Get A Morning Workout In Before The Day Takes Over

morning workoutGetting used to a consistent exercise routine can pose quite a challenge for many people. Let’s face it, if you’re not used to exercising on a regular basis then repeatedly forcing yourself to go out and sweat can be rather tough. Getting past the first few initial weeks so this becomes a regular habit is what matters the most. Once this happens, the topic of exercise won’t be an internal struggle any longer.

When it comes to the issue of weight loss, eating healthy and exercising consistently are two of the most important habits to stick with regularly. Unfortunately there are a whole host of other matters that must be taken care of in your life on a daily basis. Sure losing weight sounds like a great idea at 10pm right before going to bed, but once the new day begins, it’s easy to overlook your healthy agenda with the stress of the day. This is why it can often be very difficult to keep exercise at the forefront of your priorities. Here’s where a morning workout can really help get you to stick with a consistent schedule.

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Meal of the Week 37 – Lasagna Rolls

lasagna rolls
Meal of the Week: Turkey Lasagna Rolls w/ Salad
Leftover Meal Idea: Muffin Melts

Here’s a fun way to enjoy lasagna but in a more individualized manner that will help keep calorie count low and in turn help keep you focused on healthy nutrition. Even though portion size and ingredients are a tad different than usual, that in no way sacrifices flavor or taste. If the meal is prepared as outlined below, you should have enough leftover to make some tasty muffin melts that you’ll enjoy for work the next day. Those who desire a vegetarian/meat-less version simply do without the lean ground turkey and opt for an alternative of your liking.

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Care For Your Plastic Travel Containers

travel containersIf you have started to improve your nutrition in an effort to shed those extra pounds, you have likely started cooking healthier meals and serving appropriate portion sizes to eat. That’s the most positive habit to create and if this continues, you’ll eventually lose the weight you want to be rid of.

Aren’t you feeling more healthy cooking and eating appropriate portion sizes as opposed to going out and getting fattening fast foods? Do you remember the bloated, lethargic feeling you used to get after devouring those enormous portions?

Yes, those are signs the choices you are making these days are better and definitely more beneficial for your weight loss progress.

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If You’re Bored Don’t Eat

bored don't eatHave you ever found yourself mindlessly snacking on things at home just because you weren’t doing anything at that moment? Unfortunately snacking in this manner often means you are tossing hundreds, if not thousands of needless calories into your body each time that occurs.

In order to effectively lose weight you need to develop strong self-control when it comes to everything dealing with nutrition. That means not only at meals but also particularly with those deceptive snacks and drinks. These specific moments when it’s often overlooked as to how much we are actually putting into our bodies.

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Healthy Question of the Week 12

healthy question of the week 12Dear HealthyChoicesInLife –

How do you deal with hunger cravings? I always find myself snacking on something when I’m either watching tv, on the computer, or even when reading a book. I just always seem to be munching on something. The problem is midway through my activity I feel myself getting stuffed and I know that is not good because I see how fat I’ve become. How can I improve this right away?

Thanks for your advice and help with this healthy question.
-M

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Don’t Reward Yourself With Food

reward yourselfThose of you concerned with losing weight and getting in shape need to remember this important key point – you’re not a dog so don’t reward yourself with food. The reason I bring this topic up is because often when folks are trying to improve their daily nutrition, many times when they are able to make it through most of the day in a healthy manner they feel as though they earned an edible reward. For some odd reason they convince themselves they “earned” a treat so they unfortunately stuff their mouths with their old favorite treats.

Do you frequently participate in this type of reward system too?

When someone does this, they essentially trade a few euphoric munching minutes for their weight loss goal. Achieving weight loss comes down to calories. If you take in (or burn off) less calories than your body needs you will lose weight. If you eat or drink too many calories then your weight will increase.

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A Workout For A Couple With a Young Child

All too often you come across workout routines designed for a single individual. That’s great for those planning on doing the activity all by themselves but sometimes there are situations where a couple may want to exercise together. To make the situation even more challenging, let’s say for example this couple has a six month […]

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Living With Regret

Thinking about making a big change in your life such as losing a substantial amount of weight can be pretty scary. But do you know what’s scarier than that? Living with regret. Regretting the fact you didn’t make the choice you really wanted to at the time when it really mattered. One of the worst […]

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