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Lost in Data Overload

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I am sure you will agree that there is an abundance of information, mostly contradictory, out there around health and fitness, and dos and donts. But the issue is, what is right one for you?

When I first started my weightloss and fitness journey, I too was quite confused as to what is the right way path to pick. My even bigger worry was getting caught in some diet fad, which in reality does not even come close to being effective. After several years of trial and error I found out that it all comes down to what your goals are.
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Yummy Oatmeal Breakfast

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I am a creature of habit. There, I said it! My friends lovingly call me a “time-table”, and so does my husband. And this trait of mine applies to my daily meals as well. Frankly, I do not like too much variety in my meals, especially breakfast, since that’s the meal I have the least time to make. I am not proud of it, but hey! that works for me 🙂

For a very long time I had been consuming my yummy granola, greek yogurt and fruits in the morning Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy….Breakfast. But after months of eating the same breakfast, I realized it was time for a change. An oatmeal breakfast was my staple in college, as I hardly ever had time. And since my life recently has become extremely busy, oatmeal is all that I have time for. But wait a second, before you think about all the cons of Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal, let me correct you. I go for the quick oats option. These are easier to cook, and are delicious when cooked with the right ingredients, and are MUCH MUCH better than the boxed Quaker oats that are loaded with sugar!

Now many people out there might argue about which type of oats are better – steel cut or rolled or what have you. And the answer is IT DOES NOT MATTER! No matter how more processed or less processed oats are, they continue to retain their nutritional value. Don’t believe me? Google it!

Now let me get to the point of the blog post – to share my delicious recipe. And this time I have to give credit to my husband for it! I can rarely make this breakfast as well as he does 🙂
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Cardio Interval Routine

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Happy Tuesday Everyone – One day closer to the weekend…YAY!

Here’s a great cardio routine I do on alternate days to get in my share of cardio, which is extremely important! This will go really well along with my last routine I posted yesterday – https://stayfitchronicles.com/2013/10/28/no-rocket-science-basic-interval-training/
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Focus T25 Challenge!

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After completing Insanity (twice), Asylum 1 and 2, and some of P90X, I wanted to challenge myself once again. I had heard that the Beach Body Insanity team was coming up with another revolutionary workout routine. And I had been waiting for it for a while, until they released it finally last week. So the long wait finally ended for me and today marks the first day of my Focus T25 challenge. Eventhough the regimen asks you to follow it for 60 days, I will be working on it until August 15th. I will try to document my progress as much as I can, but if I am not able to get a blog post out there, I will atleast get a progress picture out soon.
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6 Ways – In Shape For A Big Day

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We all have one of those big events in life that creep up on us very quickly. We wanna look our best in a very short period of time, for say – cousin Sam’s wedding, or for that much awaited prom night, or for that sexy beach party, or even for your own wedding! These are all times when we tend to be the most conscious about our appearance. There will be a million pictures taken and like you know, pictures stay forever! 🙂 So can you quickly diminish the effects of bad eating habits? Here’s how!
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Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy, … Breakfast!

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I am extremely not-creative when it comes to making breakfast interesting. Like everyone else, mornings are crazy times for me too, trying to get myself out the door. That does not usually leave me with enough time to prepare an extravagant meal. But the truth is, one does not have to. The important thing with brekafast is that it has to be sumptuous, and it has to incorporate alot of nutritious and energy inducing food items. So this is what I have been eating everyday:
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Stop Being A Maniac!

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Importance of Rest Days:-

Whether you are a runner, a swimmer, a figure skater or simply crazy about losing pounds, reassess your workout regimen and see if you might be overdoing it. Today’s materialistic society has eliminated the idea of having a natural human body. The thoughts of the “six pack abs” and “size 00” have taken over the world. Which in reality is a wrong target to aim at. And people are working and pushing their body harder than what is needed. The aim should be to lead a healthy and hollistic life through exercising, good diet and a winning attitude. And that can only happen if your body is in the best condition to do so.

Have you had one of those days when you wake one morning and you have to “peel” yourself off the bed because your muscles are so sore? I know I have. That’s your body telling you that you need to get some rest. Rest days are super important because it is then when the body adapts to the stress from the new exercises and the effect from your workout takes place. Your workouts cause muscle tissue breakdown and during the recovery period is when your body repairs the damaged tissues as well as replenish the energy lost during the exercising.

So here are few things you could do to take a break:
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