Hello and Happy Thursday! I cannot tell you how ready I am for the upcoming three-day weekend. I have definitely been rushing this week along. Speaking of threes, I have something special in store for you on Friday so I won’t be doing my normal Fabulous Friday five. So, I am sharing some things in 3s today!
Three Motivational Tweets
Less sugar, more fruit. Less meat, more veggies. Less soda, more water. Less worry, more sleep. LESS WORDS, MORE ACTION.
— Fitness Motivator (@Fit_Motivator) August 24, 2014
Drinking water, Working out, Stay motivated, Healthy eating, Sleeping well. Stay Healthy!
— Need to be Healthy (@healthforppl) August 24, 2014
— Lori Rosenthal, RD (@LoRoRD) August 27, 2014
Three Must Read Blog Posts
How to Make Vegetables Taste Delicious by Julie – I am not a vegetable fan. I like about 5-10 veggies and only raw. Julie shows some ways to help get in more veggies. Two of the ones I use are making things into fries and dumping them in my smoothie. I use a lot of spinach in my smoothie each morning (think salad bowl quantity). While it makes the smoothie not the most appetizing color, you really can’t taste it.
Building Muscle for Women: A Fierce Def FAQ by Suzanne – Suzanne is fabulous – I am currently following her Lean and Strong program. In this post she talks about her upcoming Fierce Def program that starts next week. If you are looking to advance in weight lifting, I highly recommend you check out her post and her programs.
“Feeling Easily Bored” Gym Cardio + Strength Workout by Caitlin – Caitlin offers up a fun, pop playlist (I would personally add Taylor Swift’s new song to it) and a workout that will keep you from getting bored. Sometimes I jump from cardio machine to cardio machine every 10 minutes to keep from getting bored.
Three Changes I Am Making
#1 – I have started doing mini-workouts in the morning. I am getting up 30 minutes earlier and doing 1 or 2 videos from FitnessGlo. I am not doing any intense since it makes me ill. I am mainly doing stretching, Yoga Fusion, and arm workouts. This has been a great start to each day and truly gives me more energy (without making me sick).
#2 – I have been packing my lunch two days a week for a couple of weeks now. This saves me both money and calories. That also leaves me two days a week to go out to lunch (Fridays are always at home days). I did salads one week and turkey wraps this week.
#3 – Yesterday, I went even further and went to the GYM during lunch. I only had time for 20 minutes of HIIT cardio, but it was something. And it felt great and gave me quite a bit of energy for the afternoon. I hope to continue this once I return from the beach.
Finally, a thought for today:
What changes have you made yesterday? Share 3 fun things with me!
Have a healthy day!