I woke up with someone special
Had a really great arm and abs workout with my trainer
Made myself a healthy lunch and read my book for awhile
And tonight i’m heading off to Yoga at Sutherland Pool
Very happy :)
Had such a great workout at pole tonight
Finally had a night where I actually stuck to the pole and wasn’t sliding off the entire time which meant I could actually practice the routine!
Also got an int 3 move which was hard but i’m so glad i can do it as it’s sexy as hell!
My splits on the pole have finally become perfectly straight and look great!
Just have to get my splits on the ground now so I can drop into them,
Overall I’m so damn happy right now =D
Thinking i’m going to have a candlelit bath and then cuddle up into bed with my book :)
When pounding the pavement, you want to eat foods that are going to enable you to cross the finish line, not hold you back! We want to be agile and quick like a lioness. Not slow, and sluggish like a sloth. That is why it’s important to consume the ‘right’ foods at the ‘right’ time to maintain high energy levels and enhance performance.
THE RIGHT FOODS FOR FUEL:
Carbs are not the enemy. In fact, as a runner, Carbs are your friend! Stored carbohydrates, or glycogen, are stored in skeletal muscle and the liver for use during workouts, plus they act like fuel to the body
WHAT: Think wholegrain cereals, breads, fruit and vegetables.
WHEN? For larger meals (2-3hrs) and smaller meals/snacks (1-2hrs) hour’s pre run, this allows for the food to digest properly. This way you will use it as fuel, burning through you fat cells and not your muscle! Now THAT is what we want!
Winner, winner chicken dinner! Protein helps rebuild muscle that has been broken down or damaged during exercise.
WHAT: Top protein options are low or non-fat dairy products, lean meats and legumes, such as beans and lentils.
WHEN? Ideally, protein is best to consume at every meal, however after a run is extremely important. Why? Protein assists in muscle repair and stops your body from breaking down muscle for energy. Try and stick to the 4:1 of carbs to protein 30 – 45 minutes post work-out.
Hydration is key when embarking on a long distance run. We need to be hydrated in order for our body to function properly and be at our peak performance.
WHAT: Water is the obvious candidate, however sports drinks are a good option to get electrolytes and replace the liquid lost through sweat. Coconut water is has become a strong contender amongst sporting drinks, due to its high level of potassium and ‘natural’ way to hydrate.
WHEN? Always, Always, Always….
No… Not the doughnut kind. ‘Good’ fats! Good fats are essential in a healthy diet, and are especially good for runners. Why? They promote healthy heart function and omega-3 fatty acids help to keep your body hydrated!
WHAT: Stick to good fats which are easy to digest. Some top sources are: flax oil, salmon and olive oil, natural peanut butter and yoghurt.
WHEN: A small amount of good fat works for both pre and post run.
That there is a huge amount of ‘Pro-Anorexic’ blogs on tumblr with people egging on others and giving them ‘tips’ on how to ‘become anorexic’.
This right here seriously makes me so upset, I hate that there are so many females AND males out there that have this bodyimage issue with themselves and think that unless they have a ‘thigh gap’ and ‘hip bones that stick out’ it means there fat?
I hate that people think this! I just want to hold every one of you and tell you you’re beautiful no matter what shape or size you are and that you don’t need a ‘thigh gap’ or bones that stick out to be happy!
When I was about 15 I was in the childrens hospital in a ward with a bunch of girls who were there recovering from Anorexia/Bulimia and other eating disorders, I literally watched as they got picked up from the rooms each day and sat at a table together with a nurse and were forced to eat, they had designated bathroom breaks and a nurse would accompany them to ensure they didn’t throw up their food. I met a beautiful girl who I shared a ward room with for a week while I was ill, She’d been in there for 3 months… and she had another 2 weeks left when i met her. It made me so happy to see that she had beaten such an emotional rollercoaster and was on the road to recovery.
So when I see blogs promoting starving yourself, promoting anorexia or bulimia, i think of her and the people that have fought this disease and are living a healthy happy lifestyle and hope to hell they havn’t come across any of these sites and relapsed!
I’m all for freedom of expression etc etc but egging someone on to starve themselves is just wrong! Everyone needs to be reminded how beautiful they are inside and out, how amazing they are no matter what they look like!
Just know that i’m so proud of each and every one of you that has ever overcome anything, its proves how strong you are! Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should look or act, you are beautiful just as you are!