Posts Tagged ‘health’
While reading my latest issue of Allure magazine I came across a very interesting weight loss article and I wanted to share with you all. We can all benefit from any information that can possibly make us healthier and happier.
“Sleeping in complete darkness may help prevent weight gain and depression, research suggests. Over eight weeks, mice exposed to dim lighting at night-the equivalent of leaving on a a television, computer, or adjacent bathroom light-gained 50 percent more weight than mice in total darkness, despite similar caloric intakes and activity levels. And hamsters subjected to nighttime light experienced a rise in depressive behaviors. The light may throw off the biological clock and increase nighttime eating, says researcher Laura Fonken, a doctoral student at Ohio State University in Columbus. If the findings hold true for humans, she adds, people may benefit from a consistent sleep schedule and window curtains or sleep masks.”
So I think we all need to run out and stock up on some sleep masks!
I know on my first weight loss post I mentioned I would give you all an update on my progress, and I’m sorry that I didn’t do it last Monday, but it was Sammy’s 4th birthday and we took him out to dinner and during that night Noah was up all night with a fever. Turns out his ear ruptured from a bad ear infection.
So anyway back to the update. During the first week, I woke up around 6:30 and did it a little meditation and yoga. For breakfast I had a berry hempshake followed by a shot of fish oil. During the morning I tried to drink plenty of water. Around 2 I did about 1 1/2 of cardio, weights, and yoga. For lunch I had another shake and drank water through out the rest of the day. For dinner I had something light and not too late in the evening. By Sunday night I stepped on the scale and the magic number was… 105.3!
Week two: Not so great, Sammy’s birthday dinner, Hibachi! Not so healthy. Noah was sick with his ear and fever so that didn’t allow for much sleep, therefore I didn’t wake up at 6:30 to do my morning work out. I did try keep up with my mi-day work out though, but I was out shopping and planning the boy’s birthday party. Saturday we had a party for both boys, cake and pizza, not so good again! I did however discover a new health smoothie. The Green Monster! It’s great for energy and it is filled with nutritious goodies! Weight loss for this week, 103.4. Not really much of a weight loss but at least I didn’t gain any.
Hopefully I do a lot better this week.
“Don’t step on it!!!…. It makes you cry!!”
Unfortunately I have put on quite a few lbs lately and it’s time for me to get into shape. I tend to get off track easily so I figured if I would post about my workout then I would be more motivated to keep up with it. We’re going on vacation at the end of May and I want to be able to wear a cute little swimsuit. Not only that but I think I feel way better when I work out.
I’m going to be using my Yoga Booty Ballet Series, start drinking my hemp shakes and drinking lots of water. No more sodas, or a lot of junk food.
My beginning weight is 110 lbs! Yikes! I know it may not seem like a lot but I’m only 4’10 so any weight I put on definitely shows!
I’ll come back every Monday and post on my progress. Wish me luck! Swimsuit body, happier self, here I come!