Happy summer rain day! I’m kind of a weather fanatic. If I watch the news, the only thing I want to see is the weather. Weird. With summer coming to an end, I LOVE LOVE to look at the next five days and still see the highs in the 90’s and lows in the high 60’s. I need to take advantage of my running days! They are numbered as Fall starts to sneak up. WELL! I can’t say when I’ll be writing on this blog. Some days and most days I haven’t felt like saying much. Today, I’ll combine all things health and all things me!!
FIRST, to address my title and question, Why am I not losing weight? I read a couple articles lately about losing weight (surprise surprise) and this is what I read (another surprise surprise)! Two things: Which is more effective at losing weight: Eating healthy or exercising? Number one important way to lose weight is to eat less and eat healthy. People WAY under estimate the number of calories they eat and over estimate the number of calories burned during exercise. Eat less and load up on fruits, veggies, and protein. Nothing new from me! NEXT, Cardio versus weights? Again, by a HUGE percentage, lifting weights will help you lose weight easier and faster. Cardio burns a lot of calories, but lifting weights helps you keep burning weights for hours after your workout, giving you a higher metabolism! Again, nothing new. LIFT WEIGHTS!!
This leads me to my WORKOUT of the week!!! This week I’ve decided to try a few of my favorite workouts. I think I’ll be doing these workouts for the next few weeks. I love them!!! I’ve posted them before. They are Jen Jewell’s workouts. There are 4 of them: Back, Upper body blast, Lower body blast, and Chest/Triceps/Abs. If you love working chest, give this one a whirl. I died.
SUPERSET: 4 SETS
Bench Press-12 reps
Russian Twist with weight-15 reps per side
SUPERSET: 4 SETS
Incline dumbbell Press- 12 reps
Side Bridge holding a weight above your head-15 reps per side
SUPERSET: 4 SETS
Dumbbell Chest Flys-12 reps
Plank- 1 minute
SUPERSET- 4 SETS
Side to side push up- 12 reps
Weighted full sit-up- 20 reps
Decline push up- 12 reps
SUPERSET: 3 SETS
Tricep dumbbell kickback- 12 reps per side
Tricep pushdown or close grip bench press- 12 reps
Seated tricep press with dumbbell- 12 reps
Tomorrow will be a good day too! 7 mile run and back day.
What else?? Eating has been good. I find that I give in a little to treats on the weekend, but I get right back on track every Monday (: Here are a few of my weaknesses that make me cave!
#1 The weekend (especially Sunday)
#2 Homemade breads
#3 Homemade cookies, brownies, or almost any treat
#4 Peer pressure (At a party and everyone is eating and you feel weird if you don’t eat too)
#5 Tired and overly hungry
Keep me away from these and I’d be 100% clean eating girl. My biggest problem is the weekend. So, this week I made a goal to have no treats until 5 pm on Sunday night! BUT…I might have one treat on Saturday night if we end up going out (:
Next on my list is new pics! I’ve been doing a little shopping lately and my good friend gave me bags of her old clothes so I’ll be posting cute clothes more often!
As I type, my kids are watching Robots in the other room and I recognize the voice of Robin Williams. A little sad to hear of his passing. One of my favorites and definitely one of the most talented actors of all time. You never know what’s going on in people’s lives. Be kind. I’ll be watching Dead Poet’s Society this weekend. A favorite of mine!
I’ll end with another favorite of mine: music!! Enjoy! Be happy!
My copy and paste button is not working. You’ll have to work a little and look these songs up!!
SHE’S SO MEAN-MATCHBOX 20
I WON’T LET YOU GO-SNOW PATROL
I LIVED-ONE REPUBLIC
“I, I did it all. I, I did it all. I owned every second, that this world could give. I saw so many places. And things that I did. Of every broken bone I swear I lived.”