Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year Fitness and Nutrition Challenge-Day 1

Image source: Bullet's Bite
Get rid of the scale and let's get this party started... Every day for the next 30 days we will do this challenge to chisel out those muscles.  Remember, this is in addition to what you are already doing, however, if on a given day you feel you've done enough, don't double dip, do something different, i.e. Cardio, Yoga, Pilates... this is just to give you a jump start or something to do on a day you might not do anything at all. Have fun.

Today's easy workout:
Monday 5-Jan

10 sec Wall Sit
30 sec Plank
15 Right Lunges
15 Left Lunges

Nutrition tips:  This week we are working on fixing breakfast. Yes I know, there have been studies suggesting it's OK to skip it but really, why would you. I'm not saying this is your most important meal because I believe every bite you eat is important so lets not focus only on this one meal. You starved your body for at least 12 hours.  Start with 8 oz of room temp water. Have your coffee or tea but keep it clean (learn to live without the sugar and heavy cream). But if you must, cut whatever you put in your morning hot beverage in 1/2.

What to eat? We all have different idea of what to eat for breakfast and it's mostly what we've been taught.  Cereal (the good stuff), eggs, yogurt, toast, is this really all there is? Can you have a salad with an egg or two on top? Can you have plain greek yogurt and a bowl of berries or other fruit? Which cereal is best? How about a breakfast bar for those of you in a hurry?  I'd like to see some shared ideas about what breakfast looks like and how you will be changing to look better if it needs changing.  Be honest because your share will help someone else and you are getting this service for free so cooperate ;-)

Have a great FIT day everyone!

Pictured above is one of my favorites morning meals when I'm not in a rush:

Bullet's Bite Healthy Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
(2 Servings)
4 Large Eggs
4 Slices of bread, toasted (preferably multi-grain, whole wheat, rye, anything but white!)
1 avocado, cut into 4 equal parts 
1/2 cup of arugula
Squeeze of lemon, or drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper (Or crushed red pepper if you like it spicy!)

While the eggs are finishing cooking, spread 1/4 of the avocado on each slice of toast, then add arugula.  Top with egg, salt, pepper, and lemon or olive oil. 

Here are some other ideas from the Greatist!

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