This week I got a little inspiration to put out some quick tip posts that help moms jump-start their weight loss journeys. Most of the advice I offer is intense – no excuses, make a plan, long-term advice.
I’m changing my ways and will begin posting some quick tips along with the more detailed posts.
Without further ado, here is a quick list of 4 things you can do RIGHT NOW that only take 5 MINUTES EACH that will make you skinnier & healthier starting today!
#1 – Do 100 Jumping Jacks
Get up and do them RIGHT NOW. Kids can bust these things out like nobody’s business on a whim, and they’re usually fit! Why can’t you? If you have to, do them in sets of 25, but don’t stop until you’ve done 100. If 100 is too easy for you, do 250! That’s easy for no one! :=)
#2 – Download the My Fitness Pal App
Set up your profile so you are ready to start logging your food and exercise tomorrow morning. Tracking the food you eat is key to sustained weight loss. I used Weight Watchers and MyFitnessPal over the last 13 months to lose a total of 55 lbs!
#3 – Walk Over to Your Fridge and Throw Out Something Delicious
Choose the #1 most delicious thing in there that’s bad for you. The thing that calls your name at 9 p.m. The type of food you can’t say no to. Something you crave on a daily basis and can’t imagine not eating tomorrow. JUST DO IT. The immediate pain is only temporary, but the bad calories you will save going forward are eternal.
#4 – Write Out a Meal Plan for Tomorrow
If you don’t have anything healthy on hand, make the best choices you can, leaning toward protein over carbohydrates. Then pencil in plans to go to the grocery store ASAP!