Lunges are a fantastic lower body exercise. They work your glutes (What you need to work for that nice tush!), quads, and hamstrings. If these muscles are strong, you will have less knee and ankle issues, as these muscles do a lot to stabilize your legs and hips. This is especially important for you walkers and runners out there!
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Okay, I admit it, I fell off the wagon. I counted calories every day and worked out 3-4 days a week. I did it for 4 weeks. I didn’t expect to see any loss via the scale. But when the tape measure didn’t change, and went up in some places, I lost all motivation. I was going to try to keep going, but I slowly started to slack. I cheated on calories, not entering in everything, and eventually I just stopped working out.
But it’s been 4 weeks, and I’ve come up with a new game plan. I will workout 5-6 days a week, on top of doing yard and house work. I won’t count calories, but I will try to be healthy & eat according to a vegetarian food pyramid. Read the rest of this entry »
Mood: Trying to get motivated … at a slower than snail’s pace.
Every new year you hear these themes or goals for the year, sometimes the themes rhyme with the year such as “more in store for 2004”. They always serve as a motivational tool for how to begin and move forward in the new year. Well, I’ve always liked that idea, and thought I’d share my personal one to go with this new year, and the new and bigger hill I have to climb, my theme is Creating Solutions.
The idea came to me from a post I read on www.tinybuddha.com about thinking of solutions instead of creating resolutions. The premise being that a resolution, the firm decision to do or not do something, isn’t as strong as, making a decision to solve a problem.
So the idea I’m taking away from this is that yes, this year I do plan to lose weight as I had planned last year. The difference is this year I’m going to focus on the solutions to issues that will help me not gain weight, which is my problem. For instance, one problem I have is exercise, what to do and when to do it. A solution at least for this winter season, is to do more of the exercise methods I have at home and do it before I plan to leave the house. This week it’s fitness shows on my cable company’s On Demand. So far I’ve tried Hip Hop Cardio twice, and I’m eying this Power Core next.
So that’s my status for now. Do you have any fitness/healthy solutions you are doing?