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By, Mallory Haldeman Cruising to mexico ! As you all know, I began my prep two weeks ago now for my firs show in may. This Sunday, we are taking off on a five day cruise to mexico. Into past, this may have had me in quite the panic mode by now but not this year. I've kept my body in check during my off season and while I may have only 8-9 pounds to drop I still need need to be conscientious of my food choices and training while aboard! I won't be bringing any of my own food, but skipping out on the alcohol will really allow me to make the best food choices, food is available to you 24 hours a day on these ships but use it to your advantage. three big meals a day just won't work for me at this point in my prep. I'm hungry all day long... But no worries I can always find some chicken, fish, and salad. The sitdown dinners can provide a clean source of carbs in the form of rice or potato along with usually a plain broiled fish option. Aside from that I stick to what I know, salad veggies and eggs and anything that obviously hasn't had much work done to it lol. To help with the extra sodium that I'll be taking in I'll be packing my "shrink wrap" diuretic from muscle foods to help keep down any water retention . Training. On the cruise is always a fun experience. The ships always have a full gym, and although it may not be like the one at home , there is plenty to do. I'll be keeping up with my cardio and turning up the intensity with my "ab-fx" and "tone-fx". I never do much running but one or two sessions is OK and switches up my regular routine. So I'll be doing a few laps on the outdoor track! Don't forget to take advantage of the free yoga and multiple steam rooms and hot tubs. We also signed up for a meditation class! I may be passing on the free ice cream and booze but I'm sure to come home feeling refreshed.
Nothing beats waking up in the morning with the thought of going to the gym to lift weights or jog on the treadmill. After a hard days work, the gym is one place you don't even want to think about. Sometimes, even the thought of exercising at home with your own equipment can be less than desirable. Sometimes trying to get and stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis can be a challenge. No matter how you look at it, exercise can be down right boring and even tedious at times. So, you may be wondering how you can get the motivation you need to exercise on a regular basis. If you've been trying to figure out what you can do to make exercise more fun, you'll find some ideas below that may help to make exercise more fun and a little bit easier. First things first, you should exercise with a friend. You can challenge each other, help each other out, keep each other motivated and on track, make each other laugh or just make a game out of your exercise programs. You can also try something different. If you go to the gym each and every day and use the same piece of equipment or use the same piece of equipment at home, you should try mixing things up. Reverse your routine or just change the order of your exercises. Go to a city park that has playground equipment and use the slide, climb on the monkey bars, do pull-ups, hang from your knees, just let your imagination guide you. You don't always need to follow a strict routine, just get out there and have fun working your muscles. An outdoor circuit in the park is also something you can try. There are some parks that have circuit courses set up with a planned course where all you have to do is walk or jog to each station and then follow the instructions. If there isn't a planned course, then you should do a combination of jogging and walking, picking a distance of a couple hundred feet. Jog 100 feet then drop and do a couple of pushups, walk the next 100 feet and then drop to do sit ups. You can also ride a bike around your neighborhood or hike on a hiking trail. A walk in the park or around your neighborhood is also a great way to get some exercise. Doing yoga in the park or one beach is also a nice and relaxing way to exercise both your body and your mind. Playing a competitive sport is also something you can try. A lot of cities have team activities such as softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and so on. These types of activities will not only provide you with good exercise but they will also help you to meet new people as well. When you exercise, try to picture your muscles getting bigger. Research has shown that if you focus all of your thoughts on the muscles that you are working, they will respond better. Try to watch them work with each repetition as your muscles contract and relax. For faster results try applying our Ab FX or Tone FX skin toning creams before you exercise. Our skin toning creams by Body FX will give you the finishing touch for the body you’ve worked so hard for. If hours spent in the gym and eating healthy food isn’t giving you the results you desire, this is the edge you need! Anyone looking to improve their physique, whether it be a tighter midsection, glutes, hips, arms, or thighs. Our skin toning creams can help you achieve the polished body you’ve been waiting for! As you can tell, there are plenty of ways you can make exercise more fun and interesting. You don’t need to follow the same routine day after day; you can do many other things to get in some exercise. The important thing is that you should always try to incorporate exercise into your everyday life and make these habits the kind of habits that will last a lifetime.
Losing weight can be one of the most challenging things for you. It can be also be frustrating because there are so many choices out there. From the drop 5 pounds a week plan to the miracle diet pills it's easy to see why people get so discouraged so quickly. When it comes to weight loss it's best to stick to tried and true methods. Here are some great ways to get the weight off and keep it off! Help yourself to become psychologically prepared to lose weight by taking a mindfulness class. Mindfulness is a technique that teaches you to be aware of what you are doing, and of everything around you at every moment. It can help you relieve stress and remain calm in all situations. While you are eating, the training helps you to think of nothing but the taste, feel, appearance and smell of the food, how often you chew it, and how pleasurable it is to you. Not only will this encourage you to eat more slowly, but it will give you greater enjoyment and appreciation of each meal. Don't depend on a junk scale when you are pursuing weight loss. A cheap scale can give you inaccurate readings. Some are not sensitive enough to your weight, and can be off as much as ten pounds. Get a newer digital scale so you will have a precise way of measuring your progress. Try to always eat meals while sitting at the table. People that eat meals while they are doing other things, tend to eat much more than those that focus on eating their meal while seated at a table. Try to follow this, even if you are eating alone. White bread is actually bad for you to eat. Although it tastes great, white bread is actually really refined and doesn't have the correct about of minerals and vitamins that your body needs. Instead you should try and make a nice sandwich out of whole grain bread which is good for your body. To organize your weight loss program, go to the store and purchase a notebook to use as a log. This should include all of the food that you eat during the course of the day and the amount of exercises that you do. Organizing your regime is imperative to maintaining success. When trying to lose weight, it always helps if you are in a good mood. Being in a bad mood or suffering a bout of depression will throw off your sleep patterns, cause you to eat for emotional reasons, and ultimately deter you from exercising properly. Make sure that you're avoiding stress and staying in the mood to diet. :) Save calories all year long on the drinks, as well as the meals. Have a diet soda instead of a sugary soft drink or add sparking water to your white wine for a marvelous spritzer. Other non-threatening drinks for dieters include low-cal ice tea, sugar-free lemonade and the always-trustworthy water. To lose weight one should make a daily plan which includes exercise and a balanced diet. Planning ahead is key to success because there is less of a chance of giving in to temptation, or backing out of the an exercise routine. Once the plan is set, it is easier to stay on track by following it precisely. Consider adding edamame to your diet if you are trying to lose some weight. This soybean based product is great for anyone trying to shed a few pounds as it is extremely easy and very easy to prepare. You can find it in the frozen food section of any grocery store. Weight loss can be challenging for everyone, but using tips like these can make it a little easier. These tips can be a good foundation for your weight loss, as well as help you see results that motivate you to keep going. Weight loss may not be easy but it is certainly worth it. Along with the tips we've mentioned above using our Tone FX and AB FX toning creams will help to burn extra fat as well as tone your entire body.