Fitness Partners Improve Workouts

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce

fitness partnersWhen Dave and I moved to Utah, the one thing we decided to get rid of that was a big sacrifice was the treadmill. It wasn’t a big sacrifice for me, because I never used the thing, but Dave used it religiously. Every. Single. Day. We knew it wouldn’t fit in our home here (or one like it, since that one was held together with duct tape), but I knew that if there was no way Dave could exercise without me that I would feel obligated to exercise with him. And that’s the promise I made: get rid of the treadmill and I will walk with you every day.

I have often found it difficult to make the time to prioritize fitness. Between kids, work, and other demands, little time or energy is ever left over for fitness and exercise. But I have had a lot more success prioritizing my fitness since moving to Utah. Getting rid of the treadmill was the best solution, because for Dave to get his walk, I had to find a way to make time to go with him. And I do, every day.

As fitness partners, we help to keep each other motivated. We typically walk early in the morning after the kids leave for school, knowing that when the end of the day comes all we want to do is collapse. Having Dave as my exercise partner has provided motivation and has improved my likelihood of success.

Why You Need a Fitness Partner

A fitness partner can increase your commitment to exercise because whenever you feel like not working out, you will have to tell your fitness partner no. Not only will she have the opportunity to help cheer you on and keep you going, but the thought of having to disappoint your partner will make it more difficult to give up in the first place. By having someone encourage you to keep going when your motivation is lacking, you will be more likely to stick to your fitness plan and achieve your goals.

Choosing a fitness partner should be done carefully. You should choose someone who has similar goals and is at a similar fitness level as you. (Someone who jogs three miles a day when you have not walked around the block in six months may not be a compatible fitness partner, which is why I don’t exercise with my sister!).

Communication is important between training partners. Knowing your partner’s weaknesses can help you both. If your fitness partner is not an early riser, perhaps an after-dinner walk, run, or trip to the gym is more appropriate. If either of the partners are easily bored with the same exercise routines, change things up as much as possible. One day go for a walk through the park in your neighborhood; the next day, lift weights at the gym. When the weather gets colder, try walking in the mall before it opens or hit the local fitness center together.

If you are having trouble staying motivated, a fitness partner can help keep you on track. Talk to your husband or partner about your desire to get fit; maybe he or she can pull extra kitchen duty so that you can have a little more time to exercise.

A fitness partner knows how important exercise is to you. They can help you meet your goals, make exercise more fun, and keep you going when all you want to do is stop at the store and grab a bag of cookies.

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2014 and the Commitment to Mii

View from the Dragonfly’s Back

MomsGetReal Soul Feeder Chris Wilcox

Here’s the scene: It’s December 28th.  I’m at my parents’ house in Idaho Falls. My cousin, Valarie, is driving from Minnesota to her parents’ house in Iowa.
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Somehow we get on the subject of weight loss.

Now, I have to disclose that my beautiful cousin has ALWAYS been a standard for tall girl beautiful to me.  She’s always looked fit and drop dead gorgeous whenever I’ve seen her. She’s been an athlete and a runner for as long as I can remember, and I always just thought that the flat-where-it-should-be, curvy-sexy-beautiful thing she’s had going on for the whole of my existence was something she just did, so I was kind of shocked to be having this conversation with her.

To balance this out with my reality, I feel like I’ve struggled with my weight since I was 5, but in all reality, it’s probably only been about 20 years. (YAY! 1993 or 1994 – I’m going to blame my first ex-husband) 😉  Honestly, I would stand in my front yard naked in subzero temps during Christmas-Lights-drive-around season for an hour to get everything that jiggles to fall off my body spontaneously.  However, I’ve come to learn that the only thing that’s gonna get it to fall off and die is the whole simple hard work thing. Should be easy, right? I’m great at hard work! Now all I have to do is start the project!

Back to the conversation, Valarie and I decide on a goal – just 1/2 lb. a week. At this rate (in my head) Valarie will be at her target weight by January 8th. I, however, will be there sometime before I retire in 2046.

