Dance like Nobody’s Watching! Do you like to dance? I’m sure most of you do. So what’s stopping you, I never used to like to dance. I felt stupid like I didn’t know how. I thought people would laugh at me. I lacked confidence in myself when it cam to how other saw me. Then one day I was the only one home and I was bored out of my mind so I turned on the stereo system and just started dancing and singing along with the music. It became a regular thing I would do everyday,or whenever I didn’t have anything else to do. If my family were home I would just spend 30 mins or so in my room with a smaller stereo or radio. Depending on how much weight you have to lose. Remember just take baby steps If you need to just start with 15 mins, you can do this every day or 2 to 4 times a week it is up to you and all you need is a radio, and a place where no one can bother you. Total privacy so you can feel comfortable knowing no one else can see you. So you will allow yourself to let lose and really get into the music. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight this is a great way to stay in shape. It is also a great way to release stress. After a few days you will start to notice muscles tightening,they might even start to feel sore. Just work through it. If necessary take a break for a day , but then get back to it. Yes it might take some time to get where you want to be, but if you stick to it and don’t give up you will see results. And as you start seeing those muscles getting tighter, or those unwanted pounds disappearing you will also build self- esteem, and confidence in yourself. So no matter who you are or what your situation is if you can stand you can dance. Grab a radio and dance it out.
7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life
Just Checking In…
Sorry I haven’t posted in some time, life has been kinda crazy the past few months. So enough about me..How are you all doing, any success stories you would like to share. Remember even those little goals you accomplish are also success stories. So think about all the goals you have set for yourself. How many have you reached? Or How close have you come at reaching your goal? Let’s stir up some inspiration, leave a comment of inspiration on your success… No matter how small you think it may be, It might just be what another needs to hear… Okay well I look forward to hearing all about your accomplishments… I will be posting some other success stories as well..
Sorry I haven’t posted much lately,I been pretty busy so I thought I would give you all a little treat here is one of the many Ebooks I was given recently. I thought you all might like to check it out feel free to download a copy for yourself as my gift to you. I have a lot going on right now but I will try to post again soon. To get to this e-book just click the link below, after you click on the link it will come up again so you will have to click the link again and it will bring up the Ebook. I just tried it myself to make sure it was working hope you enjoy these yummy treats. Lighten Up 20 Tasty Healthy Recipes for the New Year from Mr Food
- New recipes from around the web (gracegothealthy.com)
- Share Healthy Recipes to Jump Start 2013! (buncee.wordpress.com)
- Pizza You Can Feel Good About Eating (wholefoodsmarket.com)
- 9 Tasty and Healthy Snacks and Meals for the Super Bowl (washingtonian.com)
- A new twist on 2 old favorites… (trailmixdiaries.wordpress.com)
- January has been a tasty month (wisinfo.biz)
Have you ever heard the theory that certain foods have a negative caloric effect, meaning they burn more calories during the digestive process than they contribute? (Celery and apples are often cited as examples.)
Turns out the negative calorie theory is a myth. But that doesn’t mean some foods aren’t incredibly low-calorie and super-nutritious. Here’s a list of our favorite almost zero-calorie foods.
Calories: 4 per cup
This delicate, peppery amazingly low in everything you don’t want, especially calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It is, however, loaded with crunch and packed with fiber, vitamins A, C and K, and other nutrients, including potassium. green is Perfect in salads, soups, or anywhere you would use leafy greens, arugula may even boost your romantic life! Evidence suggests that the minerals and antioxidants packed into dark, leafy greens are essential for our sexual health because they help block absorption of toxins that dampen the libido.
Calories: 27 per cup
Asparagus is traditionally known as a detoxifying food, because it contains high levels of an amino acid that act as a diuretic, flushing excess fluid out of your system. It also helps speed the metabolism of alcohol and other toxins (it’s a surprising hangover remedy).
Asparagus is also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, E, and K, B6, folate, iron, copper, and even protein. We love the tender shoots in their most natural form, raw and tossed into salads, or steamed
Calories: 10 per cup
Clear beef, chicken, miso, seafood, or vegetable broth is a dieter’s secret weapon, nourishing and filling your body for almost zero calories, especially if you toss in leafy greens and lean meat. Broth is the ultimate “high volume food,” meaning you can eat large amounts for very few calories and still feel full. It all comes down to calories per bite, or in this case, slurp
“By choosing foods that have fewer calories per bite, your portion size grows, but your overall calorie count decreases,” explains Barbara Rolls, PhD, the creator of volumetric and author of the new book The Ultimate volumetric Diet. “So you end up with a satisfying amount of food.” If you would like to read more visit the link below. http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/30-foods-under-40-calories#4
- 12 Ways to Cut Calories Without Eating Less: Lose weight without ever going hungry with these tricks (sacbee.com)
- 14 foods under 40 calories (foxnews.com)
- 8 Low Calorie Ingredients (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)
- Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)
- Calories: How to Know if You Go Too Low (everydayhealth.com)
How I Gained it: When I was in college, I started eating out a lot at lunch, mostly at fast food restaurants because it was easy to grab a burger between classes. The habit of eating burgers and fries every day stuck with me even after college was over; I continued to eat unhealthy meals when I started working, as well. I would get fast food three to four times a week. I wasn’t eating enough fruits and veggies at the time, either. I would always go for the quick snacks like chips and candy, I didn’t control my portion sizes and I didn’t get enough exercise in my daily routine.
Breaking Point: I couldn’t stand having my picture taken because of the way I looked in photographs. I also got tired of going to the store and seeing all of the really cute outfits that I loved but couldn’t wear. It just really hit me one day that unless I made up my mind to do something about my weight, things would never change.
How I Lost It: I started Weight Watchers again (a few years before, I had actually lost about 30 pounds on the program, but I didn’t stick with it), and I started exercising every day. Exercising is definitely not the easiest or most fun thing when you first get started, but I knew it was something I needed to do in order to lose weight and get healthy. I started off by walking about 25 to 30 minutes each afternoon for about a week or so. Then, I just started working my time up and switching off between the treadmill and bicycle. I would walk outside sometimes, if the weather permitted. Once the weight started coming off, I was more motivated to exercise and continue losing. Now I walk, jog or bicycle around three to four miles every afternoon and I really enjoy it. I just don’t feel right if I don’t do some type of exercise now!
I also make healthier food choices; instead of eating a 100-calorie chocolate snack (even though it may only be a couple of WW points), I go for lots of fruit and veggies because they’re a lot better for me in the long run. I have become addicted to peaches and watermelon!
I think being older and more mature helped me to realize that my weight was very unhealthy and that I needed to do something about it now, not put it off until later. Everyone at work and my family was very supportive and really encouraged me the entire time, which I think is a really important thing. When someone is trying to lose weight, hearing the occasional “How much have you lost now?” or “You’re doing great, keep it up!” is really motivating and helps keep you going even on those rough days!
I definitely feel better about myself, both mentally and physically. And I can wear some of those cute outfits now!
After Weight: 173 pounds