We went to Big Bear Lake, Ca. for our 5th wedding anniversary. These are some of the shots Bo took of the trip, part of which was taking a ski lift to the top of one of the mountains and walking down. My calves are still sore from that one. Makes me want to get in even BETTER shape and do it again next month.
Archive for August, 2009
Crap! Woke up this morning with mild headache, sore throat, stuffy nose and such. Got fires near us so, breathing smoke from two directions.
We saw the “Morris Fire” just as it was beginning on Tuesday when we came down from Big Bear Lake. The La Canada/Flintridge fire began yesterday afternoon. The first is only 10% contained; the second, about 20%. As long as the winds stay down, they should get a handle on them. The temps have been VERY high with very low humidity. I’d hate to be out there fighting those fire.
My nose started bleeding yesterday. Tends to happen when the weather is this dry. I have to remember to keep shea butter in it.
So great to be home.
Before leaving Big Bear Lake, I went shopping at their local farmers’ market and got organic fruit and greens. Stopped at Sam’s Club and got more fruit, so, I’m stocked up! Huge salad for lunch; fruit the rest of the day.
Last night was the final evening of the first Live and Local Pasadena “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” class. I feel it was a GREAT success. Some of the women, when they began, were very resistant. They thought the tapping is “stupid” and they say they feel funny doing it so became “shower tappers”. Now, they’re buddy tappers calling each other on the phone to do it together. Way more powerful than doing it alone. We also used other techniques which they can use on their own as well.
On average, they’ve eliminated 8-10 pounds and that’s without having added movement to their program. They all said people are noticing the weight loss so, there’s got to be some body changes as well. They’re so excited they’ll all be getting in more movement to enhance their progress.
Many said they noticed they can get into clothing they’ve not been able to wear comfortably for quite awhile.
So, we looked at how they can continue on their own… adding movement; being more consistent; finishing the home-play I’d suggested…
Some have chosen to continue on with classes since they know how powerful group tapping is.
I’m all excited about taking this to teleclasses next week. This is such an awesome program! It’s inspiring to me to see changes in awareness from what they were doing before and what they’re doing now.
Many told me that, before the program, they were eating the same thing every day. One of the things I’ve learned about people who tend to be overweight is they also tend to be malnourished although, I know many thin people who are as well.
Just bringing awareness to how, what, when and where they eat; the triggers that cause them to eat and finding other choices; rewarding themselves with things other than food has been so inspiring!!! I love the group energy and how everyone was giving input to others as to what’s working for them and what MAY work for someone else.
I can hardly wait for the new classes to begin next week! I know some of those who’ve signed up so far are already tappers and on their way to their ideal weight and the tele-classes will give them the support they need to take it to a higher and deeper level. How cool is that? That’s cooooool!!!!
The newer folk will get a chance to hear what the others are doing and to share their fears, excitement, etc. This is going to be fun!!!
Almost out of greens already so, more shopping will be part of my day. I also have 3 tele-classes to listen to and participate in; create a video; finish an article someone requested; edit some book chapters… and prepare for next week’s classes. Would love to go out and get some “fresh” air but, at the moment, no such thing out there. Methinks we need to get back up to Big Bear Lake NOW! Actually, we are going up in Sept. The air is so different. Clean, crisp. The evergreens against that deep blue sky….
Oh! yesterday we were looking at some cabins ~ online. Maybe when we get back up there next month we’ll attend some open houses. We can get 3 bedroom cabins for under $250,000. Can’t even get a condo down here for that. We’re probably not going to purchase right now yet, it’s something that will be going on one of my vision boards.
Have an awesome day ~
Wow! Whoulda thunk that after all the walking I do, walking down a lil bitty mountain would cause as much pain in my calves as I have! Sheesh! I’m walking like Lurch!
They started hurting yesterday morning; pretty bad today. Long as I’m walking (after the first few minutes) I’m o.k. Sit for any length of time and yowza!!!
