So as the warmer weather nears, we are all probably a little hesitant about putting on those bathing suits. Found a great article titled “Banish Bikini Belly Bloat” with some helpful tips, which includes a good old dose of wonderful H2O! Click on the pic to read the article!
“Fit Bottomed Girls” is doing a giveaway with some of my products. You can win all the STUDIO dvd titles, a Buff Girl Shirt, and some wrist weights just by leaving a comment about how you would put all this gear into good use. Just click on the logo and check it out.Good luck!
“Dr.Fitness+The Fat Guy” is a radio show based in Atlanta and I always look forward to going on air with them… “The Fat Guy” is a comedian, which makes fitness so much more entertaining! Click here to listen.
Trustme. Going barefoot will help your knees. at first it may not feel that way but in the long run (no pun intended) your feet and ankles will be stronger, which will help your knees find balance. (Those knees get over worked sometimes with sneakers, while the feet get underworked.) Here are few things to consider:
1. If you are carrying extra lbs, tread lightly and perhaps do 1/2 of workout with sneakers on. Sneakers absorb shock (usually).
2. Are you exercising on a cement floor or tile? That may be too much for your knees – perhaps switch to an gentler surface, maybe carpet.
3. Do you tend to wear out your shoes at the toe/ball of the foot first? This is sort of rare but I do know people put a lot of weight into their toes (like they are on heels all the time) when they walk – this stresses out the knees quickly. Make sure your heels bear weight with every step, this will make a significant difference.
4. In BAREFOOT CARDIO, we have a “pony” option for more intensity. While it is more intense for the heart rate it is LESS intense for the knees than happy feet. So you may be surprised – try pony instead of happy feet for your knees’ sake.
5. Sneakers? If you are wearing them, take them off. If you are not wearing them, put them on! That will maybe change an imbalance that’s going on.
6. If achy pain persists, take two days in a row and do nothing. Soak in the tub, lie in bed, get a massage…don’t even go for a walk. The pain should fizzle out.
7. Also, after doing barefoot workouts for two weeks, your pain may vanish into thin air because your knees may have caught up with the rest of your body!
I am trying to mix things up and keep moving so I ran the POLAR BEAR RUN on Sunday in New Preston CT. To be honest, I was dreading it all week, worried about snow (or worse, rain!) but Mother Nature came through for us – mild temp and dry.
I finished the 7.6mile race just under 1hr and 16minutes average 9.58min/mile. I MET MY GOAL! That’s the thing about running, it’s you verse you. The other runners are encouragement and inspiration. I’m running a 5K race this coming weekend – could get addictive.
On another note, and I think a lot of moms feel this…I need solitude. With a 1 year old roaming around, finding solitude in my house is not happening all that often. So I sort of “crave” running (or hikes in the woods with Roxy the dog) as a way to find a little solitude. Exercise as solitude – interesting concept!