Last year I was doing so good (imho)... until I started traveling. Towards the end of summer, and thru the fall, I was out of town (AND out of my eating/exercise routine) at least one week a month and sometimes more. So this year, I could decide NOT to travel until I got down to my goal weight. Or, I could try to figure some ways to motivate myself to eat and exercise when I'm out of my comfort zone of regular routines.
My First thought.... =P
Second thought...I need find something that really motivates/ really works to get me moving!
eeeee-YOW-ch! I guess this *could* work? but...
Better yet...I should get some music that will motivate me to move at a rate that will get my heart up. I will create a list for my iPod that will take me through at least 1 hour of cardio. I want to see if I can get a simple routine of movements to do, while listening to the motivating music. This would be something that I could do in a hotel or other place where a gym or walking outside isn't going to work. I will be able to use earphones, if its more convenient. I have several "out of towns" already scheduled starting this next weekend thru late spring of this year. My goal is to get something worked up to try for this coming weekend. I have a second option to try. I am, also, going to look for a downloadable video or youtube video that I could follow for 30-40 minutes of cardio. It could be Pilate's style or something kind of like "Dancing To The Oldies" with Richard Simmons (He does make me laugh...but, it IS good exercise and fun to do).
A "party" sounds motivational...right?
These are my two goals for next week - (1)get music approximately 1 hour for cardio and some kind of routine to go with it. And, (2) look for a youtube or other visual that I can work out with on my iPhone or iPad. These two things to be used for travel (and at home too). I would love to hear any of your ideas or suggestions!!
A quick and easy winter lunch (or light dinner). I take a can of "healthy" soup and add a large bag frozen veggies to it.
Sometimes I add meat left over from a previous meal. Or I will just cut small pieces of raw chicken breast or pork chop and stir it in the hot soup, cooking until meat is done. This hearty veg soup is fairly low in calories and with lots of vegetables, it's quite healthy. I've found that for just the two of us (husband and I), when we buy too many fresh vegetables on our trips to the market, they can go bad before we can eat them all. So, I always keep on hand some good/healthy frozen vegetables of various kinds. I do the same with fruits. Fresh is always better. But, it's handy to have the frozen (with no added salt, sugars, favoring, colorings or additives of any kind), around when fresh isn't readily available.
Food - I'm trying to eat more protein and only veg and fruits for my carbs. But, this week I
didn't do as well as I would like.
Exercise - I feel good about this week. I've worked up to several days of 2 miles rather than
all days at 1.5 (for 6 days). Total miles this week is 11.11. I will try to do equal or
better total for next week. But, I will be out of town for 3 days...I dunno =(
Weight(loss?) - down .4 (not great. I need to try harder)