Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 9 of 30

Today's Tip:
Get some sleep! Seriously! For your body to operate properly you need to be well rested. That means you need to be getting enough shut eye every night. Now, the average is 8 hours. But everyone is different. I feel the best when I get about 9 hours of sleep at night. Some people may need 8, some may need a little more and some may need a little less. But regardless, the point is, get some good sleep every night!

Today's Exercise Tip:
When you workout try to push yourself further than the last workout. If you're a jogger try to go further or shorten the amount of time it takes you to go your normal distance. If you're a walker same thing, try to walk further or do the same distance in less amount of time. If you like using the Wii for some of your workout time always push yourself to beat the high score. No one else is going to be pushing you harder or further doing your workouts, it's up to you (that is unless you can afford a personal trainer).

Today's Foodie Tip:
Try to find alternatives to salad dressing. This one is easy for me. I personally do not truly care for salad dressing (only very rarely do I ever use it). Find things you can add to your salad that will give it flavor and make it enjoyable without all the excess calories and fat of dressing. I like shredded cheese (I use only 1/8 of a cup of cheese at about 40-50 calories depending on the cheese). As long as my salad has either onions or cheese (or preferably both) I'm good and don't need the dressing. Here are some other suggestions for salad toppings that may help you cut down the empty calories in that dressing.

  • Real Bacon Bits

  • Tortilla Strips

  • Deli Meat

  • Toasted Sunflower Seeds

  • Craisins

  • Raisins

  • Strawberries

  • Pitted Cherries

  • Olives

  • Almonds

  • Salad Seasoning (Found on the spice aisle at the grocery store)

  • Lemon Juice

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