Maximize The Windows of Opportunity
timing your meals can mean a trim body
You have two main windows of opportunity when you’re exercising to lose weight. One is 30 minutes before you hit the gym (pre-workout meal) and another comes about 30-60 minutes after you exercise (post-workout meal). The pre-workout meal should consist of a low glycemic carbs and lean protein.
The carb will supply the energy you need to get through your workout. The protein provides the much needed fuel for your muscles, so they keep a positive nitrogen balance.
A great pre-workout meal would be consumed 30 minutes before your workout and would consist of 1 cup of natural oatmeal with one scoop of protein powder. Try to stick with whey protein. Mix it with some water and cook it for about 6 minutes. Stir it up and you are ready to eat it. You can add a little Steviva Brand Stevia Powder to sweeten things up a bit.
Your post-workout meal should be consumed as quickly after your workout as possible. This should consist of a simple sugar to spike your insulin levels and rush glycogen back into your muscles which are screaming for fuel by now. Try to stick with fruits such as apples, pears, cherries or berries as the main source of simple sugar. Try to stay away from citrus or pineapple. These tend to spike your blood sugar a little too much. Also, add another supply of protein to the mix. You can take the fruit add some whey or soy protein powder and make a smoothie. You should try to shoot for around 20-30 grams of protein before your workout and 30-50 grams of protein after your workout.
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Everything is Possible For a Willing Heart
You can do anything in this world you want to do, but you must want to do it badly enough. You really can have everything you want, if you go after it. You have to want it.
The first ingredient of success is desire. Do you know what you want? Your desire is the planting of your seed.
Your desire for success must be so strong within you that it's the very breath of your life. It must be your first thought when you wake in the morning, and your last thought when you go to bed at night.
You can be whatever you make up your mind to be. What's in your mind and heart is all that counts.
Copyright 2010 www.yourdailymotivation.com
Commit To Your Cardio
every step counts
The first step to making your commitment to cardio is to find what you enjoy. There are so many options to choose from - running, cycling, cardio machines in the gym, and group fitness classes, just to name a few. If you get bored easily, change it up frequently. Find a friend who likes the same type of workout and use the buddy system. If you pick an activity you enjoy, it will be much easier to stick with it.
Make your cardio workout a priority. Quit scheduling your workouts around everything else you have to do, and instead schedule everything else around your workout. Write it in your planner if you need to, but don't let anything interfere. If you make it important in your daily routine, then you will find ways to work in everything else you need to do.
You will be losing a lot of water so don't forget to hydrate. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.
This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
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The Art of Being Silly
finding silliness through your child within
Children appreciate all that is silly as a matter of course. Their grasp of humor is instinctual, and even the smallest absurdities provoke joyous gales of earnest laughter. As we age, this innate ability to see the value of silliness can diminish. Work takes precedence over play, and we have less incentive to exercise our imaginative minds by focusing on what is humorous. When we remember childhood, we may recall the pleasures of donning funny costumes, reciting nonsense poems, making up strange games, or playing pretend. This unabashed silliness nourished our vitality and creativity. We can take in this nourishment once again by giving ourselves permission to lighten up and be silly.
Too often we reject the wonderful silliness that is an inherent, inborn aspect of the self because we believe that it serves no purpose or is at odds with the grown-up culture of maturity. We play yet we do not lose ourselves in play, and our imaginations are never truly given free reign because we regard the products of irrational creativity as being valueless. Yet silliness itself does indeed constitute a vital part of human existence on a myriad of levels. Our first taste of ethereal bliss is often a consequence of our willingness to dabble in what we deem outrageous, nonsensical, or absurd. We delight in ridiculousness not only because laughter is intrinsically pleasurable, but also because it serves as a reminder that existence itself is fun. Skipping, doodling, and singing funny songs are no less entertaining than they were when we were children. We need not lose all interest in these cheerful and amusing activities, but to make them a part of our lives we must be ready to sacrifice a little dignity and a lot of fear.
It is precisely because so much of life is inescapably serious that silliness should be regarded as a priority. Through the magic of imagination, you can be or become anything—a photographer, a professional athlete, a dancer, a pilot. Whether you take hundreds of silly pictures, revel in the adulation of your fans as you make the winning catch, boogie down rock-star style in front of your bedroom mirror, or turn your desk into a cockpit, the ensuing hilarity will help you see that lighthearted fun and adulthood are not at all incompatible.
Sugar Low Glycemic Tomato Herb Salad
Carbs Per Serving: 4.3 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
3 cups fresh tomatoes – cut in ½” cubes (mix it up with a variety of different types of tomatoes. cherry, heirloom etc.)
¼ cup scallions or green onions– sliced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic or apple vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon dried or better yet fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon dried or better yet fresh oregano
½ teaspoon Fructevia, Steviva Blend or or a very very small dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
salt and pepper to taste
In small bowl mix rest of ingredients.
Add to veggies.
Toss gently till spices are evenly spread thru out.
Total Calories: 388
Calories Per Serving: 64.6
Total Fat: 28.8g
Saturated Fat: 3.9g
Total Carbohydrates: 35g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 5.8g
Dietary Fiber: 7.6g
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