And Breakfast Will Be Your Reward!
I am going to lose 5 pounds by next month by running in the morning.
Date: 3/8/2010 9:24:14 PM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 2225 times
Monday night. Not much happening at the moment with me in the way of fitness or health... I believe I will be couch-bound tonight, catching up on "Breaking Bad". Amazing show, by the way...
Although, this morning I decided I'm going to make myself lose 5 pounds, and I'm going to do this primarily by focusing on exercise and fat burning in the morning, when my body is most deprived of glycogen. This is a time-honored fat burning strategy, meant to take advantage of a natural window that exists every day after we wake up. It is the best time for optimal fat burning, so if you are going to do any cardio, try to do it right after waking (if you can, yes I know, it's a draaaaag).
This means getting right out there, with no breakfast (a litte water is a good idea though). Now, I do love a good LAZY breakfast in the morning, but there is also a lot to be gained from getting my workout in before I eat. This is the best time to burn fat, and it's also a great way to get yourself going if you have a busy day ahead of you.
Plus, and I swear this is true because I experienced it this morning... there is no breakfast that tastes so good, nor any cup of coffee that is so tasty, as the one that you have as a reward for having run two or 3 miles right after you get out of bed. That's what a good breakfast should be: a reward for work well done.
So I'm on a fun new mission. 5 pounds by next month. Should be a piece of cake (mmm....cake...!) Plus some definition in my abs would be about due, as we head into beach season. So a little muscle-building will go along with my cardio.
BTW, if you want to read one of my other pages about how fat and muscle work together, go here: Lose Fat and Maintain the Muscle (this one has pictures and stuff)
Happy Spring Everyone! Get some sun on your face, and SMILE!!
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