Big “Buts” Sabotage Weight Loss, Health and Fitness(Part 7 of 12)

“Yeah, But I Have to Cook For My Husband”Many of us women say we would change the way we eat if only we didn’t have to cook for our families. “I would love to change the way I eat, but I have to cook for my family. Preparing two meals? Are you kidding? I don’t have the time.”Between work and home, women feel lucky to just get the shopping done and one half-way decent meal on the table, much less two.There is no doubt that if you feel like you have to prepare favorite foods for your husband and/or children, then it is a bit challenging to change your own eating habits without trying to change the way your family eats–challenging, but easier than you may think.The hardest part about eating differently from your family is not the time and energy it takes to make the meals. The hardest part is preventing the prepared food that you also like, but are trying not to eat, from flying into your mouth.It actually takes very little extra time and effort to eat correctly, no matter what your family eats.A commonly prepared American dinner is a meat- or fish-centered meal with a vegetable salad (hopefully–they need to eat raw, fresh vegetables too) and side dishes of vegetables, including potatoes. Prepare the exact same meal for you and your family.While they are contently eating the usual fare, you will center your meal on the salad and vegetables. In fact, if you truly fill up on these foods, then you will have little desire for the meat part of the meal. If you do indulge, you will eat a smaller portion.Simple. Your family is happy. You are happy because you are getting your life in line with your noble intentions of adopting better eating habits for weight loss and maintenance, health, and fitness.It’s true that your taste buds may feel a bit neglected for a while, but, if you are patient, they will change to enjoy the best-for-you foods.

Do The Weight Lifting Routines Defined By Popular Health And Fitness Magazines Work?

If you happen to follow the editions of a health and fitness magazine on a consistent basis, undoubtedly you will notice a very interesting fact. Each and every edition comes with new breakthrough training programs that guarantee you crazy pumps like you’ve never seen before. Something is not quite right there, isn’t it? How many times can bodybuilding science make cutthroat breakthroughs in pre-workout supplements or bodybuilding regimes? Many fitness magazines are filled with empty claims and you might reach nothing but a dead end if you fall on a collection of recipes for weight lifting routines that lead to nothing but exhaustion and injury.I am going to refrain from being biased here. Many magazines define appreciable weight lifting routines but often forget to set the required parameters. No two individuals are alike. Where the training pattern described in one magazine might work wonders for a few select individuals, for others, the same weight lifting routines might prove to be disastrous. Most fitness magazines describe weight lifting routines consisting of outstanding exercise selections and structures ideal for experienced fitness enthusiasts but lead to exhaustion for beginners. Some of the combinations of high training volume and maximized training intensity are just not suitable for the real people.The good question here is why? Why don’t the seemingly good training programs work when implemented in reality. A very useful fact for you is that your muscle fibres can withstand no more than a combined 30-45 minutes of extreme tearing and energy depletion which occurs when you do intense weight training. Full intensity training should not be applied to every set and rep consistently. Training volume and training intensity are two variables that need to be balanced and most of the weight lifting routines in fitness magazines lack that particular aspect. If you push yourself too hard with your training believing you will have a body to die for at the end as promised by magazines, you can be subject to over-training, a destructive state you don’t want to be in when undertaking your weight lifting routines. For best results, you should look out for those weight lifting routines that suggest 6-8 intense sets for the large muscle groups of your body and 2-4 sets for small ones.However, most workout magazines contain useful tips on proper exercise form. You might want to watch out for those when you design your weight training programs. Many articles in the fitness magazines come attached with photos of professional lifts with regard for safety. However, do not take the information provided at face value. Always double check the tips before you begin with your weight lifting routines. It might be a good idea to visit bodybuilding forums to top up on your knowledge of weight lifting routines. Do not subject yourself to injury by silly beginner mistakes such as using a slack grip with thumbs wrapped behind the bar instead of around it. You should always include safety collars in your weight lifting routines. For these reasons, when you watch out for your ideal bodybuilding program, do not just focus on the written content, you need to view associated pictures with suspicion as well.

4 Reasons to Consider Continuing Education

With the economy the way it is and many qualified people out of work, the number of people who have chosen to go back to school has increased considerably. Many people figure that as long as they aren’t working they might as well be furthering their educations. Often, continuing education is a path to advancement in a current career or to beginning a new career entirely. Many people wonder if continuing education is worth the time or money that is required to complete a degree. If you are debating whether or not to continue your education, here are several cases in which it would be worthwhile.Continuing education can help you to advance in your job or career field. Many professions, such as education, expect their practitioners to attain degrees past a Bachelor’s. In many cases earning advanced degrees helps you to move up the pay scale and earn more money. Depending on your field, your employer may be willing to pay for part or all of your education provided that you meet certain criteria. In general, pursuing education can be an excellent choice for people who want to move up in their career fields or jobs.In addition to helping you to advance in your career, continuing education can help you to keep your skills current and up to date. In many engineering and technology-based fields, knowledge and skills advance rapidly. Continuing your education in these fields will help to keep your skills on par with what more recent graduates are learning. Many employers find it particularly helpful to keep more experienced workers around provided that they keep their skills up to date.Besides helping you in your current career, education can be the jump start for finding a new job or career field. Many people are using unemployment as an opportunity to go back to school and pursue an entirely different field. These people may be following a passion that they have always had but never been able to pursue. Continuing education is giving them a second start in the job field by helping them to prepare for a different job or career from the one that they were in.Lastly, continuing education can be very helpful for people who are simply trying to learn a new skill. Many community colleges offer relatively inexpensive classes that are open to the public. These classes can teach any skill from photography to basic auto maintenance. Taking these types of continuing education classes to learn a new skill can help you to keep your mind sharp and active even if you are not necessarily pursuing an advanced degree or looking for a career change.Overall, there are many different reasons that people pursue continuing education. Whether they are trying to advance in their current careers, start new careers altogether, or simply learn a new skill, continuing education is an excellent way for people to to make sure that they are constantly learning and growing. The benefits of continuing education extend beyond the workplace and will carry through the rest of your life.