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Instead of turning on the TV, turn on the radio or CD player and tune in to energetic music. You will feel like moving and not sitting. Maybe you feel like doing some cleaning, or dancing around the room. It all adds up to more calories burned and puts you in a better moodl
If you're thinking in your head "I can't" ...whether its exercise, getting up off of the couch, talking to someone or putting yourself out there in different ways; then switch it to "why not" and get up and go do it..because really, why not??
Just had a wonderful, filling meal, that was 100% from Trader Joe's. I combined a third pkg of their frozen brown rice, with a half pkg. of their Chicken Asada and a half pkg. of their Julienne Sauté Vegetables. 287 calories and my plate was FULL! I also recently tried their Reduced Guilt Mac & Cheese (good, but a bit on the small side) and the Reduced Guilt bakes Ziti. Thought I'd be disappointed in the sauce for the Ziti but it was quite good. (I added more Parm. though!) So Good! Thanks TJ's!
I have found that eating fruit by itself tends to make me more hungry and causes problems with my sugar levels. However, If I add a protein with that fruit My sugar levels stay even and I can go longer between eating. One of my favorite snacks is an apple with a slice of american cheese.
Before you stop exercising ask your does this hurt? How do my legs feel? How's my breathing? Am I dying? If the Answer is No , I'm okay then take it further
Easier said than done, right? But the more you focus on what's not progressing as quickly as you hoped, or on a plateau or even on a slip up, the more you'll be tempted to throw in the towel. Shrink it and send it away! Remind yourself that every step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.
Add a challenge in your routine to supplement the cardio and strength training you already do! I am starting the 100 Pushup Challenge in a couple days. It's something that isn't too time-consuming and is easy to fit in on the days I don't have an hour to commit to working out. Challenges are setup to have a goal to work towards, are usually short-term, and are measurable goals - a great thing to add into your mix to change things up a bit!