OK! First post of the NEW YEAR!!! Yes, the buzz is around me! Exercise more, eat better, lose weight. I’m on board. I debated about which diet to try…my brain is in constant motion pertaining to health and fitness. South Beach? Burst Cycle Diet? Whole 30? Vegan? The list could continue forever. I get a little crazy when I follow a plan and always seem to fall off the wagon when it’s over. For this month and next, I’m eating clean and healthy. That’s it. Very low sugar. 3 things I’m working on:
- More Protein
- A gallon of water a day
- Less carbs
PROTEIN: I quickly googled the top 10 protein sources. Put them on your shopping list!
- Turkey or Chicken breast
- Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)
- Cheese (non-fat mozzarella, cottage cheese
- Pork Loin
- Lean Beef
- Beans (soy beans, kidney, black, white beans)
- Eggs (especially egg whites)
- Yogurt or Milk
- Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, almonds, peanuts)
WATER: Super important. Everywhere and in every diet or weight loss plan, MORE WATER is recommended. I think the majority of people get busy and forget to drink, me included. I’ll be filling up my water bottle several times each day!
LESS CARBS: What does that mean? Nothing new, but a proven fact. Less carbs=lose weight. I should say BETTER CARBS. I’m going to aim for 2 carb servings a day for awhile. This includes oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta. Eliminate WHITE FLOUR and WHITE SUGAR and you got it down!
My exercise plan is simple right now. 6 days a week as usual. I’m going to up my running and cardio and or course lift weights 4 times a week. I’m still working on my 4 day a week workouts. I’ll have to post them next time!! LOVE LOVE lifting weights, eating healthy, and then seeing results!!! Keep at it!! Work Hard! And surround yourself with uplifting people who are on board with you as well!!
I’ll end with a SWEET SWEET song!! I just took on the job of directing our elementary school play, Aladdin Jr., and I’m in heaven each day watching the kids sing and dance! My little 2nd graders are going to sing this song as a pre-show. Let’s go fly a kite. This version is from the movie Saving Mr. Banks. Such a GREAT movie! Listening to it always makes me happy. Love Mary Poppins! Have a great day!