Food and Exercise

Working towards a healthy weight and being healthy in my opinion is about both eating right and exercise
Over the years I have tried to do one or the other to lose weight and the only time I have managed to lose weight is when I have done both at the same time.
Here is some exercise and foodie fun.
Tiffany Rothe has a youtube channel that I absolutely love called TiffanyRotheWorkouts She is amazingly fun and works your butt off. You should check out her 10 min Booty Shaking Waist Workout and it is a workout.
Yoga- I love yoga. I have not found a yogi youtube person that I love as much as Tiffany Rothe. I usually do a search for simple beginner yoga and do whatever I am in the mood for. I also have the go-to poses that I do when I just want to get in a 5 minute stretch between my classes. Yoga has been around for thousands of years and I figure something that has been around that long is not considered a fad and is worth a try. If you would like to read up about Yoga here is a link to some information on WebMD.
Here is a great read on super healthy foods called 50 Foods That are Super Healthy written by Kris Gunnars, BSc.
Food is one of my favorite topics because I love to eat. Probably the reason my weight was 256 pounds at one time. NO, we will blame that on my daughters’ dad, crutches and the Milano cookies he kept bringing me. Awesomeness in a bag, that is my story and I am sticking to it;-)

To me food is not just fun to eat but I think it is very interesting to figure out what types of foods are better for you to eat. Take the Avocado, it has 234 calories in a cup. This smooth, green, delicious fruit is full of Potassium, Fiber, all kinds of vitamins and minerals and it has heart-healthy fats. Just looking at the calorie count I would have stayed away from this amazing fruit. Knowing how very healthy it is has me adding it to sandwiches instead of mayo and chopping it in chunks for a salad. Can we say YUMMM.
Here is a list of superfoods from WebMD

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Catch you next Time!

My first Challenge

Workin on Weight loss Changes!

The first change I am going to make is to go back to logging my food. Logging my food does not keep me from eating what I want it just makes me more aware of what and how much I am eating. I have read places that a person does not need to count calories. It makes sense to me that if the calories in are higher than the calories out you cannot lose weight. Before I started logging my food I did not realize the number of calories that I was eating.  Did you know that a double Baconator has 980 calories?  There is nowhere in my life that it is ok to eat a 980 calorie sandwich, but I have. Who eats just a sandwich at Wendy’s, so let’s add a small french fry. We just added 370 calories to our total. Let’s throw in a medium Sprite, 310 calories. According to nutrition information made available by Wendy’s we have now consumed 1880 calories in one meal. Wow, I think I just gained five pounds writing this.


Do not eat after 6 pm is something that I have noticed from my own scale watch. When I eat after 6 my scale knows and it gives me higher numbers than when I make sure I stop eating at an earlier time. Image result for meanweight scaleWhen I watch TV, I eat and eat and eat.  So I need to find activities that I can do in the evening that does not involve eating. I used to walk on the treadmill in the evening. When I started teaching with VIPKID, I started getting up at four in the morning and bedtime became earlier.  I now go to bed at the time that I would exercise. The saying is early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. I think it made this middle age mom fatter.  I need to find a time where I can consistently exercise. I could just pick a time and say Let’s Go like my little vip students say.


For the next 15 days, I will do 15 minutes of exercise and log my food every day into myfitnesspal app.        See the source image