The holidays are upon us and since partaking of food is a big part of our celebrations, I will be celebrating hard! But then that will mean I need to exercise hard as well. It’s just gotta be that way. You know, I always feel better and stronger after I workout so I actually don’t mind doing it. I think clearer and it gives me energy throughout the day as well. And did you know that we can lose up to 1-2% of muscle mass per year after the age of 30 and bone density after the age of 40? Sedentary individuals can start to lose muscle mass as early as mid-twenties. And this loss occurs because of the natural processes of aging. So even though I’m talking about working out because we will most likely consume more calories around the holidays, I want you to realize how important working out is and how we can stop and even reverse these losses with a good strength training program.
Hellooooooo Butt Bible! I’ve been doing this workout routine for about 3 weeks now and I just love it. Having strong glutes and legs makes for a happy back. But you also get a good upper body workout on this dvd. The workouts are short and quick and can easily fit into your daily routine, even when the kids are around! Which brings me to my next find…
Hot Sweaty Mamas! I have really enjoyed reading this book. Two moms, who are marathon runners, wrote this book and talk about how important it is to fit exercise into your daily routines. It’s one thing to get back into shape after you have had a baby but it’s another thing entirely to stay in shape when kids or life dominate your schedule. They have great advice from time management to nutrition. It’s truly a fun read and I don’t even have kids!
So start following those butt bible commandments and get sweaty. And when you think of an excuse to not workout…think of Nike and remember to Just Do It….and then Eat2Nourish so those muscle shape up nicely. 🙂