What that tells me is, not that I need to do MORE necessarily, just to get up in the local hills because, when we go up there next month, I want to do it again!
Actually, I thought my shins would be hurting, not my calves. Guess it’s because of the steepness of the mountain. Nothing here that steep. Was a nice ride up on the chair lift.
Seems I’ve got time tomorrow morning, so, off I go!
Wonder-filled couple of days we had up at Big Bear Lake. The weather could not have been better. Warm days, cool nights. We stayed directly across the street from the lake so we could set up our chairs right there AT the lake or in front of the cabin.
We found a place where we both could eat ~ me, my BIG salad; Him, we wont talk about. I think I had 4 or 5 of the salads. Went to the farmers’ market before heading home. VERY inexpensive!!! $1.95 per pound for organic? I WAS just going to get some greens. Well, got figs, peaches, plums, nectarines…
What’s weird is that the two times we’ve been up there, there’s been a major incident closing the road going down.
Last time it was a HUGE fire and we got to see the helicopters drop down to the lake and pick up water. He’s got a couple of YouTube vids on it.
This time, the road out was closed because a fella drove his car off the side ~ 300′ down ~ and died. They had to helicopter him out.
On Monday night (felt VERY strange having a Monday night off because that’s usually my night for Let’s Talk Raw and then a movement class I’ve been going to for over 23 years) we went to see Inglorious Basterds. Glad we went. He didn’t want to go; I did. Well, we did. He laughed and talked about it until we fell asleep. Quite good. I want to see it again because I’m sure there are nuances we missed.
Yesterday, while we were sitting out in front of the cabin relaxing and reading, Bo presented me with a box tied with a ribbon. Said he know our anniversary wasn’t until tomorrow (today, the 26th) but, he wanted me to have this now. Inside was a delicate little necklace we looked at in a little shop near the South Pasadena farmers’ market. I told him about a necklace I use to wear every day and hadn’t found one that I liked as much since. Well, I’ve got one now!
Today, we’re dealing with breathing smoke from a nearby forest fire. Pretty intense. We stopped at Sam’s Club on the say home. No fire when we were going in (or, so small we didn’t notice) yet, right in front of us, in the mountains, when coming out. It was spreading rapidly! Not going out in that today. Already getting a headache and sore throat from it.
Oh! I’ve put up new information about “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” in case you’re sitting on the fence. We’re beginning again next week and still have room. Love to have you if you, or someone you know is “struggling” with your food program or your weight.
A unique and different un-cook book than any I’ve received so far. Why? It doesn’t just give you recipes, it shows via step-by-step pictures how to create each of 15 or so recipes. That’s all? 15 you say? well, for those of us knowledgeable about raw food prep, this may not be of use but for beginners, and there are a LOT of them, this is a truly useful addition to your library.
At the beginning of each recipe, it states equipment needed, then ingredients, then come a series of 4-color pictures with each series depicting a part of the process. For instance, in the Dressing ~ 2 pics for the lemon, cutting and juicing (yeah, yeah, I know. How hard can it be? Yet, I once had a 63 year old client/student who had never peeled a banana so, take nothing for granted ~ some people have hardly stepped foot into a kitchen before going raw). Then we have 3 pics for adding lemon juice, olive oil and agave to the blender; two more for chopping and adding ginger; 2 more for de-stemming the hot pepper and adding to blender, two more for adding herbs; 3 more for blending, pouring into the cup and what the final looks like. Whew! That is a LOT of pictures, a lot of work and well done!
You know what? I was introduced to raw 14 years ago and I’M going to use this book because I want to make the Mango Jam Pie, Chocolate Cake, Mousse Cake, Truffles and Scones!
Oh, hey! Cultured vegetables??? I’ve been wanting to do them for awhile.
There’s also a section on sprouting ~ with pictures; benefits of sprouts; benefits of flax; and more.
