Monday, February 11, 2013
Week 6 Progress
A shout out this week to Prozium and Doctor Who - they've been hitting the gym and stepping up their workouts. Go back to Week 5's Progress Comments section and read about what they are doing. Great work guys!
Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions, doesn't it? I know first hand how difficult it can be to stick to an exercise routine when you're shuffling around family obligations, work schedules, school load, kids schedules, etc. Don't beat yourself up over it. Everyone has good days and bad days. If you're at school and have a little free time between classes, speed walk around campus or walk up and down a few flights of stairs. Waiting for your kids to get out of school? Arrive to pick them up 15 minutes early and jog around the block. Park your car further away in the lot at work, walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or go for a walk after lunch. There's lots of ways to squeeze 15 minutes of exercise into your schedule if you think outside the box.
In fact, I'd like you to go check out these 2 blogs. Martha at Seaside Simplicity is joining Carol over at Imagination for a 20 minute a day walking challenge. Go over and see what Carol is doing for 25 minutes a day! Go Carol! She is an inspiration.
One of my favorite ways to save time on cooking is to buy a huge package of boneless chicken breasts. It usually comes with about 9 pieces in it. I cook up the whole package at the same time on my George Foreman grill and stick it into a container in the refrigerator. That chicken lasts me several days and can be used for a multitude of meals - on taco's, sandwiches, in salads, as a chicken wrap and even by itself with a plate of veggies on the side. Think of the time you can save by precooking your chicken like that. Give it a try.
I'll see you midweek with some information on carbohydrates. In the meantime, start to think of creative ways to get some exercise into your daily routine.