5 Home Improvement Projects That Make Great Workouts

If you’re trying to find creative ways to fit exercise into your life, you can give yourself a good workout by doing certain home improvement projects. Doing these projects will help you reach your fitness goals while improving the quality of your living space. Here are some clever ways to combine working out and fixing up your home into one. Clean Your Gutters Cleaning your gutters is a chore that should be done at least once a year and can help you tone your upper body. Your arm muscles will get a great workout while you remove the mud, debris and moss that can clog your gutters. You can expect to burn around 230 calories an hour doing this activity. It’s important that you use a ladder that is sturdy and allows you to reach your gutters without any excessive strain. Remodel Your Bathroom If you don’t want to do a complete overhaul on your bathroom, there are still some simple improvements that you can make to give you the results you want while getting in a good workout. … [Read more...]

The 7 Worst Excuses To Ditch Fitness

Most people have a love/hate relationship when they first start with fitness. Fitness is the solution to their health and body problems. But more importantly, fitness demands hard work, dedication and motivation, which can take the time to build up. Motivation is a habit, and like most habits, you need to practice until it becomes natural to do so. Unfortunately, it’s where a lot of people fail. Most follow their fitness program for the first few weeks and then find themselves lacking the dedication to continue, either because it is too time-demanding, or because they don’t see the dreamed results fast enough. Below is a list of the 7 worst excuses that everyone who starts on a fitness journey can be guilty of using. Use this if you find yourself finding excuses not to work out a little too often. #1. I Can’t See The Results Putting on weight takes time. So it’s only natural that your body doesn’t get hyper fit after the first workout. Losing weight is a work of patience. If you … [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Diet And Exercise Programs

I have been battling my weight for a while now. I’ve also made a lot of progress. I know these things take time, and not every exercise program suits everybody. However, I do my fair share of exercise, and I’ve been building some lean muscle lately. This means I feel fitter and stronger than I did when I started. I’ve been looking into a number of different ways to continue my success. I know that lean muscle helps me to burn fat more efficiently. There are also plenty of different fat burner supplements on the market I could use to help with this. I’m keen to keep up the good work with my diet, though. I’m particularly interested in eating more fresh foods. When I went to learn more about HCG diet drops, I found out that the combination of fresh foods I eat could be important. Some diets like HCG suggest you only eat one type of vegetable per meal to ensure rapid weight loss. Elsewhere, you hear that you need to eat your five a day and that those five should be all be different. … [Read more...]

Options to Add Health to Your Daily Life

Getting healthy is an important thing for people to do, whether they are already well or wanting to get well. The key is to find the right way to add health to your lifestyle without turning your diet and exercise routine upside down. The key is to start with a little at a time, then you can add more healthful foods and actions later. Here are some easy ways to add healthy habits to your daily life. Exchange One Processed Food for One Natural Food Millions of people consume highly processed foods every day because they are affordable and taste good. However, many are not good for your overall health, especially if your diet is more than 50 percent processed foods. Exchanging just one processed food for a natural one, such as fruits and vegetables, can help you move to a healthier diet without much effort. If you want even more healthy items in your diet without making a huge change, you can also try to add natural health supplements to get all of your vitamins and minerals each … [Read more...]

The Little Things

I know I said I was going to update my progress nightly, however, sometimes by the time it's bedtime, I am so sleepy I am not even thinking to get on here and do a post, I am wanting to curl in bed with my husband under the nice warm blankets and sleep. I haven't been doing the three workouts like I started out doing, I am wanting to give my body a small break, but not a long enough one to get to use to not working out again. Yesterday, I added more to my first two workouts to make up for the third one being missing. However, I am working out for longer times during 1 and 2 so it is still as if I am doing 3 but I am in burn calorie mode longer in workout 1 and 2. Workout for December 10th #1 @ 12:30pm 20 overhead presses 30 kettle bell swings 20 deadlifts 30 curls 5 miles on the bike #2 @ 4pm 20 overhead presses 30 curls 35 kettle bell swings 20 deadlifts 3 miles on the bike. Tuesday was a slow day for me with workout, I did go and walk around the … [Read more...]

Weigh In Time

You think I done gave up don’t-cha! Hah not me. I did take a break Sunday, my body was in desperate need. However, come Monday, I got right back into it.  I did forget to post an update though, so here is Monday's update. You already know I use 15 pound kettle bells, and 10 pound dumbbells. Monday's Workout #1 @ 9:20am 20 overhead presses 30 curls 20 dead lifts 5 miles on bike 20 kettle bell swings #2 @ 12:50pm 30 Kettle bell swings 20 deadlifts 20 overhead presses 20 curls 5 miles on bike #3 @ 6pm 30 kettlebell swings 20 deadlifts 20 overhead presses 20 curls 5 miles on bike Total Workout 70 curls 80 swings 15 miles on bike 60 deadlifts 60 overhead presses This morning was weigh in, and I am down 7 pounds in 12 days! Woot! I will be taking measurements later and will post inches lost this evening. In the past week I am down 2 pounds, most weight lost was in the first week of working out because I shocked my body. … [Read more...]