I’m happy to get this post to you in the morning this week as opposed to late at night 🙂 I’ve still been chugging away on the Elliptical. Currently my weight is 194.3. It takes me a LONG time to lose weight but I know this will come off completely if I do not stop posting, keeping myself motivated, eating healthy, and exercising! I’ve realized that when I walk with friends (as opposed to the elliptical) I’m able to walk a longer distance because I’m talking and staying distracted. My body does not scream ENOUGH as fast. I highly recommend exercising with people if at all possible. But do not become so dependent on being with friends that you do not exercise if you can’t get with them. There needs to be an even balance. If you love watching tv programs at night then tell yourself you can exercise BEFORE them or put the tv right in front of that elliptical, treadmill, bike, or other while you work out. ❤
I wanted to touch on BREAKFAST today. My favorite meal of the day is, hands down, breakfast. There is nothing I love more than cereal, scrambled eggs, or some oatmeal! Everywhere I read it says that it is essential to NEVER skip breakfast because it will lead to over eating later in the day. I completely agree with this. However, I feel that I am eating too much breakfast or that sometimes my breakfast is too heavy. After doing some research, I feel led to promote a LIGHT breakfast. It’s recommended that breakfast is around 250 calories. An article on Real Age states “When people ate things like eggs, sausage, cheese, marmalade, and butter for breakfast, they tended to overdo it.” I’m not saying don’t eat these, but just be really careful about your portions. As for me, I tend to pour cereal into a Ziploc baggy when I go to work. I’m sure more than my estimation of a serving size is going into that bag! I’m going to become more aware and try things like spinach smoothies again. Before you completely plug your nose and run for the hills, let me share some recipes I’ve researched with you! I’ve personally made spinach & fruit smoothies before. YES they are green. However, if you put fruit (especially a banana) with them then you should NOT taste any spinach.
GREEN SPINACHE SMOOTHIE LINKS
Have a Wonderful & Healthy Day!
-Muffins & Mocha