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Loretta A @loretta

Love being active, going to the gym, trying out new things and pushing myself. Last year I went downhill skiing again after nearly 20 years, did an antigravity yoga course, tried archery and went indoor climbing. This year I want to do more yoga and work on my flexibility as well as working on my strength (squat/deadlift, bench press).
I love the feeling of being fit and healthy and that would be my primary goal. Above all, I am enjoying myself and love taking on new challenges :)

My Goals for 2015:
Cycle 3000km (2014: 2800)
Run 5km in 21 Minutes (New PB: 22:10 – 21/03)
Run Half-Marathon (12/02/2015 in 2:09)
Run 1000km (2014: 733km)
Swim 100 km (2014: 80.14km)
Push-up in one set: 70 (currently 60 Dec 2014)
Do an unsupported Handstand
Hold a 5:00 Minute Headstand (currently 3:00 min)
6:00 Minute Plank (current PB 5:37 Dec 2014)

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Loretta A took 6 Challenges

The Uptown Funk challenge =D Challenge Swim twice a week for three weeks Challenge Swim the length of Lake Windermere Challenge Swim 15km in one week Challenge Swim the Irish Sea Challenge Swim Underwater 25 meters Challenge
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Loretta A is taking the Swim the Irish Sea Challenge

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Contributorgold Alan S Loretta, I hope you are enjotying Germany at the moment. I was wondering, would you be at all interested in taking part in the Cross-Team Challenge for the Tribesports indoor rowing team this month (or any month)? This month it is an intervals session. If you are interested and want to know more, just let me know. :)

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Loretta A VIRTUAL RUNNING WALKING  HIKING TRIBE Tribe

I'm sure I can squeeze in a cycle or a run.  Don't know what thought, need to get back home first and see what we've got planned.  Good luck to you and Sam with this wonderful running event, x

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Contributorgold Loretta A Hi guys, in case you are wonðring: I haven't fallen off the TS wagon, I'm in Germany at the moment without internet access - unless I go to Starbucks. Quite overwhelmed with over hundred notifications. Will update and log challenges next week after my return. Be good, train smart :))

20140307162713-loretta

You are right Laura, it's nice to switch off for a while. Been still doing about 40 minutes of body weight exercises every day plus I set myself a few swimming goals as the pool is really close. Trying to do 7 Miles this week, maybe more, but I'm getting a little tired after 5 day of swimming.

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Contributorgold Loretta A 5 reasons why protein can be your weight loss pal

With the continued excitement for eating low-carb and Paleo–two diets known for having higher protein intake– the popularity of protein is reigning high. As you undergo your weight loss journey, you might question why protein is so prized. How does it really help you lose weight? Here are 5 reasons why protein can be your weight loss pal:

1. PROTEIN SATISFIES & SAVES CALORIES In the beginning of your weight loss journey, protein is important because it helps you feel fuller longer. Having protein around slows down digestion making us more satisfied and less likely to go back for seconds. If this happens over the course of multiple days your calorie savings can help with weight loss.

2. IT CURBS CARB HIGHS AND LOWS I don’t know about you, but when I come off a sugar high onto a sugar low I can make food decisions I’ll later regret (here’s looking at you, last breakroom donut). Pairing protein with carbohydrate-rich foods slows down the absorption of sugar from your stomach into your bloodstream, which may help keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing and ward off future cravings.

3. PROTEIN REQUIRES MORE OF YOUR ENERGY The “thermic effect of food” (TEF) is the energy we use to digest food into small, absorbable components. Protein has a higher TEF compared to carbs and fat meaning you’re actually burning more calories to process protein than to process the other two.

4. IT FUELS FAT BURNING It may be surprising, but it is a scientific fact that your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrate or protein. As you are losing weight, your body loses both muscle and fat (I know, bummer!). During this process it is especially important that you continue to eat enough protein in your diet. Having adequate protein coming in from your food fuels fat burning while preserving calorie-burning lean muscle.

5. PROTEIN PROMOTES MUSCLE REPAIR & GROWTH Your protein needs increase especially after bouts of intense exercise so increasing your protein intake on days that you exercise is beneficial. Additionally, if you strength train consider having a high protein snack right after a training session when the muscle is sensitive to nutrients that it can use to repair and grow.

One important thing to realize is eating more protein alone won’t necessarily help you shed excess weight in a healthy way. When consumed in excessive amounts it can still lead to weight gain much like eating excess carbs or fat would, and could put unnecessary strain on the kidneys over a long period of time.

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Contributorgold Kevin G @loretta Loretta, only one thing worse than being injured and that is being ill. the sunniest day of the year, the sun always shines on the righteous or me, so my birthday run and walk has finished me off big time.
My Istanbul training is out the window, Run School has been cancelled this week and I have got to get my chest infection sorted out. Not a well or happy bunny, feeling a bit sorry for myself which really is not like me.
Even Sams gotta blow my candles out for me (suppose there are a lot) :))
do some exercise for me and have a great week :))

20140307162713-loretta

that sucks :(( and on your birthday, sucks twice as much :((((( Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm going over to Germany for a fortnight and I won't have internet access unless I go to Starbucks but I'll try and stay in touch. While I'm there I am going to concentrate on my swimming as the pool is right next to my mother's flat. Hopefully the weather will be nice, last week they had some snow. Take care of yourself, x

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Loretta A completed 4 Challenges

Measure Yourself  The 3 Month Challenge Challenge 3 x 45 seconds Planks on bed for 3 consecutive days Challenge One minute of Side Plank for each side a day for 2weeks Challenge Swim Loch Lomond Challenge
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