training for a warrior dash
I am considering doing a Warrior Dash in August but I am still not sure yet. I do not have very much upper body strength at all so I am conserned about having to climb or pull my self up/over anything. I have also herd that it is better to do it with a group of people so you can help eachother out but I would (most likely)…
Gaiam heartrate monitor
So my hubby bought me a Gaiam strapless heart rate monitor and I used it for the first time today. I got a serious difference in calories from the treadmill reading and the HRM reading (treadmill said 236 and the HRM said 307). I am a little concerned that it is not accurate because, up until this point, I have been…
parents of kiddos with special needs
My youngest son is 5 and has CP. He is 100% dependent on us for every aspect of his daily living. He has a feeding tube, a trach, and is on a ventilator. I have learned so much from him that I even went to nursing school to get my LPN diploma and am now working on my 2 year RN degree. Up until a few years ago, he was very…
I have been almost talked into trying my first 1/2 marathon next fall. Where do I start? I have done several 5K's already but wow...13.1 miles is a bit over-whelming! How much do I increase what I am already doing and how fast do I increase it? I have basically exactically one year to get ready. Weight training is,…
I have recently heard that chocolate milk is supposed to be better for you than water after working out. Is their any truth to this or is this just another way for the milk companies to boost sales?
So how long does it take for new shoes to actually be comfortable? I got a pair of New Balance yesterday and thus far I can say that I am not impressed. My ankles roll out when I walk/jog so all my body weight goes to the outside of my feet and I got shoes that are supposed to make it so that cannot happen but they are not…
I walk every day (usually) and have walked a 5K and now I found one that I am interested in jogging that is a few months away but I know that there is no way that I will be able to jog the entire thing. Should I sign up to jog it even though I know that I am going to be walking part of it? I am definately new at this whole…
How do I start jogging?
I would like to start jogging but I am not sure how to begin. Any help or suggestions are welcome. I can walk for a substancial distance with no problems at all but when it comes to jogging I am totally lost.
well, here it goes
So I guess I am supposed to introduce myself, hmmm. I have 4 children, the youngest is why I need to loose weight. He has severe medical as well as physical handicaps. We have a lot of supplies and equipment that we need to take EVERYWHERE we go and the weight adds up quick. I need to loose weight to take better care of…