So far I have the basics all set-up: –monkey bars are ready to use –standard brace helps prevent sway (I’m gonna add the second half of the “x” at some point) –basic weight hooks made from galvanized piping (I was assured from a gentleman at Home Depot, who also lifts, that they should be plenty strong) –matt on the ground absorbs some shock (I’m going to get some thicker pads at some point too for when I try bigger jumps) –still need to cut tiles and fill in spaces
How did you do this week with eating slowly? And exercise?
If you did great, SWEET! Keep it up! If it’s still a work in progress, GREAT JOB FOR TRYING 🙂 http://ow.ly/i/BRstP
I don’t know about you, but with both kids, work, and coaching, (along with cleaning, yard work, dishes, etc), I haven’t had a whole lot of time to go to the gym.
Fortunately, I have a weight set and a pull-up bar. But I know some of you don’t have that. And, to be fair, I alternate months of doing only doing body-weight exercises.
So if you want to do some exercises that’ll give you the best bang-for-your-buck time-wise, try doing some simple body-weight exercises. I’ve listed some below with a few images.
Choose 1 from each section and go easy your first couple days! See how you feel.
-Squats, Lunges, Glute Bridges
-Push-ups, Chair-Dips, Handstand (against wall)
-Pull-ups (if you have a pull-up bar); rows (if you have resistance bands)
-Dead-bugs, Planks http://ow.ly/i/BRtAP http://ow.ly/i/BRtIg http://ow.ly/i/BRtAV http://ow.ly/i/BRtLl
Our stomachs take around 20-min to recognize we’re full. So if we eat quickly, we can easily overeat. Leading to weight we may not otherwise gain normally.
I LOVE to eat. So it was a real challenge not eating my normal 5-6 plates of food at buffets at first. It still isn’t always easy, but it’s something I’m more aware of.
I like chewing my food slowly and trying to savor each bite. What do you do? http://ow.ly/i/BRr7E
The pull-up is an amazing way to build strength and grow muscle, which can turn into a way to burn fat!
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, practicing these techniques several times a day, 3x / week is going to help you gain strength and eventually doing a pull-up.
I have clients that are in their 60s now doing multiple jumping pull-ups!
So, get yourself a pull-up bar and start getting building your pull-up 😉
Eating well is important, and including exercise to supplement your newfound eating methods will exponentially increase your results. Eating or exercise alone only yields so much.
So what to do? If you currently don’t exercise, make a list of some things you can do, and choose the EASIEST THING! (Or the thing you feel at least 9/10 confidence you can do on a regular basis.
Walking, playing with your kids / grand-kids, doing a set of push-ups every day, anything is better than nothing! If you already exercise, try something new!
What did you choose? Feel free to send me as FB message! http://ow.ly/i/BRsV7
Something I work on with all my weight loss clients is EATING SLOWLY!
Why? Eating quickly causes overeating! That leads to weight gain!
Yes, I know some of you are in a rush. My fellow nurses out there working the floors, I get it. Heck, sometimes even at my support desk I get so busy that I don’t eat. Other people eat distractedly and don’t pay attention to they eat.
Today, try to put the utensils down between bites. Take a sip of water. Pay attention to how you’re feeling. Then when you feel full, stop eating! http://ow.ly/i/BRqJ3
Some late night construction for Ninja Warrior training. This is to make some portable “nunchuk” grip dowels that can slide into any pull-up bar. I hope you enjoy! (And yes I plan to shave right after this)