Although I didn’t lift weights today (I took an active rest day from the Trainer, I do get 3 this week), I did get in a 1.5 mile run ont he treadmill. It only took me 15 min of running time, plus 5 min combined of warmup and cool down.
I am finding that I need to find more time. My 5 week old baby comsumes to much of my day, which I am not upset about, but I do find it hard to fit the gym into my day.
Tomorrow is going to be Shoulders and Abs, straight from the Trainer. Then Legs on Thursday.
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I’m not quite ready to start the LiveFit trainer yet, but I did get myself back into the gym this past week. I started with some light legs – body weight squats, light weight lunges and split squats, wall sits, light weight single and double leg curls and extensions. Let me tell you – a person gets sore quickly when you haven’t worked out in months. Then I did a light arm workout a couple days later. Yesterday, I went for a morning run with my dog. 37 min and I only stopped to walk once for a short block. I was so impressed with myself. I wanted to quit so many times but fought through it, put my mind over matter and did it! I was so happy when I was done, and I think that is important. Important for your self esteem as well as in your results. Let me tell ya though, in one sore mama right now.
One thing I am finding difficult post baby is getting up every 2-3 hours in the night to feed. I really feel it throughout the day; am tired and ready for bed by 8pm, less energy, and all the other side effects of getting a poor sleep. I wouldn’t change being a mother for anything in the world, but I would sure love to get my sleep back!!!
I think I will start the LiveFit trainer at 6 weeks postpartum which is still 2 weeks away. I want to ease myself into a solid workout routine first – one that fits into my busy motherhood schedule.
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I’m sure all of us have experienced this at one time or another…you’ve just eaten, but yet you still feel hungry. Why? Why does this happen? Some foods trick our bodies into not recognizing when we are full, and in turn, triggers a “rebound hunger” I have come across 7 reasons found on Men’s Health online that could be your culprit.
1. You drink too much soda
- Sodas and other sweetened beverages contain high-fructose corn syrup. Fructose can trick our brains into thinking we need more food, when in fact, we are full. It works by blocking the bodys ability to use the satiation hormone leptin (the hormone that tells us when we are full)
2. Your dinner came from a can
- many canned foods contain BPA. Exposure to BPA is knows to cause abnormal attacks on leptin, once again causing our brain to think we need more food.
3. Your breakfast wasn’t big enough
4. You skipped your salad
Most Americans don’t eat enough leafy greens. Leafy greens are rich in the essential B-vitamin folate and help protect against depression, fatigue, and weight gain. Research shows that dieters with the highest levels of folate in their bodies lost 8.5 times as much weight as those with the lowest levels. Leafy greens are also high in vitamin K, another insulin-regulating nutrient that helps squash between meal cravings. Best sources: Romaine lettuce, spinach, collard greens, radicchio.
5. You don’t stop for tea time..
6. You’re not staying fluid
- Dehydration often mimics the feeling of hunger. Drink a glass of water before your meal, as well as plenty of water during your meal. If you’re still hungry after your meal, try drinking a glass of water first to see if that curbs your hunger.
7. You’re bored.
Researchers at Flinders University in Australia found that visual distractions can help curb cravings. To test yourself, envision a huge, sizzling steak. If you’re truly hungry, the steak will seem appealing. But if that doesn’t seem tempting, chances are you’re in need of a distraction, not another meal.Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/curb-hunger/
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