Blog: FITGirl Training

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Think About Why You Started

 

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Reflecting on Goals

A New Year is a chance to start fresh! Take time to reflect on your personal health and exercise goals. Write them down where you'll see them on your computer, phone, or calendar.

My personal health goals are to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol by continuing to eat clean, healthy foods. Even though both are hereditary, I believe continuing to eat clean will positively impact my health. Since I have reached my goal of exercising 4-5 days per week the past few years, I'm setting a new goal to exercise 5-6 days per week. Your turn, what are your goals?

Now, set a reminder to revisit your goals regularly - daily, weekly, or monthly. If we set ourselves up to succeed from the beginning, following through won't be so difficult.

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Perfection Doesn't Exist

Extreme tendencies often rear their ugly heads when things don't go as planned. Sometimes we just throw up our hands and give up, but just because you missed a few workouts or your personal idea of "perfection" you must pick yourself up and get back to it NOW!

Perfection doesn't exist for imperfect beings.

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Cheers to a New Year

Wishing you a healthy, fresh New Year!

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Success is to Keep Moving

"Successful people keep moving . . . [and] don't quit." This quote can be applied to many areas of life, but reminds me of the 80-20% rule of eating healthy and physically moving 80% of the time.

We can choose to let unhealthy eating (20% or less) bring us down or continue propelling us toward personal health goals. It's the choice we make that really counts!

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1 Pound of Fat

Seemingly simple, making healthy food choices and reducing consumption are hard. To get started NOW use a daily food journal like MyFitnessPal, CRON-O-Meter, SuperTracker, or TheDailyBite. Basic food journals work best to keep us honest and get back to realistic portion sizes. Try it!

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Post-Holiday Plan

Happy Holidays! If you're feeling anything like I am today, it's slightly bloated and dehydrated (from the salty ham).

Instead of feeling frustrated for enjoying sugar and salt, I plan to get back to the basics today:

1. Log-in to "myfitnesspal" app
2. Drink plenty of water (minimum of 64 ounces)
3. Complete a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout
4. Eat lots of veggies
5. Cut out sugar, salt, and refined foods

This plan will regulate my blood sugar and get my body back to feeling normal. Surprised myself yesterday by abstaining from wine - Yay, me ;)

What's your post-holiday plan?

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Our Holiday Menu

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Apple Crisp (Clean Eating Magazine)

Incorporating clean eating into our diet, I thought it might be nice to share our holiday menu:

Main Course
Baked Ham
Garlic Mashed Potatoes (with Greek yoghurt)
Baked Butternut Squash (with cumin)
Cranberry Walnut Spinach Salad
Fresh Baked Baguette

Appetizers
Shrimp Cocktail
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Desserts
Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Apple Crisp (www.cleaneatingmag.com)
Bliss Balls (Eat-Sweat-Think.com)

This year, I also substituted maple sugar in recipes instead of refine sugar because it's much lower on the glycemic index and offers the same sweet taste and texture of sugar. Of course, we will be drinking lots of water with the salty ham and, my personal favorite, a nice glass of red wine :) Wishing you many happy blessings this holiday season!