Of course, as any good hard worker knows, one must prepare for work, so on January 1, I THOUGHT REALLY HARD about what my preparations should be.  I’ve got to set up the space, right?  And I’m still at my parents’ house for a few more days, so let’s burn off a few calories shopping for the new TV that needs to go into said space before I can even think about exercising in it (never mind that there’s $3,000 worth of exercise equipment already in said-space, gathering dust; the right TV – oh and blu-ray player, don’t forget that – will make the space the “right space”).

The TV was hanging by January 8th, if I remember correctly.  The Wii Fit program was running the following night. I turned it on, and lo and behold, there was my chubby little Mii, waiting in the Plaza and waving.  When I clicked on it, the Wii reported it had been 1,692 days since my last check in – that’s 4.5 years for anyone who can’t do the math in their head.

Obviously, the Wii has been drinking a lot in her off time and can’t do math.

Then, I waited for the moment at which Wii said “Step on.” For those of you who have experienced the disappointed “Oh…” that the Wii produces when you step on the balance board, you may understand why my commitment to using it spiraled downward. I heard it again, and the 4.5 years of time that had elapsed since the last time I’d heard it didn’t dull the pain of it this year.

Sigh.

Over the last 10 days, Wii and Mii have continued our love-hate relationship. The good part about being Tall Girl is I have a lot of space over which to distribute all those cheese and bacon omelets I consumed when I was home over Christmas. The bad part is, my relationship to gravity produces numbers I don’t want to see anymore. Ever.  Good part – I’m conscious (entirely due to the bigger TV, I’m sure) of making better choices now, so maybe between my cousin and the disappointed Wii “Oh….” I can see my way to use the space and have everything that’s currently jiggling fall off and die. Another good part – it’s after mid-January, and I’m still working on it.

Namaste.

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Youthful in 2014

MomsGetReal Guest Contributor Karrie Hadfield

Like it or not, we are all getting older, and as we age, so does our skin.  While we can’t turn back the clock and restore our skin to what is was in our early twenties, there are a number of steps we can take now to prevent damage and to minimize its effects.

Sun SafeBe sun smart.  The overwhelming majority of changes seen on the skin as we age are caused by a lifetime of sun exposure.  To minimize the sun’s damage to your skin, avoid the sun during its highest intensity.  Wear protective clothing, including long pants, shirts with sleeves, and hats that keep the sun off your face, neck, and ears.  Wear sunscreen every day, all year.  Be sure to choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15.  Apply at least 20 minutes prior to going outside, and reapply every two hours, more frequently if you are in the water.

Avoid cigarette smoke and limit alcohol consumption.  Exposure to cigarette smoke   educes the skin’s natural elasticity by damaging the collagen, leading to wrinkles.  Smoking also damages the tiny blood vessels in the skin, called micro capillaries, which inhibits the skin from properly absorbing oxygen and nutrients.  Alcohol consumption can dehydrate you, making your skin look tired.  If you’re going to drink, do so in moderation and be sure to add in some non-alcoholic, hydrating, beverages.

Eat well and exercise.  An overall healthy lifestyle helps keep our bodies in good condition.  When we are healthy on the inside, we are healthy on the outside.  The sweat that comes from exercise detoxifies our bodies and proper nutrition gives it the fuel it needs to perform.  The same goes for our skin.

Plenty of SleepGet enough sleep.  Sleep is when your body rejuvenates and repairs itself.  When you don’t get enough rest, your body can’t keep up.  Being tired can also lead to dark circles and bags under your eyes, giving a less than flattering appearance.

Clean and moisturize your skin.  Removing make-up, as well as washing away the dirt and toxins of the day helps revitalize your skin every day.  Use warm, rather than hot, water and a mild cleanser to gently wash your face.  Pat, not rub, it dry and follow with a facial moisturizer.

Talk with a cosmetic physician or medical aesthetician.  Good habits and a healthy lifestyle can slow down the effects of aging on your skin, but they still creep in.  There are minimally invasive procedures that can be done in an office or spa-like setting that minimize the appearance of aging.  From Botox (r), that is injected to smooth lines around the forehead and eyes, to photo-facials that use a light to stimulate collagen growth, and dermabrasions that reveal a layer of glowing, vibrant skin, there are numerous procedures that can help you retain a more youthful look.  Meeting with a professional in this area will help you determine which course of treatment is best for you.

