Jill’s Tuesday fit tip

Snacking !!!  It can make or break my eating plan and can cause my numbers to rise greatly if I make bad choices. For people #livingwithdiabetes we always need to be mindful about what we eat esp when it comes to snacks. Sometimes it is just easier to go quick and reach for a not so healthy snack but when we are mindful about our choices it really can make a difference in our day to day numbers. I love my new meter and numbers don’t lie so with that said it is for the good of my health to eat healthy foods that will keep my numbers where they need to be. Living with diabetes is kind of a numbers game. I am rarely low but I can go high just by going for the sugar instead of almonds. Going for a bagel instead of having a piece of string cheese and a half of an apple. It’s all in the choices I make. I feel really good when I eat right and chose healthy foods. I don’t feel well when my numbers are high and my body is full of junk food. It may taste good for the moment but I always pay a price for eating junk food.

Don’t get me wrong I love my occasional treat and I won’t skip having a cake or pie on special occasions I just know from living with type 2 as long as I have that I feel my best when I leave sugar out of the equation when picking out my snacks. I have more energy , more clarity and no mood swings when I eat healthy food. When I have sugar or to many bad carbs I am defiantly moody to just about everything, I feel tired and many times have brain fog.

For the month of May I have a few friends that have challenged me to a NO SUGAR MONTH!! Pre-swimsuit month I have agreed to go for it. I get about 3 days of feeling like I have the flu when I usually start something like this but I have been loving having lot’s of Premier Protein items to choose from that are very low in sugar. So I doubt I will have any bad reaction by lowering my sugar this time around.   It’s not for me a all out NO sugar it’s more like just really looking at my labels and making sure I don’t eat anything high in sugar.  I love the pre-made shakes that Premier Protein make.  They are Delicious and incredibly satisfying!!  I have to say that because they are so easy they are my go to for many of my snacks these days.  I am also using their protein powder and bars to make my snacking easier. I will go into more later but I love their protein bars.  I usually only need half to feel satisfied and then I save the other half for later.  They have so many wonderful flavors!!  OH YUM!!

Happy Snacking!

Below I have attached a fact sheet on their shakes.  You can see the many amazing variety they have.

 

Giveaway Courtesy of XSHADYSIDE TRX TRAINING OF PITTSBURGH

Thank you XShadySide TRX training for giving one of my readers a gift card for 25.00 to amazon.  Read at the bottom of the post how you can join in.  I will be picking a winner April 1st. !!!

Congrats Madison!!  You name was picked as winner this morning!!  You will be contacted super soon with your gift card.  

I love group fitness.

Here are my Top 3 for reason’s that group fitness works!

1.  YOU will be challenged and you will want to push yourself to the next level.

In BodyPump the stronger you get the more weight you want to lift. This class along with others does not take long to see results there for you will want to stick with it because you are seeing results.  Results make us thrive

2. Group fitness is FUN!

You are more likely got stick to something that is fun!!

3. Group fitness helps you stay accountable.

Think about how it feels when your trying to motivate yourself to get to the gym.  Sometimes since your not meeting other people there it’s easier to say oh forget it I will go tomorrow.  With group fitness you are going to see people that care if your there.  Every time I have gone days without going I get a text or 2 saying where were you we missed you.  It really does help with the accountability factor.  I have even had instructors ask me why I haven’t been to class.

******In order to get signed into the drawing for the 25.00 gift card you must leave a comment about why you like group fitness.  If you don’t workout at a group fitness facility write something that would make you want to change from gym to group fitness.  

Thanks again  TRX training of Pittsburgh  for giving my readers a chance to win the gift card to amazon.  Please make sure you leave your e-mail so when I pick a winner I can notify you.

3 tips to “GET UP and Get Moving”

get moving

3 Tips to get you moving and making exercise a part of YOUR LIFE!!!!!

1. Don’t Think!!  JUST DO!!

Don’t just sit around thinking about exercising.  Get Up and Get Moving!!  Do it!!  Words are Words!!  Put action to those words and get moving!

2. Do It For YOURSELF!!!!

Don’t do it for Grandma, Dad, Hubby, Do it for yourself!!  You will most likely make this goal of getting exercise apart of your life if you do it for yourself.  Sure you can make doing it for your family because you want to live along life with them apart of the reason you want to get in shape.  BUT do this for YOU!!   YOU deserve it and if you can take the time make a vision board to inspire you so on the days you don’t want to get out of bed you can look at it and remember this is for you!!  To better YOU, your life, your health!!

3. Mix It UP!!!

Do all kinds of exercise.  Don’t get yourself board by doing the same thing everyday.  Walk, Take group fitness classes,  Run on the beach,  Do some weight lifting at the gym,  Do a fun out door boot camp class.  MIX it up and keep it fresh.  Locally we have Nampa Fit Studio!!  

They have all kinds of great classes from BodyPump with weights to Zumba!!   So get in and come have some fun!!

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!!

I am taking a few day’s off to enjoy my family and spend time with them!!  Enjoy your families and enjoy the holiday season!!  Have a safe and happy Holiday!!

Happy Holidays

Know the Difference!!

Know the differenceWe all need to know the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger.  There really is a big difference and if we learn the cues of how to not give in to the emotional hunger we can be healthier and happier.  Emotional hunger is when we eat to not have to feel hurt feelings or deal with stress.  When your  craving sugar or bad carbohydrates you should start to evaluate your feelings and journal them so you don’t eat and numb those feelings. I have many journals and have found when I write my feelings on to paper I release stress and don’t need to turn to food to deal with my stress.  Writing is therapeutic for me.  If you don’t have a journal Ross or Target sell them for a reasonable price. Ross in my opinion has the best journals.  Journal your feelings when you feel yourself craving unhealthy food.  You will be surprised how this helps.

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