Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dieting: In the summer!

Your kids are home now from school and all they want to do is eat all day.  Problem is so do you!!!!  How can we stop any weight gain during the summer? Eat sensibly!!!!
Here a couple steps you can incorporate for yourself and your kids:
  • Try to keep sweets for special occasions or weekends only. 
  • Soda is very tempting during summertime: but avoid as much as you can. You do not need the extra sugar. Also, the caffeine from soda will make you feel dehydrated.
  • You have to compromise at your meals: If you are going to have a burger opt for a salad instead of fries.
  • Stay hydrated with water and not juice! (juice is not worth the extra calories)
  • Keep junk food out of the house. 
  • Try to keep your cheats for vacation or when you go out to eat
  • Try to burn some extra calories on vacation by doing something fun. (doesn't necessarily have to be in a gym)
  • Take the kids out to play so they are not stuck at home all day. 

It is very important to stay active and make your kids stay active during the summer. We do not want any future couch potatoes!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Asics: Great Running Shoes

Ever since I started working out I have always incorporated running into my routine. Whether it be 10 minutes or 30 minutes I always add a run into my cardiovascular routine. I feel running helps me feel more energized throughout the day and not to mention burn a ton of calories!!!
The shoes that I have been using for almost 5-7 years now is the Asics brand. I love this shoe. I used to use new balance, but they did not give me as much support and I used to get blisters on my ankles. Asics, knock on wood, as provided me support throughout my running and other workout routines.

These are the Asics brands I have used:
Asics Gel Nimbus 14

Asics Gel Nimbus 12

Asics Gel Keyano 18

If you are a runner definitely try these shoes out! The Gel Keyano 18 is the new one and it is expensive, but it is worth it. Depending how much you run the shoes will actually last 6-9 months. I would recommend getting an insert that matches your cushioning needs. It helps the shoe fit better and actually last longer. When you get an insert sometimes you can just replace the insert and the shoe itself will last you another 3-6 months.