- Hot or humid conditions which can contribute to water retention.
- Not drinking enough water, which can trigger the body to retain fluid.
- Standing for long periods of time, which can cause the lower extremities to swell.
- Over consumption of diuretic foods like caffeine.
- High sodium intake from processed foods during the day.
This morning, I pushed myself hard to rid the bloat!!!! It worked! I did 1 hour of plyometrics and my spin class following! Tough workout!! But it did help to rid the bloat!! WOO-HOO!!!
My favorite plyomteric move is the JUMP SQUAT. Unfortunatley...my camera was not with me to take some photos today, but here is something I pulled from the web (http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/plyometricexercises.html) to explain this awesome move!!
Lower Body Plyometric Exercises (Low Intensity)
2. Arms should be in the “ready" position with elbows flexed at approximately 90°.
3. Lower body where thighs are parallel to ground and immediately explode upwards vertically and drive arms up. Do not hold a squat position before jumping up – keep the time between dipping down and jumping up to a minimum.
4. Land on both feet. Rest for 1-2 seconds and repeat
Prior to takeoff extend the ankles to their maximum range (full plantar flexion) to ensure proper mechanics.
I have made a new goal for myself! I have given myself a 5 week training plan to start increasing my runs! I have been mixing up my routine lately with cardio; and have not been running as much. So...the run plan is on!
This should be NO PROBLEM..hahahaha! Hey... this was my record! I can do it again...now I just want to maintain that record and then add intenisity incline training to it!!!
****Ronnie and I are going away on vacation somewhere in 5 weeks, so we are on a strict fitness and nutrition plan!! EAT CLEAN BABY!!