David wants a magic genie who will grant him just one wish – 6 pack abs. He’s willing to kiss almost anybody if it will help him achieve his goal. What else does a “reasonably fit 50ish man with good genes” want besides washboard abs? The type of workout that involves beaches, sunshine, backbends & twin kisses. Or did we just make that up?
Which diet is the “best” diet? And who wants to participate in something that has the word “die” in it? Just to satisfy our curiosity about diets, magic pills and quackery, let’s take a look back at a few diets that were trendy in their time (you know, like last week).
Are there REALLY any benefits to exercise? Or is it all a trick just to get us to wear ridiculous clothing? Mayo Clinic lists 7. How many can you name? I’m sure I’d sleep better, smile more, get more dates, be slimmer and healthier, be more energetic, and have waaaay more fun if I knew the benefits!
We’re halfway through January and some of you are frustrated by the gap between your resolutions and solutions. The other half of you don’t do resolutions and are frustrated more by the fact that it’s a long time until spring break! And the other half of you (this math is taken straight from the calculus textbooks) have given up and are just pissed. Three of you are working out while reading this! So what advice can we give that will make a difference? We can only blame (or thank) our parents for our genetics so much. Then it’s up to us. And by “us” we mean “you.”
Question from a real reader, not unpaid actor or our mom: “Dear F and F – It’s more than ten days into the new year and I’m still not back into a workout routine after the holiday bliss (read: I haven’t worked out in over a month). I’m having a hard time getting motivated to get up and go to the gym (as I eat my bowl of chocolate ice cream). If I get to the gym or take my morning walk I can get in the Zen. What should I do?” Answer from the real, not imaginary twin: Thanks for asking. What you need to do is sign-up for our 30 Day Challenge. And slowly back away from the ice cream.
Snap, pop, crackle, spin, and faint. And that’s just the warm-up for today’s fun activity: What to do when feeling dizzy during exercise? One reason for dizziness is being too hot – you know, like the well-toned, half-naked firefighter working the euphemistic fire hose in one of our recent post photos. We like to think readers are dizzy from laughing too hard at our fine advice. Twins can dream, can’t they? Also, what accounts for all that popping and crackling sound in joints (before the fire started)? Watered down answers coming right up!
Ding dongs should not be wielding kettlebells. Only professionals need apply. And crazy Russians. Are kettelbells naughty or nice or just too loaded with spice? Like any piece of equipment, kettlebells are as good as the person using them or leading others in their use. So love your qualified trainer! And check credentials. Someone put the kettle on!
It’s the end of the year and Kymberly left town. Which means Alexandra is in charge of Fun & Fit. Until Kymberly finds a computer. What great “fitness” goals can Alexandra achieve while the cat’s away?
Quick Quiz Question (to be answered for “New Year=New You: 30 Day Fitness Challenge” participants): Do you burn more calories in one hour of hard core, full core, super duper exercise or in the other 23 hours of the day (even if those 23 hours are lethargic and mosey paced)? Knowing the correct answer will help guide your training choices. One GREAT training choice is our upcoming “New Year=New You: 30 Day Fitness Challenge.”
Hmm, time for eggnog or motivation? Un-fun exercise activities spell F.A.I.L.U.R.E so grab what you enjoy (we said “what,” not “whom” to grab) and get your holiday groove on to reach SUCCESS. Head into the New Year with these 5 strategies destined for your greatness. By the way, Alexandra hates eggnog, but Kymberly loves it, so guess who’s grabbing what? Yes, gimme some o’ dat Motivation!