My 8-Week Birthday Photo Shoot Challenge
I’m about to turn 42 years old, and I want to keep pushing myself to make fitness gains. It isn’t enough to maintain: For as long as you can grow, you should. To keep myself going, and to show how good my program is, I have designed a fitness challenge for myself using my INTEGRE8T Wellness program as the template.
Good morning! It is April 29, 2018, and I’m going to be doing my own 8-week program. It occurred to me that I should do for myself what I do for my clients. So I have a photo shoot coming up for my 42nd birthday – you’ll have to excuse the hair, I just woke up – and the goal will be to be photo ready for June 22, 2018.
So let’s get started with some numbers and some before shots! The best I ever felt that I looked was when I was #145 and about 10% body fat. I wanna get rid of this…and that… I also want to get rid of this…
Not bad for 41, but it could be better. Let’s see what I can do!
Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load
This score indicates how damaging a food will be to your blood sugar levels. Foods that score 0-55 are rated low impact (and thus presumed to be better for diabetics and those looking to maintain healthy weight and/or body fat ratios), but this is not the whole picture.
Caffeine: 14 better options to ease SAD
Nearly a year ago to the dot, I wrote an article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but there I focused on the importance of getting access to a full range spectrum of light. Here I’d like to focus on caffeine and sleep’s effect on SAD. I’ll also offer suggestions for what to do to help you feel better on the dark days.
Avoid fish oil supplements
I don’t generally promote supplements. Most of them play to specific, isolated points of medical research to serve as a magic pill. One remarkable example of this is fish oil.