1) Set a goal. Do you want to tone, lose weight, or both.
2)Look at your schedule weekly and plan your workouts based on your goal.
3) Incorporate at least 2 cardio sessions, 2 strength training, and one rest day. Your rest day should be set on a day that you know is a really busy day and it will be hard to fit in a workout.
4) Pick workouts that you enjoy so you can stick to your plan.
5) Add variety so you do not get bored. Also, try not to do the same workout back to back to create muscle confusion.
6) Know what works for you. Determine if it is better for you to do an AM or PM workout. If you miss 2 workouts then you need to make adjustments because it is not working ie. planing to go to the gym on a Friday night.
7) Hold yourself accountable for your workouts.
8) Have a back up plan. Schedules change all the time. So have alternate workouts that do not take up a lot of time but will help to get you to your goal.
9) Most important……..HAVE FUN!!!
Sorry for the lack of posts I have been so busy. I haven’t forgotten about my followers.
This dish is so easy! I really didn’t think mashed sweet potatoes would be until I was looking at different ways to make sweet potatoes. Since, I eat sweet potatoes a lot I am always looking for ways to make them differently. The method I used to make this dish is from American Test Kitchen but the ingredients I switched to keep it on the healthy side. Feel free to add nutmeg, ginger, or vanilla.
Stuffed shells are just like lasagna. The one difference is that it is a bit time-consuming filling the shells with the stuffing. With that being said, this is not your quick dinner that is on the table within minutes. However, once this dish is complete and you eat the stuffed shells it is worth all the hard work. Especially, since they are so yummy and fulfilling. Make sure you don’t eat them all. LOL
Mondays roll around so fast. This week I am a little under the weather. I guess the 18 degree vacation weather is to blame. Also, due to getting back so late on Sunday I was unable to grocery shop or cook. Therefore, I am going to be making meals from whatever is in the kitchen. The plan for this week is as follows:
Monday: Sam’s Club Chicken, Mixed vegetables, and Brown Rice
Tuesday: Turkey Chops, Left over Brown Rice, and Sweet Peas
The picture above is a pound of fat!!!! Gross, right??? Since, I started living a healthier life style, I have picked up tips that have helped me shed pounds. I know a lot of you are getting back on track after all those holiday cookies, cakes and pies. I wanted to share a few of the tips that continue to help me throughout my journey.
Step on the scale weekly to help stay on track
Keep a food journal(If it going in your mouth , then it counts!)
Drink tons of water to stay hydrated and keep your metabolism going
Do not eat unhealthy leftovers
Choose dessert or bread when eating out since these items are high in calories
Try to stay active all movement counts
Eat a healthy breakfast
If you’re not hungry don’t eat it
Portion control (1/2 a plate with protein, 1/4 veggies, 1/4 carbs)
There is nothing like a green smoothie!! This drink is full of vitamins and nutrients. It helps detox, digestion, and gives you energy!!! Also, you get a serving of fruits and vegatables without the taste! How cool is that? I enjoy this quick and easy drink anytime! There are so many ways you can make this drink the possibilities are endless. I played around with different concoctions and this seems to always be my favorite one. I encourage you to play around with it to. Here are a few items you can throw in it: kale, pear, banana, romaine lettuce, grapes, oranges, or carrots.
Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe? Please comment and share below.
In order to have a healthy, balanced meal on the table you have to plan. Planning your meals helps with saving money by not spending on food items you don’t need. Also, you don’t have to constantly think about what you’re having for dinner every night. Lastly, it helps you make meals that are fit for your schedule if you have busy days throughout the week.
Here is this week’s plan:
Monday: Sam’s Club Rotisserie Chicken, Cabbage, and Pinto Beans
2012 was full of wonderful memories. Now, it is time to take on 2013. I am very excited for what this year has in store. I have decided to not do New Year’s resolutions and decided to set S.M.A.R.T. ( Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based) goals. Some are short-term and some are long-term.
Obtain my 2010 Weight
Maintain/Plan a meal plan and workout plan
Learn how to use my sewing machine
Stick to a Financial Budget
Read 4 Books this year (2 self-help, 2 for pleasure)
Find a church home
Keep a food and to-do list journal
Become better organized and purge
Learn more about my camera
Put things back after I use them to make cleaning day less of a hassle
Use products I have before purchasing new ones
I have a few more personal ones and I am quite sure I will think of a few more as time goes by! Yes, I have a lot on my bucket list but I am more than excited to take on my goals and start 2013! CHEERS TO 2013!!!