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Who else is having a Tubby Tuesday? I was tired last night and microwaved a can of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. I cannot tell you the last time I ate pasta, but after eating that? Ermagawd, I felt like I swallowed an entire POUND of the stuff.

Today I'm feeling bloated (still!) and I swear that two pimples popped up overnight. Aniki needs VEGGIES! My plan tonight is to have a nice, big salad for dinner. Spring mix, salmon, blueberries, and cottage cheese. Nom nom nom...

How goes it with YOU?

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OT - Tone-Up Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! The way my day is going, it feels like Monday 2.0. Blech.

Let's talk about BAD weight loss/workout habits.

One of my coworkers has lost 75 pounds. Kudos to him! BUT... the ways he's gone about it is awful.

  • He eats 600 calories a day.
  • He eats those 600 calories in one meal at 5pm.
  • He only drinks 16-24 ounces of water ALL DAY LONG.

Consequently:

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! What's for breakfast? Don't tell me you skipped it!!

Breakfast is arguably THE most important meal of the day. It breaks the overnight fasting period and kickstarts your metabolism - that helps you burn calories throughout the day. Breakfast replenishes your supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to give you energy to get things done. Eating a healthy breakfast has benefits!

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Did you know that when you go longer than four to five hours without eating, the body’s energy levels can crash significantly? 3pm is the most popular time that your energy tank falls close to empty. Too many of us reach for more coffee or one of those awful energy drinks.

Since caffeine has no effect on me, I have a terrible tendency to reach for sugar. Bad! This is why Aniki has a big arse! On a good day, I grab a protein shake – Atkins or Core Power (always best when vcold).

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! Some of us are in the Arctic Vortex and experiencing extremely cold temps. If you’re going outside to exercise, be sure to STRETCH and WARM UP! Don’t forget to dress appropriately and eat/drink!

 

DRESS IN LAYERS!

First Layer
Long underwear should fit tightly against the body and be made of a wicking material to keep moisture away from your skin. Try synthetic fabrics such as polypropylene and stay away from cotton fabric because that holds water against your body.

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! It's a balmy 16 degrees F in my neck of the woods - feels like 6. We're in for a cold week with a high of 0 degrees F on Friday. Yes, you read that correctly - ZERO. With temps dipping into the negative (especially with the wind chill), and all of the snow we've been getting, plenty of folks prefer staying inside.

So I'm reviving a previous TuT of exercises you can do at your desk.

 

TIGHTEN YOUR ABS

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In deference to those who are still suffering from Seasons Eatings (Tubby Tuesday!), we’ll skip the PHYSICAL Tone-Up Tuesday and work on toning our mental health.

There’s good stress… and there’s bad stress. Do you know the difference? It’s important to identify your biggest stressors (and triggers) and manage the way you react to them.

Some stress is healthy. It energizes and motivates you. In an emergency, it can actually protect you by giving you a sense of focus.

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It's baaaaack!!! Hopefully, the holidays weren't TOO stressful with all of the planning and festivities and stephell.

Ah, the carefree days of youth! No job stress, no exasperating coworkers, no car repair concerns, no cholesterol/triglyceride, no menu planning, no bills to pay… 9 months of school and a 3 month vacation. Our biggest concerns were some annoying chores and was the weather good for playing outside.

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