Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Multigrain Cheerios and Modified Jumping Jacks
But in case you were itching to know and dying in wonder, I'm doing fabulously, and the two pounds I packed on in my first meager attempt to begin this weight loss journey is a mere distant memory. 2.3 weeks and 8lbs down, I must admit much credit goes to my friend the flu who decided to pop by and give me a jump start, but I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve...
Tip # 1
Give it two weeks...at least. Alright so I'm 2 weeks and 2 days in, and you may think my advice is slightly lacking credibility, but this is my second time through a major detox from junk and incorporating a healthier repertoire of food choices to my daily life, and each time around it took about 2 weeks to kick the bad habits.
Whatever you are doing - whether it's dieting (which can help to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, but is not a long term solution), or cutting out sugar, your body needs time to kick the intense cravings for the nasty addictions you've developed. My 2 biggest addictions: snacking on anything - crackers, spoonfulls of ice cream, chips...etc, and sugar, ANYTHING sugar.
Fact: Okay, disclaimer: I'm probably off on my stats, but, well...you'll get the idea: The average Canadian/American eats approximately 75 lbs of processed sugar a year. AAH! That's nearly half my body weight (stop crunching numbers, I'm not telling you what I weigh). The amount of sugar we should eat: 5lbs. Yuck.
Stop eating multigrain cheerios for breakfast, they're not good for you. Say whaaaaaat?? If this is your weightloss program, it's not going to work, and you've been suckered in by deceptive advertising and brilliant marketing tactics. I don't care that they eat them on The Biggest Loser (my husband just informed me of this), they've got to get there funding from somewhere. This along with most other commercially proposed weight-loss solutions are not answers to a healthier lifestyle. Multigrain means nothing (in this case), and empty carbohydrates are not getting you anywhere. They make a good snack or nibble between meals, but breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, and cereal is simply not the way to start off right. My good friend and author of the helpful cashew offers amazing recipes and information on the purest forms of food that are most beneficial for your body. Try a hearty breakfast of steel cut oats with berries and agave syrup in place of your usual bowl of soggy cheerios.
Jillian Micheals is right on the money..."If you want results, they're not coming for free"..."you are capable of working out, and workout out hard" so..."if you're looking for a modified version of a jumping jack...look elsewhere". She may be small, but she's got serious feist, and she'll kick you in the pants and make you sweat, A LOT. If you can't drag your butt out for a run, or don't have time to hit the gym for 2 hours everyday, burning your extra calories by eating stalks of celery is not the way to go (which, as a sidenote, isn't gonna happen anyways when you soak them in ranch dip or smear them with cheez-whiz)
Pick up Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred for a quick and serious 20 minute workout.
I don't want to share all my secrets...it's possible my fellow competitors are scoping my blog for ideas, and that could jeopardize my future in first place.
Cheers for now,
- Sagacious Mama