Tips for Staying Fit

This morning, I was chatting with my Mom and she was giving me some great advice on staying fit and trim through the holiday season. Here are some of her helpful tips:

  • Drink lots of water throughout the day (sometimes we may think we are hungry when really, we are just thirsty)
  • Always look your best to boost your confidence. It’s a lot easier to say no to that extra dougnut when you look good.
  • Monitor your carbs (Not a la South Beach Diet but rather reduce your carbs to once a day)
  • Utilize the buddy system. My mom and I are working together this week to support each other to eat healthfully.

Thanks Mom! 🙂

After a good workout this morning, I was feeling invigorated and ready to take on my week of healthy eating. (And by healthy eating, I mean good foods AND desserts. Please, like I could go a day without chocolate.) I woke up feeling good this morning. Last night, I made a hearty salad for dinner and a half of a sweet potato. I ate around 7:00pm and went to bed around 11:00pm. There is definitely something to be said about going to sleep with an empty stomach. I always wake up feeling clean and ready to eat workout.

This salad was delicious

This salad was delicious

My greens weren’t very fresh last night so I used lots of toppings to add a punch. Greens aren’t cheap and brown so quickly. I’m still looking for tips to combat this little issue. Any tips would be great! 🙂

My meal

My meal

Last night’s movie was pretty entertaining. I noticed that focusing on a movie kept me away from obsessing over desserts. In fact, I skipped dessert last night! I was going to eat a Ghiradelli peppermint bark chocolate square but I never got around to eating it. Who am I? If you are a fan of peppermint bark, I’d definitely recommend getting a bag of these sweets. There’s something about the strong peppermint that makes me only want a couple of these and no more.

I can totally eat just one three

I can totally eat just one three (Source)

Alright, I’m off to work and staying focused on my healthy week ahead. Happy Monday!


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6 thoughts on “Tips for Staying Fit

  1. Some great tips from your mom! I agree, it’s more difficult to stuff your face when you look good, especially if you’re wearing something much more form fitting… no room for a big food belly. lol That’s great you & your mom are helping each other to stay healthy this week. 🙂 Have a great Monday!

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