“FITNESS IDEAS” How do you include fitness activities in your daily schedule. What things do you try to do throughout your day to add extra exercise to your life. (An example would be parking far from the entrance to the store to add extra steps.)
I'm not doing very much real fitness right now because my neck is messed up.
I do park in the "back" parking lot so I have to walk through my building to get to my office.
I also make a point of walking to people's offices quite a bit (I send emails instead of talking face to face so I have a black and white "paper" trail, but I still walk around a lot).
I go to the bathroom allll the way down the hall instead of the one next door to my office.
I go shopping frequently and buy small amounts of stuff so I have to go shopping again 'soon'. This allows me to walk the store. It's on the way home so there's no extra gas really involved.
I walk around with my baby niece when I'm at my sisters.
I keep my clothes in the basement so when I get dressed every single morning I have to go up and down at least 1x. If I'm doing laundry I go up and down several times.
I park further away from the stores than need be so I can walk the distance to the doors.
I do a small amount of housework every day.
I stand the whole time I'm cooking on the stove top.
I can't really lift anything heavy right now and I can't walk fast because it jars my neck so this is about the best I can realistically do right now.
So yesterday I had a salad for lunch and later on started craving sugar. I stopped and got some meat and ate it (I didn't bring any to work so didn't have any with the salad) and lo and behold I stopped craving sugar... I'm thinking there is something to this thought!!
I am all set to go "sweetener free" this weekend... we will see how it goes... especially since I think I'm about to get my "tom". :P
I've been told that eating protein helps stop sugar cravings.
I am going to try this this weekend... see if I can go the whole weekend without not only sugar (which I think I can live without) BUT FAKE SWEETENERS too.
I've been pretty good about maintaining enough proteins as far as the 2 servings 3x a day guidelines, but the Atkins site says I should be getting (for a low carb diet) about 12-18 oz of meat. I do not think I'm eating anywhere near that, which may be part of the problem.
I am also eating plenty of veggies. I have found in the past that if I eat just meat (because it's simpler) I start eating poorly. When I eat veggies every day I am more likely to maintain integrity.
Apparently people who designed the new Disney "Habit Heroes" display either weren't thinking or had never been over weight. Imaging being told if you are fat you are mean and icky, not to mention you have no control and obviously do nothing but sit around eating hohos all day. REALLY???? Seriously???? I am SO glad it was shut down. My mother (who was ALWAYS overweight since I was born although she was thin when she was young) use to feed me fattening foods and would yell at us kids when we ate any fruit or vegetables because "THOSE ARE FOR (a meal or dish or making jam or whatever)" and we were NOT TO EAT THEM ALL UP! We lived on pasta, tinned soup and whatever cheap meat (usually hamburger) they could get. Or potatos or what not. Until my Dad started a garden when we were about 10-12ish and we ate out of that for about 4 years before it got to be too much for him. I am able to eat the EXACT same thing my sister does day in and out and gain weight while she will lose. It's the way my body works. It isn't because I sit around on my butt watching TV and eating ding dong. Then every couple months she would yell at me for being fat and eating "too much" and being lazy (I played outside ALL THE TIME!!) and made fun of me being fat - even though SHE was and SHE was the one feeding me!! This is just wrong.