Accurately Estimating Calories Burned
Today is Day 14 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that we're not overestimating our calorie burn each day and thus eating too much. They suggest getting a heart-rate monitor to get the most accurate measuremen... Read more
Weighing In - When, How, and Why?
Today is Day 13 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and today's topic is weighing in. They suggest weighing in (1) once per week, (2) with the same scale, (3) at the same time, and (4) with the same clothes or lack thereof. Fair enough, b... Read more
Strength Training and Metabolism
Today is Day 12 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is strength training, and more specifically, adding variety thereto. For me, I'm just getting back into shape and it's important for the long-term that I not do too much t... Read more
Fiber- and Water-Rich Foods Suppress Hunger
Today is Day 11 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is battling the constant feeling of hunger by adding fiber- and water-rich foods to our diets. As I looked at the list of foods that are high in fiber, I'm doin... Read more
New Cardio Ideas - What Are Your Favorites?
Today is Day 10 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is shaking up our cardio habits. My primary cardio exercises are the elliptical machine and treadmill in the gym and cycling and walking out of the gym. I'd love to find f... Read more
Paying Attention to Nutrients
Today is Day 9 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the assignment of the day is to ensure that we're taking in the right nutrients in the right ranges. My diet is already pretty well balanced, but I'm going to take this day as a challe... Read more
Exercise Excuse Busters - What Are Yours?
Today is Day 8 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is exercise excuse busters. They recommend commiting to and scheduling at least 10 minutes of exercise every day for the rest of the challenge but since I've alr... Read more
Week One is Done
Today is Day 7 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the task of the day is to assess how things are going and either to make adjustments or to celebrate. For me, it's definitely time to celebrate because, first and foremost, the challen... Read more
Making Sure the Numbers Are Accurate
Today is Day 6 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that our food, fitness, and weight goals are correct. The point of today is that as our weight shifts, our calorie-range also shifts and one reason people plate... Read more
Changing Up the Workout Routine
Today is day 5 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is changing up our workout routines. As you probably know, the body, amazing creation that it is, adapts to exercise and learns to handle it more efficiently, that is, it b... Read more
Today is Day 4 of the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is portion distortion. The point of the challenge today is to pay very careful attention to the calories I'm taking in because, they say, it's common to measure cals carefu... Read more
The 30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge
Having finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" last week, I decided to take the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge." Today is day 3, and the following is my assignment:
"For something so small, the scale sure can hold a lot of power.... Read more
I have a blog
I have a blog. This is an entry in my blog. Have a good day!... Read more
Two Great Bike Rides in a Row
Well, I'm still way overweight and way out of shape, but my body is starting to respond to 31 straight days of eating well and exercising at least a little bit and sometimes a lot a bit. My average speeds have been embarrassingly slow and I'm st... Read more
Finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge"
I finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" today and I'm feeling good! Now I plan to find another challenge for the next month and I look forward to the process and outcome. Any suggestions?
Hope you all have a great day.... Read more
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