Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Week 20 | Insanity-P90X-P90X+-One on One-Hybrid Workouts
P90X Chest, Shoulders & Arms + 100 Push Ups
My 30-Week Beachbody Hybrid Calendar

Time to blast away at the upper-body today. Loads of push-ups, shoulder/triceps moves, really left with sore arms and some crazy-good endorphins.

Read an article in the paper today (read it here) from a nutritionist, telling people to "skip lunch" as one way to get healthy. I disagree. That, and to eat hard candy when hunger pains set in. Yikes. So no calories/skipping/sugar = something someone who should know about food is telling people?

Here's my response, hoping they print it in the News & Observer ASAP to counter this unhelpful advice:

Re: May 12, "Cut 500 calories a day"

Skip lunch? Only if you want to binge-eat later in the day. (May 12, "Cut 500 calories a day".)

Here's my recipe for personal fitness and eating success: Eat five 300-400 calorie meals a day at roughly 7 a.m, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Drink only water, unsweet tea, black coffee, or skim milk. (Consider Shakeology for your 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. snack!)

Eliminate sugar (read: no hard candies, gum, soda.) Eat out only 2-3 times per week, switch to whole grain breads/pasta over white, eat more chicken and fish, down a handful of nuts or an apple for your snacks, and load up on veggies always.

Make time to work your body 30-60 minutes, 5-6 days per week. (Great workouts here!) Walk, bike, lift weights, etc. consistently. Borrow my motto to stay motivated: "If I workout today, I will feel good, be healthier, be more fit, and the quality of my life will improve."

In my experience, staying fit is 80% what you eat, and 20% how consistently you work out. After 90 days, all of this will all become a habit.

Tim McLain
Apex, NC

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