Monday, February 22, 2010

The types of jobs you need to be fit for

With the job market that is so tight right now, it does not take much of an imagination to figure out that being physically fit will often get you that job you are after. There are of course some jobs that require a person not only to be fit but pass an extreme physical just to be considered for the job. One such job is being a fire fighter. I know of several people both male and female that got their Fire Service degrees only to fail the obstacle course that they had to pass just to be considered for the job. They all went back after more rigorous training and passed the obstacle course so they could advance to the next level of elimination.

The physical demands for that type of job are tremendous. Other physically demanding jobs are farm field workers, tree trimmer, electric linesmen and logger. Most are considered to be a male oriented careers but us gals know that if we want to get the good pay we have to, and do, enter those male careers for better pay.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Anoher diet supplement needs to be looked at

There is yet another diet system on the market. This one is called Quick Trim. Just by the title I can see that it is yet another gimmick diet to part you from your cash. There are websites that are popping up all over that claim they have the best or most honest quick trim reviews. I have not looked into this diet or system yet but with the word 'Quick" in its title, it can't be all that good.

Monday, February 15, 2010

You don't want to look like this

I always tell anyone that is interested in losing weight or getting into shape.........DON'T use fast weight loss pills or try and go on a crazy diet to lose weight fast. Otherwise you will end up with lots of loose skin like this:


The type of people that want to lose weight fast are the plastic surgeons bread and butter. They love people who need a nip and tuck job after losing weight too fast. You need to not ony diet but you have to exercise as well.

Drop outs in my workout class


I have been attending my college strength and fitness class now for 7 weeks. It meets 3 times a week for an hour. When I first started the class there were about 50 students. Now, 7 weeks later I think there are only 15. A lot of people have dropped out.

I think that most of the students just wanted a quick fix to their weight and fitness. I even overheard 2 of the girls talking about alli reviews since one of them was tempted to try it out. Thankfully the teacher overheard them too an managed to talk them out of that shortcut to their overall health.

Hows your metabolism?

Do you know what a metabolism is? It is the rate your body uses calories just to maintain itself. Some people have higher metabolism rates than others, but why? One of the simplest ways to explain it is that muscle tissue uses more calories than fat does. So the more muscle versus fat you have on your body the more calories your body can use without it turning to fat. The top fat burners will be bodybuilders and those in physical competition.

There is a BIG bonus for those people with more muscle and very little fat on their bodies.....they can often eat lots of calories and not gain any weight. That is because their muscles are using the calories right away. Most bodybuilders will often consume 5,000 calories a day or more., where as the average person will only need 1500 to 2000 calories a day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

How much weight to lose each week?


Have you ever wondered how much weight you can safely lose each week without any ill effects? The truth is that most doctors don't want you to lose weight fast. They recommend a weight loss program and diet that you lose no more than 3 pounds a week. Weight loss at a faster rate will have some adverse affects to your internal organs mostly due to dehydration.

If you think about, it took you more than a week to put on a few pounds so it is wise to take off all that weight at the same rate you put it on.

My MP3 player makes it easy to use the treadmill

I have found a great secret to having fun while working out - music. I put together 30 minutes of music to workout on the treadmill. Six songs that keep me almost dancing on the treadmill and two songs to cool down with. The music sure did make a long boring workout go fast.

A friend at the gym noticed my MP3 hanging around my neck and asked me what it was. I mentioned the music and she said she didn't have an MP3 but did have an old cell phone that would hold music. She couldn't find a cell phone signal booster for it so she got another phone. A few days later she was using that old phone as an MP3 player and was enjoying her workouts too.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I have started off the year with an exercise class

Yes I did it, signed up for a workout class. This class is located at my local community college and meets 3 times a week for one hour. It is a combination of aerobics and weights. I have not lost any weight in the first 3 weeks but I have lost inches. The weights are building muscle which weighs more than fat. I am looking forward to a trimmer new me in the next few weeks.

On another note, this blog seems to be attracting some weird spam comments. People that try and leave comments with odd names like ls2208 or dfrsw334 and link to some link farm. Well I do moderate the comments and those ones did not get approved. They were just too odd and their English was not sounding right either.