Replaying March

Posted: April 1, 2012 in Monthly Recaps

Who wants to challenge this squirrel to a weight-lift-off?

Happy April! No April Fool’s jokes from me. I’ve never been much of a prankster, in all honesty. I suppose because I get paranoid about people being mad at me :/  *shrug* Whatever.

‘Tis a new month and spring is already knocking on our doors. Here’s a recap of the best of March and what you should reread and redo, or start reading and start doing, to get yourself a more comfortable, happier, healthier you.

Best Random Facts

  • Doing an exercise correctly builds stronger muscles. It’s not reps, it’s not speed, it’s form.
  • You experience a 65%-decrease in daytime sleepiness when you exercise 150 minutes/week compared with those who exercised less.
  • Raisins are effective as fuel for endurance events.
  • Just a ½-hour of weekly interval training can improve your health.
  • Sitting makes you fat because body fat accumulates in areas that stay in active.
  • Just 25 minutes of puzzles and games a day can make you smarter.
  • People who keep track of their daily calories lose twice as much weight as those who don’t.
  • Many fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts have more sugar than a Kit Kat bar.
  • People who regularly skip breakfast add 1.8 inches to their waistlines.
  • You should consume ¼ of your calories from protein to lose twice as much weight.
  • Energy drinks are 11 times more damaging to teeth than regular sodas.
  • Obesity, too much caffeine and/or alcohol, chronic stress, dehydration, and junk food can all severely hurt your brain.

Quotes to Keep
“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” –Norman R. Augustine

“The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in your life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.” –Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Your body is your most priceless possession; you’ve got to take care of it!” –Jack LaLanne

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps—we must step up the stairs.” –Vance Havner, preacher

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” –Martin Luther King, Jr

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” –Confucius

Tunes to Purchase
“Turn All the Lights On”
by T-Pain ft. Ne-Yo
“Angel” by Flipsyde
“Someday” by Flipsyde

A Recipe to Try
Veggie Egg Rolls

Best BOOM-POW! for Your Time Workouts
BodyRock’s Super Hot Booty Workout

BodyRock’s Glory to the Booty Workout

Plank variations

Articles to Reread
My tips and tricks for how to motivate yourself to exercise and eat healthier.

How to eat nuts without gaining weight.

5 Excuses that Keep You Unhealthy.

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