How to Rock 2018

How to Rock 2018

I just came back from a three year exercise/diet  hiatus.  I won’t bore you with the details as to why, but I’m older and heavier which makes it harder to get back into an exercise routine.  I started running because I wanted to run a half marathon before I turned 50.  Since then I’ve finished six half’s and one full marathon.  My last race was in the fall of 2013.

So this is going to be my comeback.

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I’ve signed on to Noom to help with a diet to lose the weight and get an exercise plan.  Also pulling up some good recipes and plans from past.

Maybe a little too ambitious but I’m signing up for the Shape Half Marathon in New York’s Central Park on April 14.    #WomenRunTheWorld #BigMotivation

So here’s my plan:

Stay Hydrated…

  • 64 ounces of water each day.

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Diet:

  • 1200 calorie diet – low sugar, salt and fat from all food groups.
  • Enlisted help of Noom.
  • Follow 6 small meals each day.
  • Cook everything on  weekend and prepare lunches for the week.

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Exercise:

  • Start off with 3 mile walks and some core strengthening exercises.
  • Build up to light jogs.
  • Increase strength training and intensity over time.
  • Warm up and cool down.
  • Stretching

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Psychology:

  • Create a video in my  mind of what it will be like to be fit again.
  • Get great music on tap to listen to during such.

There’s more to the plan but this is just to get me started.

 

Beyonce Rocked the Superbowl; Did You Know She Is A Runner?

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The 2013 Superbowl Halftime show was outstanding as ever.  It isn’t surprising to know that Beyonce is also a runner.   Here is what I found from Wikihow.com to be her formula to stay in shape…

  1. She Eats healthy. Beyonce has 2 snacks each day in between her 3 meals, to keep her energy levels up.  She eats fruit, oatcakes with cottage cheese, or yogurt-covered almonds. It’s important not to skip meals;  She eats plenty of vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and two servings of fish each week.
  2. She works out. Beyonce has a strenuous pace  with dancing, singing, and touring. She works out five days a week and does 100 squats, 100 step-ups, and 100 walking lunges a day.  She does circuit training, and runs two-and-a-half miles each day. If you enjoy running, this can be a great form of exercise.

So, get out there and be your own “rock star” – eating, training and doing all to keep self healthy and well.  Then do something extraordinary for someone else.  It’s all good!