Hello. My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. Yesterday and the day before were great! More than great, they were motivating. How, you say? My sister called me and asked me to meet her at the gym! When someone else goes with you, calls you, stops by and invites you, texts you, emails you, or just plain harrasses you with the purpose of doing it with you, it can make a world of a difference between not going and going with a purpose. I will say that it is much easier and funner to meet someone who is right there with you than to fly solo. I mean, let’s check out history. History only proves its better flying with a co-pilot. There was Adam and Eve in the garden together, Bonnie and Clyde livin la vida loca, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Bam Bam and Pebbles, Mutt and Jeff, Pinkey and the brain, Phineas and Ferb, Stockton and Malone, Montana and Rice, Jordan and Pippen, the Olsen twins, Batman and Robin….need I go on? So, for this blog, thanks sis! I have posted a couple of pics of my triathlete sister who made it to the world championships held in New Zealand next summer. There she will compete for eternal glory…..oh, wait, that’s from Harry Potter….where she will compete for the world triathlete title! Right now she is in the process of looking for sponsors so if any of you readers read this and know of people who donate to causes of athletic prowess, then give me a holler via comment and let me know! I will be having her guest write on the bl0g from time to time about her training tips and such. These pics are of her on some photo shoots, modelling for the likes of Trailrunner magazine, Brooks shoes and other athletic outdoor accessories.
When in doubt, burn it out…….
There is definitely truth to the saying, “old school”. Walking/jogging/running is old school and it is one of the few exercises that shows the most results with the most pain involved. I am doing lots of cardio now. I ride the bike for a couple of miles at a decent clip all the while sprinting for thirty-second intervals in between the huffs and puffs and screaming thoughts of STOOOOOOOOOOOOP running through my sweaty head! I’m not gasping for air anymore, I’m begging God to shove it down my lungs as fast as he possibly can before I pass out!!! I’ve been at it a couple of days and notice a huge difference in my knees. The bike has strengthened my legs and my knees don’t hurt. In fact my legs feel quite strong. Hmmmmm. Go figure. Exercise = strength. Genius. I’m trying to find other exercises to incorporate as I inflict this torture on myself. I, at times, don’t feel like going. But then, I think of Drew, and I think of my friend Jeremy, and everyone else rooting for me. I can’t let them down. My kids are my biggest fans and I can’t let them down. My example will instill a sense of health wellness in each of my children for life and not because I preached it to them on top of my parental pulpit. So, I lace up my shoes with all these factors and people in mind and I do it again. And I do it again. Why? Because they’re worth it. Because I’m worth it. That’s why. Anyone care for a side of abs with those biceps???
Hello. My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. So much has transpired since I last blogged. I apologize to my readers for missing a day or two. Sometimes life just bombards you, interrupting your life like an unwelcome guest. A guest that never showers or cleans so that when that guest leaves, you’re left with that nasty aftertaste like a poorly made whey protein shake……..powdery chunks still floating around leaving that chalky, unwanted residue in your mouth. Through it all, I am still alive and going strong. I am feeling my body begin to respond to the workouts now more than just feel like I walked a hundred miles and nothing happening but the near collapse and shut down of my whole nervous and respiratory systems. No joke. My strength is returning as my bench press just jumped and I could feel my strength in each push of the bar. My legs are also becoming stronger and my knees are not hurting much anymore each day I awake. No joke, the sun seems brighter. Those dang endorphins are doing a number on my positive outlook. Sweet Niblets! Cool Beans! Gotta love these cool sayings!
Composed here is a list of calorie burning activities we do each and everyday and I thought would be fun to post:
According to Kimberly Lummus, MS, RD, Texas Dietetic Association media representative and public relations coordinator for the Austin Dietetic Association in Austin, Texas, in 30 minutes a person who weighs 150 pounds can burn the following number of calories:
- Raking leaves = 147 calories
- Gardening or weeding = 153 calories
- Moving (packing and unpacking) = 191 calories
- Vacuuming = 119 calories
- Cleaning the house = 102 calories
- Playing with the kids (moderate activity level) = 136 calories
- Mowing the lawn = 205 calories
- Strolling = 103 calories
- Sitting and watching TV = 40 calories
- Biking to work (on a flat surface) = 220 calories