Reasons why you should NOT give up on accomplishing your weight loss goals

It is normal to experience set-backs & not feel motivated about going to the gym or eating healthy.  When you experience days when you have no drive and feel stressed-out always remember how you felt when you initially started your weight loss journey.  Think about how well your body will feel after a vigorous training session and not giving into excuses.  Always remember why you wanted to make the commitment to feel healthy in the first place.

Always switch up what you are eating from time to time- so you do not get bored & start eating more.  Also, try changing up your work-out routine, as well.  Remember that there is so much support (Instagram, Facebook, Magazines) for weight loss- if you really want it.  Remind yourself that you are not alone.  It is such a terrific feeling when your clothes start to fit better again!  Hoping your day is as special as YOU! Weight Cliquers- Don’t Give Up!!! XO.

Cheers,

Gina

Rewarding yourself when you hit your Weight Loss Goals

Dropping weight can be very challenging, however when you reach your goal weight it can be very exciting!  It is very important to reward yourself for your hard work & determination so it can  inspire you to keep moving forward so you can maintain that healthy weight.  Developing healthy habits and taking your weight loss seriously is important- however you deserve to be rewarded for your healthy choices.

Take me for instance, some ways that I have rewarded myself are posting my progress on social media.  This helps me to stay focused and accountable.  Also, I enjoy taking selfie photos to see how far I have come.  It helps me to see the difference in my progress- as well.  There are so many effective & inspiring ways to reward yourself. Always be creative!  I am here to help cheer you on as you celebrate your weight loss goals!  Happy Summer!

Cheers,

Gina

Reviewing Diet to Go Meals

Last year, Diet to Go selected my Blog out of thousands to be part of the top 100 Bloggers of the year to inspire others to lose weight.  Diet to Go has sent me 4 days of free meals which I will review on this Blog.  I am excited to promote healthy eating! After sampling these quality meals- I realized that these 1200 calorie meals are fresh & tasty!  In addition to this- I did not gain weight.  My weight stayed balanced during the 4 day trial period of sampling these amazing packaged meals.

My favorite breakfast was Apple Pancakes, Turkey Sausage and Light Syrup.  The ingredients to this AM substitution meal is perfect & so delicious.  The best lunch that I ate was Tomato Pesto Meltover and Spiced Apples.  The Tomato Pesto Meltover is moist, has the best seasonings, is tender and so very yummy.  For dinner- I enjoyed Italian Chicken, Cous Cous Pilaf and Roasted Green Beans which is simply the greatest!  What a sensational meal combo (protein, veggies & starch) & only 470 Calories.  Diet to Go provides outstanding and quality meals.  Give Diet to Go a try!  To be optimistic, healthy and happy- start by giving off positive energy!  When you change your thinking- you can change your life forever!  Have a fabulous day!

Cheers,

Gina

What really makes you Motivated?

Commitment, dedication & motivation is key to turning your goals into a reality by developing a healthy lifestyle.  Achieving healthy living goals is the preliminary steps to making changes & developing inner strength.  Setting challenging & making realistic goals for yourself is important so you can always feel motivated to be productive in your life.

Jotting down your goals is the first step to indentifying & sticking to a plan so you will be a success.  Stay  genuine with changing & discovering a new mindset!  Try to search for new improvements in your life so you can feel strong within yourself to make a solid transformation.  May you have a marvelous rest of your day!!!  You are the Best!

Cheers,

Gina

Tricks to Manage your Out-of-Control Eating

Exactly how can your manage your out of control binge eating?  One of the best ways to get in control of your mind is to distract yourself.  Try listening to uplifting music, enjoy a brisk walk or take a warm bath.  Be certain to keep your kitchen cabinets filled with healthy treats.  This will be very helpful to keep you in control and feeling satisfied.

Handling stress & emotional issues is vital in keeping your binge thinking, out of control behavior managed.  Start shifting your mind into a different set of happy, positive emotions.  Calm yourself down when you are tempted to eat and maybe drink water.  Weight Cliquers- Do not get caught up with what you want to munch on- think about the positive attitude and healthy choices that you can make to feel good about yourself!  Enjoy this beautiful Spring Day!

