August 8, 2010

Egg Run

What a weekend for everyone who competed in the Egg Run in Fairfax.  There were several Boot Campers who competed in the event. Here’s a pic posted by Paula on Facebook.  It’s Michelle Noble (ran the 10K), her son, Paula Coli, Lonnie Poland, Jill Hartman (ran the 10K) and Lisa (last name unknown).  Additional Boot Campers who ran the 5K Carol Vallette, Carma Stark, Lynn Bursell, Kellie Langlois, Kelly Senesac, Lorna Meunier, Lisa Schukei, Kris Irish, and Yvonne Eastman.  What a day for everyone!!

Incredible, Edible Egg-Runners!!

Boot Camp this Week

This Wednesday is the last AM boot camp class for the summer.  The Summer Special for $100.00 ends this Thursday, Aug. 12.

Performance Results

Push-Ups and Sit-Ups

Push-Ups as of 7/12/10

Sit-Up Results as of 8/6/10

Boot Cancer

Volunteer meeting, tomorrow, Monday, August 9 at 7:45 pm at the Gazebo next to the BFA-Fairfax playground (inside the High School lobby if raining).

Registration is open for competitors and volunteers at for more details on the Oct. 10, 2010 event.

What is Metabolism?

From Jennifer R. Scott

Metabolism is the rate at which your body uses energy, or, burns calories. Your resting metabolism measures the number of calories required to keep your body functioning.

Your metabolism burns calories all the time, whether you’re just sitting on the couch or you’re jogging around the block.

Even while we sleep our metabolism is working. Your body is using up energy to keep running — to make your heart beat, your kidneys function, and so on.

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories you would burn even if you slept all day and night.  Many factors can affect your BMR, including your age, health, stress level, and even the temperature of your environment.

To get a general idea of what your BMR is, multiply your weight by 10. If you weight 150 pounds then your BMR = 150 x 10 kcal/lb = 1,500 kcals (kcals stands for the number calorie burned).

Your true resting metabolic rate will vary from any one else around you.  It is influenced mainly by your body size and muscle mass, as well as genetics.

How can I Increase My Metabolism?
Increase your muscle mass through strength training and decrease your level of body fat by doing some type of aerobic exercise at least 3 days a week for longer than 20 minutes.  Remember to eat! – Do not diet.

Maintaining Motivation

Keep in mind the 21-day rule. If you stick with something for 21 days, it will become a habit. Keep a journal for the 21 days or mark it off on a calendar. Before you know it, your healthy habits will be your lifestyle.
Are you goal-oriented? Reward yourself. Keep a log of your workouts. Simply mark it on your calendar and when you have X number of workouts per week or month on your calendar, treat yourself.


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