Karrie is a native Oregonian who followed true love to the Intermountain West.  When she’s not playing with her kids or her three-legged dog, Maggie, Karrie can be found lost in a book.  She has been writing in a professional capacity for about four years, but her proudest writing achievement is winning a district-wide writing contest in the first grade. 

 

Are You Really Hungry? Listen to Your Body!

hunger or thirstDid you know that often, when you feel hunger pains, you’re not really hungry?

The body’s signals to the brain for thirst are often confused with hunger, and it’s simply to determine which it is by drinking some water. If you drink some water and your hunger pains stay away, you can bet your body was simply in need of hydration.

Listen to Your Body

What I’ve been noticing lately, as I’ve been focusing a lot more on health and wellness, is that sometimes we just have to slow down and listen to our bodies a little more closely. When I slow down and think about what I’m feeling, I can tell the difference. It’s just that so often, we’re all going at 100 miles and hour 100 hours a day, so we stop listening. We can also mistake stress, boredom, and anger for hunger – or use food to feed and soothe emotions.

You don’t have to live on tofu and rice cakes to nourish your body, but you do need to slow down and listen.

What do you hear?

 

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Once a Year or Once In a Lifetime: Do You Know How Often to Get Tested?

Ladies: You know you should get your hair colored every eight weeks or so. You know that your manicure will only last for two weeks; if you’re lucky. You know that you need to go to the dentist every six months, and you know when your kids need to see the pediatrician for vaccines. But do you know how often you should have certain health screenings? This guide will help.

Skin and Breasts

The Road to Skin CancerPerform self-checks once a month on your breasts and skin. Check the girls for bumps, lumps and other abnormalities. Wait until after your period ends as your breasts can swell before and during your period, making it difficult to feel what you should be feeling.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you should check your entire body for new spots once a month. It only makes sense to combine your skin check with your breast self-exam. When it comes to skin, remember your alphabet: asymmetry, borders, color, diameter, and evolving size and shape. Make an appointment with your dermatologist immediately if you notice anything “off.”

Pap, Pelvis and STDs, Oh My!

Once a year, you will need a physical exam, a pap smear, a pelvic exam and, if you are sexually active, an HIV test and testing for STDs. It’s also a fantastic idea to have your eyes examined at least once a year, especially as you age.

Plan on having a full physical exam every year. Follow your doctor’s recommendations when it comes to blood tests. She may want to check your thyroid levels, a general blood count, and hormone levels. In addition, have a bit of blood drawn for an HIV test, and get yourself tested for other STDs while you’re at it.

You’ll need a pap smear every year, until you have three consecutive normal smears. At this point, it may be safe to wait a few years in between tests, provided that you do not change sexual partners and have no other risk factors. While it may be okay to skip a pap smear, it’s not okay to skip a pelvic exam; you should have one every 12 months. Many women mistakenly assume that these tests are on in the same. A pap smear is completely separate from a pelvic exam.

Cholesterol, HPV and Thyroid

Unless you are at high risk for thyroid issues, your doctor probably won’t test you during your annual physical. Instead, she will test you once you hit 35 and then once every five years. Your doctor won’t know if you have a family history of the disease if you don’t tell her, so be sure to share your knowledge of any immediate family members with over- or under-active thyroids.

Your doctor will check your cholesterol once in your twenties, once in your thirties, and as needed thereafter. Additionally, expect a test for HPV once every five years during your pap smear. In women under thirty, this test may be relatively unnecessary as some strains of HPV are common and self-resolve.

Mammograms and Colonoscopies

Expect a mammogram when you turn 40. Likewise, plan on a colonoscopy is coming when you turn 50. If you have an immediate relative that has had breast or colon cancer, these screenings may happen sooner rather than later. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for the frequency of these tests.

The important thing to keep in mind when it comes to your mammogram is that no woman wants one, but every woman needs one. Do not be so afraid of getting a mammogram or a colonoscopy that you skip them altogether. The early any abnormalities are detected, the earlier you and your doctor can take steps to restore your health.An allergy test featuring 8 needles simultaneously. Afterwards, she said it felt like a pinch.

