Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year! / Nutrition and Fitness Goals for 2012

Well... Now that the Holiday dinners are over, I can finally re-focus on my diet and weight loss plans. It's actually nothing extreme, only 8 pounds at most, but it is the last 8 pounds and very difficult to lose. 

  • Stick to eggs, dairy, lean meats and fish, almonds and dark chocolate, real bread with grains, leafy greens, veggies and fruits
  • Avoid pastry, sweets, alcohol, white/whole wheat bread, and processed foods - cheat day only on Saturdays
  • Drink 2L of water a day, avoid juices, pre-made smoothies, and hot/cold beverages high in sugar and calories
  • Cut down on potatoes, pastas, breads, and rice
  • Cut down on eating out and cook at home

  • Gym 45-75 minutes per session - 4 times a week
  • Jump rope 25 minutes - 3 times a week
  • Work on my core and strength train - Be able to do at least 20 real push-ups
  • Ideal weight: 118lbs, that is about 6-8lbs less than what I weigh now
  • Have super toned legs, thighs, calves, butt, stomach, and arms by Summer

STRATEGIES FOR SLIMMING DOWN via Women's Health magazine
  • Think about how much better you feel when you're thinner
  • Avoid processed snacks high in sugar and salt - ie. protein bars, granola bars, etc.
  • Limit sugar intake
  • Don't skip meals
  • Eat lots of produce
  • Control portions
  • Reward yourself for sticking to the plans
  • Exercise regularly
And here are more pictures from my break: