I just have to share...
A yummy summer recipe...
A SCARY reason to eat well...
Insights in my Inbox...
Thank you for sharing your experiences of doing the videos with me over the past coupled weeks. WOOHOO to those troopers who let me know that you were following them and sticking to doing some movement in the morning! Some were honest and let me know that they were having some problems remembering to do them! And, for others it was a spark for them to treat themselves better and move more even if they didn't do the moves in the videos! YEA!!!! All of these responses are perfect, and I thank you so much for sharing with me!
But, I do have to say I have a favorite responder.... he let me know how he was doing every couple of days. Here is his most recent email....
15 Day Do It - Objective: Significant exercise every day for 15 days.
7/4/15 - golf balls 1 1/2 hours - 11:30.
7/5/15 - golf balls 1 1/2 hours - noon.
7/6/15 - 50 squats, 20 pushups, 20 sit-ups. 7am. Felt good.
7/7/15 - 20 push ups, 20 sit-ups, meals on wheels 10:50 - 12:15
7/8/15 - 20 push ups, 25 sit ups, Meals on Wheels
7/9/15 - 1 hour walk. Rocco walk 3 x 1/2 miles.
7/10/15-VA walked halls and stairs for 45 minutes. 3 Rocco walks.
7/11/15-Rocco walk, 50 squats, 20 Push Ups, 25 sit-ups,
7/12/15-50 squats, 20 Push Ups, 25 sit-ups.
7/13/15-walked to Kroger's. Carried 11# groceries home. 3 mi. Round trip.
7/14/15-Meals on Wheels. 5 chin-ups."
Let me clarify a bit. When he says Meals on Wheels, that means he is delivering, in and out of car, up and down steps. Rocco is a 40# French Bulldog that he was watching. At his appointment at the VA, he walked the halls and climbed stairs instead of sitting waiting. And, really, when was the last time you walked to the grocery store and back? Sound pretty good, huh? So....who is my favorite responder? Its my DAD, David Martin.
Here is another email from him during this challenge:
I invented the 'start early' technique, you know. In Kettering in 1978 I got up, ran 4 miles, showered, dressed, ate, and got to work before 8am 5 times a week. For about 30 years. The motivation was desperation. For part of that, I ran in the morning then worked all day and finished my last 2 years of university in 2 years at night with all A's. It got me my CPA. My physical condition made me good at my work. Made me good at my school. After desperation, I did it because I liked to compete in races.
When I was 70, I tore my Achilles from my heel. I've done a lot more walking than running since then. There is no physical reason I can't run or do other exercises. It's just motivation.
So, I hope that you can take some of this 77 year young amazing man's insight! He is definitely an inspiration to me, I hope he can be for you too! But, he needs me too - I advised him to cut out the sit-ups because the perpetuate a bigger belly and poor posture, and add some multi-directional planking and Supermans for a strong core. Now, I know that sometimes its just not that easy to create a plan and stick to it. That's where I can help YOU - it's my forte, my training, my gift. Getting you where you want to be in a way that just becomes the new YOU. I'm offering limited free breakthrough sessions the next couple of weeks as my schedule allows. This is for you if you are tired of being tired, want to change your shape, or just need a change. Click below to schedule your free session.
So, I had my eyes checked this week and made a great connection with my Optometrist, Dr. Georgietta Gdovin, at Brewer Eye Associates. She shared with me these frightening statistics from the CDC.
There are 1.3 Million Blind People in America right now, by 2030 ---- only 15 years from now ---- there will be 6.3 million!
This increase is from Macular Degeneration, changes in the macula part of the retina. Maybe the increase is due to the ozone layer receding, or maybe its our SAD (Standard American Diet) diet...I don't know, but here is what you can do to prevent this:
Eat A Healthy Diet
- green leafy vegetables (spinach, cabbage, kale, turnip greens, etc...)
- bright colored vegetables (beets, carrots, peppers, etc...)
NO SMOKING - (duh)
Low Salt Intake
And lastly - Yummy!
· Difficulty: Easy |
· Total Time: 20 mins |
· Makes: 4 servings
What to buy: When choosing zucchini, look for a bright green color and a length no longer than 10 to 12 inches; any bigger and the seeds take on a bitter flavor.
- 1 medium unpeeled garlic clove
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pound zucchini (about 4 medium), trimmed and cut into 2-by-1/4-inch matchsticks
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1. Place the garlic clove on a cutting board and, using the flat side of your knife, smash the clove by pushing on the knife blade with the heel of your hand. Remove and discard the peel and set the garlic clove aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant but not browned, about 30 seconds. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon or tongs and discard (or save for another use).
3. Add the zucchini to the pan and toss until coated with oil. Let cook undisturbed until the bottoms of the matchsticks are golden brown, about 1 minute. Toss again and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute more. Remove the pan from heat and season the zucchini with salt and pepper.
4. Transfer the zucchini to a serving dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Serve immediately.