Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Some more advice from Denise Austin

Having trouble squeezing in your workout? Try these tips from other busy Fit Forever! members:

Set your alarm to go off a half-hour earlier than everyone else's, and get your workout out of the way first thing!
If a mad morning rush leaves you with no time, try getting everything ready the night before (including lunches packed and clothing set out).
Don't be afraid to delegate some household tasks to other family members and make time for exercise! You shouldn't try to do everything all by yourself.
Cut down on kitchen time by making double recipes and freezing half for a quick heat-and-eat meal another day!
Take your kids to a school or park and walk laps while they play or go on a bike ride together.
If you can't fit in one 30-minute walk, break it into three 10-minute jaunts throughout your day.
Tone up with fidgetsizes! Do butt squeezes in the elevator, leg lifts at your desk, leg squats while brushing your teeth, tummy tucks while watching the news, etc. Do what you can, when you can.
Think small! Even if it isn't a full workout, five or 10 minutes of movement is better than nothing!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Be sure to check out my other blog. Just click on the link. I have posted some pictures over there. I am trying to get re-focused for the summer. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

new recipe for all you SB dieters

Vanilla Ricotta Crème
Serves 1

This recipe makes 1 serving but can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. For larger batches, use an electric mixer for a creamier texture.

1⁄2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package sugar substitute

Mix together the ricotta, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute in a dessert bowl. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Information:
178 calories
10 g total fat (6 g sat)
38 mg cholesterol
7 g carbohydrate
14 g protein
0 g fiber
155 mg sodium

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