You might have seen me mention the Paleo diet (though I use diet in just a general way of eating, not intending to lose weight). You might be wondering about it and if you might be interested? Here is a good introductory article to get you going. Just like fitness, I think everyone has to find the best method of eating for them.
With the help of my friend, Debra, I’ve decided to try to create my own workout once a week. I am not a certified anything, so these are just my own workouts for my own benefit that anyone is welcome to enjoy as well. They certainly can make you sweat. Make sure you pay attention to proper form and ask you doctor and disclaimer disclaimer.
I did a 15 minute workout with 5 exercises. 15 rounds of 10 seconds rest, 50 seconds on.
Dive bombers 10, 8, 8
High Knees 152, 149, 148
One Leg Squat 16, 11, 11
Burpees (with the Ugi ball) 7, 7, 7
90 degree abs 26, 28, 24
Dive bombers: start with your legs wide apart and your butt up in the air, head down. Your body should create an upside down V. Your back is straight. From there curve your head down and then up, lifting your head towards the ceiling, lowering your butt in a smooth motion. Your legs and stomach do not touch the ground. From there, push yourself back up so your head is towards the ground again. This is one rep.
One Leg Squat: I started out doing one leg squats with a toe touch, but found I was losing form. My back was curving. I am terrible at these, so I can’t get as low as others. Just try to do a squat with leg straight out in front of you. Make sure to keep your back as straight as possible, and to keep your knee from going over your toes. Alternate legs.
Burpees (with the Ugi ball): I did my burpees with an ugi ball, but you can get just as good of a workout by doing the same thing without the Ugi. You’ll be able to do more reps. Jump out into a plank. Do a pushup (on Ugi or not). Then jump feet into squat position. Jump (with or without Ugi) into the air. This is one rep.
90 degree abs: I did this with an Ugi also, however, using any kind of stable (it won’t fall on your face) weight, like a medicine ball, or even a pillow, will be challenging. Keeping your legs up at a 90 degree angle, sit up and touch whatever is resting on your legs. It could be nothing, just keep your legs as stable as possible.
Everyone has to decide their own wellness path. No one can do it for them. Not even medicine, in my opinion. To be truly healthy, we have to be committed to it. Not to say we can’t have anything “bad,” but to me it’s a lifestyle. This post pretty much sums it up. I don’t want to sound preachy, but I only got into a routine of eating well (or better, consistently) and working out once I realized that it is a lifestyle, not a way to lose weight or a diet to do for a few months, if that. Zuzana from Bodyrock said it once in one of her talks, that it isn’t about working out every single day, but making it a lifestyle so that if you do get off the routine for longer than you want, you know you will get back into it. That really clicked in my brain. I don’t berate myself (as much) for missing a workout. At the same time, I don’t miss as many workouts, because it’s now part of my life. I know I seem obsessed with Bodyrock. Perhaps that is true, but be prepared, because it won’t be even close to the last time you hear about Bodyrock or Zuzana.
Glad I found this, Paleo Comfort Foods. I can always use more paleo-friendly resources when I get stumped for meal ideas. Sometimes I get into such a funk with making meals that I end up switching between the same two meals for a month or two.
This is just too cute
Sigh, if only it was affordable.
Here is a new article from the New York Times that says that a massage after a workout really will help reduce soreness. Great news! Cue my boyfriend requesting even more massages. But, good thing I got him this.
As a side note this for this, previous, and future news articles, and as I said in this post, I am by no means an expert. I am learning as I go too! I am not presenting news articles as things to live by, but to learn by. I might even post contradictory posts at one point in the future! I don’t know! My crystal ball is on the moon right now, hanging out with this guy.