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I'm a SAHM, Wife and Girl Goss. Working hard to hit my goal weight of 160 pounds by following the Weight Watchers program. There's been a bunch of excuses and other such things blocking my way, but 2017 is going to be the year!
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Trying to decide the best way to run on sand?Check out these pointers to help you make the right choice for your summer beach runs:
Barefoot or Sneakers
Barefoot:When you run barefoot you land with your forefoot rather than your heel, resulting in less of a jolt to your body.Go easy when you begin running this way since the sudden switch to bare feet and a new technique can open the door to injury.
Sneakers:Wearing sneakers isn’t any better when running in sand than simply running with bare feet.What they do offer is protection from scrapes and you get a cushier run.
Loose Sand or Hard Packed Shoreline
Loose Sand:You’ll burn 20 – 60% more calories running on loose sand vs. packed sand.Your leg muscles have to work that much hard to stabilize you, not to mention pulling your feet back out of the sand for the next step.
Packed Sand:You won’t burn as many calories, but running on packed shoreline sand is similar to running on dirt, it is gentler on your joints instead of pounding pavement.
Go For Distance or Time
Distance:Sand causes you to go slower, so if you choose a distance, expect it to take more time to complete than your usual 5K time!
Time:If you choose your usual time, and decide on loose sand, just prepare yourself to be more exerted than you usually are.You will work far harder than your normal neighborhood run, but remember your torching more calories each minute.
So now that you have the facts to get you going, head on over to the beach for that run-switch up your workout and enjoy the scenery!
My biggest reflection from week nine is that I was over confident. This is a rabbit hole I fall into quite often while trying to lose weight. I have a really good week for weight loss like I did on week eight, then in a true self sabotaging action I get lax on my "food rules". This week it was some Peeps Oreos on Sunday and Monday, extra biscuit (or 2) with dinner on Sunday, a box of mini Charleston Chews on Tuesday and a whole pint of frozen yogurt on Wednesday. Thankfully my brain snapped back after that pint of froyo. I stood in my kitchen and actually said out loud "WHAT IS YOUR DEAL?" The Oreos and biscuits were foods that were brought into the house by someone else, but I chose to eat them and I chose to not track them. The other items I purposefully went out and purchased, I tracked them, but then tried to starve myself out to "make-up" for the points. We all know that is the worst thing you can do to your body. I know it's horrible, bu…
Boost your know how about this essential nutrient.
During the April 9th meeting we discussed protein and its importance in your daily diet. It's something that will help you to sustain yourself a little longer with higher protein foods. especially is you're working out.
According to the Weight Watchers weekly, you should aim for 8 grams of protein daily for every 20 pounds you weigh. If you weigh 180, for example, you'd aim for 72 grams of protein per day. Let's remember that protein is a nutrition hero!
Protein can help to strengthen your bones and support muscles, cartilage, skin and blood health. We all are fairly familiar with animal proteins such as poultry ,seafood, eggs and dairy. But don't overlook vegetarian proteins like beans, peas, soy products, nuts and seeds. Many high protein foods are rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium, all of which help keep the body running smoothly. Since much of our body is made up of protein eatin…
The struggle for me is real on this one. It feels like there's never enough time for the things I want to do. Now before I continue, let me just say that I know that being a mom is a full time, all the time job. My family means the world to me. BUT sometimes this mom and wife needs a break. I have been a stay at home mom now for two years and I've spent most of these two years trying to figure out "what am I going to do?" I've realized that what I need to do is find something for me! I had been taking metaphysical classes (that's what we'll call them...) from October 2014 thru June 2016, these were weekly classes and they were something very special to me. I created great connections with these people and they continue today. However now these classes have gone to a once a month meeting, which just isn't the same. I need to find something to replace this. Maybe it's teaching the classes myself, maybe it's honing some of the skills …