By Jessie Szalay, Live Science Contributor | October 25, 2017 09:33pm ET Bananas are one of the world’s most appealing fruits. Global banana exports reached about 18 million tons in 2015, according to the United Nations. About half of them went to the United States and the European market. In the United States, each person eats 11.4 lbs. […]
Day 7 – Sunday You made it!!!!! Be proud of yourself! How are your muscles feeling? Did you ever think you’d be doing 100+ squats? You got this! Push through it, modify if you have to. Share your experience on your Facebook page and tag me in it. Let people know how you just challenged […]
Day 5 – Friday You made it through the work week! Today is Friend Friday. Find someone to do your squats with you, be even braver and share a picture on your facebook page of you and your friend doing your squats. Inspire someone else to do what your doing! Beginner – 8 reps of […]
Squat assignment for today: Day 4 – Thursday We’re halfway there! Push yourself for 4 more days! How’s your water intake? You should be consuming half of your body weight in ounces every day. With your check in today let us know how your water intake was. Beginner – 5 reps of each squat style, […]
Okay, since I postponed DAY 2 till DAY 3, I did DAY 2 assignment first: Beginners: 10 reps of each squat style Intermediate: 8 reps each x 2 sets Advanced: 8 reps each x 3 sets from Aunt Sharon > I stuck with the intermediate stage, and frankly had an easier time doing them, than […]
Day 2 from Aunt Sharon > I’m really sore. Just my quads though – everything else feels like it does whenever I do any kind of exercise. I spent four hours redesigning the configuration of all the furniture in half the house. It’s funny, for years when we owned a home I always referred to […]
Grow Young Fitness GROW YOUNG FITNESS 12 JULY 2018 1st work out. It took me since December 22, 2017 to get here. But I finally arrived. I thought it wouldn’t be challenging enough. That first work out was more of a work out than I expected. I look forward to the next one. Three times […]
9-24-2018 DAY 1 SQUAT CHALLENGE WITH STEPH Strong & Simple Living with Steph Day 1!!!!!! Welcome to the official start day! We are SO ready!!!! Be proud of yourself for doing something FOR YOU. Regardless of your physical abilities, pace yourself!! To those that are new to these challenge groups, it can take a minute […]
Here are three videos to get you started. I’m already in. No longer than 1 minute is recommended for any variation of the PLANK. I did my first modified plank today for 1 minute. Then I lasted only 15 seconds for the full PLANK. Of course I have my work to do, but I’m already […]
I walked 64.37 miles in 5 weeks from 7/6/2018 to 8/10/2018. That’s an average of 1.8 miles per day. Or 12.8 miles per week. I need to improve on this.
8/5/2018 SUNDAY Day 31 I’m not counting calorie and fat grams in my last week, nor am I keeping a record of what I eat, preparing myself instead for what to do after the rapid fat-loss diet ends, using what I learned from recording everything I consumed. Winding down I am. I’m not comfortable being […]
7/19/2018 THURSDAY Day 14 Weigh-In = Friday only Total Calories = 1391 Total Fat grams = 15.86 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 10%
7/11/2018 WEDNESDAY Day 6 Weigh-In = not today Total Calories = 1500 Total Fat grams = 27.22 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .16 or 16%
7/6/2018 FRIDAY Day 1 Weigh-In 162.5 lbs. Total Calories = 1649 Total Fat grams = 49.5 Fat calorie/total calorie ratio = 27%
I wanted to move mountains not become one. Gluttony is the only sin you can’t hide. It’s right out there, staring everybody in the face. A sin isn’t just an offense against someone else or something else, it’s every bit as much a sin against one’s self. If you can’t control your gluttony, then you’re a […]
I decided not to document number of floors climbed until I get serious about doing them – which I eventually will. On the iphone the floor recordings are not that accurate. I can climb a small hill up to my building and it sometimes records the steps as floors. Either way, I’m not doing enough […]
Exercise makes me gain weight – not lose weight. It’s more difficult to lose weight when exercising along with a diet change, than not. It’s as if when losing weight the brain wants to take from all sectors of the body, not just the fat part. So, over-exercising and dieting in a certain way to […]
1 – Romberg Exercise Stand with chair in front and wall in back. Arms down to sides. Feet together. Hold for 30 seconds progress to doing with eyes closed. 2 – Sway Exercise Stand with chair in front and wall in back. Sway forward to back. Sway right to left. Do 2 times daily 30 […]
Yes, making lists is a form of exercise – mental/brain and physical. For me, rarely if ever do I follow the list. It’s the making of one that motivates me to get going again. It doesn’t matter at what. One thing leads to another thing is the continuing motivating force that leads to success in […]
In June 2017 I walked a marathon in 21 days. A marathon is 26 miles, so it was a little over a marathon in 21 days.
MY EXERCISE BAR A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me. Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck, […]
It only makes sense that if Steve and I are overweight, that our dog daughter Lilly Belle Pi is the same – sort of. Lilly has this strange hair that when grown makes her look a lot bigger than she actually is. People about the building always comment on how fat she is, till Lilly […]
What do they say about the best-laid plans? They often go awry? Well, that’s me and my gym/spa escapade. I have to get up so early, and the bus trip is long and sometimes the bus wait isn’t a pleasant experience, then the bus trip back all before Steve goes to work. Then on opposite […]
Let ‘er rip. Slow and steady. Find your rhythm and focus.
Steve finally made it to the gym after procrastinating since September 2016. In fairness he had a stroke over Christmas and had a long recovery from carotid artery surgery, so he had some excuses. For me there were lots of excuses, but none of them were valid – the main one being I just didn’t […]
It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. January 09, 2017 Even […]
All people who work out experience pain in their muscles, tendons and/or ligaments. It is a natural result of increasing your strength and stamina through exercise. Even those who don’t engage in structured work outs still experience inflammation and pain simply by living their lives and going about their work. Many of us don’t like […]
Tapping into that competitive spirit may be the key you’ve been looking for if you’re still struggling to get to the gym on a regular basis. By Dr. Mercola Those who succeed at maintaining good health into old age typically have one thing in common: They’ve made regular exercise a part of their day-to-day lifestyle. Most people […]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE – and me too! Just what we needed as a tool to help us lose weight, increase strength and stamina! No excuses now. Steve said, “It’s a perfect Birthday present!” A brand new facility, close to work. Beautiful.