I'm baaaaaack! If you've been following my daily blogs on my 77-day (11-week) self-imposed Boot Camp blog, you've probably noticed I haven't blogged in a while. The good news is that I'm back and I'm still on track with my fitness workouts. My goal to subject myself to daily barrage of workouts, gym visits and... Continue Reading →
I did a little research on the Mediterranean diet and am going to combine it with a low-carb diet. I prefer to customize my diet by using common sense and paying attention to the amount of fat, protein and carbs I’m putting into my body. Basically, weight loss happens when the number of calories burned off by the body’s metabolism exceed the number of calories consumed. Easy-Peasy!
With summer here and travel on many of our schedules…I figured we’d go International. 🙂
Have you heard of the Mediterranean diet?
It’s the diet plan that cardiologists are recommending to the patients at risk for heart disease and for those who already have problems. There’s a great deal of information in The Complete Mediterranean Diet, but it’s presented in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner.
Dr. Michael Ozner wrote The Complete Mediterranean Diet after becoming a top advocate of preventing heart disease. He’s a cardiologist and national speaker on the topic of how to treat and prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Reports of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol have been connected to the way we eat in a straightforward, scientific way. But, those who live around the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a life of fresh and wholesome foods don’t have the same problems others do.
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Progress in my current health and fitness quest has been slow but steady as she goes. My self-imposed 77-day (11-week) Boot Camp is all about discovering a myriad of fun and challenging ways to stay fit. During the past three weeks, I’ve managed to exercise daily, however I don’t always have time to write this… Continue Reading →
The hardest part about trying to find time every day to exercise, is that life happens and your best intentions are challenged seemingly from 10 different directions at once. Sunday was Day 20 of my self-imposed, 77-day (11-week) Boot Camp. As with making any kind of plans things can and will go wrong. Being a... Continue Reading →
Note: Writing a daily fitness blog can be damn hard work! Today is one of those days, so excuse me if today's installment seems a bit fragmented. It is. Today, I"m combining Day 18 and Day 19 of my self--imposed, 77-day (10-week) Boot Camp. Wildfires in California have made the air quality very unhealthy. So,... Continue Reading →
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Encountered a major obstacle today while working out in the gym. While doing leg curls, the muscle in my right (weak) leg cramped up during my lower body workout. I hadn't prepared properly for my workout and it bit me in the butt (or more specifically the right quad muscle. I had forgotten to drink... Continue Reading →
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Went back to the gym today feeling pretty good about starting to get that whole gym routine down. Reminds me of that TV commercial about the kid eating cereal and his brother exclaims: "Hey, Mikie! He likes it." On this visit to the gym, I kinda felt like I knew what I was doing. Usually,... Continue Reading →