It's a brand new year and everybody is trying to be healthy, right? This is the best time of year to search for weight loss/healthy lifestyle tips and to find inspiration pretty much everywhere you look. I've jumped on the bandwagon and I'm trying to lose a few pounds and just be healthier in general. Here are a few things I'm doing:
- Drink tea instead of coffee. Since January 2nd, I've only had coffee once and that was only because a coworker bought everybody in my office iced coffee. Other than that, I've been guzzling green tea during the day and chamomile tea in the evenings.
- Cut the yolk. I don't know all the science behind this decision, but I decided to just eat egg whites and not the yolks. I think it has to do with cholesterol? IDK.
- Leafy greens. Also salad. I decided Keith and I were going to eat more salads and more spinach, so for the last week and a half we have each had a salad at lunch and the base of the salad has been leafy greens/spinach. My favorite kind of salad is: spring mix, spinach, cucumber, cherry tomato, chicken, blueberries, dried cranberry, and light balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I was using feta cheese on everything and then I realized I don't actually like feta cheese + it's expensive so I quit that.
- Sort of weight watchers. A few years ago I had signed up for Weight Watchers Plus and pretty much all I ate was Progresso light soup and Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen dinners. I buy lots of Progresso light soups because they're hearty and easy and "light." I know they're packed with sodium but they're so easy!
-Cheaters workouts. I call these cheaters workouts because it's NOT REALLY working out. I wear 5 lb ankle weights every day. Sometimes I strap them to my wrists. Usually not because when I do I have a barage of patients asking if I have carpal tunnel syndrome and I feel back just saying,.... "no, it's just so my biceps will look more defined." I get looks of judgment and confusion so I usually just strap them to my ankles.
- Drink lots of actual water. I drink bottles and bottles of water during a normal work day. It's kind of insane the amount of time I spend at the cooler and at the bathroom. Fun facts, right?
- Ten second workouts. I believe that if you can complete a short workout before bed, you're set. I like to do lunges, squats, push ups, and planks before I get in the tub and then go to sleep. Ideally I'll also do those back kicks where I still have my weights on, but sometimes I don't because today I couldn't really walk very well due to those.I think these are killer. The more you do, the more you'll want to do.
That's really it. Do you have suggestion? tips? advice for curbing those late night curbings? Please and thank you.