Saturday, October 13, 2012

Week 9 is Lookin Fine

Hello to all...I hope this Saturday evening finds you well.  It has been a chill Saturday for me.  I have made a concerted effort to lay low today and recuperate from a tiring Week 8.  Just a laid back day with a few errands mixed in along with a nap or two.  I did workout this evening:  I did a treadmill warm up followed by 45 minutes on the bike...did some upper body work and then I tried the elliptical for the 1st time...Holy Toledo...not easy...really not easy.  I had pains in body parts that I did not know I had!!! 
I am clear that it gets my heart pumping at much higher levels than the bike...but Wow!!!  I will be working this new aspect into my work out rather slowly I am afraid.  I felt good about my workout though...I am hoping to get some swimming in tomorrow with my BFF!!!  She swims like a fish...I swim more like a boulder...but I will do my best.  It will be nice to change it up. 

I am really wanting to push through, over, around...whatever it takes to get over the hurdle I encountered last week.  I am also going to try to continue to add metabolism boosting foods/activities to my daily routine in hopes that my body will respond positively and clear this hurdle so that I am a little more energetic this week and my results are better.  I have done some research and found the below suggestions for increasing metabolism!  I think I will give some of these a try.

  • Early workouts will boost metabolism and last longer into the day
  • Higher intensity aerobic workouts increase metabolism
  • Substitute some carbs with lean protein
  • Eat small meals/snacks every three to four hours.  Helps to maintain higher metabolism
  • Drink more water...(boo Hiss)
  • Drink Green Tea
  • Eat Almonds
  • Have some Eggs
  • Throw back some Salmon
These are just a few things I ran across...I am going to increase some of this in my daily life and see what happens. 

I am looking forward to this week.  We are just 3 weekends away from The Firefly Run...My Cousin Ali joined the team....Thank you ALI!!!  We are up to 11 team members.... JOIN US!!!!  It will be a great event for a great cause (The Houston Food Bank).

Here is the link!!!

Congratulations to the New Boston Lions...7-0....You guys rock!!!

My girls VB team lost but really showed much improvement!  They were disappointed!  Gotta FORGE ON though!!!

Have a fabulous Sunday!  MAWA!!!! INSPIRED!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Shirt prices are down to $17.72 each because nine people have ordered so far! The price will only go down if more people order. I'd like to put the order end by the end of the day tomorrow so that they have plenty of time to ship and make it for the race on November 3rd. If you want one, please place your order. We won't get more than what has been spoken for.