Today is gonna be THE day. Even though this year was different from all the rest, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas (eve and day) and New Year’s (eve and day) and the weekend that followed (for those who stretched it to the max) are officially behind us.
There are so many tips to get you into or back into your fitness and nutrition zone. Got some lemons? Make lemonade by squeezing them into your water today and then drink lots and lots of it. Clean out your fridge of any fattening, unhealthy leftovers. My great friend Lisa taught me to feed those leftovers to the fish and turtles in my canal. We all win. Discard or freeze the bread and cut back on the carbs for a bit. Make some oatmeal and have it in the fridge for breakfasts. Scoop some into a bowl, add some fruit and a bit of peanut butter and reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes. I always add cinnamon as it helps stabilize blood sugar. Having food readily available is so important–or else we end up eating whatever is quickest. Make a big pot of veggie soup and build dinners around it. Wash your fruit and veggies and leave them ready to grab and eat. Wash your lettuce!!! Make a big salad that can last for a few days. Grab portions and dress them (lightly) as needed. Getting ahead of your hunger is key.
GET UP OFF YOUR BUTT and move. The pandemic has found us with some new, high tech ways to exercise, like the Mirror by Lululemon. It’s an investment, but if you are in a cold weather climate and you can afford it, it’s probably worth it. I do wish, just once, they showed someone in their ads that wasn’t already fit!
There are also so many NO COST options on the worldwide net, so there really are NO excuses. Sometimes just putting on some music and dancing like no one is watching is all you need to get your fitness on, and allow your spirit to soar at the same time!
I am fortunate to have outdoor training weather 365 and have always been a fan of park trail training–it allows for so much creativity. I love when my boy Pete texts me from the road to let me know he brought his deck of cards and is using them…I always give the credit to Bob Harper, on that one. Derek and Jolene have been taking Summer girl to the park every day and have such great hills and mountains to hike. Kyle and Nicole are great examples of a couple that actually use their treadmill for it’s intended purpose and take advantage of fitness apps in the absence of Disney Marathons! I love hearing from friends about their hikes, daily tennis games (sometimes more than once a day) and participation in all kinds of online challenges. I am loving the Pilates and Yoga challenges and begin a new one, today.
If you don’t have a fitness tracker, you can find one on your phone, or invest in one. They are available at all price points and i find they really help keep you honest about your steps! They also remind you when you need to move and this is really helpful if you sit at the computer all day!
Running into a neighbor/friend this weekend, I learned she was unaware of our F.F.I.T. project (Fighting Food Insecurity Together) so I realize that I need to get a little more vocal about it. Our house remains a drop-off point for all canned, bagged, jarred and boxed food to be delivered to Feeding South Florida, monthly. If you are local, just leave your donations by our front door or on the bench and Sheree and I will get them to the food warehouse. Thank you so much for your support.
It is meatless Monday, and making plant-based choices is a great idea today! It will up your fiber intake which always is a positive! Always remember that what is good for the animals is also good for you and the planet as well.
2021. It awaits us with open arms, all new challenges, opportunities and experiences just waiting to unfold. And today…it IS gonna be THE day. Thanks for your time. GO GET IT