Saturday, July 18, 2009

Milk Comparison

Whole milk (1 cup) 
150 kal 
8 grams of fat
(5 grams of saturated fat

Fat Free Milk (1 cup)
90 kcal
less than 1 gram of fat
(less than 1 gram saturated fat

Friday, July 17, 2009

I say to myself everyday "How much do I want it"!
Stained Glass Sun....Foreva doing something!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I will Run that 5k!

It's getting easier to run the intervals....moving up to 10 min intervals tomorrow!

Did you know that you get more dehydrated running on a treadmill than you do running outside? You have the breeze/air outside to cool your body down and not so on a treadmill so make sure you're re-hydrating yourself!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Can't run to save my life but I think I want to try!

I am definitely not a runner. I have run in the past such as running as a kid while playing or running from the cops as a teenager (lol) and running as a mother to catch up with my kids, but never long distance. Whenever I see a person jogging or running I envision them as very powerful in mind and body. I believe it takes a lot of mental and physical strength to run. Very possibly more mental strength than physical strength. So I'm going to gather up my strength and focus on getting myself first to a mile then three then maybe 5. We'll see, one step at a time.
My plan to start is interval running. I will walk for 5 minutes and run for 5 minutes for an hour for this week (3x). In between I will row and strength train. To run, it is necessary for your whole body to be strong, not just your legs. You use your core as well as your arms to run, so here I go, off and running! Wish me luck! (although luck has nothing to do with it. Persistence is the key). Comments welcome!

By the way, you can't run on empty so fuel up!