Posted: April 30, 2012 in Monthly Recaps

Pick up tips NOW to make May your month!

Looking back through April has made me proud of the variety of posts (not trying to brag!). I realized how much I (well, Doug and I, so we) cooked, how many new workouts I tried, how many good quotes/facts I found, the articles I was able to write, and just how overall well April seemed to go. It was tough to choose my favorites amongst the plethora of posts, but here’s my April round-up.

Best Motivation

  • “Turn Around Part 2” by Flo Rida & Pitbull
  • “Breakin’ a Sweat” by Skrillex ft. The Doors
  • “Well, any time that someone’s telling you that you can get the abs you want in eight minutes or the body you want by drinking this drink, it’s all misleading. When you want to change your body, you have to change your mind. There are no real tricks out there for real and lasting change. It’s about taking care of yourself and being mindful.” –Bob Harper
  • “An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.” –General George S. Patton
  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” –Larry Elder
  • “If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.” –Anonymous
  • When you drink 18oz. of water, your metabolic rate increases by about 30% for 40 minutes. For every 18oz. of water you drink, your body burns about 25 calories. (Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon)
  • In 1970, Americans spend $6 billion a year on fast food. Today, it’s over $110 billion, which is more money than we spend on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars, and more than movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined. (Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon)
  • The average weight for a female in the early 1960s was 140.2 pounds. In the 1990s, that figure increased to 164.3 pounds. For men, it swelled from 166 to 191.3. (Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon)
  • Twenty years ago, a typical hamburger packed 333 calories. Today, 590. Pizza has gone from 500 calories a slice to 850. (Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon)
  • Smoking cigarettes gives females a 104% higher chance of experiencing chronic pain; 100% more likely to have symptoms of depression; 300% more likely to have acne; 25% more likely to experience fractures due to bone loss; and 40% more likely to die within 30 days of surgery. (Women’s Health, March and April 2012 issues)

What You Need to Read!

Best Recipes

  1. Baked coconut shrimp
  2. Dark chocolate and coconut whole wheat pancakes
  3. Banana-chocolate french toast
  4. Open-faced breakfast burrito

Best Bang-for-Your-Booty Workouts

  1. My Strength & Sweat Bootcamp Fit Test
  2. My Body Rocks Workout
  3. Bob’s Workout
  4. Shape-Up Backside
  5. My Thirsty Thursday workout

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