Since I pretty much have all of Victoria’s books, I most likely also have these recipes ~ somewhere ~ in a bookcase ~ on a shelf yet, right now, I have THIS book right here now, AND the step-by-step directions to making all the recipes.
Also, consider this. Know anyone you’d like to introduce to the benefits of raw but they think it’s too hard, going to take too much time? Well, this is a GREAT gift for them!
What’s really cool about this book? The price! Listed in the US as $18.95. As of this writing, you can get it here for:
Ever get to that point where the scale just WONT move??? How frustrating is that? For tappers, here ya go ~ “Even though I’m often frustrated when looking at the scale, I choose to remain focused on my outcome”.
Today, I got on the scale FULLY clothed and it was down to below where I was totally nekkid!!! YAHOOOOO!!
Really been getting some great awarenesses while out walking, in the shower.
Last night in class, one of the women said “It’s harder to lose weight when you get older”.
That’s what I’ve found. I’ve gained before yet, eliminated SO easily by just moving more which gave me the awareness that I want to eat better. Now, one thing I’ve found is that many people use the fact that they ARE moving (i.e. exercising) as an EXCUSE to eat/drink more.
When I use to go the a bodybuilding gym, one morning I heard a few of the members talking about going out drinking that night. I said, “wait! You come here, workout, then ruin all the benefits by going out drinking?” I was told that’s WHY they train ~ so they can drink and eat anything they want. Umm, o.k. Doesn’t work for me yet, not my body.
Now, the other women in the group told me that they were chubby as children so for them, it’s doubly hard yet, they’re eliminating as well as others in the group who’ve gotten heavy as they got older.
In my case, it was after getting married. (So, the thing here is don’t get married. *wink*)
No, really. What happened was, I wanted to snuggle in bed with him rather than get out and MOVE as I did before we got married; we went out and ate (and overate) a LOT AND, started businesses so, spent a LOT of time in front of the computer. At night, we tended to snuggle while watching videos OR, go out and eat more!
We got in the habit of eating, not for hunger, yet because we were together….
The reason I started doing the “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” program is because I now KNOW how hard it is to eliminate weight; break the habits we’ve created to comfort or reward ourselves; acknowledge and eliminate the fears we have of who we’ll be when we eliminate the excess weight; feel confident in ourselves when we’re out socially so that we can enjoy interaction with others while maintaining a conscious food program without guilt, without frustration, without all the other emotions we’ve wrapped around food. Exciting, isn’t it???
Here’s one more thing ~ I know it seems a long time to wait ~ and many will not ever have to wait as long (actually, wait isn’t the correct word as I was not in a “holding pattern” waiting for this to happen) as I to find something you are TRULY passionate about yet, since I found and founded this program, I have to say, it’s something I am TRULY passionate about and SO excited! I live it! I think about it constantly. How can I improve it? How can I share it? Who can I share it with? How important is this to just one person’s health?
Enough for now ~
Well, it’s been an interesting couple of days. Had a good day on Monday until I got home later in the day. I don’t know what was going on but I’ll attribute it to “emotional detox”. I was irritable, angry, short-tempered, impatient… all of that. I’d been out much of the afternoon; travel was GREAT! So, what the heck was going on? I messed up LTR totally ~ couldn’t focus, stay on track, etc. Yet, even with that, got a decent interview with author Susan Schenck. The best part for me was at the end. She wanted to talk about HER weight loss program and, being in the mental/emotional shape I was in and doing my own, I almost said no yet, consciousness prevailed and, I said yes.
So, her information, (again, keeping it short) is to eat 400 calories, 4 x’s a day equaling 1600 calories. Now, a part of those calories have to be in fat ~ olives, avos, coconut oil and, for her, fish oil. I’ve not done and don’t plan to do fish oil, BUT, Himself and I went shopping yesterday, picked up the avos, olives and, I already had coconut oil which I made into a fudge using Rawmazing’s recipe from her Strawberry Cream Pie recipe. The thought of eating coconut oil plain makes me shudder.
