Archive | February, 2012

Valentine’s Day Shakes

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Food

3 1/2 cups of milk (non-fat preferable)

1 pkg. (4 serving size) Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Vanilla or Strawberry

1 med. ripe banana, cut in chunks

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

PLACE all ingredients in blender; cover and blend 1 min. until smooth.

Serve immediately with strawberry garnish.

 

Weekly Tips for February 5, 2012

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

February is a short month with lots going on; Groundhog Day (more winter), Super Bowl Sunday (Monday recovery is painful), Valentine’s Day (no pressure there), President’s Weekend (have to plan something fun and exciting for the kids) and Mardi Gras (another temptation).

This week’s tips are for you to remain calm and stress free with all of these events on your busy schedule. (more…)

February 2012 is Lifestyle Changes to Your Snacks.

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

We have been talking all year – okay January 2012 – about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways.

This month is lifestyle changes to your snacks. Here is a list to get you started for some healthy snacking options. Remember you should have snacks 2-3 times per day; a morning snack, afternoon snack and optional evening snack.

This list is filled with sizeable options enjoyable enough to devour guilt-free. And while most of these snacks pack a nutritious punch, a few are clearly set out to satisfy that sweet tooth (see #23!). But hey, at 100 calories or less, it’s worth the splurge. (more…)

Last Chance Workout about Killed Me!

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 in Exercises

I think I misunderstood Douvette’s “Last Chance Workout” from last night’s episode of Biggest Loser! He had them running for 30 seconds at speeds of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (or so I thought). I tried running these today (after running a 5K) and made all the way to 10. But speed 10 was only for 22 seconds. I think maybe he meant incline? This afternoon walking has not been my friend! I am going to have to go back and watch the DVR.