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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Your Own Low Carb Spring Training !

I know this time of year rolls around and if you are like I was, we show up out of shape for Spring training. I could blame it on whatever holiday it was, but ultimately, my body was out of shape -- OK, round IS a shape !

Scouting yourself.  Just what does that mean ?  It means to take an overview of your objective. What are you trying to gain ? or Loose ?  Do you want to get physical, or diet alone -- or BOTH ?   Do you have a problem with dieting or hunger ??  Our assessments give us a better understanding of our weak points that need to be addressed.

Your Spring move.  Suck it up and find your current weight and body fat, then see how far you can run and how much you can lift.  Are you out of breath ?  Did you underestimate how much you can lift ? Setting realistic goals will push you toward a good exercise routine. 

I think the best way to find out is to look into joining a gym near you. Most of them offer a certain period of time (7 day pass) or something to let you explore the new territory and make new friends.
ALWAYS challenge yourself.  Say I CAN do something.  You never know what you are most capable of unless you TRY !

Train your whole body. It's a system that works in unison with each other.  It is important to train multiple muscle groups. I learned this first hand in our Body pump weightlifting class.  I found out I had a strong lower core.  So what does that mean exactly ? That means that my upper portion needs more attention.  I have to add more weights and reps to get them fine tuned.  Don't forget to strengthen your weak points and don't focus on the stuff you are already good at !!

When you are working out, it is also important to remember that muscle has MEMORY.  It is important not to follow the same workout routine everyday. Switch it Up. Do it backwards, have a little fun in your workout routine. Add a new class, or walk a little faster, or skip , LOL.   

Get your GROOVE ON !

Throw in a heavy workout day, like I did today. For example, I took an RPM (spinning) class at 6 pm, followed by a Body Pump (weightlifting class) at 7:15.   Remember to eat lots of protein. It is important to supplement your body with nutrients such as these to replace those calories burned off.

Add more weight or resistance to your workout.  If you need to concentrate in one area to loose weight, add more reps.

Most of all, get yourself tuned into your OWN Successful Spring Training workout that suits YOU. 

Have a great evening !!

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