Hiking Ensign Peak

Hiking Ensign Peak
My cute exercising family!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mommy and Baby Exercise Class
Instructor: Ruthann Sanders - ISSA Cert. Personal Fitness Trainer
When: 8am Summer Saturday’s - July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1st, 8, 15, 22, 29
Where: Daybreak - North Shore
Price: $10 Per class or $75 for all 8!
Working out doesn't mean you have to part with your baby!

4 reasons why you should set aside an "exercise for mom and baby" time everyday:
1. Daily physical activity reduces stress.
2. It can help you sleep better
3. Fitness helps keep you healthy and has been linked to reducing the risk of some diseases and to warding off depression (goodbye to post partum depression or just those days when your baby's turned into a monster!)
4. Exercising like strength training can help prevent osteoporosis
Exercise also improves self-esteem, increases stamina and ultimately helps you be able to do continuous work for longer (remember, motherhood doesn't end at 6pm!)
Now have I told you why it can be good for your baby too?
~Exercising with your baby will help him learn good movement and coordination skills
~Both you and your baby will have fun
~Exercising with your baby can certainly be one of the most fun (and beneficial) activities you and your baby can do together.

OK, so say hello to your new little training buddy and start exercising!
Note: Most doctors and midwives suggest waiting until your six-week postnatal check before beginning to exercise so it is recommended to consult them before doing any activity.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Zonya...one of my fav public tv shows

So, I absolutely love this television show, Zonya's Health Bites...seen it?
It is one of those definate 'must watches' on a Saturday morning.
Check out Zonya's website, watch one of her episodes, and try some of her recipes. She got me onto adding more beans into my diet...she is very cool. Her mantra is simple...go check it out!
I know you will be impressed.
Last weekend I learned that by replacing red meat with beans just 4 times a week, you can lower your cholesterol 100 points in 2 months...too easy to not try!
Here is a simple way to do that!
Make a great salad, lots of green leafy veg's and crisp red tomatoes, diced red and green peppers.
Then warm up a can of S&W Southwestern beans.
Open and drain 1 can of all white meat chicken and shred it.
On a plate, measure a 1/2 a cup of the beans, top with 1/4 cup of shredded chicken.
Add your chopped veggies, and lettuce.
Top with a few diced tomatoes, a dash of sea salt and a squirt of lime juice!
(I know...that is what I am eating for dinner tonight! )

Monday, June 15, 2009

great deal and info....did you know?????

Did you know that when you buy the EAS Myoplex Shakes in a 4 pack...on the inside of the carton is a coupon for $1.50 off your next purchase? SAWEEEEET! The cheapest store that I have seen them sold at is Walmart. Also if you go to the website www.EAS.com you can register and get a free coupon to try out the shakes or bars. The coupon is good for $3.89 off. Here is the link for the free coupon.... https://eas.com/Registration

Also if you go to www.GNC.com Sunday the 15th through Wednesday the 16th and enter the code SAVEBIGP it is good for 20% Off the entire site!
Note! Remember to eat protein as soon as you can, post workout. Eating protein after an intense workout aids in muscle repair, helps restore glycogen stores in the muscles, & reduces muscle soreness. The sooner you consume this post workout, the better. A liquid meal is digested quicker than a solid meal....so have some good quality whey protein powder on hand to mix up when you get home from the gym. However, if you need something fast and easy, protein shakes are a great option.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Exercise for you to try!

I am all about 'more bang for the buck' when I exercise. I want to get as many muscles involved in the movement as I can! So, I have a fantastic exercise for you to try....not sure what to call it, so I will name it, 'Bosu Bicep Curls'
Once you have found your max weight to curl, sit on a Bosu Ball, feet up off the ground....
get your balance.....then you are going to curl the biceps, 12 reps, 3 sets...while keeping your feet off the ground. That! is the tricky part! Don't lose your balance!
You engage your whole core the entire time you work...FANTASTIC! TRY IT!