6th Edition of #OttawArt, July 26, 2012 @ FallDown Gallery
How fit you truly are can be determined by the amount of muscle and fat on your body more than what the amount suggests on the scale. Would you turn fat into muscle and you might not see it on the scale - as you are possibly seeing the weight of the fat replaced by the weight of muscle - but you’ll feel it in the way your pants fits and spot it in the mirror! It involves basically the right exercise and the right diet to make it a truth.
Build the Muscle, Burn the Fat
Where there’s a calorie shortage from calories that you burn and that of which you consume this is what helps you to losing weight. Simply going all out on a treadmill alone won’t help you to turn fat into muscle. Muscle mass generally forms due to stress being placed on the body. So, lifting weights or using your own body weight as a form of resistance will help you do this. Together with exercises to burn fat you can start building a more defined body.
Though, the truth is that having more muscle around your body will help you burn away fat. This includes when you are resting too. Even long after you’re finished with cardio workouts some strength training can ensure you carry on burning away calories. Meaning that the more muscles you have it’ll allow you to turn fat into muscle more easily
Support Muscle Building with Diet
It’s vital to be able to constantly feed your body the proper nutrients it needs as you are building it to not only be able to properly recover from the stress of working out but to build muscle and strength at the same time. And, absorbing a good amount of high quality sources of protein will help make sure your body can turn fat into muscle. Your body uses protein to recover from the strain of strength training and to build and strengthen your muscles; it’s a crucial part of your muscle-building diet.
Each individual must have a balanced diet to remain at a healthy weight. Eating the right foods will confirm you have the energy necessary to carry out the muscle building workouts. Good fats can come from fish or olive oil along with eating whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruits.
A few empty calories or simple carbs resembling those found in junks foods or sugar ought to be consumed less. Add to this some lean protein and this combo of diet and exercise will work to turn fat into muscle. Remember that while eating a low calorie diet can support you to drop pounds, so as to become fitter and tougher and turn fat in to muscle, you do need to eat. Your body needs the right fuel, so avoid that starvation diet and eat smart instead. It will result in more energy, more effective workouts and help you to make those changes to your body quicker.
The Casimiri Report
At the start of every year, we all indulge in what I would like to call “self assurance of positive change” also known as resolutions. Its needless to say that those emotions and feelings of determination and thirst for success/change usually often than not seem to fade away after the first hangover of the year.
The human things to do when the eventual relapse occurs seems to be making petty excuses for the fall back or should I say the inability to “break up” with bad habits.
Yes!!! That’s what it all boils down to, our inability to make firm decisions and stand firm to them. At the end of every year we make a quick summary of what we’ve achieved during the course of the year and most at times, we smile to the changes, whether they be big or small changes. What is never looked at, or pondered upon, are the skills and things one would have achieved if HE/SHE made proper use of the “365” days given to them.
We unknowingly engross ourselves in petty meaningless activities, which, gradually crawl and climb to the top of our priority list. The insignificant nature of these activities have successfully acted as the perfect disguise or cover up to how much time we consecrate to them.
If your reading this, you must be thinking “this is some bullshit, there’s nothing I do that much that isn’t on my list of priorities”. Hey you may be right, I mean who is this person writing, to tell me am wasting my time?
And you’re absolutely right; there’s no harm in surfing the web aimlessly for 30 minutes everyday, or spending 10 minutes everyday on facebook and other “networking sites”: After all, we have to network right? Or do we?
There’s no harm in watching internet pornography everyday for 10 minutes, its just 10 minutes, just enough to get you going for the day. You really need it don’t you? Or do you?
There’s absolutely no reason for you not to curl up on the couch every day for half an hour or an hour watching your favorite tv show or reality show. I mean, you just had a rough day at work, why not have some relaxation time being entertained.
Why you should dress up everyday
You probably read the title and said “I don’t have a suit, this doesn’t apply to me.” Wrong. Or maybe “I’m a guy, dressing up is for girls. Wrong again. Unless your daily grind involves heavy manual labor, handling food, or unless you’re working for College Pro Painters (nothing against them), you should make the effort to look proper on a regular basis. In a society focused on performance and results, somewhere along the way, the idea of looking good in public has been flushed down the drained. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider taking an extra 10 minutes to look at your wardrobe in the morning, instead of selecting clothes from your laundry basket.
Dressing up gets you noticed
Let’s be real here, we all like to get noticed. That’s why we all have Facebook accounts and spend a ridiculous amount of time on it. It’s part of our human nature. Whether it’s a recent accomplishment, or something you want others to acknowledge, an accolade is always welcome. Why not transport that mentality into your attire? Recently at the work, I was getting coffee in the kitchen when an assistant stop by to get something in the kitchen. We exchanged a brief hello after which she told me “By the way, can I say that you always look sharp? You’re always well put together when you come to work.” Thank you, I replied, and that was the end of our conversation. Keep in mind that this assistant sit at the opposite side of where I sit in the office, and we rarely see each other. There’s always someone watching.
Dressing up brings you respect
We should never judge a book by its cover, but guess what? We all do, and the reason is very simple. Our brain works like a filing cabinet, and when it process information, it goes back to the file with the most similarity to pull information from. Whether you like it or not, when you meet people (especially for the first time), you form an opinion on who they are by what you can see. And what is it that you see? Bingo, their attire. Try it out: walk with in any given retail store dressed up, and you automatically get called Sir. Do it wearing your ripped jeans and stained shirt, and you’ll be asking the annoying “Can I help you with anything?”
Dressing means your ready for any situation
It’s 5 p.m. and you’ve had a long day at the office. You’re just looking to go catch some basketball at home when your significant other tells you that her parents in town. They dropped in last minute, and they would love to meet you. Luckily, you have a tooth brush and your Axe deodorant at work to kill any potential odors. Better yet, you’re wearing a suit and a tie because you had a presentation that day. Ok, maybe that example is a bit far fetched, but the point is that you were ready for an improvised situation. If you need to lose the tie, go ahead and take it off, but just know that there’s never a place where you can ever be too dressed up (the beach doesn’t count). Trust me, her parents will love you.
Dressing has an effect on your mood
Some call it the “look-good-feel-good” mentality. Maybe there are empirical studies out there on the link between looking good and feeling good, but in the meantime, my word should suffice. There’s nothing like knowing that you’ve picked an outfit that “works.” It doesn’t have to be a suit; it could be nice khakis, with sneakers and a white tee. The point is that you’ve taken up the time to make sure people see the best side of you. That could be one way to beat the winter blues or the lethargy that comes with Mondays.
So go ahead, compadres: dress up!