We’re 5 months into the year 2014. Did you make a resolution to get fit, or eat healthier this year? I was tired of the tummy flab that was taking over my middle due to menopause (yep, I said it) and I was feeling pretty weak. Enough of that I say! I’m five months into my healthier lifestyle and feel confident I can keep this up. Here are ways to stick to your healthier lifestyle resolution – and a giveaway! Ways that help me stick to my resolution:
- Make a standing appointment to exercise. Try to keep it the same time every day.
- If you don’t feel like moving tell yourself ‘Let’s just do a couple of minutes’. I’m sure your body will encourage your mind to stick around and do a few more reps. and you will find you’ve completed a full workout.
- Remember to drink a full glass of water before eating.
- You will always feel better about yourself after you exercise. Remember that!
With regard to food choices I’m enjoying the taste and long lasting full feeling I get from eating Zone Perfect bars. The taste selection is vast and my girls like them too. We’ve finally tried Quinoa (keen-wha) that we’ve been hearing about but weren’t sure how to pronounce. I really like grains so quinoa works out well for me as a smarter nutritional choice over rice. And now that grill season is here my-oh-my! My husband grilled Cauliflower and added dashes of seasoning salt, black pepper and the juice of one lemon to create a flavor I’ve never had from cauliflower. Absolutely delicious and so much better in the nutrition and calorie category over mashed potatoes. Check out this chart for side dish swap ideas: With my exercising routine, on one hand I’m bummed about the fact that weight is not coming off. I’ve been exercising for 4 months now, 5 to 6 days a week – a mix of cardio and area specific movements – and have lost a whopping 5 lbs. But on the other hand I am so much stronger than I was a month ago, let alone 4 months ago, and that feeling of strength is what I absolutely love about exercising. If weight doesn’t come off, well that’s a drag and it frustrates me, but I won’t stop my workouts because feeling stronger brings me joy and strength and joy is what I want in my life. (Oh and love, of course! and a delightful Pinot Gris ;->)
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