|Irish oatmeal with fruit and a bit of cream.|
Begin a your week with a breakfast that satisfies and provides nutrition. Wear clothing that loves your body. Look into the amazing lives of your friends, co-workers and family with a new perspective. See life as new and renewable.
|Greek yogurt and homemade plum sauce.|
Organize more of the areas you weren't able to finish this weekend. And, the rest of the week, organize your most used spaces: Office, car, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Get rid of what has been sitting around the last few months, it is only irritating. I recently got rid of a huge stack of professional fitness magazines I hadn't nor wanted to read. They just made me feel like a loser every time I looked at them. I finally let clients take what they wanted and I recycled the rest. Out of site, I have freedom to read what I want! Making small changes in your spaces will open new doors to reinventing your new self these next 33 days. It is liberating!
Drink water, doctored water (adding mint, ginger, lemon, cucumber, etc.), tea (herb, white, green or black). Drink more than you have been. Don't think, just drink.
Exercise a bit more intensely this week. No excuses. Perhaps do two or three rounds of my video and or add the exercise below instead of the push-ups. Again, don't let the voice of unreasoning infiltrate your sensibilities! It is time to challenge yourself.
|Begin on all fours then lift knees to go into plank. Then to a side plank.|
|Back to plank then to push-up. It is definitely OK to go to your knees for the push-up.|
|Back up to plank then turn knee under body trying to keep your butt low. Repeat for the other side. Do 5 to 10 reps|
Calories Count but I abhor having to count calories. The truth is, we should know more about the nutritional value in the foods we eat and that includes the calorie count. Just look at the packaging. (I will never forget a client of mine saying she used a lot of olive oil in her cooking because it was fat free and had no calories.) It really helps with your willpower to see a full plate when trying to cut back on calories so find yourself a smaller plate to eat from.
|50% of my plate: vegetables|
Imagine yourself today:
- Eating a healthy breakfast (see my Bodeci breakfast sandwich recipe)
- Tossing or storing some of the piles you have in your most used areas
- Drinking more water than usual
- Exercising with more intensity
- Eating from my 80/20 rule; 80% lean and healthy, 20% "oopsie! I had wine, desert, cheese..."
|I don't know about you, but I'm more inclined to savor a bit of cheese or a glass of wine than to have desert.|
|However, don't these look yummy!|
20% of the time, you may not always make the healthiest choice, but, life is too short to say NO all of the time!
Now get off this computer and let's get going towards Fit and Fabulous!