LET'S SWIM THIS WEDNESDAY! The fun never ends with summer Spinergy. First kickball, then ultimate frisbee, now Splash!
It feels like summer and what is Hotlanta without a pool workout to cool you off? This week we are taking Wednesday's Spinergy class to the pool for a great workout. So bring your suits, water, sunscreen and meet me at the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center for a great workout tomorrow at 6pm.
Protein bars are a convenient way to grab a quick bite of...something. Anything made with a powder, syrup or gel is still a processed food and although they come in handy they should really only be eaten on a limited basis. There are plenty of times when I have finished a workout and not had the time to eat and think of grabbing a protein bar. I however, noticed a long time ago that they are not that far off from a candy bar packed with peanuts, and to be honest the candy bar tastes a lot better and I can see my protein in true form. Now, I'm not advocating Snickers after a workout but I do want to bring to your attention that many protein bars are similar in calorie count as well as sugars.
If you do have a long, intense workout planned (Spin & Splash) make sure to pack a snack. The summer is a great time of year for produce. Having real food like a piece of fruit with a handful of pecans or a slice of cheese available is better than any protein bar. Read this great article to get A Look Inside the Protein Bar
We often hear how important it is to get at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Most of us function at about 5-8 hours on a regular basis. Honestly, it is difficult to experience the negative impacts on sleep deprivation when we function in that deprived state on a regular basis.
Most of my private clients, I train early morning. One thing that initially intrigued me was in spite of their workload, personal obligations or travel they never have a problem waking before dawn to exercise. After exploring this a little more I realized that sleep is just as much about lifestyle as diet. You have to make conscious choices in your life that set you up to move forward in obtaining healthy related goals. Being motivated enough to put discipline into action is what ultimately creates the changes that we want to see in our bodies and health. It's a challenge, but one that we are all equipped to handle.
For me, sleeping 7 hours feels great. I function much better mentally, physically and emotionally. This means I try to be in the bed at 10pm on days that I wake up at 5am. What I have noticed is on those nights that I aim for a 10pm bedtime, my house is in much more order. The lunches are done for the next day, clothes are out and I have time to read or just relax before drifting off to sleep. Try to create for yourself lifestyle changes that ultimately shape your health, and well-being in a positive way. Explore ways to get: More Quality Shut-Eye.