Friday, March 4, 2016

Still going strong: Day 4

Friday night and I still managed to drag myself to the gym. 
Burned 508 calories on the elliptical tonight too. Hot damn.
Now I'm going to relax in my favorite green leather chair and zone out watching tv while I drink some green tea.
Here's my product plug. 

Just kidding.

Seriously though, I do want to share with you some pretty decent Matcha green tea in tea bags I found.
I found this at Bel-Air for about $4.

I've been trying to make a point to drink at least one cup of green tea a day. I've always heard and read that its good for you.
But before you take my random "good advice" let me research other random people's point of view on google . . . be right back.

Okay, here is what the internet says about green tea and why you should be drinking it.
--green tea has the most potent concentration of polyphenol antioxidants, which fight free radicals, damage DNA, and cause aging, cancer, and stroke, heart disease.
--apparently, approximately 2 cups of green tea will speed up your metabolism by nearly 5% in a 24 hour period.
--Green tea may help you fight off illness by altering the makeup of intestinal bacteria.  Findings suggest that green tea can also reduce allergic responses and asthma.
--Green tea strengthens your teeth, thus decreasing your risk of cavities. Its antibacterial properties thwart the effects of the bacteria most responsible for gum disease. And it may even help ward off bad breath.
--Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, numerous studies suggest that green tea may effectively help to prevent the disease. A compound in green tea reduces the formation of plaque-like deposits in the brain, which are often indicative of Alzheimer’s disease.
--Green tea increases the production of alpha brain waves to calm the body.
--It may help keep cholesterol levels low.

And why Matcha Green tea?
Because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves, it provides you with green tea's powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can.
One cup of matcha green tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea in terms of antioxidant content.

How to tell this stuff is really legit?
Because Buddhist monks honored matcha tea as the ‘health elixir’ for its potential to heighten the concentration and enhance the metabolism.

So drink up your matcha, and enjoy.

Strong enough, Jillian



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Working out: Day 3

Made it to the gym tonight, burned 490 calories on the elliptical.
Nice. :)

Tonight I listened to my alternative playlist on my ipod. 
When it comes to workout music my go to's are upbeat or hard rock. Tonight with my alternative music, I was going with upbeat.  Here are two songs I have to share with you. Both songs are by Alien Ant Farm which is one of my all time favorite bands.

Smooth Criminal

Movies

Strong enough, Jillian

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Exercise Day 2

Day Two and I'm still here!

I went to the gym, did my hour on the elliptical and according to the machine, I burned 516 calories.
I decided this week I'm going to just focus on getting my butt to the gym and making sure I do my time on the elliptical. Next week I'll add weight training to the mix and try using a different machine.

On my ipod playlist I listened to my 80s mix.  One of my favorite songs to come up, Tainted Love by Soft Cell.

Enjoy this throw back.

Strong Enough, Jillian