Cheers,

Gina

Have you been Working-out too much?

Be certain to take note that overtraining can often leave you tired and exhausted instead of energized and relaxed.  You may be going too far with your workouts… here are some tips!  When you have a high intensity training session- it is vital to rest 1 or 2 days a week.  If you are sore for a couple days- it can mean that you have gone too far and are workingout too hard.  Easing your way into exercise is a fabulous way to stay healthy.

If you are getting upset and irritable more than usual this could potentially be a sign that you may be over-exercising.. as well.  Sometimes, feeling well rested is vital than spending too much time at the gym.  Weight Cliquers- Do not over stress yourself.  Make sure that you choose the exercise machines that you love so at the end of the day- it did not feel like a chore.  Give your body the attention that it deserves!!  Enjoy!

Cheers,

Gina

How to Maintain your Workout Progress

Are you maintaining progress & getting anywhere with your training sessions?  Staying committed & being determined to staying fit is key to being repetitious day after day with your exercise routines.  Increasing your resistance could be more of a challenge to you so your muscles can get stronger.  Always lift a variety of weights as you become more healthier over a long period of time.

Be certain to take notice of the difficulty of exercises during the full course of your training sessions.  Keep in mind that using Cardio Machines & Free Weights should be increased gradually.  Weight Cliquers- It is okay to experience good days and bad days.  Stay on track during your workout sessions as you will realize that it is valuable time to make you feel good about your body & your health!!

Cheers,

Gina

Non-Fat Yogurt Cup with Cucumber & Honey

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 Shredded Cucumber

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

6 Ounces Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

1 Teaspoon Honey

1 Teaspoon Chopped Fresh Mint

1/2 Teaspoon Lime Juice

1 Ounce Granola

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sprinkle Cucumber with Salt & let it sit for 4-5 minutes.  Drain as much liquid (with paper towel) as possible.  Discard all of the juices
  2. Mix yogurt, mint, cucumber, honey and lime juice in a bowl.
  3. Add granola and serve this amazing yogurt.

Such a great flavor to this yogurt! Extremely delicious!   Weight Cliquers- small changes can make a tremendous difference! The best time for new beginnings is now.  Keep working hard to have a good diet! Keep developing a healthy lifestyle.  I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!!

Cheers,

Gina

 

Special Orange Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 Large Navel Orange

1 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoon Vinegar

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Sliced Red Onion

1 Shaved Cucumber

1 Shaved Carrott

DIRECTIONS

  1. Section & Peel Orange.  Squeeze over a bowl to extract all of the juice.
  2. Add the other ingredients & toss.

Weight Cliquers- Be certain to eat for the body you want.. not the body you have! Remember.. you don’t have to eat less- you have to eat right!  Start today by making the healthier choice.  Time to make time yourself!  Such a delicious & healthy salad!!

Cheers,

Gina

Awesome Spring Salad

INGREDIENTS

1/2 Pound Asparagus

1 1/2 Cup Shredded Green Cabbage

1 Cup Radish Greens

1/2 Cup thinly sliced Red Onion

1 Cup Snow Peas

2 Tablespoons of Honey

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a Medium Skillet over Medium High.  Place asparagus spears in pan & add water to completely cover.  Let it cook & simmer for 4 minutes, until tender. Cut & Drain into thirds & set aside.
  2. Place all of the greens in a bowl.  Toss & mix.  In separate bowl – combine the remaining ingredients.  Stir carefully.  Combine all of the ingredients.

Weight Cliquers- I can guarantee you that you will fall in love with this wonderful salad.  Remember, success starts with self-discipline.  It is your choice to be healthy.  Continue to work on yourself.  Once you control your mind- you can conquer anything.  Keep aiming to improve yourself & strive for progress! Enjoy this super salad!

Cheers,

Gina