Once Upon A Time

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Do you ever think was I doing it wrong? or maybe my body requires this now with age? Okay before you reply to the second question I already know our bodies make changes with age so don’t focus on that question too long. But really the change I’m referring to is associated with my workouts.

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I once would do an intense workout, sweaty, stopping to catch my breathe then resume and after the workout shower and begin my day or just pick up where I took a break. But nowI am sipping on water or my hydrate during the entire workout.  Today I’m thinking what changed? or was I just going through the movements and not giving my 100 or nowadays my 125?  However I must say I feel my workouts now and really enjoy them.

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Perhaps I was just going through the movements sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know.  How about you do you hydrate during your workouts?

This Water THING

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For me it’s a “thing” because it just is.  I know and have heard for so many times you need to drink water and the benefits of.  Now don’t misunderstand me, I do drink water and lots of it most of the time.  Yes most of the time because, honestly it’s not to MY best interest to drink a lot “all the time”.

You’re suppose to drink 1/2 your weight in water and I notice a different in my body, weight and skin when I do.  Okay I must pause to say  I love water, it took me a few years to make it part of my daily regimen a few years ago, so yes I love water however….

If you’re an individual that is close to a bathroom 24 hours a day or within 30 minutes I applaud you.  My lifestyle and all it entails this is not me.  You’d be surprise how. Many times I’ve gone to restaurants, (oh I hope no one I’ve lied to is reading this), I pretend I’m meeting someone then ask for the ladies room afterwards I sit for a few and say I’ve been stood up or pretend I just received a text indicating my fake person just cancelled.  I ran out of restaurants.  So yeah I can’t do that and I few times I had to stop at a gas station or piss my pants so, yeah NOPE don’t want to do that again. On days I commute on Park and Ride well there isn’t an option of getting off and if I did I’d have to use a field and then I’d be charged for indecent exposure.

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With all this said, I’m not sure so many people just drink all this water.  BUT on days I know I will be stable like at home or within 15- 20 minutes away I do drink 1/2 my weight in water.  I recommend for those who share and have the same concerns to drink what you can and when possible drink 1/2 your weight in water.  For those that can do it daily I’m applauding you and keep up the water intake because their are so. Many benefits.

To days ahead, LET US ALL HYDRATE WITH WATER

Overworking The Muscles…is it possible?

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Why yes it it.  I know when my workouts are super successful when I am all sweaty, muscles fatigued and I have to sit for a few minutes before contemplating my movements.  This is awesome, BUT there is a BUT with an intense workout it is necessary  to do several things.

1. HYDRATE –hydration is good for the body and muscles and should be done during and post workout.  The choices are enormous and the choice is yours.  For me it “Hydrate”  that’s the name a supplement that supplies my body the essentials naturally and without added sugars.  Water just water is good it is also good to add Himalayan salt to the water.  These are my three choices but there are other products I just don’t use them.

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2. REPLENISH – replenish the muscles with proteins post workout, again there are many what I love most is “Shakeology” , whey or vegan.  My choice is vegan .  If the muscles are worked hard, they need to be refueled. Can’t operate on empty or low fuel to an outstanding level.  You do know you are outstanding, if not well you’ve been informed so refuel post workouts.  Refueling doesn’t necessary have to be a protein shake any protein is good.  A shake is my choice.

3.  STRETCHING- It’s just easy to complete a workout and move one but stretching post any workout is so important especially with weight lifting. You lengthen the muscles out and get to enjoy the stretch, decrease the chances of increased muscle spasms, you are also cooling both the muscles and the  body down as well as your breathing slowly returns to normal.

Overworking the muscles just  doesn’t mean giving 100 % but you are giving 150 and more but it is necessary to reward the body as I’ve  learned, so it will be prepared for tomorrow’s workout.

To all the over achievers on their workout journey, keep doing you- you are so amazing.