Stocking the Shelves

So coming home after almost a week away means two things.

1.  Laundry
2.  An empty refrigerator

I started the former quickly and surveyed the latter, made a list and headed out to the store.   It was actually perfect timing because now that my fridge was emptied of the holiday fare I was able to stock it with healthier eating in mind.   With my marathon training kicking in, it is time to tighten up my eating habits up and shed a few LBs before the race.

Here are the tips I used to stock my fridge.

  • Made a list (and pretty much stuck to it)
  • Shopped the perimeter (hint:  that’s where the healthier, least processed food stuffs are located)
  • Allowed a treat item (because food should be enjoyable)
  • Did not allow myself to toss in anything “because the kids will want it” – the truth is, the kids don’t need it any more than I need it

So armed with my healthy fridge, pantry, and a blank food journal I’m ready to get going.   Let me know what your fitness and health goals are and we can compare notes and enjoy the journey together!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂


Bathing Suit Ready!

Today is the first day of spring which means it’s only 10 week until Memorial Day!  And we know what Memorial Day means, don’t we?  That it’s ok to wear white again?  Well yes, but more specifically Memorial Day officially kicks off  bathing suit season.  Holy pasty white legs, Batman!

So let’s be honest, if you had to put on a bathing suit right now, would you be happy with how you looked?  If so, you are my hero!  Most of us, however,  have to do a bit of fine tuning before we can comfortably slip into that tankini or Miracle Suit.   So let’s get cracking!

Here are some tips to help you feel better in your bathing suit and skin!

Self Tanner
I kid you not, just a hint of color on your body will make you feel better.

Work The Big Muscles
Squats, lunges, split lunges, leg presses, push ups – engaging the large muscle groups burns more calories at rest and let’s face it strong muscles just look better. Think toned and sleek versus soft and flabby.

Burn Baby Burn
Torch calories with interval training.  Whether you run, walk, ride the elliptical, cycle outside or ride the stationary bike, adding bursts of speed for 30 seconds to 2 minutes throughout your workout will increase cardiovascular function and burn calories.

Write As You Bite
Logging your food is the most efficient and easiest method to identify your dietary pitfalls.   Eating too few or too many calories hinder weight loss.  Find the perfect balance by logging what you normally eat for 3 days and look for areas to improve.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

Write As You Bite

If you’re trying to lose some weight, here’s one simple tip you can use to help you reach your goal;  keep a food journal.

Studies show that those who “write what they bite” lose more weight than those who don’t keep track.

A small spiral-bound notebook and a pen is all you need to be successful!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