Saturday, July 16, 2011

Getting back into action

So I haven't blogged in ages, I'm more of a verbal blogger! LOL, I've had countless hours of conversations with my friends on how to get back into gym & eating healthy, giving them tips and motivation.
It feels good to be able to motivate and help my friends.... and by doing so I'm helping and motivating myself!  ;-)

Ive decided to put it in writing and hopefully I can be of help to many more :-)

How to start?

The best way to get motivated is look at those you admire... I love Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson..
They both gorgeous, funny, down to earth and have the most amazing bodies!

So how do they do it?? I've done some research and they don't just wake up with perfect bodies. They work hard for their figures. These ladies eat right and train hard... and no it's not just one spinning class 3x a week... These girls train 2-3 hours a day!

I'm not saying we all need to give up our lives & jobs to train for a minimum of 3 hours  day, but what it does show us is that these perfect beings are only you and I. Which means we can do it too! ;-)
If we can go to gym at least once a day for 5-6 days a week, 1 hour a day and eat clean, we too can have gorgeous healthy bodies, glowing skin and confidence to wear that little black number. Its not much to ask for...1 hour of your 16 hour day sitting on your toosh! No excuses we can all find that 1 hour a day.

Don't wait for Monday, go to gym today... do 30-40 minutes of cardio and then 20-30 minutes of circuit to wake up all those muscles in your body. If you have more time during the day or your weekend, take your dog for a walk, go to gym with your man or your girl friend, take up cycling..get active.

Remember to be conscious of what you put into your body, your body is your temple...look after it.
What would you expect Jessica Alba or Kate Hudson to eat? I doubt we'll see her with a coca cola in her hand or a beer, she's more likely to be seen with a bottle of water in her hand and snacking on some strawberries. I personally find it so inspiring seeing a gorgeous slim girl sipping on water and leaving a gym as opposed to one drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette!  Become who you admire....

Supplement of the week: Lecithin

Why Lecithin?
Lecithin consists mostly of  the B Vitamin Choline, and contains Linoleic acid and inositol. Lecithin enables Fats such as cholesterol and other lipids to be dispersed in water and removed from the body. The vital organs and arteries are therefore protected from fatty buildup. Taking a 1200mg capsule of Lecithin before each meal helps in digestion of fats and the absorption of fat soluble vitamins!
Sources of Lecithin: grains, legumes,fish and wheat germ.

Referece: Phyllis A.Balch (2006). Prescription for Nutritional Healing Fourth edition. New York. Penguin Group USA
Go get some at your nearest pharmacy.

Celebrity Diet & Workout routine of the week

 Jessica Alba's workout routine & Diet:

Her diet secret is “portion control” says her trainer in the latest issue of In Touch weekly, and “she knows how to keep her eating habits under control.” “She likes to have dinner out, but will only eat half of the food on the plate.”
In addition to a balanced diet, Jessica also watches her carbs, leaving bread and desserts off the menu. But she doesn’t deprive herself when she gets a particular craving “You need to indulge and have that chocolate cake whenever you feel the need.”
Jessica Alba’s Diet Plan
It’s a South Beach style diet, with lean meats, whole grains, low-fat cheeses, fruits and veggies.
  • Breakfast
    1 cup oatmeal with berries with 3-4 scrambled egg whites when working on the film set.
  • Lunch
    Salad with 170 gms (6 ounces) of chicken breast or fish (salmon, tuna)
  • Dinner
    Sashimi or or 170 gms (6 ounces) of petit filet of beef or other lean protein with unlimited veggies and 3 small red potatoes
  • Snacks
    handful of almonds or hot air popped popcorn
Jessica Alba’s Work Out 
Jessica is big on exercise with lots of cardio on the elliptical, stationary bike or treadmill for 30 minutes four times a week. She adds resistant-training including weights and yoga to tone up for her action roles in films.

Much Love K!

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