Sunday, 1 March 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
Also all this while I wondered if coffee , tea milk , juices made up for the water need and keeps the body hydrated. To my alarm they dont hydrate the brain because to send signal out the brain needs water and not anything else. To top it according to Mayo Clinic, the average adult loses more than 80 ounces of water every day through sweating, breathing, and eliminating wastes.
These readings made me wonder if my brain cells have already started to shrink, because quite frankly I dont drink enough water. There are days that I only drink one glass, which is scary considering what I just read. I dont like the taste of water but to hell with taste before I'd rather drink water than endup being brain dead.
While there are tons of reseach on how much water a body needs, it certainly depends on your size weight , where you live and your activity level. A quick way to check is the color of your urine, if its clear then you are hydrated on the other hand if its darker and more aromatic your urine, the more dehydrated you are. If you want a more exact amount of water intake then there is a hydration calculator that I found on the net , use that
Can one have too much water, well its quite possible and it is unhealthy and can cause Hyponatremia. But Hyponatremia means "insufficient salt in the blood." and is usualy caused when a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged. Which in my case is impossible cause I dont drink at all. So the moral of the story never chug water all at once, sip it through the day not all at once.
The only silver lining in the cloud with all this research is that I am never dying of hyponatremia cause I dont drink water at all forget excessive. All this reading has made me super scared about my mental state. I am taking control of it from now. As a first step I have put up signs to drink water wherever I can put them, including my phone.
If this will not help I have asked collegues at work and friends to remind me to drink. I have also set reminders on my phone every two hours to sip water.
All these meausres hopefully will help me get into the habit of drinking water and definately making smarter decisions (not sure about this one ) :D
Do you have some ideas on deleoving the habit of drinking water? let me know
PS: Wishing you all a Happy New Year my you all have a splendid year ahead
Thursday, 25 December 2014
So this year there are gonna be some long drawn resolutions.Have you started on your new year resolutions? Let me know
Till the have a splendid holiday sesason and God bless
Friday, 27 June 2014
Work is suddenly back to being crazy again. And I feel so tired by the end of day and to add to it's the muscle soreness. So I really don't have the energy too write much and the update is short … today I did some cardio on the elliptical and burned a cool 421 calories in just 30 minutes. Yay!!!!!. There some interesting locker room conversation that I wanted to share so that I will do tomorrow when I am well rested.
Have a great weekend ahead and god bless
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Today was the designated cardio day but work happened and didn't get to the gym in the morning........ Ok wait up before you nod your head again and say there goes her commitment.......I made it to the gym in the evening and better still skipped the cardio and got Nash to train lower body and abs. Most of the moves were plyometrics so that compensated for the cardio as well.
So we did jumping lunges, then squat jumps, mountain climbers, pushups with knee to elbow move (don't know what that's called) , machine assisted shoulder press, and kettle bell lateral raises(8kg) all of which were 3sets each
Then we did some abs, which was in and outs,v twists and leg climbers also 3 sets of each. That was today's session, and then we stretched. I have to say the stretches that Nash makes me do our really good and he actually made me realize that I am tighter on the right leg. He said that may be I use that leg when standing on heels to compensate. That's good observation
I have my long run coming up on Sunday so looking forward to it. That's all for today
Have a good night and god bless
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
115 days to the Bangalore half marathon, and I plan to share my workout each day till D-day. Today was workout session with Nash. My legs were pretty beat from Mondays days session with Nash and the cardio yesterday. And when I mean beat, I was walking around like a zombie all day.
So I told Nash about it and he said well then plan was to work arms , back and of course core. So I am happy that he knew I would be sore even before I told him .... That's good.
So we worked arms and back, that were pretty unique n, nothing like I have done before. Its amazing how much fun workouts are if the trainee u have the same wavelength of communication. So I am kind of liking working out the gym no... Actual look forward to it.
I know its to early to pass a judgment but Nash is great trainer, unlike some of the Boohoo s at golds gym who call themselves trainer.
The other interesting part is that he has done the P90x and is a huge fan of GSP (George St. Piers of Rushfit) so he knows where I am coming from a workout perspective.
OK that's a little to much talk about Nash. Moving on the workout worked the biceps from various angles then the back and triceps. The sets were decreasing in number with increased weights. For the abs I did leg raises, to fifer scissors, to crunches to leg climbs and finally plank holds for 2mins. The whole circuit repeated thrice.
That was a total of 1 hour of workout. I know my arms are gonna be crazy sore tomorrow.
Food front, I am not eating enough so really need to up the calories (good food ofcourse) . how do I know that, I am back to tracking it on Myfitnesspal.
That's all that I have for today....... Have a good night and god bless
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
So another year has gone by and this marks the second year of this blog. I haven't done much of blogging this year because of my work schedule and partly due to laziness. But I am trying to make some more positive changes as I complete being 35(that's half way through considering an average life span of 70) and what better way than the blog. In my last blog I promised to be more regular, but failed. I ain't making excuses but the time I get home all I want do is hit the bed. So tired after work and driving through horrendous Bangalore traffic. I know people live busier schedule and still find time to do stuff, including blogging.
OK enough of the rant...... Time to share some good news and new goals for the year......(I know its been 6 months of 2014) though for me the health goals have always been from July to June (birth month u see). So on with it I plan to run in Marathons this year and I have already signed up for it. There is the 5k Puma Urban Stampede, then there is the 10k in September for the Kaveri trail marathon and the last is the big one in October which is the half marathon. I know a lot of you'll may think that I have gone mad and maybe you are right I have turned a little insane....... But I have wanted to do this for a long time(part of the bucket list).
If I do the half marathon I plan to do the full next year and may be in some years I will become one of those crazy runners I love to read about. So that's the plan, and there is a well thought strategy to get this goal. one I have started running outside and realized that there is nothing to match the high I get from doing long runs...5Ks for now....the number are steadily increasing.....with a 7k coming up this weekend. The other bit is that I have got a personal trainer . This is recent development and the workouts are killer. I can feel some muscles that I never thought existed..
This will make sure that I have the strength(physical and mental)to complete the marathon. A lot in long distance running is also the mind over body game. So Monday , Wednesdays and Friday are my resistance and weight training days with Nash(my trainer)and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for running out. Tuesdays and Thursdays I also add in half an hour of cardio at the gym...the arc trainer mostly.......Saturdays are devoted to long runs........its is heavenly to feel the morning breeze on the face when I run( crazy feeling when I am sweating bucket loads)....Another change that I plan to do is to add a whey protein shake to my diet at least till I have these crazy workout routines.
Is that's that for now ..wish me luck while I set out on this journey
Have a good night and god bless