Keeping on Track in the New Year

Friday, January 2, 2015

Drive Your Health in 2015 by creating mindful daily routines. Keep a daily journal to put your daily commitments on paper and to help you track your success. Below are some ideas of what is important to keep track of to love your heart, your health and yourself! Which ones are your top priority for 2015?

Mindful Daily Steps to Keep On Track
  • Track all food
  • Track all beverages (make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water)
  • Track all exercise (make sure to wear your Fitbit)
  • Track your blood pressure
  • Track your weight
  • Right size all eating (prepare and pre-plan all you eat and use your Livliga dish ware!)
  • Count calories ( is a great resource for info and calories on food)
  • Plan your menus (total calories for the day should be 1500 or less)
  • Think through lunch choices so food is on hand and calories are pre-thought
  • Have pre-washed and pre-cut veggies in the front of the refrigerator for snacks
  • Have 3 or 4 hard boiled eggs ready to eat in the front of the refrigerator for snacking
  • Exercise 7 days a week (5 days should be at the gym for 45 minutes)
  • Get plenty of sleep (start getting ready for bed at 10PM with lights out at 11PM for at least 6 hours of sleep)
  • Meditate for 5 minutes at bedtime and first thing in the morning
  • Snacks to have on hand:
  1. Veggies- grape tomatoes, celery, steamed green beans, carrots, jicama
  2. Fruits- pears, oranges, apples, berries, honeybells & mineolas, grapes, bananas
  3. Plain Greek Yogurt and/or Yoplait "100 calories" greek yogurt containers
  4. Hard Boiled Eggs
  5. Air popped popcorn
Note to self: NO MORE GRAZING

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