Archive for the ‘Food & Fitness’ Category

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Walking to work

June 22, 2009

I’ve decided to take my own advice and walk to work. I’m walking each Monday. The truth is, I had planned at the start of the year to walk to work everyday. Obviously that didn’t work, so I’m trying to take baby steps now.

It felt good today. Ok, so it really wasn’t a choice since the car had broken down, but the glorious sun was shining, and with my coat, scarf and gloves I was raring to go. The fresh air, saving petrol, good exercise (since I was running late as per usual and having to walk extra fast). Not to mention the cracked pavement, my cold nose but who can win eh?

All in all I’d have to give it 4 out of 5 stars. I really need to learn how to walk quicker. Or get more organised. I need help with that. I’m going to try a few things and let you guys know!

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June 21, 2009

AKA the beep test, the 20m shuttle run, the multi-stage fitness test…That’s punishment for us all. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a run between 20metres back and forth in accordance to a beep that is timed. Who knew you could get the beep test on the iphone? That beep gets faster gradually as the levels increase. Last week at netball training I got up to level 10, which apparently isn’t too bad considering this annoying ankle of mine.

Anyway, I am challenging my boy to a round. Obviously, because he is the fitter, he totally has the advantage. I’ll let you know how we go though. Why don’t you try it yourself and let me know how you go.

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Do personal trainers work?

June 20, 2009

I’m now training with my boy as he has taken on the role of my personal trainer. Probably because he’s a lot stronger than me and can push me further.

I see potential for problems though – he might feel sorry for me for all the pain I’m in. Yeah right!

Push-ups, sit-ups, chair dips, planks are what we have tried so far. Any more suggestions?

So far, I can only do girly push-ups – you know the ones on your knees…yeah embarrassing eh? Well I have to start somewhere! The day I can do proper push-ups I’m gonna let you guys know and it’ll be a celebration for all!

Remember to keep warming up and cooling down people. Water is a friend for all!

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How to maintain a healthy weight

June 18, 2009

Eat only when you’re hungry – it stops you from overeating. It is a simple tip in how to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

I grew up like this. We didn’t snack at home. When I was in high school, one girl was saying she was so bored during the holidays, so she kept eating. I thought people only ate when they were hungry. Obviously not. Gradually, as I had more control over my life I realised how easy it was to eat what I want, whenever I want to.

Sounds pretty easy to eat only when you’re hungry right?

  • How many of you eat morning tea at work because it’s there and everyone else is?
  • Who eats ice cream at the restaurant after the biggest dinner ever?
  • Who eats chocolate because there’s some in the house?

You can still eat what you want. Just space it out. And those of us who like to eat more (e.g. me and my addiction to chocolate), we just have to find ways to exercise more. That ain’t too hard is it?

Remember – make sure your ouptut (exercise) is greater than your input (food).

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More muscle!

June 5, 2009

Good news on muscle people

  • It burns more sugar
    – hence you can eat more sugar

But you gotta remember output has to be greater than input – in other words exercise more than eating those sugar lollies 🙂

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Health and Frugality

June 1, 2009

Yes, we all know that we have to eat and live healthily. It’s a bit of an oxymoron if there’s an unhealthy pharmacist, so here goes

  • Cycling – easy on the ankles, saves petrol, plus I get to go with my baby. I guess you can say the same for
  • Walks – c’mon people, walk to the shops. Use those biceps to carry your groceries. The more you do it the stronger you get.

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