Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tip for the week: SWEAT DAILY

Kelly Says Do This:  SWEAT EVERYDAY!!!
I love to sweat and it's a good thing because my body is extremely efficient!  In other words, I  sweat easily and I sweat a lot!  :-)  Being a lifelong athlete, I broke a sweat nearly everyday throughout middle school, high school, and my freshman year at college.  
Since becoming a personal trainer 4 years ago who practices what she preaches  , I have probably sweat nearly everyday for the past 4 years and I love it!  Sweating is not only the body's way of regulating internal temperature, it is also the body's way of cleansing built up toxins.  Or so I like to think!
For instance, last night I had 2 glasses of wine.  Empty, worthless calories I know,  but in today's world, I could do a lot worse.   I remember my anatomy and physiology teacher telling us that the best way to cure a hangover was to prevent it.  If you are going to indulge, the way to prevent a hang over is to drink at least 2 glasses of water per alcoholic beverage BEFORE going to bed.
So this morning it's time to sweat out the toxins that built up in my liver overnight. I wanted to do some HIIT but someone was on the treadmill so instead, I threw some Turbulence into the mix!  I jumped on the little universal apparatus we have in the apartment gym and did some squat/1-arm cable rows with lat pulls.  Then I did cable squats with the chest flye/incline press combo.  By now, I'm sweating.  
Finished up with a triple drop set on the shoulder press then some tricep extensions and cable curls.  Oh, I threw in some incline reverse crunches and the bird-dog/horsestance combo that is awesome for hip and pelvic stability.  Sweating and feeling good, I didn't have time to do my HIIT because I had to go get my nails done!
Hey, no one said it had to be pretty!  But it sure feels good when it's done!  SWEAT.

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