I am going to be honest with you, I do not like working out. However, as I continue to age (its inevitable), I am not at all happy with my reflection in the mirror.
You know how it begins, you start noticing small changes in your body. But those small changes become bigger and bigger and before you know it, you have a muffin top. Which is when you begin to panic and start trying out all sorts of diets, detoxes and even signing up for the gym of which you visit for maybe a month or two.
So what happens next? Impatience sets in and when you don’t see results right away, there goes one diet out the window. You move onto the next diet or you try fasting. You may or may not see results from the next diet but then you do, you celebrate and gain the weight right back. Then out of despair, you give up and begin guilt eating. I know, it’s a vicious cycle!
So what is the best diet? I still don’t know, but I do remember reading something on WebMD answering that question, the answer was, “The best diet would be that which works!” Simple right?
I use to be very diligent in maintaining my workout regiment, but for many months now I have fallen off of my routine until recently. Along with returning to my regiment, I have also begun reading everything I can get my hands on about working out, from which exercises are the best for my problem areas to listening to podcasts about which foods are good or not good to eat, and finding sm app on my phone to help me along my journey in losing weight and looking good.
I have come across and have started using the “Lose Weight in 30 Days,” app by Simple Design Ltd. There are so many apps to choose from but this particular app was the “Editors’ Choice,” so I decided to give it a try. Thus far I like it because not only does it give you daily exercises to follow, it talks to you which makes me feel like there is a personal trainer in the room with me. Not only that but it also comes equipped with meal plans, calendar to track your progress, no equipment is necessary, and it keeps track of the days in which you’ve workout, along with the duration and how many calories you burned per workout. Below I posted a copy of what the app looks like in case you want to give it a try.
What I like most about this app is that it does not try to kill you, it gradually takes you to the next level. The exercises are not the same every day, and I don’t feel overwhelmed, nor have I come across exercises that my body aren’t able to do.
Good luck with your regiment. If you have found an app that is great, please do share. LP
In my quest to be consistent, I am actually typing this post via my cell phone. What a way to get my practice in, using two fingers. LOL.
So, how was your day? Mine was ok, other than getting my workout in, I feel that I was not as productive as I could have been. However, I will not beat myself up about it, instead, I will strive to do better tomorrow.
Have you ever had one of those days when it seems as though the only thing u actually got accomplish was waking up and getting your workout in? I’ m not complaining though, I am actually thankful that I was able to carve out some time for myself, to do something that is vital for my health and important to me.
When you think about it, that is the formula for working out. It’s primarily setting time aside to get in touch with yourself, to gain perspective and to contribute to your health and wellness. So, of course, you probably know what my next question is going to be and that is, “Did you work on you today?”
I hope you did or at least still have it on your “To Do List” for this evening. Until tomorrow, here’s wishing you a peaceful, and exciting evening.
I thought it would be nice to start out with something simple and yummy looking as well. This Veggie Nuggetsrecipe comes courtesy of Claire Nolan, BuzzFeed/Tasty.
Here’s a video that shows you how to make them:
Servings: 6–8 (makes 40–50 nuggets)
3 carrots, peeled & cut into chunks
½ head cauliflower, broken up
1 head broccoli, broken up
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1¾ cup plain bread crumbs
1. In a food processor, blend carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, garlic, egg, onion powder, salt, and pepper until combined.
2. Add 1¼ cup of bread crumbs and blend just until incorporated.
3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and form a small circular shaped “nugget.”
4. Place the remaining ½ cup of bread crumbs in a bowl and cover each nugget with the bread crumbs.
5. Either pan-fry with a small drizzle of oil over medium-high heat until both sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Or you can bake them on a piece of parchment paper at 400˚F/200˚C for 25 minutes, flipping after the first 15 minutes.
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