Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Realistic Tips for Trimming the Fat

Today I noticed this great article on the website and just had to share it!  The author has highlighted 8 practical tips for losing fat and achieving a leaner body composition.  While I'm sure some of the suggestions won't be brand new to many of us who are striving to lose weight and improve body fat percentage, I encourage you to take a look and find something new that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.  The tip on the importance of iron intake was one I hadn't necessarily connected to keeping the muscle mass I already have.

So, on which suggestion will you be striving to place more emphasis?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Progress on Couch to 5K

Well, I've been working on training for my first 5K run with the Couch to 5K program and I can honestly say that I'm really becoming a runner! Okay, jogger, but one of my favorite sayings lately is: "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch". Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be possible to enjoy running but this program is so gentle and realistic that I've been able to consistently succeed. Isn't that one of the secrets of fitness . . . consistency?

Speaking of consistency, in the same way I've made my 5K training a priority I want to make a commitment to blogging regularly. I hope to improve on that in the coming weeks and share the ideas and insights that tend to come to me while I'm out there running.

What will you be committing to this month?

See you next time, somewhere left of heft . . .