March

So we are about to go into March…I can smell spring:)  Spring means we are that much closer to wearing less clothes!  No more baggy sweaters and sweats!  Get on track.  If your journey has remained on track then I say keep on keeping on.  Don’t forget to switch up your workout routines for the best results.  I switch up my routines every month to month and a half.  Right now I am focusing on glutes and abs.  I add cardio and arms in but my main focus is glutes and abs.  Find your target areas on your body that you want to work on and work on perfecting exercises to get you to your goals.

Don’t hide behind your sweaters anymore.  Get your diet right!  This is a journey.  Remember even if you have gotten off track its ok!  Just take every opportunity to get back on track.  Don’t say I will start tomorrow.  If you realize your off track the next thing you put in your mouth should be the start to getting back on your journey.  It starts with picking the right foods to cook.  Preparing your foods so you don’t set yourself up for failure when time gets in the way.  Commit to exercise!  If you exercise the weight will come off quicker.  If you have an injury or reason your can’t workout than your food has to be on point!  Follow me on pinterest!  I have a board for healthy recipes and a board for exercise routines.  I know how difficult it can be know what to cook or how to cook so if you follow me you will see I have tried several recipes on my board.  Drink your water and if you haven’t tried it yet try drinking hot green tea each day.

My pinterest name is Meghan Woodruff

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Soaking up the last of summer

Really dig in and enjoy the last of your summer!  Enjoy the warm weather by taking advantage of being able to get active outdoors.  Paddleboarding burns 428 calories per hour, kayaking burns 357 per hour or beach volleyball which burns 571 per hour.  I will be paddling tomorrow…can’t wait to do something I love and burn some calories doing it!

Get to the local farm markets!  There is a great one near my house on Saturdays at the Windward beach.  What better than a stroll along the Metedeconk and pick up local non GMO fruits and veggies, gorgeous flowers and fresh-baked breads!  It’s so much easier to purchase, prepare and eat healthier.

The wonderful weather is also a great excuse to take the dog for a walk or after dinner take a stroll with your family or a bike ride around the neighborhood!  The extra calorie burn will allow you to enjoy an ice cream cone for a treat:)

Get out there people enjoy what we have left of summer!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Check  out these recipes:

http://www.marthastewart.com/907476/tomato-beet-salad?xsc=soc_pin_tomatobeetsalad&crlt.pid=camp.DYwiXqaL4t8T

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/caprese-avocado-toast/

Food is love!  Make this and enjoy with someone you love.

Trying new things

So I am force feeding myself some new things.  Yes, I said force feeding!  There are certain foods I don’t like but I know are really good for me so I want to try to add them to my diet.  Avocado is one of those items.  I am a texture person.  I have purchased two avocados and placed them in a paper bag to ripen and made them into guacamole to snack on.  I can’t eat cilantro so I skipped adding that and added some spices I do like to try to convince my taste buds we like it.  I have to say it fills me up and isn’t that bad.  I definitely think avocados and I are going to be friends sooner than later!

I stumbled upon a treadmill routine and tried it out the other day.  Some days are harder than others to hop on the treadmill and kill it.  So to get around that trying something new is a must!  I tried this routine and first round was a bit too easy for me so I upped incline and speed to fit my capabilities.  The routine is a 10 minute routine that you can repeat as many times as you want.  I blew through 30 minutes and it felt so quick.  So here try this and if it’s not challenging you don’t quit.  Up your incline and speed to challenge your abilities!

Speed         Incline          Duration

4mph          5%                  5min

6mph          2%                  3min

7mph          2%                  1min

3mph          10%                1min   Repeat 3 more times