Motivation Monday

Posted: April 4, 2011 in Articles, Music, Online WO Reviews

I must admit that one of the most exciting things about training for a long race is that you start hitting milestones every week. On Saturday morning, my sister and I ran 9 miles in 80 mins. I was so proud! Yes, I’m sore, and yes, I think I have a bone spur, but I felt so accomplished afterward 🙂

Now it’s time for a kick in the pants. It’s going to be a long week, so here are some things that are keeping me going…

EPIC INFO! The “afterburn” exists… and boy is this good news for those of us wanting to burn calories all of the time! All is takes is a little hard work.

Don’t have much time? Need/want a quick workout? Well this one rocks because it doesn’t require any equipment and you can do it at home.

Some key points from Your Perfect Day of Weight-Loss:

  • Hit the gym, and lower weights slowly. Taking 3 seconds to lower weights during full-body resistance training can rev your metabolism for up to 3 days, according to a Wayne State University study. (Study participants used a challenging weight for 5 sets of 6 reps for each exercise.)
  • Grab a protein-rich snack, like half a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread with Swiss cheese. In a Georgia State University study, athletes who ate three 250-calorie snacks a day were more likely to lose body fat and have more energy than those who didn’t.
  • Walk briskly around the office for a while. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that lean people walk an average of 3.5 miles per day more than obese people do.
  • Add spices to your foods. According to a 2006 study review, spicy foods help burn fat and calories.

Umsta Ahsta Techno!

Read It, Hear It, Say It, Believe It:
“The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race.” -Unknown
“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” -George Elliot
“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” -Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner


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