Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Next Step In the Challenge: Get Moving

Four recipes for this week:
Squash Ravioli
Blackened Fish Tacos
Curry Coconut Milk Grilled Pork
Thai Mango Salad

Hopefully with these four recipes you will find something you enjoy and can make again and again!

The next step in the challenge is to get moving. Remember, about 80% of your physic, how your body looks, is your food intake. If you can get this on target, you will find yourself reaching your goals faster than you thought possible. With this being said, moving the body is very important. Our genes expect to move frequently at a slow pace through out the day, not sit for hours on end.

If you already have your workout plan, keep it up. Maybe you want to try something new, shake things up a bit. You never know, you might find something you enjoy that you never thought of.

For those of you who do not have a workout plan, here a few ideas:

  • Pick four exercises, squat jumps, push up, walking lunges and bicycle abs. Do a set number of reps, maybe 10 to 20, and do four or five sets/rounds. Try not to stop between exercises or sets. 
  • Walk
  • Take the stairs instead
  • Park at the back of the parking lot
  • Sprint
  • Go for a hike
  • Play with your kids, in the yard, at the park, do not just sit and watch them
  • Find something heavy around your house, a dog food bag, full laundry basket, large bag of rice, really anything that is "heavy" carrier it around for 10 minutes, squat with it
  • You do not need to go to a gym
  • You do not need to have expensive equipment or clothing and gadgets
  • Your body weight can give you a great workout
  • Sometimes all you need to be is a little creativity! 

Go out and get your body moving! You will feel better about yourself, look better, have more energy, sleep better and the list of benefits from working out will go on and on. Over this next month, find several types of activities you enjoy doing and get active. If you are enjoying what you are doing, it will not feel like a workout, it will be something you want to do. By having several things you enjoy, will not get bored and you have options.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

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