I was not really planning on losing weight in 2013 but after reading fitblrs (Tumblrs about fitness), blog posts about getting fit on my Google Reader and realizing that my favorite jeans are getting tighter, I knew I had to shred the fat off. I was aiming to shred the belly fat first but my thighs were the first ones to get skinny(-er)...it's the only part of my body that I wanted fat actually. LOL
I've been working out for 30 days now (going to be the 31st tonight). So far, I've lost at least six pounds which makes me pretty proud of myself. You probably have figured out by now that I worked on losing my weight in a safe way. No starvation and no working out too much here since I've experienced first hand that not eating does not do you any good, it just slows down your metabolism and that makes you gain weight faster. So here are the things I did this time...
Workout. I did Power 90, the easiest Beach Body workout. It's only 30-40 minutes a day and it's not as exhausting as P90X and Insanity. It's very doable and I recommend it to anyone who needs to insert some exercise in their day.
|Total Whole Grain Cereal and Blueberries|
Romaine Lettuce with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette and Baked Chicken Fillet
Chicken Sandwich in Whole Grain Flat Bun
Pan Fried Tilapia Fillet with Avocados, Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prepare your food for the week on Sundays. It will also be easier on you when you get home from work and when you prepare your lunch for the next day. You also save a lot of thinking time with doing this!
Buy those fish fillets at the market. They are very easy to cook. I usually just panfry the tilapia fillets without oil on a nonstick pan after defrosting it and sprinkling salt and pepper on it. Make sure you defrost the fish the right way though.
Eat fruits...they are great for snacking. The sweetest apples are the Fuji ones so that's the one I get. Blueberries are addicting. Bananas are very filling but they can sure make you feel bloated.
Buy Total Whole Grain cereal. Check the Nutritional Facts vs other cereal brands. Total wins.
Buy new workout clothes. It's a good investment. :)
(and last but not the least)
Drink green tea. I always see it in the list whenever I read about fat burning food. Based on what I've read, it can help speed up the metabolic rate because its antioxidant effect helps the liver to function more efficiently. So drink it, because it's good for you.
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