Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

Most of us take some time each morning to think about what needs to be done that day.  There might be clients to call, paperwork to finish, kids to shuttle, or bathtubs to scrub. 

This is also the best time of day to consider how you will spend your calories and where you can add in some activity.

If you know that you have a lot of errands to run, you can plan to park in the back of the lot.  If you have a lot of meetings to attend, plan to take the stairs if you need to go to different floors.  Commit to parking further out in the lot at work. 

Think about the tasks you have that day that can be done while standing rather than sitting.  Making phone calls, clipping coupons, even reading the newspaper can all be done while standing.

Ask yourself if there is time to get in a dedicated workout.  If you already have one planned for that day, make sure you add it to your mental checklist and consider the reasons you are looking forward to it, such as reading a new book, listening to your favorite tunes or chatting with a friend.

What are your meals for that day?  Do you have a business lunch or a heavier meal planned for dinner?  Now is the time to reorganize your breakfast and snacks to accommodate those extra calories.

In addition to reviewing your day, take the time to reconnect to your commitment.  Remind yourself of the reasons that you want to stick to your plan.  Go over your list of motivations:  weight loss, clothes fitting better, more energy, class reunion, vacation, longer life.  Make it a daily habit, and the healthier habits will get easier.