11/15/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 12. November 2014 05:31

I talk to people about my interest and enthusiasm for workout. Some people look at me like I'm from another planet. They tell me they really don't like to work out, or can't find the time to fit it into their schedule or just can't consistently stay with a program.


Statistically, nearly 50% of those who begin a routine, typically, quit within 6 months. I believe that  they quit because they didn't begin working out because they wanted to, but rather, they begin because someone else wanted them to begin, or a doctor told them they needed to, or for the approval of someone else.  If this is the case, then it makes the difficult/awkward aspects of starting a new program easy to quit.


Edward Deci, PhD., a professor of psychology at University of Rochester says that “Those who begin a workout routine to feel better are more likely to succeed than someone doing it to look better." Deci says that "in exercise research, intrinsically motivated exercisers were more likely than those who were nagged by friends or family to continue working out for 6 months or more."


If you are someone who finds it difficult to catch the excitement of working out, realize the important long-term health benefits of lowering your body fat, and keeping your cholesterol and bone-density levels in check (just to name a few benefits of regular exercise).


Recognize the social benefits of walking with friends, or your partner, or working out in a gym or YMCA facility.  It’s great time spent with your children to get out and kick or throw a ball, or ride bikes together.


Regular exercise will lower your yearly health care costs.  It’s been proven that men and women who exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet have an easier time managing their weight, energy, depression, and a whole host of medical issues that overweight people deal with.


I hope every reader who feels hesitant about beginning regular exercise will find motivation in what has worked wonders for me for years=EXERCISE and CLEAN EATING. Write to me at the bottom of the blog and share what’s worked for you.  Also ‘like” my blog on Facebook (sign at the bottom) and share our plan with your friends!


 Friday 11/11/11- Workout Diary:

Pliometric DVD- 55 min

Friday 11/11/11- Food Diary:


Organic steel cut oats (150 cal.)

1/8 cup blackberries, blueberries (30 cal)

protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (190 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 cupiece Ezekial bread with 1 tbls almond butter (183 cal)

1 small banana (57 cal)


2.5 oz roast chicken, whole wheat low-carb wrap, 1 tbls 0% Greek yogurt, 1 tbls mango salsa, 1/8 cup rinsed low-salt organic black beans, red sweet pepper, one romaine leaf (270 cal)

P.M. Snack-

apple (57 cal)


4 oz chillean sea bass (360 cal)

1 cup spagetti squash, spritz with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, curry, shredded parmesian (65 cal)

1 cup wilted spinach, garlic, EVOO (85 cal)


1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup bluberrries, 1/4 cup strawberries, 2 dollaps low-fast whip cream (140 cal)


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