“Primal Training and Nutrition to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy”
The workouts are designed to be done anytime anywhere with very little equipment- although access to a pull-up bar would be necessary. The training program involves a fairly strict and structured plan that is Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays involve Tabata work (20 seconds work, 10 rest) for a certain number of rounds. The exercises include all kinds of body weight movements…some I’ve never heard of but I am sure they would be effective. The authors call Saturday workouts the “Super Saturday” workouts and they involve things like sprinting, Front Squats and a Farmer Walk.
Each and every exercise is demonstrated with photos and illustrations. In addition there are levels of work per week Level 1-3, meaning you could do four weeks on Level 1, then do four weeks on level 2 and so forth. I definitely believe this type of programming would be effective and helpful especially for a novice exerciser and I’m sure it could be done with kids! In fact some of the exercises I plan to use with my students.
As for the nutrition, it calls for strict paleo (meats, nuts, some fruits, and vegetables). I personally have been following a 80/20 paleo for a long time now and have found it to be very effective. If I tighten the belts and remove the chocolate and occasional glass of wine, by lifts and numbers go up!
I can absolutely recommend this book to all of you for a variety of reasons. If you are new to exercise, this is a solid program to try out. If you want to go outside and exercise at the park with your kids, this one would be a great one to follow. If you are sick of barbells and the inside of a regular gym, this book is almost all bodyweight work that we can all benefit from.
I received this book for free for purposes of review and this post is my honest opinion.
It seems every year around my birthday, I start feeling and thinking I look my AGE! Argh! There are several posts on this site that references age, skincare and beauty and I think I get more serious as the years go by. I am no longer in my thirties and I certainly don’t look it!
I would love to say that YES, I am so excited to be over 40 and I’m so excited to see the lines on my face and under my eyes because I love to see how time is aging me…but, seriously, I’m not. I like being over 40, however, I don’t want to look old! The sun has always been a part of my daily life as I am a Phys Ed teacher and that is not helping…having two kids and not sleeping consistently for four years paid a price on my under eyes and my stress usually shows up on my face as well. Grr.. I could go on and on abut all the little things that bug me about my face, but that would not productive.
The point is…what are YOU and I going to do about it? For example, are you going to age naturally and let everything be natural or will you fight getting older with extra skincare products, Botox or facelifts even? Personally, I’m not quite ready for Botox as it is expensive, it’s addicting if you have money to spend on this stuff, and it might not be that healthy for you, maybe?! I am however wanting to fight the aging process with skincare products and by regularly seeing a skincare specialist! Also, I do a lot of “consulting” with my mom friends for what they use and also here on this blog! It is a matter of communicating and I’m wondering if there are any of you out there who would like to comment on aging- gracefully or with a fight?
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This morning I had a great conversation with a mom athlete who is the mother of 2 toddlers ages 3 & 2. Life is super crazy at home with two under the age of 5. I remember those days (but not really). Not all that much. I remember being time starved- for me time. I remember driving to Starbucks in faraway towns regularly so that the kids would take a nap. I remember trying to cook with a baby strapped to my front or back. I remember MANY sleepless nights when one or the other doesn’t sleep. I remember visiting urgent care at all hours of the night for small reasons….The list goes on. I remember that I was working full or part time for most of my boys toddler years. Throughout these years, I have been an athlete. And for all of these years, I have been blogging about being a mother of two boys whose passion is exercise. It doesn’t really matter what exercise, it just had to be something!
Moms need to exercise and for a lot of us, being an athlete defines who were ARE outside of mother, wife, co-worker, etc… This is our “time” during the day that will be ours alone. We (those of us who take exercise seriously) carve it out of the day just so we can have “our” time. It doesn’t matter if we get up at 4 in the morning or workout at 10pm at night. We do it because we love it. We do it because we love to compete and try to make ourselves better. We may do it so that we can chat with our other athletic mom friends about something other than kids and work. Sometimes it is ridiculously hard to make our exercise happen (kids are screaming, diapers are dirty, we are super tired & cranky), however, most of the time when we make it happen, we are happier because of it!
