A recent Skinny & The City newsletter discussed what to eat after going to the gym. It made a good point: you don’t want to undo all that hard work by eating the wrong things after going to the gym. We of course all know this (in theory), but don’t always adhere to best practices. Or maybe its just me? Before moving in with my boyfriend I went to the gym in the morning 3-4 times/week. Now because of where we live, even though we technically live closer to the gym, it’s easier for me to go after work instead of at 6am. Aaaand now I go twice a week. In a good week. This means if I go at night, I’m not snacking after the gym, I’m eating dinner.
I think I’m lucky in not being someone who’s really hungry after I go to the gym. Maybe it’s all the water I drink. By the time I get home I often don’t want to eat a big meal. Good to know tip: It’s been said moderate exercise can help suppress one’s appetite.
My favorite after-gym (or weekend breakfast) meal is a fruit & yogurt parfait. After trying a few different varieties of yogurt, fruit & granola, I like to think I have this down to a science. A delicious science.
You need to try this, it’s easy. Here’s how you do it:
Fresh strawberries & blueberries
1. Fresh fruit. I prefer strawberries & blueberries. I use 1/3 cup (roughly) of strawberries & 1/4 cup (roughly) of blueberries.
Calories in the strawberries: 15
Calories in blueberries: 20 Continue reading
I always think it’s smart to check-in with any goals you make along the way, don’t you? Helps keep you on track. These are my New Year’s resolutions & the status of my “things I’m looking forward to in 2010” list, one month in:
- Be more FIT. I said I would stick to a gym routine – which has only been quasi-upheld with a crazy January work schedule, but I’m eating even better & exercising more on the weekends (something I never really did). Weekends also tend to be my downfall because I don’t always eat right: this has also changed. :)
- Volunteer. I’ve signed up with BostonCares.org to volunteer. I went to orientation & now just need to sign up for some volunteer projects!
- Save money. Hmm…NOT as successful as I would like. I have continued to transfer money into my ING account, but I wouldn’t consider it a real “win” just yet.
- Reading More: Yes! I’ve been reading an amazing book Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point. A. Maze. Ing.
Some of the things I’m looking forward to are also quasi-resolutions. Two of them (volunteering & saving money) ARE resolutions & are also listed above, but others can also fit the mold:
- Visiting Syracuse: (fingers crossed!) I have a tentative Syracuse trip planned for March. If all goes according to plan, I’ll be visiting the ‘Cuse the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. :)
- Cooking more: I’m doing a little more of this, but not enough!
- Taking more pictures: Yes. I’ve been better about this.
- Getting back in touch with old friends I think this is easier said than done, but it’s getting there.
The others (“a hot summer,” “weddings” and “not moving”) haven’t happened (or not happened) yet, but I’m still looking forward to them.