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Struggle to cook homemade, healthy dinners during the week? Try batch cooking on Sundays. This week I baked chicken with oregano & lemon, baked pork chops, roasted potatoes & carrots, baked sweet potatoes, & lasagna (1 for this week, froze 2). From this I make my lunches, early dinners and my husband can make his dinner easily from the already cooked choices. Add ons are salads, frozen veggies and more. We eat well, I'm not exhausted, and I still have time for me after dinner to workout and chill out.
If the weather is bad or for some other reason I cant walk outside , I walk around my house , My feet don't know the difference ! When I have been sick I have even done leg lifts in bed ! Even though it might not be glamorous the mental benefits of doing your exercise for the day is very uplifting .
Because I'm retired I spend time sewing, knitting etc. When I start on a project I set a timer for 30 or 40 minutes and get up and walk every time it goes off. Keeps me from sitting too long at a time and helps me get in my walks even when I'm busy.
Some wild rice in your diet may help..... it has less calories than brown rice, fewer carbs than brown rice, more fiber and higher in protein and should fill you up quicker...
I have learned that my morning affirmations help reduce stress and start my day with a positive note. I get up a few minutes earlier each day and spend time with SparkCoach or a devotional book. I do this just before my morning workout or just after (depends on the day.) This is quality time I spend with myself. This only takes about 10 minutes and prepares me for the day ahead.
This is a great trick to use during the holidays!