I’ve recently returned from spending some time in Panama City. I was there a little longer than I anticipated, but that story is for another day.
Unbeknownst to me, although I thought that I was just going to visit my friend, I was actually walking in to “Ali’s Bootcamp”. It was great fun, and we had a busy week and a half running around doing errands, exercising, eating smaller portions and I even went to a Salsa lesson. I have to tell you folks, if you ever get an opportunity to take a Salsa class, do it! It was fun and a great work out!
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about metabolism, exercise and diet. Recent studies indicate that diet plays the main role if one is to lose weight. This means that activity and exercise or lack of both are unlikely to be the cause of weight gain. We just need to learn to put the burger down or at least eat a smaller portion. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t exercise, adding exercise to diet can benefit one’s health immensely by building muscle and strengthening the heart and lungs.
Today’s video from Vox discusses the correlation between exercise and losing weight. I think so many of us slip into the “well, I worked out today so I can have a plate of French fries, or one of those delicious MacDonald’s sandwiches with the pancakes…” and then we wonder why our pants don’t fit. I know I’ve done it once or twice, okay…maybe a bazillion times…in the campo.