring a cane with me. I am perfectly fit to walk 15K even with Achilles Tendonitis except I tore a ligament in my knee in November and although it is healed it is a real problem in wet weather and it is unpredictable the rest of the time. What I really need rather than training to increase my endurance is I need to learn to walk properly so I stop hurting myself! My trainer has some ideas about that but he may have given up by now with trying to get me to follow direction when he is not … Continue reading
I have been tired the last few months and it has been hard to put a good effort into my workouts. Quite frankly I have been just coming in and hoping the energy is there or it will show up at some point. There is no mystery about why I am messed up. My sleep pattern is off and I am trying to lose weight and therefore am eating fewer calories. In the past I have often felt more energized with fewer calories actually I have often felt that way with less sleep. Yep I know I’m weird! So what can I do to recharge and become more alert right now this minute so that I can put in a good showing?
On August 15th when I wrote Oxytocin Could Boost Social Sensitivity I warned you this article was coming. Hopefully I haven’t lost too many readers to this problem between then and now. Just a minute gotta check the site stats. Uh Oh. I mean I warned you! Hardly my fault if your die being irresponsible. You would think a warning like “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” would be enough.
It’s time for one of those almost required articles for a web site like this. Gym Etiquette. This one will be taught by the person most likely to break the rules. Cindy “the slob” Fatchick! Maybe I should have a shirt made up for myself. Just as a warning for my unsuspecting adversaries. What you have to understand is although you may be sweating and grunting your way through your morning muscles wake up call. For some other people a visit to the gym is more of a gentle, spiritual awakening of the senses (or so I assume). They look at you and see a pig at the trough and you look at them and wonder who invited the Queen of England. So in an effort to provide some middle ground where we can all get along here is my take on the rules of gym etiquette.
OH WOW I need coffee bad!! The transition from weekend to work week was tough this morning. Doesn’t help that is one of those rainy drainy days designed for hiding under the covers with a smutty book. How about some time waster tools that will tell you how your doin’ this morning? Here are a pile of fun tools to try out! Discover Health games. Assess how you are doing with these surveys. (CLICK HERE) Self magazines calculator programs (CLICK HERE) What is your real age based on lifestyle? (CLICK HERE) How does your weight compare to people in the World and in your own country? (CLICK HERE) (I’m bigger than 100% of the woman in Canada BWAH HA HA HA so don’t mess with me or I’ll sit on you!)
At one time you were a 17 year old high school geek praying it wasn’t going to be square dancing day or yoga day or gymnastics day in gym class. You hoped you were not picked last for team sports and that you were invisible when changing in the locker room. Most people had the same experience in gym class. There was something you were not good at and the potential for embarrassing debacles was high. That’s right you have spent years erasing that 17 year old twit from your memory. You’re a responsible adult that others look to for guidance. You don’t stammer and stutter your way through a meeting. You are clear, concise and effective. So how come that 17 year old is the one making your decisions about fitness? I can’t join a health club! I won’t fit in! I won’t know what to do! People will look at me and laugh behind my back!
In Part One of this article I discussed what you should wear to go hiking. Now I will finish up with some more of my hiking observations. How to reduce the number of times you tip over! Proper footwear discussed in Part One Get a walking stick. Some people have two walking sticks or ski poles or poles specifically for hiking. I have one walking stick and it has a little shock absorber (cool!) but no chrome or racing stripes (bummer!) I am too dangerous with two sticks. I will start adjusting something or lean over to pick something up and those two poles get waving around in the air. Either that or a drop one and it slides down a hill. I am not proud of it but I am lazy so I generally pull out my helpless and distressed female act at these times and get somebody else to go get my stick for me.