Today, like most days, I’m usually crammed for time and need to get in effective, efficient, workouts and fuel my body with the proper food and nutrients it needs to feel good thought the day! Therefor here are a few vitamins I take which help me feel good and stay healthy!
A multivitamin-sooo good to restore depleted vitamins and supplement the food we eat daily!
A vitamin D– I’ve been hearing more than ever people suffering from vitamin D deficiency! I take one of these every other day to ensure I get my fill! Yes you get vitamin D from the sun, but because of pollution and other harmful effects from UV rays we aren’t getting the dose we need!
Vitamin C– always good for your immune system, especially since I’m always substitute teaching!
Glucosamine– really good for your cartilage and joint, I’ve had knee issues lately and have been taking this supplement to help aid in combating the pain!
Omega 3-6-9- great for cardiovascular health and have also been found to aid in skin repair!
That’s pretty much it! I know you probably think holy cow that’s a lot but I’ve found they help me feel great! I also throw in a vitamin B12 every other day to help my metabolism! Make sure you take these vitamins with food in your stomach or they can definitely cause and upset stomach!
As for working out in a short period of time…. I love and highly suggest interval training! It gets your heart rate up and burns calories at an accelerated rate! Personally, when I’m in a time crunch, I throw on an Insanity or Turbofire workout by Beachbody.com both exercise programs have gotten me into the best shape of my life! So they are my go to workouts when I know I want to burn calories and tone muscle, in a short amount of time! Today I did Insanity cardio & resistance and Turbofire 20 minute HIIT workouts took me an hour and I burned 550 calories! I usually aim for 700-800 calories daily during my workouts, but since I had limited time 550 will do and fingers are crossed for some afterburn effect!!!
When it comes down to it, you have to motivate yourself to get these workouts in! I woke up at 8am so I could eat before I worked out, worked out for a little over an hr and then showered ate lunch and went off to work! When there’s a will there’s a way! Be determined to be healthy and get your workouts in! You can do it and you will feel great and energized the rest of the day!
My newest addition to my fitness tech toys is my Polar G60 heart rate monitor! I lovvvvveeeee it! I’ll post a link later to show all it’s features, but it monitors your heart rate, has a weight diary, shows you the 3 levels your working at and so much more! I highly suggest I’d your serious about fitness that you invest in one! Calorie monitors on treadmills etc are notoriously incorrect and over estimate calories! This will help you accurately monitor your workouts, calorie burn, and fat burn! Great toy, great investment!
That’s all for now!
Be strong, work hard, believe in yourself, get fit for life!!
Until next time,