Summer is just around the corner! I put on shorts for the first time this year and wowzers are my legs pale and white. I need a tan bad. Like everyone I want to get in shape and look good for shorts and swimsuit season.
So most of you know that I've lost about thirty pounds in the last year. It took a lot of hard work and dedication. I'm linking up with Kelly today to talk about Show Us Your Life: Health/workout tips.
I've done weight watchers online for about three years now. I go through periods where I am really dedicated and other times I'm not counting points or tracking. When I do track and count EVERY point I put in my mouth it works and I lose weight. Right now I am really happy at where I am but would like to shed the last ten pounds. I started tracking points again this week and hope to reach that goal soon.
Also something that has helped me is working out. I have been working out consistently for the last ten years or so. I like to have variety in my workouts. I do a cardio resistance training class three days a week and run 4+ miles two days a week! I love doing group fitness classes! They motivate me and push me harder than I would on my own. I think the resistance training has been so good and what has made a big difference for me. Cardio is so good but weight training is important as well. The more muscle you have the better your metabolism.
(Ryan saying "cheeeeeeze")
I think another tip for eating healthy is planning your meals for the week. I go to the grocery store on tuesdays so on monday night I make my grocery list and plan out our meals for the week. It makes it easier when cooking dinner in the afternoon/evening. I use a lot of recipes I find on thepickypalate.com, skinnytaste.com and my friend Amber at thismommycooks.blogspot.com.
I'm not always the best at eating healthy but I've learned to eat in smaller portions. I think that's why WW works so well. You can eat what you want it just the amount that makes the difference.
What are your top pointers for eating healthy and working out?