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.
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.
Moandays are always such brain foggy days. It is hard to get anything going. I painted my toenails last night in the dark. They look like some 6 year olds fingerpainting project. Today is a good day for mindlessly pushing data around. Maybe if I am lucky the right answer will pop out the other end of this computer by accident. Here is a link to Jack Sh*t Gettin’ Fit. People seem to like his web site. It is certainly unique. http://jackfit.blogspot.ca/ Here is another really good site particularly if you are a meat eater. Mark’s Daily Apple This article is about high fat diets relationship to Type 2 Diabetes. Scientists used non-foods on mice to make coclusions about humans, pretty much guarenteeing they got the results they were looking for. Urgh!! http://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-a-high-fat-diet-cause-type-2-diabetes/#axzz241eBxx62 Ranchers turn to feeding cattles old candy instead of expensive corn. http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=Rancher_turns_to_candy_for_a_sweet_solution_to_high_feed_prices_16_08_2012?ref=ccbox_weather_topstories
I was doing a little research for an article titled “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” and I came upon an interesting study on Oxytocin. The study is titled “The Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to ‘hidden’ emotional expressions.” Here’s the link. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22648957 and here’s a quote “the hormone may act on the brain by literally focusing visual attention on important social information and making it seem more distinct. But the effect was most pronounced in people who started out with difficulty reading social cues.”
I have been meaning to write about self-hate for a while, but I just have not felt really qualified to speak on the topic. I have had people tell me that I don’t like myself or that I have low self-esteem. I think maybe they are making an assumption based on the way I look. I am a complainer maybe that is what they see. I also make jokes about the indignities of being fat. I find it funny. Maybe my sense of humour is warped. The thing is that I really like myself. I would rather be slim and in the best shape possible, but I don’t really see this body I live in as being a big part of the definition of who I am. I just consider it the house I live in. On the outside it needs a lot of work because it has been neglected but that is just cosmetic. The foundation is rock solid. The interior is clever and artistic and colourful and well really pretty amazing!
This is the first day of the work week for Canadians so instead of Moanday Links Storm we are having a Bluesday Link Storm! If you are looking for unique fitness clothing, shoes, fitness equipment, music, nutrition and food or new exercise ideas you may want to go to the CanFit Pro Consumer Fitness and Wellness show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, August 18th from 8:30AM to 5:30PM for free. Just follow the link below and on the upper right it says Free Ticket. Fill out the form and bring it with you to the show. I have been in the past and had a great time. I was in love with the yoga wear on sale. Sorry they generally only go up to size large. The fitness and dance demonstrations are amazing. You can participate in the demonstrations just be aware that most people that are at this event are fitness pros so they are going to be able to follow along with little instruction. There is a lot of fitness equipment to try on for size and talks by your favorite fitness personalities. http://www.canfitpro.com/en/trade-show The Huffington Post has a great on-line series of article called Becoming … Continue reading