24 February 2012

How is Your Diet in 2012

How is your diet in 2012?  Not just if you are on a "diet" but how does what you actually eat rank with what you know you should be eating?

Try this for 7 consecutive days.  Record the nutrition information in everything you eat.  You can use a website to make this easy like My Fitness Pal, Livestrong, or Spark People.  Record your exercise as well.

Compare what you are consuming with what you should be consuming.  A good way to find out how many calories your body needs is to use the BMR calculator over at Fat 2 Fit Radio.

After a week look at the data you have gathered and BE HONEST.  Where did you do well, and what can you change?  Make 3 simple goals and 1 long term goal to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.  Simple goals are just that - simple!  Some examples are cut out soda, eat out 1 night less then you usually do per week, or stop putting butter on your vegetables.  Your long term goal can be to maintain your weight in 2012 or to lose 5 pounds in the next 6 weeks.  Keep your goals reasonable and reachable, and good luck!

So how am I doing in 2012?  Well, being pregnant has thrown a wrench into my plans.  I am still eating healthy and exercising, but obviously I am gaining some weight in the process!  I have a love for working out, and did not want to push myself too much while expecting so I have recently become a workout DVD addict.  Here are some of my favorites for pregnancy.

As I have said in the past the most important thing for me is to keep health and fitness top of mind, and one of the best things you can do is to take the time to record your fitness and activity, and then evaluate where you are vs. where you want to be.  If you haven't done well in 2012 it is not too late to turn things around.  It has been a warm winter and there are plenty of outdoor activities to give you a boost!

* This post contains affiliate links, but I was not paid by the manufacturer to review this product - I just like it! I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255. 


  1. I am following the Weekend Warrior Blog hop and I am following you via GFC as myw1ldcrazylife. Hope you can stop by http://mywildcrazylife.blogspot.com and follow me as well!

  2. Good for you exercising. I never could when I was pregnant, it never felt right. Not even yoga! I love photography so glad you linked up on the warrior hop.

  3. Yeah, I totally didn't make a weight related resolution this year. It's too much pressure. I'm much better going day by day. I'm with Sandra above, I didn't do much exercising when I was pregnant with the kids. The only thing that felt sort of good was swimming. :/

    So, I'm visiting from the blog hop and am following. would love if you'd consider following back! Have a great weekend!

  4. My diet has been lacking lately. My Fitness Pal has a free smart phone app so you can enter everything on your phone. You can also download the free version of My Diet Coach to set up remainders on your phone to record what you are eating. My phone is always attached to me, so this works best.

    Following you back from Blog Hop Til You Drop. http://cwolfgram.blogspot.com

  5. The pregnancy workouts actually give me more energy and help with aches and pains. I couldn't imagine not doing them. They aren't too strenuous.

    I am off to visit everyone's blog :)

  6. Good info. I need to start eating more fruits and veggies and those websites might be just what I need to help me do it:)

  7. Thanks for stopping by The Scrappy Housewife earlier. I'm popping in to follow you back! I've already read several of your posts and am excited to read more! :)

  8. Following from Blog Hop. Love the title of your blog!

  9. Thanks! I will pop over and visit your blog.