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!
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