HAHAAHAHAHAAHA JESUS CHRIST
day 3: breakfast.
this is a day late because i’m a lazy mary. this majestic specimen pictured above is a spinach and bacon egg panini from einstein bros bagels. it comes with cheese, but cheese is gross, so no cheese for katie. AWESOME
day 2: gym.
this is where i live 5 days a week. typically i’m on the track, in the weight area in the back, or on those ellipticals, BUT ALWAYS DOIN’ WERK! is it weird that working out is typically the highlight of my day?
day 1: progress shot.
so my fitness routine is already pretty stout, lots of weight training and “wading through corpses” resistance-level cardio, but there’s always room for improvement. mostly march madness is going to be about eating healthy, being consistent with exercise and diet, and cutting fat, but not weight. numbers are totally out the window; i don’t care how much i weigh and i don’t care what my body fat percentage is. WHO’S WITH ME?!!?
also, a gratuitous picture of myself for good measure:
i like my quads. :3
Ab work makes your waist smaller. When you stop working out, your muscles turn to fat. No pain, no gain. Ummm, not really. Here are three common fitness fallacies that continue to haunt the gym and make trainers shake their heads… because they’re simply not true!
Wrong: When you stop working out, your muscle turns to fat.
Right: Muscle and fat are two different body tissues. One cannot magically turn into the other, anymore than your skin can turn into your bones. The truth is, if you built large muscles and then let them decrease in size, you’d be smaller—unless you also put on fat at the same time. The muscle-turns-to-fat myth might seem true because strong, muscled people who stop working out might get softer and heavier. But that’s only due to having less lean muscle and more fluffy fat. So the truly good advice remains: stay active and don’t overeat!
Wrong: No pain, no gain.
Right: The pain you experience after you exercise might be delayed onset muscle soreness, which often comes from microscopic tissue tears. It’s fairly common if you work out with newly increased loads, are new to exercise, or have stretched deeply. It could indicate that you’ll be making some gains, but it’s no guarantee. For instance, if you walk ten miles this weekend, you might end up with sore legs or back pain. That’s not necessarily a gain. Youcan gain without pain. Also, you don’t want to strive for pain while working out. Effort and intensity, yes…but pain is a warning sign for injury, distress or disease. If you experience pain during a workout, stop to address your symptoms. Ask for help as needed.
Wrong: Too wide in the waist area? Work those abs!
Right: Ab work can help you get stronger in the middle, yes. But that also means it could buildthe muscles of your abdomen, possibly making them measure bigger!
Actually, the best advice for decreasing the size of your waistline isn’t more crunches, sit-ups or Pilates classes. Usually, weight loss is the ticket. We know, we know—no big surprise there. But there’s just no getting around it: fact is, we all have to work at weight loss.
WHAT IS SLEEP
BECAUSE WORKING OUT THE SAME MUSCLE GROUP OVER AND OVER AND DOING NOTHING ELSE WILL MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT, SPOT REDUCTION IS REAL IN MARCH 2012
in all fairness though, 13 year old katie would’ve been all over this, and 13 year old katie was fat FOR A REASON