Other Health Issues

There are other diseases and issues that your doctor may want to screen you for, depending on your health history. She may order blood tests to check your hormone levels, your blood sugar, and even your iron levels. Know that, if your doctor wants these tests, there’s a reason. Go with the flow, and do what she says.

 

Author Karen Alton is a health care advocate who blogs for testing centers where diagnostic and routine medical testing are performed. Follow her on Twitter @HTCKarenA, to stay informed. She recommends speaking to your doctor if you are worried about your health. Your doctor will tell you if you’re worrying about nothing or if there is a reason to be tested, either in her office or at one of many health testing centers.

8 Reasons You’re Always Hungry

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Hunger is a completely natural feeling and never is this more the case than when you’re trying to drop a few pounds. Feeling hungry immediately after eating however, well, that’s a little less so.

Contrary to popular belief, feeling hungry isn’t always a sign that you need to eat more. There are actually a number of factors at play. And not all of them should, or even can, be solved by a trip to the kitchen.

Here are eight common causes of hunger that most people don’t know about.

You’re Thirsty

Despite the fact that hunger and thirst feel completely different, it’s not uncommon for people to confuse the two. This is because dehydration often leads to fatigue and most people associate fatigue with a lack of food. It’s therefore surprisingly easy to find yourself heading towards the cooker when all you really need is a glass of water. This is one of the reasons that drinking plenty of water is such a vital component of a successful diet.

You’re Not Sleeping Enough

Another common cause of illogical hunger is mild sleep deprivation. Multiple studies have shown that when you sleep less than seven hours per night, you tend to consume more calories. This has been attributed to the fact that a lack of sleep leads to an increase in cortisol levels. And cortisol is a hormone that not only increases stress and blood pressure levels, it leads to an increase in both appetite and sugar cravings. If you want to cut back on food, it’s therefore important not to cut back on sleep.

You’re Only Eating One Thing

A bowl of pasta might seem like a filling meal but the reality is that a meal made exclusively of carbohydrates is never going to protect you from hunger. Carbohydrates are typically digested in less than an hour resulting in hunger returning almost immediately. Protein and fat on the other hand take between four and seven hours to digest. If you want to keep hunger at bay, it’s therefore vital to prepare meals that include multiple food groups.

It’s a Side Effect of Your Medication

Should you find yourself both illogically hunger and on medication, it’s always worth asking your doctor if the two might somehow be related. Medications such as antidepressants, anti histamines, steroids and even birth control pills have all been linked to an increase in appetite in those who take them. If you think that your medication is to blame for your hunger, ask your doctor about alternatives.

You’re Eating Your Meals too Far Apart

When it comes to tackling hunger, it’s not just what you eat but when you eat it that matters. And never is this more important than when you are trying to limit your daily calorie intake. If you want to eat less without going hungry, you need to eat more often . In other words, you should be eating between five and six small meals per day. Fail to do so and hunger is actually perfectly natural.

You’re Eating The Wrong Foods

Another mistake that can easily lead to you feeling hungry after eating is stocking your plate with processed food. Processed food is notorious for having very little nutritional value. And the result is that no matter how much you eat, your body is never really satisfied. While there’s nothing wrong with eating junk food every now and then, if you’re looking to tame your hunger, you need to make more nutritious choices.

You’re Bored

Most people react to boredom the same way; with a desperate desire to do something. And it’s not uncommon for people to confuse a desperate desire to do something with a desperate desire to eat. The easiest way to differentiate between the two is to imagine an absolutely massive plate of your favourite food. If you’re genuinely hungry, this will obviously seem appealing. If you’re not, the portion will seem too large.

You Drank Too Much Soda

Finally, there’s the small matter of soda, it happens to be the last thing that you should be drinking if you’re trying to avoid hunger. Sodas, and other sweetened drinks, are not only incredibly fattening, they contain large amounts of high fructose corn syrup. Fructose limits your body’s ability to produce leptin and leptin happens to be the hormone that makes you feel full. In other words, drink enough soda and you’ll be hungry regardless of what you eat.

