71.3 F
New York
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Day 4

Must read

Ghana Takes The World Robofest Championships

An all-girls robotics team from Ghana scored the top spot at the World Robofest Championship held in Southfield, Michigan.

This Day in History: May 25th

On this day in 2019, U.S. Academy at West Point graduated 32 black women—the most in its 216-year history. In 2018, the military academy...

This Day in History: May 25th

Born on This Day in 1949, Here Are 5 Things To Know About Jamaica Kincaid Caribbean American writer,...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 24: There is Only 1 Disease!

If you thought about it, you could probably name 20 or 30 diseases off the top of your head.  Everything from cancer...
Karen Hunter
Karen Hunter
A former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 16 years, Karen served four of those years on the editorial board of The News, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning teams. She was also the paper’s first African-American female news columnist. As the head of Karen Hunter Books (KHB), an imprint with Simon & Schuster, Karen has published No. 1 New York Times bestseller True You by pop icon Janet Jackson, New York Times bestselling Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian by Kris Jenner

I got up early and went to the gym. According to my gym app, I had been to the gym a total of one day this month. That’s one day in 23 days! I realized that I have been very neglectful. I justified not going to the gym because I have a bike, a treadmill and I just bought a weight set. I was contemplating canceling my membership because by the time I get home, I’m tired and I end up in the computer rabbit hole so early that I don’t have time in the morning.

But the act of going to the gym makes the difference for me. It always has. I can have the best eating habits in the world, if I don’t work out—at least 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights—at least 4 times a week, I can’t lose weight. That’s my body. Each body is different. You have to learn what works for you. The gym has been my salvation.

I don’t know if putting in 10,000 steps a day will make a difference for me. We shall see. But I know that the sweat that happens after 15 minutes on the evil Stairmaster, 5 minutes on that awful climber machine and 10 minutes on the recumbent bike is unmatched. And when I sweat like that, I know fat is burning.

That’s my routine.

Today, I discovered a new machine. Actually, it’s an upgrade to an old machine. The Cybex Arc Trainer. They have improved it and it’s even more wretched than the previous model. I could barely do five minutes, which has me excited because I’m so competitive, I will not be defeated. I will see this machine again tomorrow.

I didn’t get in many steps at the gym. I decided that I would ease into it, since it was my first day back. I did that nasty machine, rode the recumbent bike, did some weights for my legs, did a whole ab workout and left. I hit the park at night to get in the rest of my steps.

While the scale isn’t being friendly, I’m starting to feel better. Twenty-six more days to go!


- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 22: Does Meat Cause Cancer?

What is it about meat that makes it so toxic to the human body?  As humans we’re not biologically suited to eat...

This Day in History: May 20th

Born This Day in 1743, Here Are 5 Things To Know About Toussaint L'Ouverture  Toussaint L'Ouverture was the...

This Day in History: May 17th

Racial Segregation in Public Schools Ruled Unconstitutional One of the cornerstone cases of the Civil Rights Movement, Brown...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 15: Cheese is as Addictive as Drugs!

After years of working with clients, I’ve concluded that cheese is a highly addictive food! When most people come to me for help,...

This Day in History: May 13th

Slavery Was Abolished in Brazil Home to more people of African ancestry than any other country outside of...