Sweat is your fat crying. Show no mercy! There is definitely something to working up a good sweat, but its important to be mindful when you exercise in the heat. August is the hottest of months for most of us. With that in mind, I've prepared a few important pieces on beating the heat. Check them out below!
Also, seriously consider making at least one "Power Promise" this week. See mine here and commit to your own Power Promise in the comments!
As always remember, YOU are STRONGER than you think!
It's no secret that we sweat out more than just water, but what is the best re-hydration drink? First it's important to know what we sweat out - important salts containing sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Skip the sports drinks with all the refined sugars and artificial coloring. Most of them only replenish sodium and potassium anyway! Go for coconut water or, believe it or not, plain old milk! If you are feeling adventurous make a smoothie with banana (for potassium), almond milk (for calcium and most have added sodium-salt) or cows milk (natural sodium and calcium), and some greens (kale or spinach for magnesium)....add a little protein powder for some post workout muscle rebuilding!
This Week's Workouts
As always, don't forget to warm up and stretch.