Sunday, September 1, 2013
It’s important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before.
John “The Penguin” Bingham, Going with the Flow, The Penguin Chronicles Archive
7 Ways to Cut Down on Liquid Calories
2. Eat your juice
If you’re thirsty and craving something sweet and tart, there’s a better-for-you option than fruit juice. It’s fruit. Simple as that. Since it’s water-based, fresh fruit not only will quench your thirst, but it also will fill you up. Although fresh fruit does contain natural sugars, it also provides vitamins, nutrients and fiber that juice does not. If you must have your juice, try lighter or low-sugar alternatives for about half the calories of regular juice, or dilute regular juice with water. Because juice can’t fill you up, think of it as just extra calories.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Person if the day
As you can see she is dedicated to her workouts. This will give her the energy to Do things she never thought she would.
10 Healthy Meals You Can Make in Under 10 minutes
1. Easy Meals for the End of a Hectic Day
After a long day at work or taking care of the kids, cooking a three-course gourmet, healthy meal is probably the last thing you want to do. Still, you may be feeling a little guilty about being on a first-name basis with the pizza guy, too. What’s a mom to do? Luckily Madelyn Fernstorm, Ph.D., iVillage Health Editor-at-Large has some quick and healthy meals from her book, The Real You Diet, that are perfect for the mom-on-the-go and are sure to please the kids, too. Serve these main dishes with couscous, instant brown rice, raw veggie sticks or bagged salad, with fresh fruit for dessert to complete your meal. All recipes serve four people.
2 cups canned fat-free refried beans
2 cups shredded 2% cheddar cheese
1 cup mild or medium salsa (fresh or jarred)
Spread tortilla with refried beans and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Microwave on high for 30 seconds until cheese is melted. Remove to plate, top with salsa and roll up.
Let’s Go get it
Shannon Marie ☛ I to run (May 11)
"A few months ago, you posted a challenge to run a mile, every day, for 30 days. After percolating that thought in my brain for a while, 12 days ago, just in time for my 35th birthday, I decided to do it. I ran about 30 steps the first day but I’ve kept at it, rain or shine, tired or not, motivated or not. I’ve taken motivation from your posts and my own will to DO THIS! Today, in a torrential downpour, soaking wet, dodging puddles the whole way, I OWNED that mile for the first time and ran the whole thing. The feeling I got at the end, drenched in rain, sweat and pride was priceless. Thank you!! See you at the starting line someday!"
What are 30 Ways to drop a dress size in 30 Days?
Practice Portion Control
Portion control is probably one of the most important tools for losing and maintaining weight loss. Did you know, for example, that only 20 years ago a regular sized cup of coffee (with milk and sugar) would have only set you back 45 calories, and today’s 16 ounce mugs now serve up over 350 extra calories from milk and sugar? And don’t even get us started on those dessert coffee drinks! Bottom line – portion control from your morning coffee to your evening dessert is key to achieving and maintaining weight loss. If you aren’t quite sure what your portion sizes should look like, check out this guide or use this helpful iphone app, to help you gauge how much should be on your plate (no scale necessary).
And one tip that may help you make eating less even easier? Dining from plates that don’t match your food. New research recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when people ate pasta (covered in white sauce) off of red plates they served themselves 21 percent less than when those who piled their pasta on a matching white colored plate. Researchers believe that by creating a greater color contrast between our plate and the food on it, our brains have an easier time registering the amount of food on our plates and we end up naturally limiting our serving size.
Your daily game plan: Stick with an 8 ounce coffee in the morning (average calorie savings: 305), have only one serving of chips in the afternoon (average calorie savings: 150) and stick with a 3 ounce serving of meat at dinner (average calorie savings: 189) and serve up your meals on non-color coordinated plates whenever possible to save over 600 calories per day, or almost five pounds this month alone!
It takes skill and determination to knock out these poses. GG and buddy has it well under CONTROL!!!