Checking in!

Wondering how you are doing?  Are you on the same page and wanting to make a difference with your fitness regime as well as your nutrition goals? If you haven’t started yet, today is as good of a day as any to begin to get with it and start creating new habits that will change the way you look and feel.

Since I became a Precision Nutrition Coach, I have been diligent about eating well. To date, I have lost 1.1% body fat. That may not seem like a lot, but if you reduced it by 1% a month for a year it would equal 12% body fat loss! That would be amazing. I only really want to lose maybe 5% or 6% more. I certainly feel good because I am eating vegetables more than ever. I also use a green drink called Organifi when I don’t have time to make something with greens or in addition to the greens I am having. Usually I have anywhere from 4 to 5 meals per day. Each meal satisfies me for hours. I do not remember that being the case in the past.

TRX and Spinning are my exercises of choice but today I decided that if I want to increase my muscle mass and burn more fat that I am going to probably need to add some free weight training into the mix. Especially for those hard to get to areas like the triceps and the hamstrings and quads. I am not sure how many of you are in my age range or in the over 50 range but at that point, gravity is taking over, and you really need to stay or get ahead of it. It is a real challenge and one that I am totally into taking on.

It seems to me that preparation is critical as far as nutrition goes. At least be prepared for several days at a time. I always have asparagus and broccoli stocked up because they are both easy to make and so nutritious for you. I try to make sure I have  (lately) arugula, chicken strips, tomatoes, and avocado for an evening meal that I make when I get home. Actually, I use almonds and goat cheese as well on that salad and a half of an apple. It is so good. Lately, I have been using Cardini’s Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (just a little), but I think it would be better if I made my own because anything on the shelf has preservatives. Yesterday in the morning I sautéed some asparagus, added a couple of pieces of chicken I had already cooked, then added two eggs that I whipped with a little bit of organic cheese. It made awesome omelets! That was breakfast. Lunch was cold broccoli that I dipped in homemade hummus, plus some lentils that I heated in the microwave. There are so many things you can do to eat well and stay satisfied. It is so much better than feeding yourself unhealthy food just to satisfy hunger with no nutrient value. 

Remember portions: Women = 1 palm of protein, fist of vegetables and fruits at least 3 to 1 veggies to fruit, one cupped hand of carbohydrates and a thumb of good fats. For men, you double this.

Just remember that it is NEVER to late to start changing your habits to change your life. Always go in the direction that feels right 🙂 Until next time! Happy Easter:-)

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