So, when it comes to motivating yourself to be healthy and exercise,
it can be a struggle...we've all been there, trust me!
My suggestion this week:
Try writing down your workout goals for the week and eating habits too!
*and keep it with you at ALL TIMES!
Taking the time to write these things down...
how many days a week you plan on exercising(even if its a walk around the neighborhood)
length of the workout (start small and work your way up!)
write down FOODS-maybe start by foods you might limit this week
or foods you will try to eat more of this week!
Also, try that "smaller plate" idea from the post last week...it'll be tempting to go for seconds, but DON'T GIVE IN-stay strong and realize you are only taking better care of yourself by doing so! If you stick to these simple rules, you WILL see results, I promise!
And I leave you today with a little recipe my ENTIRE family L-O-V-E-S! Found this in a diabetic cookbook-(a lot of diabetic-friendly recipes are GREAT for healthy eating, they are low in simple carbohydrates, and are great for following a high protein diet too!)
Ground Turkey Mexicorn Quesadillas:
mission carb balance tortillas
1lb. ground turkey
1 can black beans-drained
1 can Green Giant Mexicorn
1 pkg. low-sodium taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
Brown turkey meat, drain if necessary, Add 1/4 c water, taco seasoning pkg, black beans, mexicorn w/ the juices, stir and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce thickens!
Serve on ONE carb balance tortilla
(remember portion control...
it is VERY important when trying to lose weight and be healthy!)
We usually serve this quesadilla style for the kids with a side of plain yogurt for dipping!!
(tastes great and a MUCH healthier option than sour cream!)
For us, we serve burrito style with sliced avocado and/or salsa!
Try this and I promise you'll love it! Its a house favorite in our home, I think we fix it AT LEAST once a week and makes great leftovers too :)