So, I began yesterday and surprisingly, last night, flat stomach. I thought it was a joke. Woke up this morning, got on the scale, 1# down. huh? Ummm, not possible.
So, here’s basically what I’m eating ~ 3 salads a day with a teaspoon of fudge in between and either olives or avos with the salad. I’m not following precisely because I’m not really good at counting calories, yet, even with that, I’m seeing/feeling a difference. Who’da thunk?
Yesterday, was in a total funk. Partly because of the evening before. I started with headache, sore throat, just funky! Spent the day relaxing, ate VERY well, then in the evening HAD to get out and get some air. Another plan for a short walk turned into over 5,000 steps.
THIS morning, woke up just before 5; huggled with Himself for a bit; got up, got dressed, got out about 5:10 a.m. Was feeling SO much different.. alive, lively, my usual feisty self.
While I was out I noticed there was a guy at one intersection just walking back and forth with his dogs. Had my pepper spray in my hand (always) and my knife in my pocket. As I neared him he asked if I was going to cross Braeburn. I said “I could (was planning to), why”? He said a bear was spotted over there. Well hell! I wanna see da bear!!! O.k., o.k., I didn’t go. Himself’s been concerned about me walking out there especially in the morning, because they’ve been spotted on more than one occasion. The guy told me he lived right there and he’d previously had a sugar tree and woke up one morning with a bear hanging around in it. Got in just under 8,000 steps just this morning!
So, we’re on week three of “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight“… I’ll update what’s going on with that tomorrow. I’m really excited that I can offer it as a teleclass; as well as Pasadena, Ca. local and live. How much things have changed due to the presence of the internet.
We’ll be gone to the cabin up in Big Bear Lake probably Sat. through Mon. to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.
So, updates tomorrow on the women’s progress on “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight“.
Didn’t go out for a walk yesterday morning. Didn’t have plans for WHAT to do except work and relax. He had a gig so, I knew I was going to be alone.
I have an invite to vend and speak at an event held at a mall in Orange County so, thought I’d take a drive down there. An hour down and an hour back! *shudders* When I told Him where I was going, He said, “That’s where my wedding is!” Well, hey now! Ummm, could you, would you… ummm, go a bit early and check out this mall? I want to see what kind of crowd they have there on Sunday before I commit? He said “YES!” so, I got to stay home and go up to the event the stationary store up the street was holding. Made my appearance there (looked for my books ~ sold out maybe?) then decided it was such a lovely day, I NEEDED to walk so, I did. Very strange to be walking the streets during the day. Can actually see something.
Anyway, walk I did. The weather is now just so PERFECT!
I’ve been eating 3 salads a day and fruit when otherwise hungry. I feel so clean. Yup! Salad for breakfast. Going to have one in just a lil bit.
btw ~ IF you’re straddling the fence on “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight“, today’s the LAST day to get the BEST price! I’ll never go that low again. If you, or someone you know is tired of the struggle; tired of the diets; having trouble staying on raw because of cravings, social obligations ~ whatever! I’ll be sharing numerous tools that you can use to stop the downward spiral.
I was chatting with a friend yesterday. We met at the Raw Spirit Festival in Santa Barbara and she, her friend and I pretty much spent 3 days together.
She told me about all the great raw food she makes and invited me over to her trailer to share some. She’s an amazing raw food chef so, I encouraged her to make and share, which she did. Of course, people started asking for recipes; asking to purchase some of her food; asking for classes.
Recently she held her very first class. People, of course, were amazed at how good raw food can be! What was really amazing to one person in particular was when she asked my friend the ingredients in one desert. There were about 2. She could not BELIEVE it! She said there HAD to be more!
What Roe and I discussed was the fact that people think life, changes, THINGS, have to be complicated and convoluted. There HAS to be more!
