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Father strength: Yordan’s 2 HRs power Astros

HOUSTON – Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez conceded he wasn’t getting a lot of rest since the introduction of his child Friday. That didn’t prevent him from getting back to the setup Tuesday and putting on the sort of execution that probably sent A’s beginning pitcher Chris Bassitt to a restless evening.

Alvarez, in his first game off the paternity list, keyed the Astros’ greatest rebound of the period by hitting a couple of grand slams, including a three-run, game-tying shot in the fifth inning, to send Houston to its fifth success in succession, 9-6, over the An’s at Minute Maid Park.

“It’s exciting to be able to play that role in the game, to be down by a bit in the game and to be able with one swing, one big hit, return it to a [tie] game pretty much is huge,” Alvarez said. “It’s a very exciting moment for me.”

The Astros (53-33), who entered the game with a season-high 3 1/2-game lead over Oakland (49-38) in the American League West, followed, 6-2, after the A’s jump started on Houston starter Framber Valdez. Alvarez kept the Astros in the game with a two-run homer to focus in the primary that voyaged 420 feet.

“I’m happy for Yordan and the birth of his child, and I think he did a good job celebrating it tonight,” Valdez said.

Alvarez, who was deliberately strolled in the 6th and was at hand in the highest point of the 10th, completed 3-for-3 with three runs scored and five RBIs. He’s cutting .310/.396/.611 with 44 homers and 138 RBIs in his initial 159 games in the Major Leagues.

“He’s an amazing hitter overall,” second baseman Jose Altuve said. “He can walk, he can hit doubles, homers. You don’t really know what to expect from him, because he’s so good and personally, I’m happy that he’s part of our team.”

Alvarez, playing interestingly since Thursday’s series opener in Cleveland, is hitting .338 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in his last 19 games.

“We missed him in the games he [missed],” Altuve said. “He came back today and those two homers, I think they were the key for us winning the game. The whole team is happy that he’s back.”

Following 6-3 in the fifth inning, Alvarez sent a three-run homer into the Crawford Boxes in left for his second multi-homer round of the period, pursuing Bassitt. The Astros attached three more in the 6th, including a two-show single to Altuve.

“I wasn’t up there looking for any specific pitch in particular,” Alvarez said of his game-tying homer. “I wanted to make good contact on the ball in the situation, a [3-1] count, and I was looking for a good pitch to be able to hit, and that’s what I was able to do.

Bassitt entered the game 9-0 with a 2.74 ERA in his past 15 beginnings, with the A’s triumphant 13 of those beginnings. He endured only 4 1/3 innings, surrendering a season-high six runs. He had permitted four runs or less in every one of his last 28 beginnings (since September 2019).

“That whole lineup’s [impressive], but when you don’t have your stuff, good luck,” Bassitt said. “Obviously, Alvarez is really good, but I mean, it’s not just Alvarez. It’s [Michael] Brantley, it’s Altuve, [Alex] Bregman when he’s healthy, [Carlos] Correa … I mean, not saying Alvarez isn’t elite. He’s really good — a lot of power, but if you don’t have stuff on your pitches and you’re missing location, you’re screwed.”

Tuesday’s down was Alvarez’s twelfth beginning of the period in left field, all of which have come since June 2. The Astros were cautious with him in the spring and from the get-go in the season after he had a medical procedure on the two knees in the offseason, yet he’s glanced agreeable in left, and he said it assists him with remaining secured upsettingly. He’s hitting .398 while playing left field and .296 at DH this year.

“I think overall, it helps me stay active and helps my body stay in athletic shape, rather than just sitting in the dugout between every at-bat,” he said. “I’m getting more movement, and it helps me stay in rhythm at the plate.”

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How to find the time to be a fit mum By the Fittest Mum Blogger Awards winner Kerllen Bittencourt Rego

Kerllen Rego says that the question that she answer the most is how to be a fit mum. 

A lifelong devotee of working out, Aka Instagram star @kerllenrego , wants to inspire all women to become active. 

Having a busy routine wasn’t an excuse to not work out. Before becoming a mum, she wake up before dawn at 5 am to go to the gym at least four times a week for two hours. When she moved to London in 2001 to do her degree in marketing, she became member from the gym at the university then she moved to Mexico where she kept herself active, when their daughters were born she started running around the village. Nowadays everyone from the village knows her as the mum who runs pushing a buggy. 

But for moms, squeezing in workouts can feel darn near impossible. After all, how are you supposed to find time to work out when you can’t even go to the bathroom undisturbed?

Kerllen gives you a great tricks to make it happen.

1. First Things in the day 

Work out before the day gets away from you. “If I waited until after work, I’d never get my workout in.

2. Introduce exercise gradually

You have to a make plan and set realistic goals. One way to do this is to start with a plan of easy steps to follow. Then you can continue building on it as your fitness level improves. For example, starting by taking walks where you live, tensing your muscles, stretching and mild yoga. Then starting building up a plan for small running and so on.

3. Make exercise a regular habit

Habits are behaviors that you repeat over and over again, which means they are also behaviors that you start over and over again. In other words, if you don’t consistently get started, then you won’t have a habit. In many ways, building new habits is simply an exercise in getting started time after time.
This means that if you can find a way to make getting started easier, then you can find a way to make building a habit easier.

4. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Everyone is different and everybody achieves different things in life at different paces, plus some people are naturals in certain areas. For example, I love running and cycling however I am not fast enough to beat many of my friends. I am good in distance not in speed. 
When I accept my limits I am more confident in all my races including marathon, Half marathon and triathlon.
Do your best and compete against yourself. Above all, you have to believe in yourself and actually want to exercise for you. 

5. Make a diet plan

One of the first nutrition books that I read was “You are what you eat”.
Nutrition is 70% of your results. You will just get a result if you consume a balanced diet to support your fitness program.
All food groups are necessary to sustain healthy energy levels and get the most out of your workout. Carb are particularly important, as they can fuel your muscles before exercise

6. Be a positive example at home

I love sports so my daughters do. They practice sports since they were three years old. Both of them have finished all levels of the swimming classes, they are at the last level of gymnastics and they are from the UK diving squad.
Most of the children copied what the parents do. They learn by observing parents , even when those parents aren’t intentionally trying to teach them anything. For example, you may see a child imitating parents by pretending to talk on the phone, using any object she has at her disposal. Your child is learning how things work and what to do with them just by observing you. 

love sports so my daughters do. They practice sports since they were three years old. Both of them have finished all levels of the swimming classes, they are at the last level of gymnastics and they are from the UK diving squad.
Most of the children copied what the parents do. They learn by observing parents , even when those parents aren’t intentionally trying to teach them anything. For example, you may see a child imitating parents by pretending to talk on the phone, using any object she has at her disposal. Your child is learning how things work and what to do with them just by observing you. 

When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed out, less anxious, and more energetic. Exercise is good for you. If you are happy, all your family will be happier .

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Kerllen Bittencourt Rego