Just getting off the couch and moving! It helped me make a great start in the beginning..I never sit still for longer than 5 minutes if I can help it(except meals)...just watch a child, they are only still when asleep...we should all be the same :)
I drink tons of water every day and flavor it with TRUE LEMON (or TRUE LIME or TRUE GRAPEFRUIT). There are no calories, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients. It's nothing but pure, crystallized fruit flavor.
I love tuna salad, but I don't like the fat free mayo, so I tried mustard instead. It was delicious! It helps me eat healthier and keep my fat under my target.
Following ideal protein protocol 7 days a week, drink atleast 8 glasses of water a day,4 vegi servings a day, i try to walk about 5000 to 10000 steps a day. roughly every 2000 steps is a mile and while doing so burning at least 100cals.if u lose 500 cals a day and change how u eat in a week u can easily lose 1-2 pounds.
I keep two pictures on my dresser ALWAYS! A picture of me when I was'nt happy with my weight, and eating habits. And a picture of the NEW me happy, and healthy. It keeps you in check, to maintain the new you. And a constant reminder of all the hard work you put into changing you life. You might say 'Ughh" looking at the one, followed by "But look at me now!!"
Going to a smorgasboard used to be a problem for me, i knew which foods would be best for my nutritional intake, but took too much. When I remembered to use the proper proportion of food groups to have on a plate, I did well!
I've always struggled with stress (even counseling didn't help), so learning how to manage it was hard: The best stress reducer? Turn off your cell phone, lock the bedroom door, and crank up the iTunes and dance around like an idiot.
My eye doctor told me this for sinus headaches near your eye area. Take a washrag and get it hot (not scalding!). Wring it out and put it over your eyes. When cool, take a corner and wipe the top and bottom of your eyelids. Also works good when you are in the shower so you can also breathe in the steam.
I have heard so many of those I love and care for excuse themselves for not exercising! I don't judge them but, am sincerely concerned. Why isn't exercising a priority? The research is there as to how it affects your mood, your life span, your waistline, your energy levels and yet I hear all the time that people just "don't have time for it". My point is this..make a commitment to yourself that you will do "something" for 30 minutes 3 times a week. Take the thinking out of it! You deserve that!
I've finally figured out that if I workout in the morning, I'm sure to get my workout in without excuses. So along with my wake up alarm clock, I set the alarm on my phone, eat breakfast, grab some water and get in my workout. No excuses or guess work.
I put spinach in my fruit smoothies to boost nutrients. I can not taste the spinach. Recently I was at Super Walmart and noticed they have turnip greens in big bags and they cost a lot less than spinach. I read the nutritional label and they have a lot more nutrients than spinach. I bought some and put them in my fruit smoothie. I couldn't taste them either. Click on more information to read all ingredients in my fruit smoothie.
I've read it before, but it is working for me. Change your food choices and exercise around--don't get in a rut because your body follows that rut. I have added some regular foods (some that I avoided because of calories) and switched around the times I eat things. I also played around with my workouts--and have lost 9.6 pounds in the past two weeks.
... about anything that might be getting in the way of your goals. You can seek out a friend, a confidant, a doctor, a pastor, a family member and you can talk face to face, on the phone, in an email, on a message board--but talk to somebody. It will help you to think things through and stay focused--don't go out and "chase bunnies!" Stick to your goals!
A weight watcher's leader taught me this:
If you are like I am, you may be building a set of new, healthy habits to replace a lifetime of poor habits and choices. It is important to pay attention to what you are doing, even after your lifestyle seems to be healthy and focused. It is easy to slip back into things that you have done for years and longer. Continue to use the nutrition tracker and to reflect on your behaviors. Catch yourself slipping back into the "old ways" early and restate your resolve. You've worked too hard!!
To store food, glass is probably a better choice. (There may be reasons to keep the plastic, you can decide.)
Be sure to track your fitness especially if your city is on the SparkAmerica Leaderboards.
Just get up and workout out. Use consistency as your friend to motivate you. Use a calender and mark the days you workout with a bright highlighter. It feels good to fill them in.
Lose weight and exercise often if you want a springier step.
An exercise buddy that I email daily or more frequently has turned out to be a blessing. We motivate each other by reporting the exerise dvds we do or how long or walks are. It keeps us both on track. We are both challenged by health issues, so having a buddy that works out at my level is even better. We both understand our limitations and level we are at and don't let it stop us form acheiving our goals. Together we make progress. It has inspired our family members to work out also.
As an emotional eater, I am constantly sneaking in positive reminders to myself in various formats. I particularly like when my mobile phone calendar alarm sounds off at 6:00am with a daily motivational reminder like: “Act as if today is a great day!” or “Act as if I am strong, lean, healthy, and sexy”.
The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallo-catechin gallate or EGCG. Look for an extract of Green Tea
I love Leslie Sansone. I have several of her DVDs. You can choose 1 mile on a day you don't have as much energy or go up to 5 or 6 miles by combining DVDs or repeating some miles. Her energy and positive motivation is infectious.
By making your lunch for the following day the night/day before you can set your alarm a few minutes later and get more of that much needed sleep.