I am not new to nutrition, but I am new to “fitness”. I see the term “trigger food” used and I think I know what it must be. I used to think it was potatoes for me…I love/crave them cooked a myriad of different ways. Then I started fasting. It seems to me that I eat so many different foods together, I actually didn’t know which foods effected me in what way. I fast most days from dinner to lunch, and about once a week from dinner to dinner. That leaves my stomach pretty empty and my system clean. We were in a hurry and went to Panera for lunch. They have some great low-calorie options. I have done this many times in the past. This time, I ordered a cup of chicken noodle soup and a 2.5 oz baguette. It totals about 290 calories and is satisfying! I had no breakfast, so that was my fast break. About 40 minutes after I ate, I felt tired, hungry, and grumpy. I felt my mindset crumbling. I wanted to eat all those things I’ve been putting off for calorie content, and I barely cared. It was a struggle with my own logic only to eat a slice of cheese and some fruit.
After I am (again), I felt completely sleep deprived. I felt as if I could fall asleep sitting up, while having a conversation! If I was just closed my eyes…
I really felt out of sorts with my mindset the rest of the day. I was able to stay under maintenance, but just. Now my head is squarely back on my shoulders. What in the world was that? Is that the “trigger food” I’ve heard about? I’ve had that feeling before; I used to feel that way a lot!! That was before I got all the information I needed from the Venus Factor review. I can honestly say that the “devil may care” attitude my food gave me and that oh-so-very tired feeling are the root of my fat!!! I just never knew which food caused that feeling in me. Now I seriously suspect bread.
Yeah, it is nice to have our actual home space back. I mean when you come into the entry you can see through the living room, through the dining room, and then into the sunroom where previously sat that massive power rack LOL it will be nice to have a beautiful room back in there again to hold guests/games and not just my gym
You never know when you might need that big old TV lol I started my home gym in a guest bedroom back in the day! Then the house after that did not have room anywhere for a gym so I had to go to the local YMCA for a few years, which is nice at times, but irritating on snow days/holidays/etc… anyways, home gyms are where it is at!
You will never regret it! It was cheaper to buy horse stall mats for rubber flooring BTW when you get to that part, and I am a big fan of my Bowflex selecttech dumbbells!
Missing all the windows in the old gym room though I guess when the garage door screen comes in, it will be awesome, though!
How amazing to have exactly what you wanted. I know you guys love that! Next house, I want an even bigger gym room. Coach Jenny took me to one of her friend’s houses in Memphis that has a large personal gym behind her house. It is where the exercise videos Jenny and John filmed were shot at, like this one – http://www.spews.org/venus-factor-and-menopause-questions-answers It was amazing, like 1700 sqft with a two story open rafter ceiling. I want one of those next lol since we did not have to have custom cut mirrors for the walls, I found the contractor bathroom mirrors were cheaper at Home Depot than any glass company in town. They only had one of the big center ones in stock that day, think it was $79. I had to settle on the smaller side ones, but they do the job!
Agree 100% on the home gym. I’ve discovered that I don’t like to share the weights at the gym I’m kind of crappy that way. I’m pretty sure that somewhere there’s a note in my membership file stating, “doesn’t play well with others.” I just can’t see me buying a gym membership ever again. I’ve used the coffee table, bedside trunk, washer and dryer, and wide step stools as benches, steps, and other props.
Been using the same adjustable sports blocks for several years. I’m seriously considering the Bowflex selecttech dumbbells. I’m thinking that I’ll be maxing out with the sports blocks soon.
We are looking for the BoxFlex SelectTech 1090’s next to add to our 552’s because they would be nice for supersets and the additional weight for single DB exercises like bowler squats. That is a great deal on those. Wish I could find that deal here!