I get that even now in my classes. “I still don’t believe that’s all I have to do”. So, I give them more to do so they’ll feel better. lol It’s all good stuff! But no, stopping the emotional eating; dealing with social obligations; loving yourself enough to care does NOT have to be difficult.
Join me, wont you? “Tap Into You Ideal Weight” NOW! If not now, when? What are you waiting for?
Yours in Health,
Yesterday, got up about 4:45 and was out the door by 5 a.m. Had done 8,759 steps by 7:12 so, IF my focus was on 10,000 steps, wouldn’t take much more. Didn’t go out walking again yet, what I did at home brought me to 10,455. Shows me I don’t sit as much as I sometimes think I do.
This morning, thought I’d change up. Fitness is not just about cardio. It’s about strength, balance, flexibility as well. I’ve got all the dvd’s yet, one of my favorites is Turbo Jam. Went down to the sun-room, put on Turbo Sculpt. Never did that one. It’s really good! I was looking for a great leg workout and that’s it! Funny, with all the weights and toys I have, I don’t have free weights anymore. I could use my Indian clubs but, a bit awkward. Going to use them next time since I now know the program. Even without, really good legs!
Results of the first week of my “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” live and local program!!! A few of the women emailed me, said they didn’t do all the home-play, blah, blah, blah, so I sent an email out telling them I’m not their mommy and they’re not bad and not going to be punished ~ so one thing we worked on is “guilt”. I’ve been doing this work long enough to know that, when working with the mental/emotional, that ol’ monkey mind is NOT feeling safe and will be chattering in the ear giving ANY reason to not continue. It really likes people to stay JUST the way they are, even if it kills them (and, obesity can kill you).
So, EVERYone showed and thanked me for the email. Many said it took the burden off. They were feeling guilty. One did say, she was tapping on “loving and honoring myself completely”… and said she’d messed up on her food program yet, no beating herself up as she would have done normally. That’s a HUGE biggie for her! More about her in a bit.
A few women said they’d eliminated 4-5 pounds!!! (Funny how THEY are the ones most skeptical still). Many said that there were times they would normally eat yet, just didn’t feel to. They were more aware of what was going into their mouths, when and why.
A few said it wasn’t the tapping, but other things we worked on ~ which is fine. Whatever works. lol Personally, I KNOW the tapping enhances and breaks/eliminates the blockages in the system to where we CAN have the awarenesses.
These classes were SO much different than last week’s. Last week you’da thought I had
shanghaied them and forced them to be there instead of them voluntarily coming and PAYING!
This week the energy was SO much higher, the participation SO much better. Last week, couldn’t even hear what they were saying; this week they WANTED to talk about results! How cool is that?
Oh, the woman I mentioned earlier wanted to work on stress. Now, understand, there are more aspects than just one. We could tap on “stress” in general yet, we found what else she did when she was stressed. First off, her main thing is, when she’s stressed, she eats a full carton of ice cream. This week, she had a MAJOR situation come up and, instead of ice cream, she went for brown rice. O.k., big step and, SHOPPING! What she did was exchange one addiction for another so, we tapped on and examined alternatives including remaining “calm and serene”. I also gave her some home-play to do for stressful situations.
Other things we worked on were “food as rewards”, frustration, anxiety and more. It was a full 90 minutes of tapping, focus and laughter.
Lowest price ever is still good for the teleclasses beginning the first week of Sept. There’s a Tue. evening class as well as a Wed. a.m. teleclass. If you’re Pasadena, Ca. local, might consider coming to that class being held on Wed. evenings. Now, do this ONLY if you’ve been frustrated at being on the “lost weight/found weight” roller coaster or, TRYING to stay on a food program through willpower. I can tell you, if you are an emotional eater… it’s tough to do it that way! Your body/mind (lil monkey inside) is not use to not having those “comfort foods” and will feel deprived when it thinks it “can’t” have. It’s always better to be able to say “no, I really don’t want that right now” and really know it’s true!
