Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sometimes it is easy to say, “I really want to do that”, but the words aren’t backed up by effort. I have to ask myself what could be the reasons behind this? Maybe I don’t really want to achieve the thing I have said I want, perhaps because I only said it to please someone else( naaaaaahhhhhh, I wouldn't do that), or maybe because at the time I truly believed it was what I wanted.
It could be that I did want it, but now changed my mind, realizing that it wasn’t really for me.
I am not saying I don't want to lose weight to look good, I just want to stop hurting so much in the back and leg. You see I push myself to exercise as much as I do. It's not all at once it is broken up in segments through out the day. I feel that it is not really doing the good it could if I could work it all at once. So I have to come up with another plan for exercising.
What do you want to achieve? Do you really want to achieve it? If you do, then it’s time to put your commitment under the spotlight. I am.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Have you noticed with each different type of diet come different diet menu and different food choices? Foods like fruits and vegetables are usually found on all types of diet menus, while other foods can be a bit more restrictive.
Of course we all know as dieters that most diets consist of the dieter doing their own grocery shopping for fresh foods to prepare meals or they come with prepackaged dinners that are either delivered to the dieter's door or that the dieter has to go out and buy. Many diets also come with a restaurant plan guide for the inevitable times when you'll be eating away from home with family or friends.
Typically, diet menus require you to purchase your own supplies and prepare your own healthy meals. For those who enjoy cooking, this is the way to go. You know that all of the ingredients are fresh when you buy them, and thus know exactly what's going into your body. Though preparing meals can be timely, some people prefer this method.
For those with little time or are not a wiz in the kitchen (Like me), a TV dinner diet may be the way to go. Now before you start hissing and booing me, hear me out. In most cases, you'll still have to go to the store for fresh fruits and vegetables, but the main entrée is already packaged and prepared, ready for you to pop into the microwave and enjoy. Though some argue that the sodium content in these types of diet menu choices can be negative to your health, many people still lose weight with these types of diet menus. Plus, the variety of prepackaged diet food is astounding now days. Let's not forget about the cost, hit a sale and you can actually come out cheaper than buy all fresh produce and meat.
As mentioned before, most diets will come with restaurant diet menus to guide you to make right choices when you go out to eat. Typically accepted foods are baked chicken and dish without lavish sauces. Though not as tasty as a greasy cheeseburger, these menu selections still allow you to get out of the house and enjoy the company of friends and family in a restaurant setting.
Diet menus differ from diet to diet. Finding one that's both convenient for you and pleasing to the palette is a big key to making your diet successful. Whether it's cooking all of your meals fresh or buying TV dinners, if you can find a way that you can stick with then it's bound to work. All I can say is “Power to the Dieter!” Whatever works is the key.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Yes, times are tough, money is tight. It’s time to trim expenses.
However, while trimming the budget it makes no sense to abandon trimming the waist line.
When money gets tight, it’s natural to cut unnecessary expenses. However, how we define unnecessary is crucial. Many people cut back on going out to dinner, clothing, or other entertainment. Others cut back on gym memberships and their personal trainers ( like I could afford one to start with).
Here is what we all need to remember. Health is not a luxury and it is not an option. The problem is that many perceive that fitness is only possible with shiny equipment and high training expenses. WRONG!
Your body doesn’t care if you use equipment or not – only that it gets a challenge sufficient enough to make it get more fit.
Let's pretend... that we have a trainer who does nothing but run us through the same workout over and over again while teaching us nothing about how to work out without them. Guess what, we are overpaying for a work out partner when we should be getting a fitness educator.
So even while looking for ways to save money I must admite I like working out at the gym because I like people and making accantices who could be future friends but working out at home is cheaper.
During the past few weeks, I kept an eye on sales of the Wii – a computer game-system well-known for its games involving physical activity for the user. With an average price of $250, it was sold out and hard to find at most stores. Clearly, we can find the money for options to stay active. Now there is also another motive behind buying a Wii. I have thought about having a “stay at home gym/ Wii” party.
I read about it, and want to try and get a group together. It's simple one week, I will host / meet in my home for a work out session or use the Wii, followed with a healthy drinks and snacks, start a low cal. Receips card club, so that each week we can get new receips; It sounded like it would be lots of fun getting exercise and friends together that I have just got to try it.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Today's SparkPeople had this saying
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain, American writer
Are you going to be one of those people? Not me, I am dreaming and living. In the past two and half years, I have fell in love and married my best friend. I have gotten my motorcycle lic. and ride a Harley dyna low rider. I have learned to scuba dive, traveled and seen and done more. But best of all is that I feel great. My husband tells me the best part is yet to come. We are looking forward to our next " Twenty years together and the things we plan on doing,.. even if it is one day at a time."
What does your next twenty years look like?
Enjoying all life has to offer us.
Friday, July 03, 2009
In these times it seems everyone's life is so serious! I mean with the finances, careers, parenting – we worry about all of it. For most of us, losing weight is a serious thing, too... and it should be to a degree.
But here is a question for you, think about it. Can you be serious about losing weight and still feel at ease?
Yes, you should feel at ease with your diet, how you ask? Choose a diet plan that is easy to stick to. If you find yourself getting stressed out because your diet requires you to weigh, measure and cook and prep all the time then the plan is not going to work for you. Look into the other options like prepared meals (batch cooking once a week) or one of those prepared meals (LeanCuisine) or Weight Watchers delivery service if you have the budget for it. With these there is no super planning that has to be done and no long preparations. For myself, my weight loss plan has to be stress-free, to work for me and not against me.
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