Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday is a great way to break up a hectic week. Today I’m posting a video from the creator of the website, Blogliates.  This video I use a few times a week in the morning or even before I go to bed. It’s nice to stretch and strengthen. I like it at the end of the day when I’ve been sitting a lot and I need to lengthen my spine.  Hope you enjoy!!

Week 2 of 2013 Dallas Marathon Training

Today I’m covering week 2 of my training leading up to the 2013 Dallas Marathon in Dallas, Texas.  Each week I’ll do an update so that people will know what training is like for the average runner. I’m not a 2:21 marathon runner. In fact I bring up the rear of a marathon.  I’m hear to show you that yes, you can do a marathon. If I can do it,  you can to!!

Run A marathon

Each week I’ll be covering a different topic, if you have any suggestions or questions please let me know!

Also, here’s a link to few of the brands I mentioned:

Dallas Marathon

Simple Hydration

90 Revolutions

Running Nutrition 

Remember, the big thing to remember about nutrition is find what works for you. A lot of people can’t stomach gels but they’re okay with chews. I’ve even had some friends to use gummy bears .  Just be sure to take in about a 100 calories every 3 miles.  Having a set nutrition schedule when you run helps delay the “hitting the wall” effect.

Tip: Carry peppermints with you when your run.  Not only is it great for a slow, easy sugar release but it also helps settle an upset stomach.

  A great time to experiment and practice is during your long runs. Not only with gels and chews but also  find out what works as far as hydration is concerned.  Something to keep in mind is, if you plan on using a hydration pack for your marathon make sure the marathon will allow it. Since the Boston Marathon bombings, the New York City Marathon is not allowing hydration packs.  So be sure they’re allowed before you get use to using  them.

Also remember, don’t skip your long runs!  Your long run is what helps you have a better marathon experience.  Next week I’ll touch on what you should do during this long runs to help mimic your marathon day .

Till next time……Cheers!

Final Weigh In!! It’s Finally Here!!

WHAT AN EXCITING DAY!!!!!  I’ve waited 6 months for today!!  6 months ago I put myself on a self-imposed challenge to lose as much weight as I could the healthy way by May 11th.  It seemed so far away at that time. It seemed so impossible. In fact, the 11th of November was the day before my birthday (birthday cake), days before Thanksgiving (soul food), weeks before Christmas parties (sweet treats), weeks before Christmas (more soul food) and just weeks before New Year’s Eve (hello adult beverages!).  Yes, I picked a GRAND time to lose weight.

So without further ado, watch the video for my final results. Yes, YOU HAVE TO WATCH!!!!!

And there you have it!  Serisously I want to write SOOO much more, but if you want the final results you have to watch the video!

Oh My Back!

So almost 2 years after the great fail of lifting my back is still stiff and achy.  Some days I wake up and I feel great, others I have to slowly straighten up.

I DON’T LIKE IT!

So I’m always looking for something to help. I’ve had it x-ray(ed) and yeah it’s not pretty but no bulging disk just stiffness. Well I’ve recently discovered “The Back Doctor.” Well, I need to back up  and  give you the full story:

1. I found this website and tried this routine.  I like it the best  and I feel a difference (click here)

2.Because I did not know what a McKenzie Press up was/is I found “The Back Doctor” here

3. Finally “The Back Doctor” led me to Dr. Stuart McGill at the University of Waterloo. I personally think it’s a great explanation.

Maybe something good will come of this. I personally am not fond of acting old nor do I want to feel old.

Ultimate Sandbag Review Part 1

I have a video review up for the Ultimate Sandbag. Can’t wait to get down to business so I give you Part 2.

p.s be kind, this is my first video I’ve shot (I think) so go easy on me!