Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stroller fit challenge!

Challenge #10

Exercise: Do you ever wonder how far you actually jog or walk during your workout? Do you ever wonder how far you walk during the day?

If you want to know the TRUTH a great piece of equipment is a pedometer. It is useful, inexpensive and is a great tool to use to see how much you are actually moving through out the day! OR another great piece of equipment that I am in love with now is the Strollometer! Not only does it tell you how far you have gone, it tells you how hot, how cold, AND gives you your mph just like a treadmill! It is so cool!! I highly recommend it for tracking your workouts!

Your Goal should be 10,000 Steps a day!

Nutrition: Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a prince, and Dinner like a pauper! So breakfast can be tough….The point is your body NEEDS the energy in the morning more than the evening. Eat big in the morning, Eat a medium sized lunch, and eat a very small portion at dinner. If you have trouble eating breakfast…TRY THIS. Eat a small dinner, stop eating 2-3 hours before bed and I betcha you will be Ready for Breakfast after a few days!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Stroller fit challenge!

Challenge #9

Exercise: Pump up those evening walks 3 times a week by doing intervals. If you are a walker (Medium paced walk 1 minute then fast walk 2 minutes) If you are a runner (jog for 2 minutes and then run 1 minute, back to a jog then sprint 20 seconds) You get the idea! J The goal is rather than having to workout longer, you just workout harder!

Nutrition: Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day AND since we all exercise we should be drinking more!

Tip: Beware of the elastic waist band. J I love to wear my comfy workout clothes all day, but to get a REAL picture of your progress choose a piece of clothing that is less forgiving!!

Have a healthy day!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Eating Healthy!

Well, I knew this day would come... I got totally burnt out with the calorie counting and totally fell out of my routine eating "right"!
I have this problem with longevity of diets... i get bored, annoyed and just totally fall off the diet wagon. Totally may be the fact that you have to work harder to diet then just eat whatever... well duh? right? I just get sick of eating the same stuff all the time!

I have a new idea I am gonna try!
I have been slacking on my strollerfit challenges due to my darn tail bone and traveling, so I am gonna whip back into shape starting NOW!

Here is my new attempt!
I am going to still watch what I eat, not to over eat, not to drink calories
(I do love special drinks and WINE....)
I am going to limit my wine and margarita consumption to one day a weekend... have 1 diet soda a day (it take the place of coffee for me!) and at dinner time eat early with NO carbs!
I am gonna try and drink more water then I normally do... and I am a great water drinker, but I think part of the time when I feel hungry and i am just needing something to drink.
Gavin is gonna attempt to follow these guidelines also!
I am hoping this will help me with the weight loss but also help me to NOT get annoyed with a "diet".
I am going to also up my cardio everyday ... either with a longer walk, a run, or some taebo!
I feel Like I am a really buff chick stuck under a layer of fat!
I HATE that layer of FAT!

Stroller fit challenge!

Challenge #8

Since you are getting the hang of all the challenges, I will begin sending them out more frequently. 2 weeks to go!!!!!

Exercise Challenge: Add one more evening walk during the week (3 total) and 4 (30 second planks) while watching TV. Work your way up to 4 (one minute planks)

Nutrition Challenge: Eat don’t drink your calories. Be careful of the drinks you consume. Coffee drinks, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, while delicious are full of CALORIES! Find a slimmer version OR limit them.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Stroller fit challenge!

Challenge #8

Exercise: Park and Walk – When it is safe to do so, Park away from your destination and Walk!

Nutrition: Eat every 2-3 hours. Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, Dinner! Don’t forget to stop eating 2-3 hours before bed!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Stroller fit challenge!

Challenge #7

Exercise Challenge: Walk and Talk….Talk and Walk! Take advantage of times you are the telephone to walk around your house. You can add lots of steps and burn lots of “extra” calories by moving while you are on the telephone.

Nutrition Challenge: Stop eating 2-3 hours before you go to bed. Reach for a sip of water, take a shower, take a walk instead of munching on food in the evening.

Have a Healthy Day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I'm a slacker!

Sorry I have been slow on posting challenges...
here are the 3 I have missed adding

challenge # 4

Exercise Challenge: Add one 20 minute evening walk to your routine, or for an extra calorie burn, come try a StrollerFit evening class.

Nutrition Challenge: Calories count! Track what you eat by using a FREE resource such as www.fitday.com or http://www.calorie-count.com/ (thank you Lindsay). Once you get the hang of these sights, entering your info can be fun and informative.

challenge #5

Exercise Challenge: Record your workouts…You will receive a calendar in class to help you do this! As I always say consistency is key…we always think we exercise more than we actually do. This calendar will give you a visual picture of what you are doing!! It may be simple, but it works.

Nutrition Challenge: Stop eating after your child & I don’t mean baby food. J Remember: a handful of goldfish, the rest of a sandwich, a few fruit snacks etc = a lot of unnecessary calories. A bit here a bit there and you have just added an extra 200-500 calories to your day without even knowing it.

Challenge #6

Exercise Challenge: Add an extra 20 minute walk in the evening. You should now be doing two 20 minute walks per week OR come and try an evening StrollerFit class for an extra calorie burn! Add 50 Crunches before breakfast!

Nutrition Challenge: Sit down at a table and eat. As busy moms, we multi-task, eat standing up and an hour later, forget when have even eaten…sound familiar?? Absolutely do NOT eat in your car!!