Recently due some unforeseen circumstances, I had taken a detour from really focusing on losing weight. Now that things have changed, I’m able to get back on track with weight loss and continuing to live a healthy lifestyle. I came across a Facebook post for a FREE 21 day fitness challenge by Rahman Grayson, Mr Shut Up and Train, and I thought this would be a great way to get back in the groove and learn some new tips and tricks along the way. With a name like that, I figured this was what I needed to get serious again.
How does this challenge work? When you sign up, they’ll send you a daily email by 5am EST each morning detailing that day’s exercise and/or nutritional challenge. You commit to completing each work out, finishing the whole 21 days, and following the rules. The rules include no alcohol, no fried foods, no fast food, drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily, keep a food journal, and commit to eating clean. He did say challenge!!! At least there are 3 cheat day, and I already know what dates I’m using them on. So I’m ready. Will you join the challenge?
To sign up now, go to http://www.mrshutupandtrain.com/30daycc. There is also a #30DayCC event on Facebook. Go to http://www.facebook.com/events/556209034401342, click “Join” and then invite your Facebook friends. You can post your questions and pictures there as well. I hope to see you there!
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Please use the hashtag #30daycc on Twitter, Instagram, etc
Check out this pictorial guide on portion control from One Medical! If you don’t want to count calories or weigh everything you eat, this guide is a great way to visually ensure you are eating enough of the right things.
Here’s an example of my typical dinner plate so you can see how I watch my portions. Do you follow this when putting your food on the plate?
If you are looking for a twist on a classic healthy snack, you might want to try my new favorite late night snack – celery sticks with almond butter. Since I try to limit my fruit intake after lunch time, I decided to try celery with almond butter instead of peanut butter to break the monotony. I had never tried almond butter before, and was pleasantly surprised to find it on the shelf of my local Walmart during a recent food shopping trip. Now I will forewarn you that almond butter does have a slightly grainy texture as opposed to creamy peanut butter, but it didn’t bother me especially with the crunch of the celery.
I was surprised that just three celery sticks and spoonful of almond would be that tasty and filling! All in all, this will be a staple snack for me. Next up is to try it with carrots
Today is Healthy Tuesday here on Naturally-Glam.com. I just watched this insightful video on the HeyFranHey Youtube channel where Fran interviews Lita of FollowTheLita.Wordpress.com. Check it out!
March 5, 2013 in My Healthy Hair Journey
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