And so, I've reunited with myfitnesspal. Any of you on there? Find me (clairekiefer)!
One of the things I like most about that app/site is that not only does it track my calories and exercise, but it lets me know the breakdown of what I'm eating in general: protein, sugar, carbs, etc. It's helpful to know when I'm getting too much sugar/too little protein (pretty much always) so that I can try to make adjustments.
Recently, I've had two miserable experiences trying on bathing suits. That, combined with my obsession with Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition, has compelled me to get serious about healthy food (and a little more regular with exercise). So here are some faves:
veggie tacos, big salads, beans of any kind, roasted veggies
These are some of my go-to faves. I eat Ezekiel bread often in the mornings, but have never tried the Ezekiel tortillas that my fitness buddy Lindsey has talked about. They're on my shopping list! It's pretty easy to stuff healthy tortillas with fresh veggies & whole beans, and tacos make me feel like I'm not on a diet. :) Salads are always a standby for me, having been a vegetarian most of my life. Beans are my "meat," so to speak: full of protein and filling. And I never get tired of oven-roasted veggies. So many different possible combinations, and I know this is weird, but I like to eat them with cottage cheese.
running, 30 Day Shred, leg strengthening, stretching
These are my "favorites" as far as exercise. I've been trying to alternate running & 30 Day Shredding, but on days when I'm more mellow/don't have time for those, I rely on stretching my muscles and doing some simple leg conditioning (squats, lunges, etc.). As usual, I simultaneously love & hate Jillian Michaels.
Since I'm in need of inspiration, tell me: what are your favorite healthy foods and exercises? Inevitably, I'll get bored with my routines & need to try something new.
link up with my girl Lindsey here