Today is Think Twice Thursday and I’m so happy to share it with you on Thanksgiving. So many things that we need to Think Twice about today right? In church last Sunday our preacher shared about the 10 lepers that Christ healed and how only one of the ten came back and said thank you. Wow. Here they received such an amazing gift and didn’t have the time just to say thank you. I do not want to be that person. I do not want to be soo busy that I don’t have the time to even say thanks. So before I start with my FITness think twice – I want to stop and think twice and tell you THANK YOU. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. Thank you for letting me share with you. Thank you for sharing with me and teaching me so much.
We have been in our #fittofeast campaign prepping for Thanksgiving and now we are ready. We are ready to enjoy our day with family and friends because we have been proactive in getting FIT both physically and mentally this holiday season. We’ve worked on 30 days of healthy habits. We have talked about ways to stay active even when we are busy. We’ve talked about tricks and tips for sneaking healthy foods into our daily habits. So today – what can we think twice about?
- Think twice about this day and how you can change your perspective by truly focusing on what you are thankful for. STOP and really take time to say thank you.
- Make sure you are celebrating this day and not the food. This isn’t a day for gorging, it is a day for celebrating so many blessings that we have. Change your perspective.
- Enjoy your day. Enjoy your holiday food. Enjoy and DO NOT FEEL GUILTY. It is a day. As my friend Leslie said, “one ‘unhealthy meal’ doesn’t make you unhealthy anymore than eating ONE salad makes you healthy.” Seriously – this is where the ideas of moderation, balance, REALISTIC, AND sustainable lifestyle really come into play. Enjoy the meal, savor it, and move on. Ok? Promise?
- Think twice about how you can set an example of healthy living for your family and your kiddos.
- If you need anything else -refer back to this awesome little guide for a FIT Thanksgiving! Just click here – 5Tipsfor-Thanksgiving
You guys are awesome. Stop today. Think twice about all we are learning. And Happy Thanksgiving!
Totally laughed out loud today because our early AM workout is by a BBQ place. So…yep. While we are working out, all I smell is bacon. I made a comment and one mama said “how much protein is in that bacon 😉 ” Bahahaha!
Got me thinking though – we did that lower sugar challenge, have yall been paying attention still?
Have you been thinking about the amount of protein vs sugar in your day?
Today – is Think Twice Thursday. I want you to THINK about your meals and decide if it is helping you hit YOUR protein goals.
I have REALLY been trying to pay attention. Recently I discovered a new protein bar I like (found at Giant). I was eating the Nature Valley protein bar but it only 11 grams protein + 9 grams sugar. I recently discovered the Think Thin bar.
Two kinds: The full on one has 240 calories and I eat that on CRAZY days in the afternoon or days I know dinner will be later (ie have to do pick up, then piano, then errands etc). On days of earlier dinner I get the LEAN protein one that is 150 calories.
240 calories – TWENTY GRAMS of protein 5 sugar
150 calories one – 10 grams of protein 5 grams sugar
So it REALLY holds me over WAY better than the other one I was eating. I’m going to head to Giant today to compare the price to this amazon price. But I am definitely stocking up on these.
How are you gonna hit your protein goal today?
Consider the glycemic index. Foods that are ranked high on the glycemic index are higher in sugar. What does this mean? It means it spikes your insulin which can lead to crashes, hunger, and binges. Foods ranking high on the glycemic index—over 70—are usually loaded with sugars and starch—think rice, potatoes, bread, pasta, flour-based food, and most processed foods.
So today – THINK TWICE. Avoid any food that ranks 70 or higher on the glycemic index. It would be cool if you could report in – do a search and see what one of your ‘STAPLE’ foods ranks. Do you need to cut it out?
Go here and type in your food and see the GI score. I just did a banana and an apple. Banana = 47 Apple = 41
Then I searched pop tart 😉 70. That is a no go!
Try it – type in a food and let me know the score! A great way to keep those sugars and blood sugars in check.
Yesterday I realized – man- I did a lot of “mindless nibbling.” Anyone else? I licked the spoon from the cookies we made. I had to “sample” the bread before serving. Jackson wanted to share his snack with me. These things add up. Today I want you to think about it before you eat it. We’ve done this before but we are zoning back in on it today. You guys are working TOO HARD with me to mindless eat away your calories. Let’s be intentional about what is going in our mouth.
So – are you mindless eating? Here are some tips:
– make yourself record EVERYTHING that goes in your mouth
– at least keep precut veggies around and use those if you feel “snack-y”
– get out of the house and go for a walk!
– work out!
– eat at the SAME TIME as your kids this way you aren’t eating their food – you have your own plate. I think this is a huge mistake we often make! Fix everyone’s food and everyone sit down together.
– if you know you like to sample all the ‘mixes’ while baking (hello Laura…) then sip on hot tea or chew gum while cooking!
Ok today I want you to comment below when you “win.” When you turn away from the goldfish crackers or fruit chews. Share with us your THINK TWICE moment!
Ok – that Tip on Tuesday about working out with a little bit in your tummy made me think we should cover post workout noshing too!!!
To replenish lost energy while also helping worked muscles repair, eat a 150-calorie post-workout snack within 30 minutes after your workout. Aim for a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein.
-One extra small apple (53 calories) with one tablespoon peanut butter (94 calories): 147 calories
-Trail mix made with 18 peanuts (97 calories) and a mini box of raisins (45 calories): 142 calories
-Greek yogurt with fruit and add a bit of fruit on top for that carb as well
-Nut butter with banana on whole wheat toast/pita
-Banana with pb
(I think I like peanut butter)
-Four ounces low-fat cottage cheese (82 calories) mixed with three-quarters cup fresh blueberries (63 calories): 145 calories
-One organic mozzarella cheese stick (80 calories) and 20 grapes (68 calories): 148 calories
And this sounds amazing
Half a medium apple smeared with a mixture of two ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt, half a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and topped with sliced grapes: 151 calories
What is your go to post workout snack?
REFUEL your muscles guys! We have to take care of our bodies nutritionally if we want to see the results from our #specialkindofcrazy workouts!
(some ideas for snacks taken from http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Low-Calorie-Post-Workout-Snacks-22495902)
Today I want to think about ways to motivate ourselves. It is getting chilly out there but that doesn’t mean bundle up and watch movies on the couch. Here are three ways we can “think” ourselves into a good workout!
1. Have workout-only music, books on tape, and Netflix shows you watch. If you’re binge-watching last season’s Scandal, you’ll be psyched to get back on the treadmill to catch the next episode. If you make the rule I can ONLY watch that show if I’m walking on the treadmill – you’ll have miles before you know it!
2. Put a dollar in a jar every time you work out and at the end of the month, reward yourself with a healthy surprise. – new workout shirt (how about the new PowerFull Hoodie coming out?) or new music or pay a sitter and go out and get your nails did 😉
3. Leave workout gear around your house, such as dumbbells by the TV or an unrolled yoga mat on the floor of your bedroom, for in-your-face reminders to fit in a little fitness whenever you can. #progressnotperfection
What are YOU going to try this week?
Today is Think Twice Thursday. I want us to think about goals today.
Make sure you have goals. Give yourself a fresh start with new goals. If it helps you, start with the end in mind and think about how you want to feel this time next year? Now work your way backwards with a plan!
Ok I wanna help with this. You can pick a large goal (like maybe run a 5k next year) or a smaller goal (I wanna eat at home each night next week). Then let’s see if we can come up with an action plan to help you reach YOUR goal.
Need help? Message me here and I’ll be more than happy to help you design an action plan.