WTF Wednesday, it’s all about the protein

So all during the month of April I ate very healthy foods and I didn’t snack or over eat.  I also ran or walked when I could but mostly I lifted weights with MacGyver.  A solid month of that and I stepped on the scale and was completely shocked.

exercising and not losing

Yeah, I gained a pound.  I mean, I know it’s only a pound but I gave up Wendy’s Frosty’s and Reeses Peanut Butter cups for this!  What the hell?

So I asked my doctor about it because I was sure the steroids had somehow damaged my body and he told me to try to eat more lean protein and healthy fats.  Jesus, is everybody on the Keto train now?  I mean, not that I don’t think you’ll lose some weight but I read Bob Harper’s book and while I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I still like to think my diet is much healthier.

So for the first week of May I’ve been eating more protein but I’m not eating a lot of fat sans the occasional avocado.  I’ll see how much I lose at the end of the month before I decide if more protein is the key.

Diets suck

As far as exercise goes, I’m still not running.  I decided to take some additional time off to make sure my legs are completely healed before starting again, but I am walking every morning.  I’m up to 4 miles a day.  I’m also still lifting weights because I love the way my arms are starting to look.   And when you factor in that it’s already in the 90’s here and humid as all heck, walking seems a lot more fun that running.  Except for the bugs.

It’s love bug and gnat season.

swallowing the bugs

Actually, this morning I swallowed a pair of love bugs and at least 4 or 5 gnats.  Does anyone know how much protein is in bugs?  Maybe I can add that to my daily total.

WTF?  It’s Wednesday!

Have you ever eaten a bug?  Accidentally?  Or on purpose? 

It’s a beautiful ring, it tracks your fitness, and helps you to relax, and I want it!

Some of you may have read my post about the Motiv Ring which still hasn’t shipped but is promised to do so soon, (sometime this summer for those of you who are waiting.)

I happen to be one of those people who can be a bit impatient, especially when I’m sporting a hell of a white ring around my wrist from my fitbit!  Mostly though, it’s because I’m a tech lover and an exercise addict and I just love gadgets, especially pretty ones.

So, I did some research on activity tracking rings and I found this one:

ringly

How pretty is this ring? Right?

ringly

It doesn’t track swimming but then neither does my fitbit.  It’s mostly for tracking steps but it also has a feature that helps you to unwind and de-stress.  No, really.  Ringly offers daily guided audio meditation and breathing exercises.   How cool is that?

ringly Now that’s a feature that I could seriously use.

And let’s not forget that it IS an activity tracker, calorie tracker, and it allows you to set your own goals and reminders.

what ringly tracks

If a ring isn’t your style, the company also offers bracelets.  Really cute bracelets.

Ringly producst

And at only $169.00 for the ring, it’s just as affordable as any other fitness tracker on the market, only it’s pretty.  Really pretty.  And I have a birthday coming….

Have you heard about the Ringly?

Would you wear a ring for an activity tracker?

What do you think about the Ringly, too pretty or just right?  I think it’s perfect!

Strength training like a ballerina, you know cause I’m so graceful

As a runner it is so important to keep your hips as strong as possible.  I have a hard time remembering that because let’s face, I just love to run and that’s pretty much it.  If I had my choice that’s really all I would do.  Unfortunately, you can’t run all the time.  You need balance and you need strength.

Recently I found a total body strength workout that I really like because I really feel like it’s working.  And also because it makes me feel graceful, which let’s face it, I’m absolutely not.

It’s the routine that the professional ballerinas from the American Ballet Theatre do to strengthen and tone their bodies every day.

Keep in mind, this video gives you a brief intro of each exercise so it’s not the full workout, but try it out and let me know what you think.  Do the full workout and report back to me.  It’s your homework!

What’s your favorite strength workout?