Awakened sore and tired this morning. Just did NOT feel to get out walking. Made all the excuses. Heard all the rationalizations ~ I can walk this evening when it cools down again, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I can yet, if ANYthing else pops up to do, I’ll do THAT!
So! Got up, got on the ‘puter for the mundane daily stuff, got dressed got out and WALKED! Fit or Fat??? My choice! Put in over 7,000 steps so far! The tapping has certainly helped make it easier. It’s like, no matter what the monkey mind tells me, I seem to have NO choice. Gotta get out and get fit!
So, last night, worked out with Coach Tara again. She said she was tired which to me, seemed like a good thing. NOT! She may have been tired but we were the ones working out! At one point I was almost tossing my cookies… um, well, I hadn’t eaten any cookies…… but, whatever was in there.
In reality, if she held class 3 times a week, I’d be there. I love the group energy and even with as much groaning as I do, I always feel good after. Even being sore the next day, I know, all I’ve got to do is move and much of it will ease up AND, I’ll feel better the NEXT day which is usually the toughest. Tough as it is, it’s like playing with the other kids. It’s joy-filled!
Heading out to get oranges today. We get them direct from the grower. We’ll get about 4, 35# boxes for about $5 each. That lasts 3-4 weeks. Then stop off at the Armenian market and pick up some fruit for me and peanuts for the squirrels.
Beginning my promotion for “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” now. Have some “early bird” sign-ups for the teleclasses already, yet, want to make sure everyone who wants to get in, gets in before the price goes up on Sunday.
The price has gone up for the Pasadena, Ca. local class, and it will go up on Sunday for the teleclasses. You really don’t want to miss this if you’ve been on the “lost it/found it” diet roller coaster. This is NOT specifically about raw food; it’s about staying on whatever food program you choose. It’s about being conscious within your food choices; finding out when, where and why you choose to eat ~ oftentimes emotional reasons including anger, resentment, rewards, deprivation, loneliness, etc. We often eat unconsciously and habitually. When we sit down to read or watch tv/dvd; we often eat just because it’s there!
I had a co-worker who went to a chamber of commerce expo with me and her eyes just lit up when she saw the restaurants were serving (what she called) FREE food!
We also eat and overeat because of social/family “obligations”….
If these are your issues, you, or people you know, might want to “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight“. Current classes are ending the end of this month; going to pick up immediately with the 2 online classes and the one local.
The price will go up next time I hold them. They’re worth waaaaay more than I’m charging yet, I want people I know or who know me to get in on the best prices.
Since I’ve been really looking at the Fat to Fit program, movement and working/playing with the “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” program, I’ve come to realize how “counting calories” really has very little to do with eliminating excess weight.
Yesterday, I read an online article from Time magazine on “Why Exercise Won’t Make You This”. Makes total sense to me.
One statement made in the article is, “… while it’s true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued.”
I know personally, since I’ve been doing the 10,000 steps program that, I’ve “burned” about 300 calories a day (we’re talking 90+ minutes of movement here). What’s it take to add that back on if I come home hungrier than I would be if I stayed home?
Now, of course, the question is, doesn’t training and building muscle burn more calories than fat? Well yes, but here’s what the article states: “… a pound of muscle burns approximately six calories a day in a resting body, compared with the two calories that a pound of fat burns.. which means that after you work out hard enough to convert, say, 10 pounds of fat to muscle, you’ll be able to eat only an extra 40 calories per day”. Now, converting 10 pounds of fat to muscle is a major achievement.
I’ve never been a calorie counter. And for those of you who read this thinking “so, why am I exercising everyday?” and becoming discouraged ~ don’t!
That’s why I started my Fat to Fit program as well as “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight“. Eliminating excess weight has so much to do with what you put into your mouth. When you open that refrigerator door, ask yourself ~ Fit or Fat? Let the answer make your decision. If you’re tired of carrying the extra weight, go for what you KNOW will help you fit up!
