I love teaching my Sunday morning Tred n Shred class. Today I had 10 beautiful strong ladies who ran cardio intervals on the treadmill & then high-intensity interval training with appropriate warm-ups and cool downs.
After class I worked out myself with the skipping rope, kettle ball and treadmill.
I was too tired to cook so I decided on a teriyaki rice bowl with vegetables. But as I walked up to the counter I was faced with a decision. The ponytailed cashier who took my order asked “chicken or tofu?”
Tan. Tan. Taaaaaa! Decision-making time.
So count the stars as we have a nutrition show-down. Tofu versus chicken:
The results, chicken got five stars versus tofu, getting 7 stars. So I chose tofu!
It was a great post workout meal. Tofu, veggies and I got a combination of half white and half brown rice.
Do you eat tofu? If you had the choice, what would you choose? No judgment!
This is a good strength conditioning workout in the form of a challenge if you want to start slow. It only requires ONE minute a day for 30 days, except on hiit challenge days. You do one exercise for one minute every day. For 30 days.
This will accomplish two things: familiarize yourself with strength conditioning exercises making your body stronger and …allowing your body to form the habit of regular exercise. Would four minutes make a difference? Yes. Your body will get stronger after the 30 days.
So if you want to lose fat and gain muscle, maybe try this out:
Have you ever participated in an exercise challenge? What benefits do you believe that regular exercise gives?
I love the ViPR. I’ve been doing ViPR workouts as part of my exercise routine for over three years now. I’ve been teaching ViPR for almost two years, as soon as became a certified ViPR instructor.
I feel like with the tool I and my clients get three things: strength training in the form of loaded movement, maximum calorie burn and dynamic flexibility training. And when I say maximum calorie burn I mean I’m dripping sweat after a 30 minute ViPR workout and I’m not even necessarily doing the highest level options given. Just holding the tool is helping my posture, my form and making me stronger.
When I teach I basically use variations tilts, carry holds, lifts, shlifts and swings, all with different handprints and footprints. I notice my core is stronger, it increases the muscle tone in the back and buttocks really well and helps to increase flexibility and mobility.
Have you ever used a ViPR or any other piece of equipment to work out with?
There’s something I like about bringing mushrooms home to cook. Whether I am sautéing them, stuffing them or eating them raw, I’ve always love the taste and texture of mushrooms. All kinds.
I love them in restaurants but remember to cook them at home regularly as well.
Even though food in gourmet restaurants may taste better, cooking at home gives you the highest levels of healthy vitamins and macronutrients. This is, assuming you are controlling levels of butter, oil and other types of saturated fat.
Mushrooms contain Vitamins such as niacin, also known as vitamin B-3, control cholesterol levels and filter toxins.
Here are some interesting facts on mushrooms, and why you should bring them into your kitchen more often:
Do you like, dislike or love mushrooms? How do you like to eat them?