Monday, May 18, 2009

Portion Control

As I was pour a bowl of cereal last week, I was thinking about how much I've learned about portion control. Lots of my nutrition classes talked about making sure you dish up was a portion is. 1 serving of cereal is 3/4 c to 1c, do you actually know how much that is? Measure it!

this chart will help you recognize how much you really should be eating. Chances are you'll be just as full if you eat the correct serving and eat slower, as you would with a big helping.

Today's to do: For 1 day, (yup try it for 1 whole day) measure your food and see how much an actual serving is. hint: the serving suggestion is on the box or on the chart!

Have a healthy day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

get back on

Ok, so I'm having a little bit of trouble staying on target with my workouts and eating. it seems that the summer weather has brought with it lots of ice cream and eating out with the office. I'm also finding it difficult to stick to my 6am workouts. So, now is the time to recommit! I'm going to do an at home workout for a bit (100 sit ups, 20 push ups, etc). I think this will help me feel better about not having an actually work out since last Thursday.

To everyone who may have fallen off, or just wants to get on; now is the time! Commit with me to get at least 30minutes of workout 3 times/week and at the very minimum 50 sit ups and 10 push ups.
I know you can do it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Have a Healthy Outlook

I have found in the past couple years that when I'm happy with myself, I find it easier to be healthier. When I stop fighting how I look, I seem to just become a healthier person.

I would really like it if everyone would think of all the wonderful things you do and are. How great of a mom, friend or neighbor you are. How you've thought about becoming healthier and thats a great step in the right direction. Have a more positive outlook this week as you try to incorporate 2 new healthy tips this week.

Tip of the day: Write down 10+ things that make you special and beautiful.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Your goals

Hey everyone! Now that you wrote down the food you ate the past couple days, you need to go back a evaluate how you did. Was there something you could have left out? Do you need more fruits, veggies or fiber?
How was your Real Age number?
The best thing to do is to keep moving forward. With what you know now, you need to make some goals for what you want to achieve!

Today: Write down 3 realistic goals you have for yourself. Example: Eat 1 more serving of veggies everyday. Lose 5 pounds in the next 2 months. Take a 30 minute walk 3 times a week.

Let me know what your goals are!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A new week!

Hey, so I'm feeling great this morning! I wanted to share a few things that I've been thinking about this past weekend.

#1: Milk- Try to cut down the % milk you drink. If you switch from whole to skim you could save 80 calories a glass, if you drink 1 glass a day, thats 560 calories a week!

#2: Take the Real Age test. Go to:
find out how old your body says you are. Be honest so you can get the best results, and then we can work on making it better!

#3: Start writing down EVERYTHING that you eat for 3 days. Thats it! Just 3 days worth, try to approximate how much you're eating (1/2 c veggies, 1 Tb mayo, etc.). I'll do it with everyone and then we can make our food intake better together!

Have a healthy day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A new blog

Hey everyone. I started this blog as a sort of self-help for me and anyone else! Several times in the past few month people have asked me what I've done to slim down since having Thayden. Well, I'm trying to follow my health classes and make smart choices about eating. SOOOO. I really felt inspired to start this.

I'll post a new tip every day or two. Easy things to help you become the most beautiful you. I believe that new tip should be implemented slowly so as to not get overwhelmed and to be able to do it well. Take every day a step at a time and such try something small.

Today's Tip: Go for a walk!

Take a walk with the family (or friends) today, try for at least 10minutes. See how far you can really get in a short amount of time.