May Goals

April has ending! I completed my April goal of walking the Ukrops 10K for the second time. Finishing that is totally an emotional feeling. 

May goal is to step up my weekly workouts to six days a week.  Doing some type of activity to reach my 10,000+steps a day and clean eating. Better choices. Time to get to another level.

What are some of your may goals?

Keep it Movin

Happy Saturday!

 First month of the new year is just about completed. 

I signed up for my second 10K April 1, 2017 and to lose 50 lbs. By then. THAT  will make my 150lb. Goal. As of friday i am down -7.2. (48.2 to go) Challenge yourself.  YOU GOT THIS!

Set those monthly goals. Each month look back over your goals and jump back into it.

What are your goals for February?

Plan Your Year

2017 is right around the corner.  It’s time to set some goals for 2017.  One of the ways that helps me achieve my goals, is to keep a journal.

 1. Get a special journal and a nice writing pen. If you get a plain journal, decorate it with your favorite things.

2. Write on the first page all  achievements for the new year. (30-minute walk 3-4times a week, 10, 000 steps a day, save 100.00 a month, read daily devotion and scripture etc.) Be very detailed.

3. Section your journal with tabs. (Health/Fitness, Financial, spiritual etc.  Put your detailed achievement on the correct tab. Set the time frame in which you would like to achieve the goals.  Remember to make the time frame reasonable so that you don’t get overwhelmed.  Too much in to little time, may stress you out.

4.  Check in daily, two times a week, or just once a week.  Write down how things are going, any changes or add goals.

5.  When you are near or have reached a goal.  Mark it off and replace it with a new goal.

6.  Remember to always treat yourself to something, when the goal is complete.  (blouse, work out gear, dinner out, massage, mani/pedi  etc.)

Some of my goals this year:  10K in April, 10K steps at least 5 days a week, fish only and clean eating, daily devotions, reading/studying the Bible more,  etc.

Healthy Baking Swaps

These will totally save you some calories. Grab your favorite recipe and start baking NOW! Best of all - you can make it so much healthier!:

We are now totally in the holiday season. Calories, carbs and sugary foods are on all of our list.  Here is just a few swaps that will make your dishes, bake goods just a little healthier. You can have just about anything.  Always remember portion size plays a big role.  

What is your favorite dessert? Mine is mom’s oatmeal raisin cookies!

Back on Track

It's Okay to Slip Up...:

Sometimes life gets in the way.  I keep a health journal.  I write in it my best days and my not so good days.  When I feel like I’ve falling off track, I refer to my journal.  I read over my best days, to remind me how far I’ve come and where  I want to go.  I do read over scriptures, pray and read affirmations to keep me focus.  I also look at pictures of my beginning, that normally put me back to where i need to be. Just take each new day as a new beginnings. Because that new beginning excitement will always be there.  WE GOT THIS!

My Eggplant Mini Pizza’s

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Grilled eggplant mini pizza’s

Great Lunch or dinner meal.

Slice eggplant about 1.4″ thick. Coat with extra virgin olive oil,black pepper and Mrs. Dash. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side. Take them off grill, spread with garden tomato sauce, cheese of choice.  Put back on grill and  grill until cheese has melted.  Leave grill top open so they will cook slowly.  Goes great with salad.

Try it you may LOVE it!:)

 

 

Quitting Isn’t An Option!

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Sometimes life gets in the way of our goals, dreams and everyday life.  ALWAYS still try to do something towards your goal or change.  If you are use to walking for 30 minutes and meetings surround your day.  Walk in place for 10 minutes, do 20 squats, towards your goal.  Make it a part of your daily routine and then it will become a habit.  Just do something, NEVER QUIT!  FOCUS, PLAN, and BELIEVE that you can.