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April 15, 2015
How I Lost 10 lbs in 30 Days
I hope everybody is having a wonderful spring thus far! I am enjoying the changing of the seasons for sure! I wanted to mention a couple of things this month. One is the method I just used to shed 10 pounds. And two is an exciting new project I am working on!
Everything I ate was all healthy and Whole30 compliant. I went on this with a friend who also lost 10 pounds.
Two things you have to do in order to be successful. Plan and cook ahead. We cooked a bunch of stuff on Sundays to get us through most of the week. And secondly, you have to learn to be an expert label reader. Because food companies are sneaky. They sneak sugar in just about everything and give it code names. So you will be paying close attention to the ingredients. But don’t worry, the website at whole-30 gives you everything you need to succeed.
After the 30 days, which mine ended today, they want you to slowly add things back in that you have been avoiding if you wish to do so. That is one thing at a time every few days so that you can see how that particular food affects you. There are many foods that I intend on continuing to avoid most of the time. I, personally, have decided to graduate into a Paleo plan for 80% - 90% of the time. Whole30 is like Paleo turbo charged. But that is a subject for another newsletter.
In summary: I love Whole30. You should try it, but do your homework. Go to their website and read their book "It Starts With Food." It will definitely get you fired up for the 30 days. And you will need to be fired up in order to pull it off. But it is so worth it! I feel great and so will you!
Now, about my exciting new project.
I am building another website. Woohoo! Yup! It’s true. This one is dedicated to Women over 50. You can check it out at fitnessforwomenover50.com. It is new so be patient as I add content. I will be blogging at least 1-2 times a week there as well as adding content pages. So, if you are a lady over 50 or know one, spread the word! Head on over! I plan to share much need-to-know info for all my over-50 peeps! Drop me a comment or contact me and say hello! If there is anything you want to know about or have concerns about, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am always looking for good content ideas!
Okay, that is it for this month. I hope you guys have a great spring, and I will talk to you again next month. Until then, may the wind be at your back and improved health and vitality your new reality!
EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
This month's featured exercise is a fun way to do cable curls at the gym. These are lying cable curls. Not that they are untruthful, but they are done in a horizontal position instead of vertical (standing). Try them for an intense biceps burn. Good stuff!
Lying Cable Biceps Curls
Primary Muscle Group Worked: Biceps.
To see a video of this exercise click here.
Preparation: Lie flat (supine) at the lower cable on the floor with knees slightly bent, keeping upper arms barely against the floor throughout the move. Grasp bar with underhand grip at hip width.
Execution: Exhale as you curl bar as far as you can without moving upper arms from the floor and return to start position. Repeat for desired amount of reps.
Tips: 1) Keep wrists straight throughout. 2) Keep upper arms barely in contact with floor throughout the exercise. 3) Keep a slight bend in the knees.
HEREIN LIES THE CHALLENGE: Always, always, always go slow and controlled! Just when you think you cannot do another...do two more...in perfect form! The beauty here is that your back is supported by the floor, allowing complete and safe isolation of the biceps. Good luck and have fun growing those guns!
THE PONDER POND
Okay, peeps! You know I usually like to make you think, cry, or laugh with these vids, right? This one will amaze you and definitely put things into perspective. I love it when that happens. Click here to view the video. Enjoy! :)
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From my heart to your health,
Linda Burke, CPT
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