Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Be Accountable

We talk about losing weight, eating right and fitting into those "skinny" jeans that have been in the drawer now for wo years!! We spend the holidays splurging on cake feasts, carbs and sweet beverages... Then come January 1st, we tell ourselves we're gonna join the gym and start the new year with a BANG!!! The only problem is, we lose our motivation and quit the gym only two weeks into the new year. Why? Why do we cut ourselves short? Why not when we say we're gonna do something, we DO IT! Especially when it comes to good health and taking care of ourselves.
You know why? Because we don't hold ourselves accountable. We assume the results won't come, we're tired of watching our calories, getting up early in the morning to workout and "depriving" ourselves of sweet treats!!
If we could get it in our head that food is to supply our bodies with energy and nutrients and is not to be recognized as a "fix" or a "treat"... Then maybe we would eat to better our health rather than destroy it.
Set goals. Write them out. Have 30, 60 and 90 day goals. Write them on your calendar, post them on fun post it notes that are colorful and put them on your vanity mirror, on you bedside dressor, on your desk, on the fridge, in the car on the dash... Make sure you are constantly being reminded of the goals you are looking forward to acheiving.
Hold yourself accountable. I like to send my food journals to my best friend every night and the workout I did for the day so that she can look at it and so that through out my day, I make better choices with my meals because I know I will have to admit to her what I ate. It works for me. Also, I like to fill my husband in on what my goals are, that way when we're fixing our meals together, he helps me stay focused on the plan at hand :)
And even better, my husband becomes my workout buddy because he's there to support and encourage me.
Don't set your goals too far out of reach. Make them reasonable. The goals that need a little more time to accomplish, set them 90 days out... The quicker acheiving goals, set them for your 30 day goals :)
Working out, being fit and eating right is FUN!! It makes you feel WONDERFUL!!! It gives you confidence and an inner beauty that shines on to everyone around you.
Walk the walk... Don't just talk the talk! Be the example.
Jump on board the New Years Challenge with me!


Chatter BOX
Random Fun Stuff
Subject: Calories
*Melting and ice cube in your mouth burns 2.3 calories.
*You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
*A karaoke singing of "WE ARE THE WORLD" burns 20.7 calories.
*You burn 26 calories with a one-minute kiss.

Friday, September 4, 2009

on another note... staying VEGAN!

The last month I have switched my diet from 100% Vegan to Vegetarian. I have been consuming egg-whites, tuna, whey protein and mahi mahi. The change has really made me feel bloated, unhappy with my meal plans and confused. I chose to change my diet based on what another personal trainer had advised me to do.going in to this new diet wasn't "hard" for me... Surprisingly. But after eating this way for a few weeks and seeing the negative change on my body and performance level, I know being strictly Vegan is the optimal diet for me!!
I'm proud to be Vegan and want to end the year with my New Years Challenge being 100% Vegan. I feel I have some learning to do as far as weight training and Veganism, but this is something I'm ready to do :))
I'm more than enthusiastic with my decision and am starting Vegan TODAY!!!
I'll be adding more posts with my high impact weight training vegan diet to share what I know and what I've learned!!!