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9 Steps To Breaking the Brownie Chain

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RobertBrownieJr   We've all been there at some time. Especially this time of year. Let me walk you through what I call the Brownie Chain.   1. Buy brownies (It's for the kids!) 2. Leave brownies on the kitchen counter 3. Get tired and or bored 4. Get "hungry" 5. Walk into kitchen 6. Grab a brownie (or 4) and head for the TV 7. Eat a bunch of brownies in a short amount of time 8. Feel guilty, feel like you are a failure 9. Think of yourself as weak willed and a person who can never do things right so what try? Then the chain starts over with you going and getting more brownies. EatingBrownies   Or you can insert whatever your food weakness is in there. We've all been there!   So what do we do about it? Let's give a solution for each number from above.   1. The easy answer is to not bring it into the house! Never shop hungry, always use a list, have someone else do the shopping, and if you have to have brownies try buying a mix rather than pre-made brownies, cookies, cakes, etc…   2. Out of sight out of mind! If you leave them out where you can see them, you will crave it every time.   3. It's ok to take a nap! They can be very beneficial to your health. Or you can always try that exercise stuff, some say it has magical energizing properties.   4. The big thing here is to figure out if you are hungry or you are just having a craving. Drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes. If you are still hungry, then have something to eat. You can always use the rule we use with my son. If you are truly hungry you will eat vegetables.   5. If it is not time to eat or cook, stay out of the kitchen. Otherwise you wind up doing what I call fridge surfing. You ever go in there and start looking in the fridge to see what's in there? It's my fridge, why do I expect magical extra food to be in there? Find something else to do and somewhere else to go.   6. Sit down at a table and enjoy your brownie! Focus on how awesome it tastes, don't focus on the TV, a book, or your cell phone.   7. Slow down! This one gets back to enjoying your treat. Put your fork down in between bites, if you are a fork type of person. I like to use a fork when I eat a Snickers for you Seinfeld fans. Just bring one of the brownies with you to the table, when you truly focus on eating one you will get much more out of it. george snickers   8. There are no bad foods! Food is meant to be enjoyed and you are not a bad person because you ate a "bad" food. Don't put food in that category and give yourself permission to enjoy foods you love. I feel like Holley Porter Wright.   9. Don't let a slip become a fall. No use beating yourself up over something in the past. It's all about the future baby, let's go.   My apologies if reading all of this has only succeeded in making you want to eat brownies.

5 Weird Training Tips for 5Ks

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Don't let the pretty face fool you, she is a terror if you talk bad about her dancing

Don't let the pretty face fool you, she is a terror if you talk bad about her dancing

1. Don't be like Racquel Welch   Have you ever seen the sprinters in the Olympics? These are the fastest people on Earth and they have huge upper body muscles. Why is that? Fast arms, make fast feet.   If you run with your arms motionless and in by your side like Racquel Welch dancing on Seinfeld, you are not going as fast as you can. And if you missed the Seinfeld era, my sympathies.   Try following these cues: arms bent at 45 degrees, keep your hands loose (don't clench your fists),  let your arms swing back and forth (not across your body), and think about driving your elbows  back as opposed to pushing your hands forward. These things take a little practice, but can really help.  

Sweatpants

  2. Stop sweating in your work clothes   How awesome is it when you finish a run, get dressed for work, and you are still a sweaty mess? Wait, that is not so awesome. The first thing you need to do is a proper cool down. If you immediately stop your run/walk and go get ready, you will sweat a ton more. Try fitting in a 5 minute walk and some light stretching afterwards.   Most of us are not into cold showers, so try this simple trick. Run cold water on the inside of your wrists. Because there is a large concentration of blood vessels there, it will help cool the rest of your body.  

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3. Jedi mind trick   One of the most important parts of running is the mental game.  It can be really overwhelming to think about going 3 miles, when the furthest you've gone is one mile. Treat it like you would eat an elephant. One bite at a time.   Tell yourself to make it one step further, get to the next light pole, then the 5th mailbox. Keep setting mini goals that propel you forward and don't let the big picture discourage you.    
The areas in red are the areas you will work with one "simple" exercise

The areas in red are the areas you will work with one "simple" exercise

4. Stay still, avoid injuries   Growing up my mom would always say "Planks don't stank." And even though my mom totally did not say that, the saying is true. When your core is weak it can lead to injuries and decreased performance.   Planks are a simple, yet effective exercise that can help make you a more efficient runner.  Here is how to perform a plank: -Lie face down on the floor, with your forearms on the floor and your elbows under your shoulders -Push off the floors only your forearms and toes are touching the floor -Don't let your hips sag down or your butt come up in the air   A good goal to start with is 30 seconds. If you can't get the full 30 seconds, just get to where you can. Look to add more time every week. When you are able to hold the plank for a minute straight, make it harder. Pick up one leg, raise on arm, lift and arm and a leg, etc...

GetRidOfSideCramps

5. Get up on the good foot and blow out the candles   You're out running, your legs feel great, breathing is on point, and then someone stabs you in the side with a knife. The dirty side stitch cramp. They are awful and can really cramp your running style. Let the hilarity sink in.   A simple way to prevent these side stitches from occurring is to breath out when your left foot hits the ground. These side stitches are basically spasms of the diaphragm that running can cause because it makes the organs attached to the diaphragm jump up and down. You put a much larger strain on the organs attached to the diaphragm when you breathe out when your right foot hits. The organs on the left side are much smaller, so there is less strain.   If you do get one, the best way to fight through them is to slow down and breathe out with pursed lips (like you are blowing out a birthday candle).   Hope these help!
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