In praise of the micro and the nano also beginning weightlifting

Pacific Rim Locandina

Pacific Rim Locandina (Photo credit: Debris2008)

Sorry I have been so quiet but life has been keeping me busy.

Even though I have been busy with studying and work, I have been able to fit in some workouts due to NanoWorkout.  Which has several good ideas about how to incorporate exercise into daily life.  I personally like the ones to do while brushing your teeth and the ones for walking up the stairs.  They are light quick exercises that can be done by almost everyone.

http://nanoworkout.com

The other thing I have decided to do is to start trying weightlifting.  This has been something I have been wanting to do for a while but felt especially pumped up to do after watching Pacific Rim in 3d (watch it).  The music as well as the amazing fight scenes really energized me.  That being said I didn’t really know where to start so I googled and found a very clear guide with a lot of advice from bodybuilding. com.  It offers general tips as well as a detailed 12 week program that offers different workouts for each day of the week in 3 to 4 week blocks.  It also allows for 3 days off a week to do cardio, to relax, or to make up for a lost day.  So far I am 2 days in and I am really sore but in a good way.  After lifting I feel charged and kind of bad ass even though I have only been lifting lighter weights since I am just starting.  I have been using my ipad to help me keep track and to also watch the demo videos.  To help me feel charged I like to listen to the soundtrack for Pacific Rim and Dredd.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/womans_lean_sexy_bible.htm

I also feel like mentioning some things I have recently become a fan of.  I loved Pacific Rim, even though I feel like there could have been more female characters.  The other thing is the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.  A pleasant dessert community served with a side of Lovecraft.

Remember to Hydrate

Stilstock

Pintester Movement: Bananrama

Smiley I am a fan of the Pintester. I happen to think she is very funny and helps people to not being afraid of making mistakes, since she makes so many herself.  She is doing another round of the Pintester Movement.

http://pintester.com/category/pintester-movement/

She wants people try out pins.  Before she just had us pick out random pins and test them.  I tested coffee hair removal (Fail), ice cream bread (pretty good), and pumpkin muffins (hmm, pumpkiny).  This time she wants us to pick out pins she has tried before and try them ourselves.  I picked two easy two ingredient healthy food pins.

I tried banana pancakes.  Which is really a banana omelet, 2013-07-03 11.38.33I don’t know why they insisted on calling it a pancake, maybe to make it seem more appealing (heh).  The 2 ingredients for these are a banana and 2 eggs.  Although, I also added in cinnamon and vanilla.  They were not bad.  The first time I ever ran into a similar mixture was in a cookbook about how to sneak fruits and veggies into your kids foods.  This was used as a mixture for french toast.  I have to say I like it better for french toast then as a stand alone thing.  Still it was ok.

http://pintester.com/2013/04/natural-pancakes/

http://www.blogilates.com/recipe-index/100-natural-pancakes-recipe-gluten-free-flourless-low-calorie

The next one I tried was for 2 ingredient cookies plus mix-ins.  These called for 2 bananas, 1 cup of oatmeal, and whatever else you have on 2013-07-03 11.36.06 - Copyhand.  I added craisins and coconut flakes.  These are actually really good and easy to make.  I liked them better than the banana omelets.  These actually seem more like cookies to me.  They are definitely worth a try, unless you are staying away from carbs in which case go for the banana omelet.

http://pintester.com/2013/05/2-ingredient-cookies/

http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/

Another pin I have in the past that I got from the Pintester was 1 2013-07-03 13.51.21ingredient ice cream.  Which is really cold smashed bananas.  When I was a kid I always liked getting the frozen chocolate bananas and these remind me of them, just minus the chocolate.  Although, you could always try to make your own chocolate version, maybe using chocolate syrup.  I haven’t made these lately because I don’t have a food processor or blender right now.  They are a nice cold healthy treat for a hot day.

http://pintester.com/2012/07/one-ingredient-banana-ice-cream/

http://www.thekitchn.com/stepbystep-instructions-for-on-97170

Failure is always an option.

Fit Fat Ballet: The End and Going Forward

English: A performance of The Nutcracker balle...

English: A performance of The Nutcracker ballet, 1981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welp, I have finished Prevention Magazine’s Ballet Boot Camp. I feel like I made progress to becoming

fitter even if I didn’t lose any weight. I have still been doing walking and swimming. Sadly, the other day I while walking I wound up getting a combo of heat and fat rash. One of my friends shared an interesting on how to prevent it. Rub some deodorant on the spots where it is prone to happen. I shall try this next time I go walking after my rash has healed and I’ll let you know if it works.

One thing I really liked about the ballet boot camp was the working out plan which laid out a solid plan for alternating work outs with cardio. I think that it is a plan which I will keep even if I am doing other toning exercises. One I am planning on doing is one from the magazine Cosmopolitan which I just started randomly getting. Also, I have been working on the healthy eating idea and hope to share that with you in a couple of days.

Let me know if you have any ideas about plans I should try next.

Sometimes a banana is just a banana.

 

40 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

A good list since it is easy to get off track.

Pintertesting

So once again I have fallen off the exercise bandwagon… If I miss a day or two of working out, it’s nearly impossible to get going again. That is why I decided to print out this list of 40 ways to motivate yourself to exercise.

These were such an inspiration. Even when I was feeling at my worst I would read down this list and find something to spark my motivation. The original list is from Sparkpeople.com. Where it suggests one of their routines I look on Pinterest instead. Usually I didn’t even get to #40 because something before that motivated me.

  1. Do it anyway. (This was the most popular answer!)
  2. Tell myself to go for 15 minutes. If I still feel bad or unmotivated, I can quit. I have yet to quit.
  3. Look on Pinterest for motivation! (Check out Pinterest’s Fitness section and follow SparkPeople’s Pinterest boards.)

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