 

3 Easy Exercises To Lose Weight From Home

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce

Losing weight quickly isn’t exactly easy, most of all if everything is up to you alone. However, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t put much effort into doing the 3 easy exercises to lose weight from home listed in this article. Not only will these easy exercises help you lose your fat stores faster than your current diet and supplements, but they will also help make you feel much better about yourself in the long run.

1. Aerobics

BH_F8_Treadmill__63342.1351160663.400.400Aerobics happens to be a great exercise to do at home since you can find more inspiration from television workout shows and DVDs. The best part is that you can do hours of aerobics from the comforts of your bedroom or living room as you see fit.

Yoga is one of the best aerobic sports out there to date because it is great at strengthening the joints and increasing flexibility, yet works wonders for weight loss, as well. Naturally, you shouldn’t forget to stick to a healthy diet plan, either, especially if you want to reap the rewards in the long run.

Now, if you suddenly start noticing a decline in your weight loss after doing aerobics for a while, don’t worry. This merely means that your body is starting to tone and develop into a firmer version of itself. This, in turn, means that you will have a much harder time putting on weight from now on.

Home Gym Equipment can also provide a great workout in the comfort of your own home. There are many folding treadmills available that can easily be stored away when not in use. Similarly, If you do not have much space, an exercise bike may be a good solution as they too can easily be stored away and will take up little floor space.

2. Dancing

Dancing alone or with a partner is easy if you follow dance routines on television or on DVDs. You can either work on choreographed moves or just figure things out on your own. The choice is yours.

Generally speaking, it might be best to learn choreographed dances at a proper school, but there isn’t any reason why you can’t practice from home, as well. Whether you choose to do ballet, jazz or hip hop; an hour of dancing can help you lose at least 300 calories while tightening up all of the major muscle groups in your body, and toning your abdominal muscles without having to work out hard at a gym.

Conversely, you can try and come up with your own moves. A lot of people who go to dance classes eventually find that they can develop their own personal style afterwards. Either way, feel free to do what you want when it comes down to it. Jump, twist, turn and roll your way through your favorite songs and get your heart pumping, so that you end up losing more calories in the process.

3. Walking

While walking may not sound particularly strenuous as a form of exercise, you shouldn’t underestimate how walking and a balanced diet can work wonders in burning off excess fat.

Ideally, you should find time to walk every morning and every evening for a total of two hours of exercise every day. Lastly, make sure that you weigh yourself before you start any kind of exercise or diet program since watching your weight go down will help boost your confidence and motivation.

What do you do for exercise?

3 Benefits To Drinking Iced Green Tea During Workouts

Sip it and cut down!  It is definitely the right way to drink green tea. To obtain the precise natural essence in green tea, you could beat the heat with just a little tweak. Iced green tea does not lessen its beneficial nutrients, and has the same incredible advantages as hot green tea. Iced green tea is a perfect substitute for sports drinks that one may want to avoid because of calories.

Body Temperature and Hydration

iced green teaThe consumption of iced green tea during outdoor workouts gives the athlete much needed energy and hydration. On a hot summer day, iced green tea is an invigorating drink after any aerobic exercise. People who run in hot weather may need iced green tea to regulate body temperature. Dehydration is one of the primary issues during workout sessions. Excessive exertion may drain all the water from the body, which can be severely detrimental to health. A bottle of iced green tea while you work out serves not only as a tasty alternative to water, but also helps you regain hydration, while consuming minerals and vitamins necessary for the body.

Weight Loss

One of the many benefits of green tea iced is that it helps in the creation of enzymes that fight various kinds of bacteria in the human body. Drinking iced green tea also helps with mental alertness and cognitive skills because of its caffeine content. It is important to know that the ice content in the iced green tea may dilute the original essence of the hot green tea but the extra citrus in the tea compensates for that. Another one of the benefits of green tea iced is weight loss. If you combine exercise with a bottle of iced green tea, it helps increase the body’s ability to burn calories, enhancing the effectiveness of your workout. The catchin content in green tea increases the rate of metabolism, which in turn reduces fat in the body.