Another thing in the article is that willpower doesn’t work. Ever tried it? How’d that work for you? That’s why I began the “TIYIW” program ~ to retrain our brains. Personally, I know willpower doesn’t work. Unless something is reprogrammed in our body/minds, we’ll be feeling deprived of all the “goodies” we are use to having; the social life we’ve enjoyed (and ate and overate at ~ not to mention the not-so-healthy choices we’ve made); the “comfort” foods we’ve enjoyed when eating to stem our emotions and SO much more!
My experience with tapping has been nothing short of remarkable. I’ve been using it for procrastination as well as eating issues.
Well, I am SO much more productive than I’ve ever been including finishing a book someone asked me to create for them that I’ve been putting off for about a year or so; being consistent with my blogging, my weekly revvellations and other things that are important to my work.
As far as food goes, if you’ve been reading my blog, I’ve been moving every day (and will continue to do so ~ more about that in a minute), stopped eating and overeating, especially at night when He goes to work; I’ve gotten VERY clear on my habits and how, when, where, why I eat, etc. Instead of using food to “comfort” me when I’ve got some emotional stuff going on, I tap them out. Yeah, I know, for those who’ve not done it ~ WTH is she talking about?
Will I continue my movement? Absolutely! It’s not about weight, it’s about being as fit as I can be! I know for myself when I slacked off on moving, my fitness level slowly deteriorated ~ so slowly in fact, I didn’t even notice until we started doing some balance moves in Monday night class and I couldn’t stand on one foot or, on Sunday mornings when I joined my teacher and his other students for an extra monthly session and I couldn’t walk up the hill without getting out of breath.
For me, it’s about overall health. I figure, with the changes in my food program, eating for hunger, not for emotion, social reasons, rewards, etc., the weight will eliminate on its own and, it has been. The movement and play I do? It’s a side benefit and, if it helps me eliminate excess fat and assists me in becoming more fit, I’m all for it.
Thing is, tap on what you’ll eat AFTER moving so you’ll make more conscious choices. In the article, they were talking about how, after exercising, people will “treat themselves” (eating for reward) eat a muffin ~ or other high calorie object ~ and therefore replace the calories they’d burned.
I know when I was first training as a bodybuilder. we’d train for 90 minutes to 2 hours, then go and have a 3-egg omelet with everything in it including veggies and sour cream. I was FAT! I stopped training for awhile and when I resumed (with another partner), I was on a plant-based food program (and we never went out to eat right after) and I was RIPPED! No extra effort. Just good training, good food.
Now that I wrote that, I’m realizing one major difference. When I was with my first partner, he’d just come off work in the morning and we’d train, then go have breakfast. With the second partner, he’d have to go to work after training so, I went home to eat and all I had at home was good, vegetarian fare which didn’t include eggs and sour cream.
The point of this whole thing is, yes, keep moving! Amongst other things, it assists in keeping the heart pumping and all the other organs moving AND, since there is no pump for the lymph system, it’s activated by movement and the lymph system is the “garbage truck” within your body moving out the sludge.
As far as food ~ every time you open the fridge, or the cupboard, ask yourself, “Fit or Fat”? Which would you rather be? AND, join my “Tap Into Your Ideal Weight” program where you’ll learn how to eliminate eating for other than hunger. Those frosted cakes, etc. that I use to crave? Don’t even look like food to me anymore. The pizzas, etc. He’s got in the fridge? No desire. The fresh greens, tomatoes, cukes, fruit, etc.? Those are my choices AND, I don’t need willpower. It’s the weirdest thing. My mind will say ~ “pretzels” and my mouth will say, “uh, no. Carrots sound good to me”. No strength, no willpower. Just not seeing stuff that’s bad for me as food and not being drawn to eating them anymore. It’s freeing!