We can all get easily discouraged because the truth is it’s much easier to sit on the couch and watch TV than it is to exercise, but the bottom line is that we all need to move – for the rest of our lives. Period. This is just non-negotiable, so below are some images from pinterest.com that I found to be very motivating last night as I had a
few five handfuls of kettle corn - told you it wouldn’t last longer than two days! As I read a few of these, I found myself walking to the garbage can and dumping out the rest - oh, yes I did!
I’ll be honest, yesterday I was feeling really crappy. Massive headache all afternoon and it was the first day of my 10K training, but I didn’t let that stop me. When you have a goal you really just need to do it. I completed 2.5 miles which means I get a gold star on my training calendar The easy way out would have been to use my headache as an excuse, but no one ever accomplished anything the easy way and the feeling of accomplishment is so worth the pain!
When I got home after my run, I went straight to the kitchen to make some steak fajitas – with Feta (truth be told, I eat Feta with everything. I’m Greek - it happens.)
- Breakfast: buckwheat waffle with peanut butter, frozen blueberries and a drizzle of raw agave nectar.
- Lunch: my quinoa salad with shrimp.
- Unnecessary snack: kettle corn.
I don’t count calories because I would lose my mind and it seems to have the opposite effect for me. Again, there’s no one method that works for everyone - as we are all different, so do what works for you! Instead of counting calories, I sort of just eye-ball it.
Example: If I eat a heavy breakfast or heavy lunch my dinner will be lighter or if I eat a lot of starchy carbs for breakfast and lunch my dinner will be more lean and green. You know when you are over-eating better than anyone else, that’s why it’s hard for me to say only eat this or that. My best advice would be, through trial and error, figure out what keeps you full throughout the day and eat off of a small plate – just don’t keep going back for more
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