You’ve managed to squeeze back into your Wranglers this year and Jiminy Crickets! The muffin tops grown a bit over the last 12 months! Well, down at Ole One On One, we’ve got you covered pardner (don’t kill me) ! Welcome to our post Stampede Detox and Summer Shape up! We’ll share fitness tidbits, motivational tips, recipes and more until Labor Day comes round.
Our first guest goes by the # minidonuts. She also often brings a certain cartoon character to mind (see pic:)… Sue Deyell
Sue’s tip #1:
Eat well leading up to your Stampede event so you feel OK about indulging or, “cheating”! You can’t be perfect ALL the time and that’s OK.
With those hard exercise sessions we lose water and salts in our sweat. Dehydration can be a problem. Apparently, the marketers have caught on! I stopped off at a gas station recently and was shocked to see their selection of sports drinks, energy drinks, bottled and fitness waters fighting for shelf space with soft drinks. I reached out to nutrition consultant Colleen Parsons for a simple (credible) recipe that you can make at home. Do remember: Soft drinks have no electrolytes and, “energy drinks” contain caffeine (which cause you to lose water). If your exercise session isn’t very hard, good old water will do just fine.
Homemade Sports Drink (Nancy Clark R.D.)
- 4T sugar (you may use honey for added flavour but may not need as much)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup boiling water
- ¼ cup orange juice or 2T lemon juice
- 3 ¾ cups cold water
- In the bottom of a pitcher, dissolve the sugar (honey) and salt in the hot water. Add juice and remaining cold water; chill.
Total – 200 calories, 12g carbohydrate, 110mg sodium, 30mg potassium.