On the up side, while I am out there anyway, I am going to the library today, hopefully. I am planning on finding out if they have any exercise DVDs. If they do, I am going to copy them off onto a video tape. My hope is to have a full tape of all different exercise routines. That way I could do something different every day, just by putting the same tape in.
Considering my weekend, I figured I would share these great articles that I found, "10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain" and "8 ways you can eat to beat lethargy"
There are some great tips in there. Here are some from both that I am going to keep in mind:
- Drink green--I found this great green Iced tea that comes in individual packs that is sugar free. I really like it and it is made from real tea.
- Protein it up--Eating the right amount of protein helps to balance blood sugar, which in turn avoids energy fluctuations. I am going to watch my protein intake it does make a difference in how I feel.
- Water yourself down--You're not tired...you're thirsty! I really have to watch this one.
- Don't stress--The "so-called" stress hormone, cortisol, is released under times of stress. In terms of weight loss, research shows excess cortisol secretion stimulates weight gain and abdominal fat accumulation.
- Have healthier versions of your holiday favorites--Since I am making the holiday dinner, I can do this.
- Slow down--It takes a minimum of 20 minutes for your stomach to register a "full" sensation and signal to your brain that it's time to stop eating. In other words, by eating in a slow and relaxed manner, you'll feel more full and be less likely to overeat.