Words to live by if you are doing any kind of aqua fitness. These are the words uttered, albeit loudly during every aqua aerobics class I’ve ever taken. And it’s a fact. If you don’t do these things, the workouts will not be effective.
I stopped classes a while ago due to orthopedic issues, specifically degeneration of my spine. After steroid treatment, physical therapy, and acupuncture therapy, I chose to start water jogging as another form of physical therapy. I altered my routine of swimming laps 3-4 times a week (which I love) to water jogging 3 times a week after work, then swimming laps on Saturdays and Sundays. Not only has my back gotten stronger, but I am much more toned. My weight has stayed about the same (much to my chagrin), but friends and family have all commented that I look thinner. WIN!
To learn correct aqua fitness techniques, search U Tube. There are a plethora of instructional videos there. I also have some great water workouts on my Pinterest Health & Fitness and Love to Swim boards. That link is: http://www.pinterest.com/marshaleeg. Or sign up for classes at your local municipal pool or gym. Get wet!
BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
Regarding this week’s food prep – I didn’t really feel like cooking, so I did as little as possible, but will benefit just the same as always with my breakfasts and lunches prepared and planned.
In the slow cooker I have a chicken breast, layered over about a cup of riced cauliflower, a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach, and a couple of packets of prepared Vegetable Tikka Masala that I purchased at my WW workshop. I also added about 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
Trader Joes has their own version, which are 150 calories a serving. Supermarkets carry them as well. Just check the calories and/ or points on the supermarket brands to make sure you are getting the one you want.
For breakfasts I made more veggie egg white omelette muffins. I still have a couple of jars of my cinnamon overnight oats in the refrigerator, and I always have plain Greek non fat yogurt and berries in the house for swap outs.
Please post your meal prep ideas here! I’d love to see what you do!
Have a great week, my friends!