Yea maybe not but my friends and family treat me as such and it’s so fun. By the end of it they hate me. Lol. I worked out with my friend Ashley today in town from Pittsburgh. She snapped a photo of me working out. That was pretty cool considering I have no action shots of me exercising. And you can see the shadow of my quads. Lol. So I had a really good time challenging my friend to things she thought she wouldn’t do again and helping her on her way to reaching her goals. Many have told me I should personal train….I dunno. Still thinking!!!
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Portion control! Very important when it comes your diet. Must take in less and burn more calories to lose weight. My tricks to controlling my portion? 1. Eating dinner on a small plate. To me this makes me feel as if I have a full plate but it’s less food. 2. Wait about 20 minutes before deciding I want seconds. It takes a while for my body to catch up sometimes and realize I’m no longer hungry. 3. Drink a lot of water before during and after a meal. Helps my belly get full and in turn I’m satisfied
I love my new gift to myself! I’m so excited for my heart rate monitor. I’m sure no one finds it as exciting as I do. But I noticed a difference today with trying to stay in my fat burning zone. I think it made my workout a lil more intense. Anyway..I been having my eye on one for a few months now and I finally got myself one! 😀 I’m
Also happy to know I am still getting a pretty good calorie burn even with most of the workout today being weight lifting. Oh one more thing! The elliptical heart rate reader thing picked up my heart rate. So I saw my actual heart rate right on the cardio machine without putting my hands on the annoying metal bars that aren’t always right anyway.
STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE! Do not obsess with weighing your self daily. Our weight fluctuates very often. Set a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly date to weigh yourself. If you don’t want to get discouraged and frustrated, trust me on this!
Here’s a quick workout I made up for at home. You do not need equipment but for some exercises you can add weight for a challenge. Do each move for 1 minute.
Tricep dips (on a chair or coffee table)
Repeat once. Twice if you have a ton of energy! Each round should take 10 minutes
When I am pressed for time I have been making this shake for breakfast. So tasty and believe it or not it’s filling. Try it!
6oz low fat or fat free milk
1/2 cup quick oats (oatmeal)
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 banana frozen
A few ice cubes
Blend and be on your way out the door to work in minutes!
You’re welcome. Lol
When eating out at restaurants ask for all dressings and sauces on the side. You will use less when dipping your salad or other food versus pouring it on. Therefore saving calories!
For dinner I made my dad and I Jumbalaya! It was soooo delicious. Daddy loved it. Nice and healthy meal too. Well with a few slight changes from the regular. Here’s how to do it!
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 turkey Italian sausages
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 can fire-roasted tomatoes
1/2 lb shrimp
1/2 pound chicken
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, zucchini, bell pepper, garlic and sausage slices for 5 minutes.
Add the quinoa and toss to coat, about 2 minutes.
Add broth and tomatoes to skillet and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add the shrimp and chicken and cover the pan. Cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes
Add salt and pepper to taste.