Let’s play a drinking game … drink more water

One day on the shuttle bus on the way to work I said to one of my co-workers/friends, Let’s play a drinking game. Every time I drink water you drink water. For some time now I have been encouraging him to drink more water.

I mentioned this story to another co-worker. She said she wanted to play the drinking game, too. She doesn’t take the shuttle bus to work. So I gave her another hint: Drink water while driving to and from work. She told me the other day she has been doing that and has been drinking more water. YEA!

I have written about water in the past. But I feel like this is an important subject, which can be written and talked about over and over.

Another co-worker sent me a forwarded e-mail called Water vs. Coke. I am sure many of you have seen this in the past.

According to a Livestrong article, some of the water stats are proven below. I can’t find anything that proves or disproves this whole list. But from my experience and all the research I have done over the years I believe most of them. According to Snopes.com, we don’t necessarily … Continue reading

Taking on an ab challenge

One of my friends from high school posted a challenge on Facebook on Monday, which lasted until today. The event was called: 1000 Sit-ups/Crunches Week.

I took on the challenge and completed it this morning with the last 75 (but actually did 80–had to get it even for the obliques) for a total of 1,005 for the week.

I takes me about 5 minutes to do 100 crunches, all styles. So I figured I could take on the challenge and complete it in the time allotted.

On Saturdays I take a 30 minutes abs class. I didn’t attend yesterday as we had a friend in town and we headed up to Napa for lunch and wine tasting. I got to the gym early yesterday and did 500 abs/crunch work in about 20 minutes before spin class.

While in yoga the other night Vickie asked me about this challenge I was in. She told me plank pose is the best core work, which makes sense to me.

I found this article on About.com, which links up to a variety of ab work. I have practiced all these.

This article, 6 Pack of Myths on Ab Training, talks … Continue reading