Hey Gang, hope everyone is doing well and ready to close out Spring. With Summer officially being welcomed this week, we’re looking forward to a host of new things coming down the pipe for you guys at P360.
Referral Contest: 4-HR Boat Rental
As a reminder, the contest for the free 4-hour boat rental has roughly 10 more days to it and Amy Turner is in the lead! Nothing reeks of summer more than taking out five or six friends on the bay one weekend, cracking some cold ones, blasting the tunes and rubbing it in all of your friends that don’t live in San Diego’s faces. Let us put that experience on our tab.
Here are the current standings:
- Amy Turner – 2
- Jacquelyn Molino – 1
- Kristin Spitz – 1
- Jason Weber- 1
We update the blog as often as we can with informative articles that our pertinent to our training or nutritional philosophies. Our goal is to put out one full article a week that covers a different topic, and the topics will be largely driven by you guys so make sure to let us know if you ever want us to cover something. Here are the latest entries in case you’ve missed them.
- The Benefits of Olympic Lifting
- How Often Should I Train?
- ‘Green Light’ Foods
- Will Weights Make Me Bulky?
We’re also going to be putting together an actual library of books we’ve read and recommend, and encourage you to borrow any of them to read. There’s no cost for it, we just ask that you keep the book for a week only so that others can use them, too.
Good Eats: Shrimp ‘Tacos’
What are the benefits of having a girlfriend who works in food science and R&D? Plenty of new recipe ideas for the gym, and this is a good one.
- 1 lb. peeled shrimp
- 1 stalk romaine lettuce
- 6 oz. goat cheese
- 6 oz. pico de galo
- salt, pepper & ginger marinade
Cook the shrimp if you choose to not buy pre-cooked. If they are pre-cooked, simplsy flash sautee them in the marinade to get good flavor, or cook the full amount in the marinade of shrimp are raw. Add the shrimp, goat cheese and pico de galo to the lettuce leaves and enjoy. Total prep time: 15 minutes
Trivia Question Winner: Mike Helms!
How many times does a person laugh per day on average? The answer was 15 and Mike Helms was closest to the pin with his guess of 12. We’ll one an entry for the monthly gift card lottery for Mike, and the rest of you be sure to answer the new one today.
Member Shout Out
A llllllllot of member love this past week as there were some really, really impressive accomplishments across the board!
As a reminder, each time you get a shout out it gets you two entries in our raffle so keep working hard towards your goals!
Yoga is coming, folks. Right now, we are soliciting ALL member feedback on what type of yoga you guys want. You must make sure to let us know since we’re going to be making the decision solely off what majority wants, so keep the suggestions coming.
What’s the Deal with: Fruit
We’ve received a lot of questions about fruit since more and more people are starting to read the Food Science board and see it under ‘Yellow Light’ category. The fact is, it’s bad and lazy coaching to just say ‘fruit is good for you”. It certainly is, but people also need to be aware of the effects it can potentially have your on weight loss goals.
Here are some quick points about fruit:
- Fruit is loaded with antioxidants that destroy harmful free radicals in our bodies.
- Fruit is very high in good fiber which has been shown to benefit our digestive system and GI tract.
- Fruit is also very high in sugar, with the average fruit serving containing about 25g of fructose carbs, which in reality, can cause problems if you are trying to lose weight.
The bottom line: fruit is better than a donut, so if it’s one or the other always pick fruit. However, you can get a lot of the same nutrients from vegetables that you can get from fruit, so double up on the veggies and cut your fruit consumption if you’re eating it multiple times per day.
Simply be aware of the implications it can have on your weight loss and adjust accordingly. I prefer that people stick to fruit to just post-training, and if you must eat it in the morning then be sure to have it with a protein source as well to slow the burst of sugar into your bloodstream.
Have a great week,