I thought since I have this 30 day Spring Slim Down Challenge I’d like to add some exercise to the mix. So if anyone is interested below is the challenge and it can be done at home. Click on picture to enlarge and then print a copy and begin the challenge.
Yes Spring has sprung and I feel a weight loss challenge is in order. Feel free to join me in this challenge, I’ve added a countdown on the right side of my blog.
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SPRING SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE:
1. The challenge will run from Sunday April 26 to Sunday May 31.
2. You may join the challenge at any time, late-comers are most welcome. To join the challenge, use the comment box to post your, starting weight, and goal weight.
Example: Starting Weight: 170 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
You may choose any goal you like. This is a 30 day challenge, so we should be able to stick to our goal. A realistic goal is 1-2 pounds a week.
3. Pick a day for your weekly weigh-in, and stick to it a closely as you can. Then post your current weight each week.
4. You are encouraged to share how you are doing during the challenge, and especially to give each other support.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post them.
Wishing you much success and happiness!
Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup steel cut oats (uncooked)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup frozen blueberries
Preparations: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, milk, oats and brown sugar.
Divide into 4 mason jars or containers, top with frozen blueberries and refrigerated at least 6 hours or overnight.
Add additional toppings such as toasted coconut, almonds, or honey.
Makes 4 servings
Total Fat 1.4g
Here’s a great way to flavor your water or a cocktail with these fruity ice cubes.
I used my silicone muffin cups and used sliced lemon, lime & frozen raspberries. Why frozen raspberries? Well if you ever buy them you’ll always get a bunch of crumbly broken raspberries. This is a great way to use them other than in a smoothie.
These nice big ice cubes are great for my water bottle too.
Place them in a freezer bag and they’re ready for your next beverage.
I recently changed my password on my laptop, it’s just something I try to do every few months but it occurred to me why not use a positive affirmation as my password instead on some random word that really has no meaning to me. You can do this on your cell phone, laptop, anything that you use regularly.
Affirmations are a great way to send positive messages to your unconscious mind so that you start to think and behave in a nicer way towards yourself. Permanent weight loss or weight maintenance requires a change in lifestyle.
Here’s just a few positive affirmations that you can use to keep you motivated and will help you to slowly but surely change your lifestyle.
- I am strong
- Change your mine Change your body
- I am doing this
- I believe in myself
- Strong is the new sexy
- I am committed to my goals
- Because I can
- Bring it
- I am worth it
- Just do it
What are some of your positive affirmations?
Please feel free to enter them in the comment section below.
Atkins just introduced a new plan called Atkins40, below is the link and a copy of the plan in a nut shell. Its seems doable since there are no food restrictions, you can have a little from each of the 4 phases, just stay within the 40 carbs per day.
ATKINS 40: THE FLEXIBLE, EASY LOW CARB DIET
With the Atkins 40 Plan, you can enjoy a full range of food options from every food group—carbohydrates, protein and fats—while still losing weight and feeling satisfied, never hungry! Vegetables, pasta, even potatoes? Yes! You can have it all on the Atkins 40 Plan, starting from Day One! Download everything you need to get started!
Here’s how the Atkins 40 Plan works:
Start with 40 grams of Net Carbs of carbohydrates a day. Net Carbs represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content and sugar alcohols (if in the product). The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs you need to count when you do Atkins.
Eat three 4 to 6-ounce servings of protein each day. Eat 2 to 4 servings of fat each day.