If you’re anything like me, stress can really get in the way of your diet plan. I swear, I am always eating.
Portion control is not my forte, and if it comes in a seemingly never-ending bag, I will most likely eat it all until I reach the bottom. This problem is not benefiting my get in shape lifestyle.
First thing’s first
It is important to tackle the source head on. Whether it be your tedious school work, your nagging boss, or your drama filled relationship. These problems are big, but they are not big enough to interfere with your health! And trust me, you’ll feel just a little bit better about your work, your job, and your love life if you feel good about yourself.
Out of sight, out of mind
Don’t put yourself into the position to eat poorly. Make good choices when you’re at the grocery store and it’ll make your stress eating problem A LOT easier. Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing; it doesn’t have to revolve around carbs and processed junk. Opt for the perimeter of the grocery store steals.
Some of my favorites:
-Celery and peanut butter
-Peanut butter and banana
-Peppers and hummus
-Carrots and light Ranch dressing
-Frozen Yogurt drops
Finally, crave a workout
Alleviate your stress by doing a twenty minute high-interval workout. If you need to a change of scenery to avoid your crowded work station, go for a much needed power walk. Spring is in the air and the sun is finally cranking the heat. Make the most of these easy escapes because before you know it we’ll be curled up in bed watching the flakes fall.
Getting into the fitness spirit is hard when you are trying to balance a hundred other things on the side.
Erin McCullough, a university sport player and avid exerciser, let me ask her a few questions on how she stays fit all year round:
What does staying in shape mean to you?
It means being able to run five miles and still want more. I really like to feel good about myself and I like knowing that others think I look good.
What sort of physical activity do you engage in?
I used to play hockey for Salve Regina University but I still play forward position in soccer. Soccer requires a lot of running so I like to keep my endurance up throughout the year.
How do you stay in shape during the cold winters?
I try to do crunches and push-ups everyday to keep my body toned. I love to run, so whenever the weather is bearable I get out there.
Can you give us an idea of your regular eating plan?
I don’t think about my eating too much. If I want it, I eat it. I stay in good enough shape that it allows me to have an extra cookie, or snack a little throughout the day.
What comes first: school work, sports, or exercising on your own?
Exercising has become a part of my life. I don’t think of it as a inconvenient chore but more of a part of my day. The same way that I brush my teeth, get dressed, or make dinner everyday – I do some quick moves in the living room as well. The same goes for school work and soccer, I signed up for these things – so, I’ve got to finish them too.
Is it just me or is the image of Richard Simmons jumping and screaming on screen in his short shorts the most un-motivating thing ever? I always thought that at-home workout videos were a thing of the past.
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Hi ladies, Marina here. I have always been an avid exerciser but lately between school work and jobs, I don’t have the time to make it to the gym. This hasn’t tied me down and with the help of my two best friends, the exercise ball and the yoga mat, I’ve been able to stay in shape and keep toned up. This is my first blogging experience and I will post a variety of useful and fun news articles, exercises, and all around fitspiration to keep you girls motivated. Spring is approaching and there is no better time to start feeling good about yourself than now. I want to inspire you to be the best and work hard, sweat every day, and learn to love the burn.
Time for a little background info. I was a Marblehead Girls Track Captain and made states in the discus. Girl power! I currently go to SRU in Newport, RI. I cannot wait till the weather warms up and I can run on the beautiful cliff walk again. I am thrown into the real world of working two jobs and getting a degree while staying healthy and maintaining a social life! Challenge accepted.
Embrace the challenge and enjoy this page.
“Because today is another chance to get it right”