Sunday, January 01, 2012
One of my goals for this year is to eat healthier. So here is my "plan of attack":
1) Eat 5 small meals a deal
2) Snacks will consist of fresh fruits and veggies
3) Track food consistently and stay in calorie range
4) Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but I'm aiming for more like 10-12
5) Pay attention to my sodium levels
6) Cut down on my soda intake
7) Consume less carbs and more fiber and protein
8) Make smarter food choices when eating out
Eating lots of carbs, not drinking enough water, consuming lots of sugar from the soda, and not getting enough freggies makes me feel fatigued and lazy which means exercise is almost impossible to get motivated for. In doing all of the things listed above together it will increase energy levels which will make working out a little easier. It's only one part of my Master Plan to bave a successful 2012! Stay tuned for Part II
I hope 2012 is getting off to a great start for my Spark fam! We can do this. It probably won't be easy. It might suck sometimes. We might want to quit and give up, but we won't. Because we're fighters. We want to get healthy for ourselves and our loved ones. Don't lose hope, don't give up. Keep pushing forward and remember every second of every day is an opportunity to do the right thing! Even if you over ate at lunch, don't take that as an excuse to blow dinner. Tomorrow is always a new day, but why waste an opportunity to make the right decision now!
Peace and Love
Friday, December 30, 2011
Ok, so a month or so ago I posted a blog about a website called mybodygallery.com. You can read that blog here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=TAMARA6905&page=11 My body gallery allows you to enter your height and ideal weight range and you'll get pictures of women that meet your requirements. It is helpful because it gives you an idea of what you could look like and if your ideal weight is right for you.
I stumbled across this website today: www.superskinnyme.com/body_type_calc
It is a body type calculator based on the measurement of your wrist or elbow breadth. Basically it says that there are three different body frame types. Ectomorphs - "skinny" (Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz), Mesomorphs "athletic"(Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna), and Endomorphs "fat retainers"(Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe).
It talks about each body type, what you tend to look like and where you tend to carry your fat, and what type of diet/exercise will work for you. I, of course, am a Endomorph. I have a slower metabolism and have to work harder than others to lose weight and keep it off. I retain fat more than other body types and I have a curvier figure. It also confirms what I've always thought, that I have a larger frame than other women. I found it helpful, and hopefully you will to!!
Oh and here is the link to my body gallery: www.mybodygallery.com
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I want to set some general, non-specific goals for myself for 2012. I want to put them in writing for all to see, to help me stay on track. I won't make excuses for 2011, I won't make myself feel guilty. No past, just the future.
This is what I'm aiming for in 2012:
Exercise consistently (4-5 days/week)
Thant's it. Simple, attainable goals.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Does anyone use one? I'm thinking of getting one. I like HIITS when I workout and if I got a timer I could make up my own routines...
Have any of you checked out bodyrock.tv? I had come across it before, but never really paid any attention to it. The pictures make the website look really sexually suggestive, but if you can get past that and watch some of the workouts, they are actually really good. They even have recipes and other helpful stuff to.
Just thought I'd share.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas y'all!
Baking a new york style cheese cake now and then a pumpkin pie. I'm even going to make homemade whip cream!
I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday season!
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