Week 2 on 6 weeks to a healthier you! Did you clean up your surroundings last week? Now it is go time. Each week pick one simple nutrition goal for the week and one simple exercise goal for the week and stick to it. Last week was cleaning up your surroundings and drinking more water. I will have to say it was a great week last week for me. I organized and cleaned like crazy (although there is always more to do) and now it is time to focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Good-bye clutter, hello to getting fit!
Last week’s foodie goal was drinking more water – this totally kept me from eating more. I bought some tea and watered it down in my big 32-oz mug.
Here is the tea that I like with my water. It does contain 80 calories per serving so remember to not go crazy but I make it last longer with adding more water. There are no artificial sweeteners (I just can’t tolerate them very well) – just plain sugar, ok in moderation.
Nutrition Goal (for myself, join me if you want or pick a different goal): Remember to eat my fruits and veggies! Yes, even a dietitian can get off track and not always be the best at eating the colors of the rainbow. I will say my fruit bowl on my kitchen table is my go-to snack! Or if I am leaving for work I throw in at least a couple of apples in my bag. Apples sure do the trick for me by filling me up and satisfying my sweet craving (just a bit, but always room for my Dagoba chocolate ). I also have been tracking my food on myfitnesspal.com. Did you know there is a scanner button when you use the app on your smart phone?! I just scan the item and it downloads the nutrition facts to your plan!
Keep going with Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30. I love this video! There are 4 fitness routines (week 1-4). The base of the program is 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs. You do about 4 cycles of the 3-2-1 combo and you are done! You also do not repeat any of the same exercises, so you will only do push-ups ONE time for the entire 30 minutes. I am feeling it in my butt and arms, hooray! This video is putting back some strength training into my fitness regimen and it doesn’t take a lot of time!
Well, let’s getting going!