Sunday, June 22, 2008

4 Easy Meals (for Breakfast)

My entire childhood (and much of my adult life) was spent NOT eating breakfast. I had a glass of chocolate milk almost every morning as a child (at least I had something) and that quickly changed to coffee as an adult. The last thing I wanted to see when I got up was food. However,I used to have a very hefty lunch and would snack all the way to bedtime.

Hmmmm, maybe if I ate breakfast, I wouldn't be so hungry later in the day.

It wasn't easy but I had to re-train my brain and tried to eat a little earlier everyday. Now, I can't wait to eat when I get up!

I know you are busy in the morning. I am not going to preach to you on how important breakfast is, but I am going to give you some really easy, fast and balanced meals for you to try:

Breakfast Smoothie
All you need here is a blender and your favourite ingredients. It is great for people who do not like to eat in the morning or are in a hurry because you can take it to go. Here is a great one: 1/2 cup milk (or soymilk), 1 scoop of protein powder, 3 ice cubes, 1 tbsp of flax seeds, 1 tbsp of peanut butter.

Yummy Yogurt
Another great one when you are on the run. Take 1/2 of plain yogurt, 1 scoop of protein power, 1/2 berries, and 8 almonds

OK, sometimes cereal gets a bad rap but if you buy a whole grain, high fibre cereal it can be a great choice. Have 1/2 a cup of cereal and add milk and your favouite fruits.

Awesome Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein to fire you up for a busy day. Make 2 eggs anyway you like and add some veggies left over from last night's dinner. Have with a slice of whole grain toast and a glass of milk.
    Are you hungry yet?

    Stay Healthy,

    Sunday, June 08, 2008

    The Dangers of Procrastination

    I am the first to admit that I am a procrastinator. I have every intention to post wonderful information for you every week but just like everyone else, I put off today what I can do tomorrow.

    I also get distracted by other things like work, activities and facebook (yes, I am addicted).

    Then something came to me.

    Many people put off getting fit just like I put off writing.

    Now, I love writing. I love to share what I know in the hopes that it will inspire others. But I also have times when I get stuck, I have no idea what to write about, I get frustrated and don't write at all.

    I think people feel this way about changing their lifestyle. For the most part, they know what they need to do. They know they will feel better if they get moving. But then they fall of the wagon, lose their drive and figure they can put exercise off for yet another day.

    What a waste of time.

    You know that in the time that we (myself included) considered, dreaded and put off our activity, we could have had it done with time to spare!! Very often the procrastination takes way more time than the thing that you are trying to avoid.

    Today's Lesson: Just do it!

    I am writing this blog, I stopped thinking about it and now it is almost done. I want you to stop putting off your health goals and start right now. Go for a walk, head to the gym, get creative with recipes for a healthy dinner.

    Now stop reading this and get going.


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