By the way, this is not my foot but it is what mine looked like. I had to tape the toe to my 4th toe and ultimately the rest of the foot. Can't wait to try to dance on it again
Way back in te day, I used to teach Jazz dance on a basketball court, barefoot. I often would dis-locate my baby toes doing turns, especially pirouettes. I'd begin the turn and my toe would stick to the floor, as I turned it would dis-locate, as I finished the turn it would pop it back in. Then I'd tape my toes together to stabilize it. Hope I can find my athletic tape tonight. I am such a klutz!
Oh well, watcha gonna do?
New subject. Breakfast. Do you eat it? Some time ago I had stopped eating breakfast. With a little nutritional education, I came to the realization that that was not a good idea. Your body is such an amazing piece of machinery that it will protect itself from harm whenever possible.
When you don't eat before working out, and I don't mean eat like a fool, your body will hold on to what it has.So if you don't eat breakfast to lose weight you are probably destroying what you're trying to accomplish.
Simple analogy. Think of your body like a car. It won't run without fuel. You need to have something in you to perform adequately. You'll poop out and your body will think it's empty and save the fat (fuel) to prevent bottoming out.
When I added breakfast back into my life, I actually lost 6 #'s! Now, it had been so long since having something before exercising, I couldn't eat anything solid for quite some time. So, I started with fruit smoothies. It gave me the fuel necessary to allow my body to burn some storage. Now I can eat a little solid something in the morning and it helps keep me going.
I asked my sis if she ate before her workouts and she said "no." I asked her to give it a try. Just something small, and she's lost 4#'s already. She just eats 1 of 2 hard-boiled eggs before and the other when she gets to work. I do believe it's the combination of the eating and the workouts but it's great that that happened for her. She's not really concerned about weightloss but endurance based strength. so the loss was a bonus for her.
We all don't drop the lb's the same. We know that men merely need to say they want to lose weight and BAM...20 #'s disappears from them. Aggravating isn't it? I know, I know, that isn't really how it goes, but it sure seems that way to me.
But my point is this, I don't believe in dieting but I do believe in nutrition. However, different combinations work differently on each of us. what works for me amy not work for you. We know too much sugar is not good for us but anything ingested out of proportion is an issue. Too much protein, too much carbs., too much fat. So be sensible, put lots of color on your plate, eat to satisfaction not stuffed. Don't be afraid of putting some back in the fridge. Eat 1/2 of whats on your plate, or in my case, only put 1/2 on the plate. (If I don't see it, I don't miss it!) It's our own personal wiring we need to contend with.
Cook once in a while. Me, I love to cook so thats not a problem for me but some folks eat out all of the time and the proportions can be ridiculous.
Drink more water! Water, water, water! Very important to our body's. Drop the amount of sodas or cut them out completely. By the way, diet sodas are just as bad, if not worse so cut them out too.
I'm now eating smaller portions and eating more often. Lots of veggies and more fruits than before. yeah, yeah, yeah, lots of sugar in fruits but its natural sugars and the body can deal with them better than the others. So there!
You'd have to drink so much water to flush out a soda, you'd slosh as you walked.
I had a client who drank a lot of sodas/day and couldn't figure out why he wasn't losing weight with all of his workouts. I asked him to cut back/out on the sodas and he did lose 20#'s in a month.
Some say to flush out 1 12oz. can of soda you should drink 3 glasses of water. Thats a small amount to me. I've heard more like 8 glasses of water to flush it out. That is in addition to the 8 glasses of water you should ingest/day as a human being. You know you need to ingest more if you exercise, right? Right.
Anyway, forget the soda, just go to the water. Simple.
Just remember, the simplest calculation to lose weight is fewer calories in than calories spent. If you need to gain weight, eat more calories than you spend and f you want to maintain your weight equal calories in and out. Calories in vs. out.
Well, chat later.
Keep dancein' and Peace