Saturday, January 16, 2010

Is there a right side of the bed to wake up on????

So I woke up this morning happy as can be, I love my job, have awesome friends and family and wake up to a kiss from Steve when he leaves every morning. However, why is it that sometimes we wake up and just feel well...low? This was not the way I woke up today although I do sometimes, so I started thinking about those days and realized that when we have these mornings and then dwell on it and blame every little thing on "urgh well it was destined, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed," we are then bound to have a bad day.

So instead don't blame it on anything but yourself, have a good breakfast (like mine today below) and EXHALE because you deserve to have a best day possible simply because you can if you let yourself :)

4 Egg whites with spinach, feta and sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup oats with 3/4 cup blueberries
YOGI Super-Antioxidant Green Tea (quote on the teabag "Those who live in the past limit their future")

Friday, January 15, 2010

Traveling tips

Many people fear gaining weight while traveling but there are some simple things you can do when traveling to start your day off right, feel good about yourself and burn a few extra calories.

Beach location: take an early am jog on the beach working in some walking lunges, practice some yoga poses and take in the beauty of it all and/or do some ab work (crunches, v-ups, suitcase crunches, plank, on your towel in the sand.

Anywhere: Find a few extra stairs and jog up and down them a few times.

You can also do the below workout anywhere you have a little space and time.

Repeat this sequence 3 times
-March in place 1 min
-drop down and do 5 push-ups
-forward alternating lunges (15 each side)

Repeat this sequence 3 times
-jumping jacks 1 min
-drop down and hold plank for 1 minute or do 1 minute of crunches
-15 squats

This won't take you long but will give you the perfect energy boost to get your body ready to roll through wherever your travels lead you :) PS- don't forget to stretch!