I have hit that time where exercise is the key to my body sculpting. Weight loss, if it is rapid (within a year) leads to the skin getting baggy and the “lumps” as I have come to call them. Lumps are that hard packed fat that is the last to break down and always makes you hate your body as your losing.
Don’t BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF!
Generally as we age, the elastic-ness in the skin recovers more slowly. Just as birthing and getting ripped can give you stretch marks, fast weight loss can make you flabby. That is why this year is all about the gym on the blog…. Focus on cardio and aerobics to help tighten you up. You may find that you’ll need the vitamin E (cream not internal) to help that skin look healthier.
In fact there is a dermatologist on You Tube that does a pretty good job.
You can find him at: dermTV.com
"It has been a hard week, but happily I have fought to keep routines and calories in check. I’m glad Lent is coming so I have that motivation to help tow the line."
Plan to make some homemade humus to help get through the cold winter chill.
And maybe catch up on some movies.
"Don’t feed your emotions. Understand them."
"Yes, shivering does burn calories, but a cold can result in water weight gain. Got to weigh your options, people."
"Dropped another pound since last weigh, woot."
Looking for the next magic bullet? Well, do I have the scoop for you!
Most of the total body exercises I know, don’t require special equipment or literature, just common sense. For a reasonably active adult, most of these are easy to do.
The secret is CONSISTENCY! Doing it is secret to success. If you are trapped in a house for 3 days, break out a yoga or exercise tape and get those 30 minutes in.
If you are working on weight-loss, it is a little more complex. If you can’t do thirty, do fifteen. But do something! Yes you can have a day off, but get back on it the next day.
Consider the price of the following workouts:
Walking/ Running: good shoes and a I-pod, maybe a bottle for water.
Swimming: swim trunks and flip flops, a towel.
Yoga: A DVD at the local Walmart: $8 to $10 bucks. Or hit the pawn shop and go retro for $2 to $3 bucks.
Now there are weather conditions, the lake might be down and your DVD player might break. But over all, if you make moving a habit, if nothing else, you are going to feel better about yourself.
Keep at it- Guy.
"Got the first jog in. Feeling Great!"
"Coming soon, snow ice cream!"