Getting it in

 

 

Today is Get It In Wednesday….took a bike ride in Long Beach with my friend KiKi. We rode 7.8 miles in 1:43 minutes.

How did you get yours  IN???

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Setting the Bar

Let’s Get It Started Monday!!!!

Since completing my 30 day challenge of No Meat it is time for me to set a new goal.  My new goal will be to stay consistent with a fitness routine, it will include three days of cardio with 200 REPS of 5 exercises from my GET YO LIFE RIGHT list everyday.  This will be my new 30 day challenge what is yours?

 

Put this on your MP3 it will get you where you need to go….

 

 

Take them Out!!!!

1. Frozen French Fries

You should be eating unprocessed potatoes. Just one small serving (3 ounces) of some popular potato products — such as criss-cut French fries, tater tots, or curly fries — contain 8 to11 grams of total fat, around 3 grams of saturated fat, 390 to 540 milligrams of sodium, and about 160-190 calories.

2. Mayonnaise

Try these instead….mustard, salsa, taco sauce and barbeque sauce. If you are a true mayonnaise lover you can rack up 360 calories and 40 grams of fat in a 1/4-cup serving.

3. Sweet Drinks (Soda, and Juice)

Do you want to waste your time on empty calories, Don’t drink them the best substitute is Water and if you want to get creative add some lemon, cucumbers, lime or strawberries. Other beverages that you can drink with no calories is green tea.

4. Alcoholic Beverages

Our liver breaks down alcohol into fatty acids and after an excessive exposure to alcohol our liver starts to kill off liver cells.One glass of wine (8 ounces) has around 170 calories and a bottle of beer (12 ounces) has 150.  Each 1.5-ounce shot of liquor (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) has about 105 calories, not including any soda or mixers you might drink along with it. I will not tell you to cut cold turkey on the alcoholic beverages but Please do it in moderation maybe one to two drinks during the weekend and non on the week day.

5. Processed Lunch Meat

Get rid of all processed foods go straight for freshly roasted turkey or chicken for your sandwiches. It you carve and cook your own you will cut done on your sodium intake.

6. Hot dogs and Sausage

Hot dogs and sausage tend to contain lots of sodium (520-680 milligrams per 2-ounce serving). You can always get turkey or chicken hot dogs or sausage less sodium and less fat.

7. Whole Milk Products

Always stay with your low-fat dairy products; milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, and cream cheese. Whole-milk products have ample amounts of fat and cholesterol. If you drink 16 ounces of whole milk a day, it adds up to 1,904 calories, 105 grams of total fat, 59.5 grams of saturated fat, and 315 milligrams of cholesterol in a week’s time. Now that would make anyone stop drink whole milk.

8. Ice Cream

Instead of eating the rich stuff that is going to pound on the calories to those hips, thighs, waist and butt try some of the low-fat, low-sugar, and low-calorie ice cream options they taste good as well sometime better than the rich stuff. If you want to cut out all together try frozen yogurt with fresh fruit.

9. Creamy salad dressing

Trying balsamic vinaigrette dressing or any vinaigrette for that matter will be much better than any creamy salad dressing. Two tablespoons of creamy salad dressing  contains 120 calories, 12 grams of fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, and 380 milligrams of sodium to your salad. If you want to go all natural try some fresh squeeze lemons and a little olive oil over your salad with a pinch of salt and pepper.

10. Butter or Margarine 

I can only give you the information on Butter or Margarine. I don’t eat margarine but I still use butter and for my healthier oils I do use Olive Oil. Each tablespoon will give you 100 calories and 11 grams of fat. Butter has 7 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon; stick margarine have 2 grams saturated fat and 1.5 to 2.5 grams trans fats per tablespoon. Most margarine also contributed high amounts of unhealthy trans fat, though many have been reformulated.

Reference: Web Md

Chose your Words Wisely

Have a Bless weekend and remember….Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.-Gandhi

Know your Worth

A post written by one of my fellow Curvy Girls, Thanks Shanni for sharing your most inner thoughts, a thought that is so true and something we must do for one another….

Women are some of the most powerful creatures on this earth. We raise leaders, oftentimes by ourselves…We have this uncanny ability to look FIERCE while carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, to smile when our bank account is low, to be a counselor, teacher, psychologist, mechanic, nurse, electrician, plumber…all of these roles played on a daily basis. But we continue to tear each other down! Hate on each other instead of lift each other up. Talk about each other instead of to one another. Some of us just don’t know our self worth and trust me, you can tell…My plea today is to ask my fellow girlfriends, my fellow sisters to let another woman know her worth through your actions. Be kind, be giving, be genuine. Know your worth and show others theirs. Positive actions bring about positive reactions. It starts with YOU!

DO YOU KNOW THE REAL ABOUT CORN????

Tuesday Morning Java

Do you know the REAL about Corn

I love Corn and if I could I would eat it with all of my meals, my children love to buy the corn with mayonnaise and chili from the corn man that rides through the neighborhood but lately I have put a hold on the corn because I am now aware on the REAL DEAL of how the corn that I eat is really grown…man this sucks!!! How is my corn really grown?????

According to research, approximate 60% of the corn, in the U.S., is genetically modified (Genetically engineered plants are generated in a laboratory by altering their genetic makeup and are tested in the laboratory for desired qualities. This is usually done by adding one or more genes to a plant’s genome using genetic engineering techniques). “The practice of genetically modifying corn began in an attempt to make corn crops resistant to certain pesticides. This helps the farmer because they are then able to grow a larger crop because it is easier to fight off pests (they can spray the crops with pesticides and get rid of insects without damaging their crop).  Sweet corn has also been genetically modified (now called Bt-corn) so that it produces a poison which kills harmful insects. This means the farmer no longer needs to fight insects with insecticides” (Isabel De Los Rios).

No research has come out about how GMO foods are responding to our bodies or  if GMO foods will affect our health in the long run but one thing we do know is we are in the process of being human test rats because the FDA has already approved GMO and they are not making the manufacturers inform us up front. In April 2007, the Rowett Research Institute in the UK, announced that experiments had shown intestinal changes in rats caused by eating genetically engineered potatoes (WTF!!!). HOW ARE YOU GROWING MY FOOD!!!!

REMEMBER PEOPLE EVERYONE HAS A CANCER GENE AND DEPENDING ON WHAT WE EAT AND HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OUR BODIES WITHIN OUR DAILY ACTIVITIES IS WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENE GETS TURNED ON!!!!