We are going to discuss what you can do to eat well, how to make meal planning fun, and why eating is healthy finishing up with my favorite butt exercise. This week’s Be Your Own Boss in Health and Fitness Tip is: Make your meals work for you. Often I see people post a snapshot of their food set up for the week on social media. This is okay but it can be motivating or demotivating. Here’s how, if you set up the same exact foods and post a picture of the same exact meals each week, one thing comes to mind, boooring! I mean who really gets excited when he or she thinks about eating the same things day in and day out? I can’t! The number one rule to make meal planning fun: switch it up! After all there are so many healthy foods to choose from such as: spinach, baby carrots, mushrooms, turkey bacon, bison, apricot, oranges, spaghetti squash, pickles, dark chocolate, walnuts, blueberries, the list goes on varying according to taste, but you get the point right? For example, I like salmon, I like crab, I don’t particularly like brown rice but I know it is natural and is considered a healthy as opposed to white rice. I also know I need to have a small portion of carbohydrates with my meals for energy. As I dreaded my time for meal planning one day I thought why not make this fun? So I put it all together and what did I come up with?! Salmon, crab, brown rice cupcakes; I sprinkled a little salad dressing on top and added a side of broccoli.
See how that became fun and easy to eat healthy? Thinking outside of your comfort zone can bring back the excitement to eating which is healthy because eating small meals and snacks throughout the day not only helps keep the metabolism from slowing down but it also aids in proper functioning of the body. We need foods such as salmon for omega 3 fish oil which aids in proper functioning of the brain, reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease giving our body its essential healthy fat that also helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
This week’s BYOBT workout challenge:
Work Your Butt, at least once a week. Many people don’t particularly focus on it but did you know it is the biggest muscle in your body? Think about how many more calories you could be burning by exercising those glutes! You ever have trouble walking upstairs? Try working your derriere. Do you. Choose 2 to 4 exercises and perform 4 sets of 15 repetitions in each set.
My Favorite Butt exercise: Bridge-Ups (simple and effective)
Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted firmly on the floor. Press your hips up to the ceiling and squeeze those glutes. Slowly lower your hips back to the floor and repeat as many times as you can. This is serious ab, butt, and leg toning.
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