So, if you’re a mom out there working out around your kids, keep it up! If you’re not, why not? Exercise is a good thing!!
How much weight do most Americans gain during the holiday season?
Is it ten pounds??
From Thanksgiving to New Years most people enjoy their holiday festivities to the point that they end up heavier on the other side of the holiday than before, especially when you have multiple friend and family gatherings throughout each week for six weeks straight! The opportunities to over-eat are abundant and the opportunities to exercise might become infrequent if the social life demands it.
So, I plan to manage the holiday NOT weight gain as follows! Feel free to offer suggestions or comments on my plan.
Yes, I love sugar as much as the next person, however, I have learned how to keep it under control…
Eat dark chocolate only when you crave it!
1. If at a party, chose the foods that are the cleanest (veggies, fruits, and proteins).
2. Skip the chips and dips in favor of a cocktail, water or tea.
3. Eat desert that will be the best thing you ever tasted rather than something that is just “good.”
4. Maintain your exercise routines to the best of your ability. Lift heavy weights, walk frequently and sprint or do high interval training 1-2x per week.
5. Enjoy the people rather than the food!
6. If eating out due to lack of time at home to prepare home cooked meals, eat a salad with protein!
Skip the bread, etc…It’s nothing but calories.
7. Get good sleep, drink green tea, take your fish oil and generally enjoy life!
What do you think? Will I come out ahead or behind this holiday season with these rules/tips?
Ok, so, this is a failed Muscle Up attempt, however, I had JUST GOTTEN ONE FULL SWINGING Muscle Up right before this video was taken. I have two witnesses too, hahaha… Very happy moment. Next up will be to get 5 in a row. Ouch, wonder how long that will take? Also, gotta thank my cheering section in the video, Mandy!
Yep, pictured above is my fun-filled red Target wagon hauled all of my colorful PE equipment and my very handy inexpensive boom box with a ipod player. Yeah, for technology!
As for the yoga, even after just one week of teaching it, I REMEMBER and LOVE how it helps my body be less stiff following all the lifting I do. I’m looking forward to teaching my kids how to do handstands and headstands in yoga, they always love that.
After following Rudy’s Outlaw program for the last 12 weeks, I’m happy to report the I improved my strength in five different areas. My weaknesses still include Handstand Pushups and my stupid head. Need to remain ultra ultra upbeat all the time. Keep the focus on myself and not let anyone’s stuff wreck my day. I am super grateful to have this blog to document the ups and downs and to always remind myself that life is good.
Here are my kids who are super excited to have finished a mountain bike ride with their daddy! Had to get the fat, hairy cat in there too. Can’t be married to a vet without having multiple animals around.
Thanks to the AVMA veterinary conference for arranging an incredibly kid-friendly night on the USS Midway. Not only did my husband and I have fun practicing handstands, the kids were entertained by being allowed to “drive” military helicopters, take flight simulator lessons, eat lots of cheesy popcorn, and finally dance the night away with the grand finale being a pretty darn good fireworks show!
Highly recommend visiting the USS Midway if you’re ever in San Diego!
For those of you looking to go outdoors with your kids, this is a great shoe to try! It can go from the trail to the lake without a problem. The Teva Churn are a great all around versatile shoe that offers great traction and has an ability to drain out water if you do a stream crossing. On our recent trip to the coast these shoes would have been perfect for climbing rocks, walking on the muddy coast line and as well as a little kayaking!
What I love about the shoe is that they are light weight, easy to slip on and off and can be worn anywhere! These will be great for me when school starts again because they are easy to slip on and off (it has a collapsible heal). I can go from yoga to the field, which is often wet from the sprinklers, and teach my classes!
I highly recommend these shoes as a general all purpose comfy shoe!
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The Teva Churn were provided for purposes of review and the above opinions are my own.