Archive for July, 2010
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Here is another great article from LA Boxing that we thought you could all benefit from…
Over the past 20 years, the portions of food served in restaurants and fast-food eateries have balloonedâ€”as have the waistlines of many Americans. Take this quiz from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to find out just how many more calories this adds.
- A bagel 20 years ago was three inches in diameter and had 140 calories. How many calories are in today’s typical bagel?
- A cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories. How many calories are in today’s cheeseburger?
- A plate of spaghetti and meatballs 20 years ago had 500 calories. How many are there today?
- A 6.5 ounce portion of soda had 85 calories. How many calories are in today’s 20-ounce portion?
- Twenty years ago, a serving of French fries was 2.4 ounces and had 210 calories. How many calories are in today’s 6.9 ounce serving?
- A turkey sandwich 20 years ago had two slices of bread and 320 calories. How many calories are in today’s 10-inch turkey sandwich?
- A standard cup of coffee 20 years ago was 8 ounces and had 45 calories with whole milk and sugar added. How many calories are in today’s 16-ounce mocha coffee with steamed whole milk and mocha syrup?
- A blueberry muffin 20 years ago was 1.5 ounces and had 210 calories. How many muffins are in today’s 5 ounce muffin?
- Twenty years ago, two slices of pepperoni pizza had 500 calories. How many calories are in today’s large pizza slices?
- A chicken Caesar salad was 1 Â½ cups and had 390 calories 20 years ago. How many calories are in today’s 3 cup chicken Caesar salad?
- 350 calories
- 590 calories
- 1025 calories
- 250 calories
- 610 calories
- 820 calories
- 350 calories
- 500 calories
- 850 calories
- 790 calories
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
I am 2 months into a 3 months â€œReal Testâ€ of the power of LA Boxing. I can honestly tell you that I have found my gym home. I may have said this before but LA Boxing is only the second gym I have joined. My first gym experience was a Contours Express (which was very similar to Curves) where there was no guess work. I followed a circuit of machines and moved when the bad music indicated it was time to move. I only lasted a few weeks before I sprained my ankle and while I was out of the gym on doctorâ€™s orders the gym closed. I have not been to another gym and I really thought I would never pay for a gym membership.
LA Boxing has me changing my tune.
I have learned so much in the last two months:
-I LOVE working out.
-Not all gyms are created equally.
-I can and do sweat (a lot) when I workout. I did not think I was capable of sweating buckets.
-I can and do push myself harder than I thought was possible.
-I am STRONG.
-I am confident but I swear I am MORE CONFIDENT these days.
What have I learned in the last two months?!?
1. I love to push myself.
2. I like sore muscles.
3. Sweat really really stings the eyes.
4. I really like getting all sweaty and gross when I work outâ€¦I really feel like I am doing something.
5. I enjoy challenging myself physically.
LA Boxing has changed my journey and totally for the better. I have been on the weight loss journey for a while now but I hadnâ€™t really made the commitment to the physical piece. I was counting points and losing weight and exercising a little but nothing too strenuous and nothing too consistent. I was totally stalled. Stuck. Bored. Around the time of Fitbloggin I had just discovered a love of running but I was intrigued with LA Boxing. Their presentation and blogger results were amazing and I wanted to try but I must admit I was also scared. I have never hit anything and boxing seemed so intimidating.
I am so glad I went to the LA Boxing table at Fitbloggin.
I am so happy that LA Boxing offered me such an amazing opportunity. I have gained a new confidence since I started at LA Boxing. I want to and believe I can challenge myself. This month I even registered for a half marathon â€“ this is a HUGE challenge. LA Boxing definitely played a small part in my decision to run a half marathon. I learned my abilities, I learned to push myself harder, I learned to trust that I can do anything I put my mind toâ€¦.IT is almost all mental!
LA Boxing has tightened my body and has helped me develop muscles but the biggest changes are not physical. I want to workout. I genuinely like working out. I feel better when I workout. I want to keep pushing my body, mind and soul.
**Full Disclosure: As a participant of Fitblogginâ€™10 I was given the opportunity to put LA Boxing â€œto the testâ€ â€“ I was provided with a 3-month membership to a local LA Boxing for my review. The opinions are my own and I am always honest.