Small changes to make big changes
Today's tip is all about the little changes that can add up to big changes. For instance if you did the following tomorrow:
-Drank a glass of water instead of a Coke for an afternoon pick me up
-ate a small whole wheat bagel with a tbsp of peanut butter instead of an Egg McMuffin
-Walk up and down stairs for 10 minutes
-Walked briskly for 10 minutes before boot camp
-Did 10 minutes of yoga after work instead of plopping down in front of the TV.
You would save about 550 calories. You do that every day and you lose a pound of fat per week! Don't just count on boot camp being your only savior. We tend to overestimate how much we have worked and underestimate how much we have eaten. That is how people get frustrated because they think they are doing everything they can to lose weight and get in shape. Live a healthier lifestyle overall. Park farther away, stand more (obese women on average sit 2 more hours per day than other women. Standing burns about 110 calories an hour), drink ice water (takes calories for your body to warm the water up to a usable level), take the stairs, fidget more, if you are stuck at a desk for hours on end do some desk aerobics (Warning! May cause a rumor that you are insane and possibly have Tourette's). Do all you can to help yourself out. Just look at the 550 calories you can take care of in the above example. Extremely doable. You guys may have your own ways of staying active and burning sneaky calories. If you do, let me know, I always like to learn. I also like to move it, move it but that is another story.