Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Health Benefits of Eating Avocado

Proven Health Benefits of Eating Avocado

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I love these hot winter days here in Southern California headstand day 31!

I have to say today's workout was hard but I got it done.  10 mile power walk with some squats and abs.  

I like to end my workout in the sauna to relax my muscles and sweat out the toxins in my body.  You can follow my training and train with me.  Take the Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes 52 Days Challenge!   
-Walking Diva-

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Athletes Eat and Train

Walkers Eat and Train like Athletes
First you must stop telling yourself your too old then you must train like a athlete.  My day started at 6am with a beautiful sunrise and a 6 mile power walk.  I took it easy today yesterday's workout has me a little sore.  
We all have it in us, step up your fitness game!!!  Daily Headstand Day 30 of 365 on my journey to the 3100 Mile Race.  Daily headstands helps strengthens your back, arms, shoulders and abs.  My friend Teresa Jordan introduced me to headstanding in 2016 I took her challenge to do a headstand daily for 365 days and I did it and loved it.  This year Teresa brought back the 365 Days Headstand Challenge and what I like about this challenge is it keep you accountable and focus and it has many great health benefits.   
Nutrition is very important especially for me because I don't like to eat when I'm racing.  At Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race last year I lost close to 20 pounds.  I'm trying different foods and supplements.  

Training is not one of my favorite things to do however, one must train to be successful.  I worked my back and chest with a few reps of pectoral fly and push ups between each set of reps which total to 70 push ups.  My upper body is weak I was able to do 8 assisted dip/chin pull ups and believe me when I say it was hard!
A few weeks ago I was disqualified at the USATF Race Walk Nationals at mile 17.  I view failures as stepping stones to something amazingly awesome that God has planned for me.  I also use them as training tools and now I'm taking my race walking serious by practicing the race walk form and technique.  I think I did pretty well.
I like to end my gym workout relaxing in the sauna and sometimes I break out a headstand.  
Remember you're never too old to set a new fitness goal or to dream a new fitness goal.  I'm training for the 3100 Mile Race and you can train with me and join the 2018 Virtual Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes 52 Days Challenge.  Sign up here and Train Baby Train!

Keep moving and smiling!
-Walking Diva-

Monday, January 29, 2018

Walking is a Sport

Walking is a Sport and I train like a Athlete!
Walking is a sport and I train like an athlete.  I'm honored and excited to get an invitation to power walk the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race again.  The 3100 Mile Race is the Longest Certified Footrace in the WORLD!  This year I will try many things different and my nutrition will be one of them.

My day started at 4:30am with a ten mile power walk at a 14-15 minute mile pace.  I enjoy walking in the early mornings I can get most of the miles in before the morning traffic.  Even when I have the right-away I still must watch for cars and most of the time I give them the right-away.
It was a beautiful warm morning here in Southern California.  I'm doing the 365 Days Headstand Challenge and today was Day 29 of 365.  I love doing headstands and there are many benefits of doing a daily headstand.  One benefit is headstands help strengthen your back.  When I'm racing sometimes my lower back starts to hurt and I develop a lean.  
Training for the 3100 Mile Race is intense not only do I put in high daily mileage but I also workout at the gym.  Today I worked my legs and abs along with some speed drills on the treadmill.

You can follow my training to the 3100 Mile Race and be apart of the journey by taking the Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes 52 Days Challenge.  You decide how extreme and challenging you want by run, walk, bike, hike a mile or more daily for 52 straight days.  Sign up here

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Live Life Healthy and Smile!  
-Walking Diva-

Saturday, January 27, 2018

2018 Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes 52 Days Challenge

Take the Challenge

The 3100 Mile Race was no joke it ate me alive I lost close to 20 pounds.  This year I’ll be trying new nutrition products eating more energy foods and protein while training.  I’ll post here and on Facebook Walking Diva athlete page my training.  Take the “Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes 52 Days Challenge” and train with me.  You determine how extreme and challenging;  if your goal is to run/walk, bike, hike 10 miles daily for 52 straight days you must train not only your body but your mind.  

It takes 21 days to start or break a habit.  You can’t just get up on June 17th and go run/walk 10 miles, believe me, by Day 3 you will have so many excuses as to why you can’t run/walk today.  Many of you have jobs, family, kids, a dog, etc. however, if you make a decision, commit to your fitness goals, believe in yourself and have a NO EXCUSE attitude 10 miles a day or more for 52 straight days is POSSIBLE.  

 I power walked 60 miles + a day for 52 straight days to reach 3100 miles.  Go to my website and sign up today and let’s get this 3100 Miles of Smiles party started.  

Tip:  Set your fitness goals high and then break it down here is an example:  If your goal is 10 miles daily start with 3 miles daily for the first week.  You work?  1.5 miles before work and 1.5 miles after work.  Keep it positive and think of all the excuses why you should take the challenge and Train Baby Train!

-Walking Diva-