Cardio class shoes
What shoes do the trick for cardio classes for you? I find that few or no shoes are designed specifically for the purpose, and runners can leave you sliding out on sideways moves and pushing you forward when you are trying to stay in the same spot. Cross trainers have a well earned reputation for being heavy and clunky,…
I was wondering who lives in or around Sydney? It would be nice to see if we could share local events, information on local gyms, even match up a few exercise buddies along the way! FWIW, I live in Blacktown.
What badness can't you live without?
I know so many people try and avoid bread these days... but I can't live without it! I don't eat a lot of rice and potatoes and don't crave them terribly much, but life without bread would be too much to bear. I do try and keep it wholegrain - but a lot of that is for taste reasons - most white bread tastes like nothing. I…
National Brands vs Woolworths / Coles House Brands
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the push inside Woolies and Coles to sell more home branded products, at the expense of known national brands. The dairy farmers have been very vocal about the $1/L milk, but the cheap bread apparently is flying off the shelves also. I spend more money on my groceries than…
I went out and bought a Shiva Rea yoga DVD recently. I love the idea of the yoga matrix - being able to pick and choose what bits you want to do - and the fact you get a lot of yoga on her DVDs of varying levels so you can progress. Although as an advanced beginner, some of the stuff I look at and think - you have got to…
If anyone else is a fan of Jamie Oliver, what are your favourite books? I have 30 minute meals - I have tried out a few things and plan on trying out more next week, the recipes need a bit of modification to make them calorie control friendly but they are tasty. I was thinking of getting my mum a different Jamie Oliver…
I do my workouts first thing in the morning (6am) and must have breakfast beforehand, at about 5:25am. My current breakfast during the week is oat brits with 1/2 cup milk, which is about 210 calories. I was wondering whether it would be beneficial to swap this for instant oatmeal made with water (130 calories) with a…
I was just wondering what new foods you have tried lately and you have found you liked? I find that eating new foods helps to make keeping the calories down interesting - it adds excitement back that you used to get from the high cal stuff. So my list of foods I have tried for the first time recently and liked is: Tabasco…
What do you crave now?
I was wondering what foods people were really getting into now they are calorie counting - the little indulgences that make the diet worth it. I am very badly now in love with all things oaty, including porridge, I think oats are replacing some wheat in my diet as they seem to be yummier and more filling. Also, whilst I…
I cannot be eating that much sugar
Something I have noticed since joining my fitness pal is that for someone who doesn't seem to eat a lot of sugar, I eat a lot of sugar! I don't eat cake or lollies, eat chocolate and biscuits occasionally (and a lot less than most people in my office), and check my muesli bars, breakfast cereal and protein bars for sugar…