Immunity and Freshness

Exercise is very important to stay fit, however with a bottle of iced tea during your workout, you can make the day more energetic. The first and immediate benefit of drinking iced green tea during a workout is the sudden boost of freshness. This immediate feeling of freshness may be that extra motivation you need to go out there and work on your body. Another one of the benefits of green tea iced intake during workout is that it calms the body internally.

The sense of purification that the tired body feels is rejuvenating. Additionally, iced green tea contains plenty of vitamin C, since it is made from green tea leaves and has lemon. Vitamin C helps increase immunity. A heavy work out could sometimes reduce the body’s defense against pathogens, leading to a high probability of catching a cold if the weather is too cold. The intake of iced green tea would help avoid this by increasing immunity levels. Also, the caffeine content present in green tea helps stabilize the body’s blood pressure, while the caffeine energizes and provides speed and endurance required for exercise.

American Tea Room is a leading online retailer of premium green teas. Their vast selection of green teas include: matcha green tea powder, organic green tea, loose green tea, and green tea bags. Their green tea blends are from China and Japan.

Yuck it Up: Change the World One Giggle at a Time

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce

Get up. Go to work. Sit in traffic. Drive home. Sit in traffic. Go to sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat. For most, this is a daily routine. While we always manage to find the time to work more, sleep less, and ignore our health, we never seem to make the effort to schedule time for pure, unadulterated silliness. Think about it: When was the last time you did something truly goofy, something that caused you to belly-laugh until it hurt? If you can’t remember, then you are overdue for some much-needed, healthy laughter.

The human need for laughter is a serious one, indeed. In fact, we can’t live without it. A multitude of studies proves that laughter is essential for both psychological and physical well-being. Some very serious scientists with gray beards and long white coats from the Mayo Clinic even said so. Laughter makes us feel good, it helps our relationships, and it burns calories, 40 calories per 15 minutes, to be exact. So, what can you do to bring more laughter in to your life?

Watch a Funny Movie With a Friend or Partner

Happy couple outdoorsHave you ever noticed that you laugh out loud more when you’re with someone else, than when you’re alone? Fire up the Netflix and put on your favorite comedy — the one that makes you laugh no matter how many times you watch it. Don’t forget to have someone enjoy it with you, so you can double your laugh quotient (chances are, they need a laugh, too).

Bring Someone Joy

You don’t need comedy to laugh. Sometimes, happiness bubbles up inside you until you find yourself with a serious case of the giggles. And if everything goes just right, your giggles will be contagious and make someone else laugh, too. Make someone’s day until they are so happy, they giggle. Surprise picnic lunches, fruit baskets from FTD (available in Kosher and organic options), bouquets of flowers, and unexpected good deeds are all potential giggle-fits-from-happiness inducers.

Get Into a Tickle Fight With Your Kid

If anyone holds the keys to better living through laughter, it’s your child. Kids don’t hold back their joy, and they are all about fun. Sneak up and attack your child with tickles. Even if they can’t best your tickle superior prowess, their uncontrolled laughter will get your funnybone, too.

Make Time for Silliness

Making time for silliness means making time for the simple joys in life. Put on some music and dance with abandon in the kitchen. Crack more jokes. Have a contest with your partner to see who can make the craziest face, and then take pictures to commemorate the occasion. Dust off your hula-hoop and give it a whirl (it’s okay if you’re not good at it; the worse you are, the funnier it is). Never stop finding the fun in life. Laughing hard and often not only soothes the psyche, but spreads like wildfire and makes the world a better place to live. No kidding.

 

SpareOne Helps Everyone LIVEPREPARED

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce

The tornado in Oklahoma was just one in a long line of moments that make me feel helpless. I can’t just jump on a Red Cross van and head out to help. I can’t make the pain go away for those who lost. I can’t do much of anything except send positive energy.

SpareOneI want to be able to do more to help, and that’s why I’m dedicating my blog space to talking about the SpareOne emergency mobile phone. This is a phone that works whether you have cell service or not, and works even in the wettest conditions because it is stored in a waterproof bag – and works THROUGH the bag.

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