Friday, September 23, 2011

Diet and Exercise!

So its seems that the main topic of conversation lately is stopping being a fat slob. I don't think I'm the only one wanting to shed a few extra pounds. I have really bad eating habits and even worse for my 'daily' exercise. With day-light-savings starting soon that means soon enough summer will be on it's way, and my body is NOT bikini ready right now. So I've got some serious work to do!

First of all food, I have to start eating healthier. I eat out for pretty much every meal of the day, I love my cafes and restaurants, and I don't want to stop. I might just have to tone it down a bit, so only eat out for one meal a day, and hey I might even save a bit of money. I should start choosing the healthy options on the menu too. 

Then of course exercise, Jane and I met Calvin down at Wynyard Quarter tonight for a bit of bball and just a general workout. It was good, we just messed around for about an hour, but I did work up a bit of a sweat, which is always a good sign and better than nothing. Jane and I went for a walk the other day as well. As sporty as this is all sounding, I do very little exercise, a lot less than I should. But TV just seems so much more appealing when I'm free in the afternoon. Not good. Need to get motivated!

So I did a bit of research and here's what I'm going to do:

1. Drink more water! Some people confuse thirst with hunger, so they say ice cold water can help stop you being so hungry. Plus its really good for your digestion and skin.

2. Have healthy snacks around the house. Like fruit, dried fruit and nuts to grab when your feeling lazy or in a rush.

3. Make exercise fun. I hate boring exercise like running and walking by myself, so were going to start making Thursday night bball night down at Wynyard Quarter, and try get all our friends involved! Super fun! (Remember, Mrs Nutritionist said to mum we need to do at least 40mins of exercise a day!).

4. Cook my own meals. That way I know exactly what is going into my food(mums tip).

5. Smaller portions.

6. Choose the healthy option. Which may also mean the yuk option, but I'm willing to make these sacrifices. Ha ha.

7. ACTUALLY DO IT! I say these things all the time and then manage to think of some reason not to. Motivation is key. This picture will hopefully help motivate me. I might put it on my fridge too, and just keep in mind the on coming summer and trip to Melbourne!

Wish me luck!

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