Listen to Your Body
I’m learning this the hard way. I felt myself feeling sick Friday night but put it off because I knew I had the big ride Saturday, and there was no possible way I was missing out. We’ll looking back I should of done things a little different. First of all we pushed the majority of the ride there were times I felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest. The first 30 miles I felt super sluggish but kept telling myself not to be a wimp. Well it all caught up to me that night, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Sunday and Monday the only time I left my bed was to get a drink or go to the bathroom. I can’t remember the last time I felt so sick. I know that I would of got sick whether or not I had rode but I don’t think it would of been so bad. My body was in a state of weakness and instead of listening to it I continued to pound it into the ground.
Are bodies are amazing, they give us all the warnings we need if we would just listen to them and take it easy once and a while. Headed back to bed :(
I’m SO tired of working out indoors…it felt amazing feeling the hot sun beat on my skin and the air blow through my hair. Zac and I did a metric century ride in St. George, Utah this Saturday. All I can say is I might be moving in the near future. It was gorgeous! Sixty-five degrees, no wind, and gorgeous scenery. So my challenge to you is get out! I know most of us live where its still a bit chilly. Bundle up and get out, I promise you won’t regret it. Here are a few ideas: snow skiing, sledding with kids, take a hike, ice skating, snow-show, skate-ski (I really wanna try this), cross-country ski, go for a walk, the list goes on and on. Fresh air is so good for the mind and soul. Have fun and let me know what you do.
1. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
2. Have you started any activities outside yet, if so what?
3. How cold is it where you live?
Love’em? Eat up! A one-ounce serving may be high in fat (make that healthy fat) and calories, but new research shows that 55-75 percent of the calories in nuts are not fully absorbed by the digestive tract. So where do they go? Nut calories are mostly excreted by your body. Gross? Yes, but this is one of the reasons why nuts have been proven to help with weight loss and maintenance.
Here’s a sample of what one serving looks like: 1 0z=14 walnuts, 23 almonds, 28 peanuts, 21 hazelnuts.
High-Fiber Diets Have Small Effect on Fat Loss
High-fiber diets decrease appetite, reduce food intake and help prevent weight gain. Dietary fiber decreases the energy density of foods, which results in reduced caloric intake and hunger. High-fiber foods take longer to chew, which helps satisfy hunger and reduces meal size. Increasing dietary fiber promotes weight control, but is no magic bullet for preventing obesity.
What are some high-fiber foods?
Questions:(answer by leaving a comment)
1. Do you worry about getting enough fiber in your diet?
I don’t put enough focus on fiber, I’m usually more concerned with protein and carbs but after researching fiber, I’m going to try and feel up on it.
2. What is your favorite source of fiber?
BERRIES and Beans!!!!!