The heat is still ON but I am SLOWLY acclimating myself to it. I've even been running a little! WooHoo!
The exercise is going well. I walk Strider (mostly it's a run) and then come back and take Tucker (still a pretty fast clip but not a run) AND, starting this week, I am adding Sprint 8 on my own 3 times/week.
What is Sprint 8? It's simple. After a 3 minute warm-up, you just push yourself at maximum effort for 20-30 seconds and then rest for 90 seconds. You then repeat this cycle 8 times.
Why am I going to try Sprint 8?
- It can be done with any exercise- with or without equipment.
- It doesn't last an hour so it saves time and the sprint part is only for 4 minutes
- You only have to do it 2 or 3 times/week; any more than that can do more harm than good
Here's a video of Dr. Mercola doing Sprint 8 on an exercise bike. I'm going to be running during my intense part and walking during the rest part.
The food is going well also. I'm not counting any calories I'm just eating healthy. My recipes are from the Gerson recipe book and/or from the RAW recipes I get from various blogs (you can find them listed on the page marked Health and Fitness Sites on the tabs at the top of my blog). I am also juicing every day and making my green smoothies as well.
Our challenge for last week was to lose 2 pounds. I lost 3.5. AND I didn't hold back on July 4th. Of course, we did have mostly healthy foods. Everything was selected and prepared carefully. All meats were grass fed/free range/certified organic/etc. All sides and the dessert was organic and prepared without gluten and with organic ingredients.
This week's challenge is: VEGETARIAN WEEK. This is not going to be a problem since I'm already doing it. Of course, you just never know until it's over.
Recap: I did lose 3.5 pounds last week but that's not THE thing. THE thing is that I am feeling better and I do NOT attribute this to the lost poundage. I attribute it to the healthy diet which has led to an increase in exercise intensity- I am running in this OPPRESSIVE HEAT! :)
Weight loss has become the proverbial icing on the cake. Getting fit is the goal!
Hope y'all had a great week and have an even better one this week! If last week sucked, don't let that stop you! Get up and get moving!
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