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Being Social and Being Healthy

One of the hardest thing’s I’ve realized is that it is not easy to stay on track when you’re trying to be social. Socializing with friends always seems to revolve around eating and drinking. Whether you’re going out for food or grabbing a few drinks at the bar, its easy to ruin a week of progress.

Since it’s highly unlikely that anyone, including myself, is going to stop hanging out with their friends. The best thing you can do is try to enjoy the food and drinks in moderation. Maybe only have one beer at the bar and make it a like beer if you can. If you’re going out to dinner, try to eat something that’s healthier from the menu and make sure that you’ve stayed on track the rest of the week so that you can meet your goals.

What happens if all this goes out the window when you get to the restaurant or the bar? Just brush it off and get back on track. There’s no point in beating yourself up over it. Learn from what happened and get back on track to being a healthier and happier you!

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Musclepharm Combat Crunch Bar

When I made my last supplement order, I decided to order one of these protein bars to try and I absolutely loved it! Not only is full of protein but it’s also gluten free. The perfect after workout snack!

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They make six different flavours. I tried the chocolate peanut butter cup and it was really tasty. The only thing I wish was different is that the peanut butter taste isn’t very strong and I really love the taste of peanut butter so I would like that flavour to be stronger.

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This isn’t an everyday treat though because of its high fat content and its steep price at 3.71 Canadian a bar but it is defiantly a delicious and healthy treat to be enjoyed occasionally!

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Fast Food Devil

Fast food is a problem for a lot of us in our daily lives. Most of us have incredibly busy schedules and it’s often way easier to grab food on the go then it is to make food. Fast food is linked to increased risk of obesity and should only be eaten in moderation and I learned this the hard way.

When I was in high school, I worked part-time in a fast food restaurant. At first I wouldn’t let myself eat the food but before long I was eating it every time I worked. Not only did I gain 40 pounds from eating it but it also made me feel gross and tired all the time. I quit that job and have rarely eaten fast food since. One thing you should think about when you’re eating food like that is about how much more time and effort it takes to lose the weight later. I gained that 40 pounds very quickly but it took many months more to lose it.

Eating healthy, homemade food is much better for you than any of this other stuff that is premade and served to you through a drive-thru window. If you want a burger, make it yourself. Most likely you can have an equivalent burger for significantly less calories than one from a fast food restaurant.

Think about what you eat and plan ahead if you have to by making meals ahead of time. Food is the first step in managing weight. If you don’t put it in you, then you don’t have to work it off.

 

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Greenhouse Project: Foundation

Now that the weather is a little bit warmer, we decided to get started on the greenhouse today. We started by creating a foundation which we did by digging a trench around where the perimeter of the greenhouse is going to be and put 6″x6″s in the ground, connected it together and backfilled around them. The greenhouse is going to be 8’x12′ when completed. Some pictures below:

More to come when we begin construction in the coming week!

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Managing Food Intake

Managing food intake is a very important part of being healthy and achieving your fitness goals. In theory it’s very simple to do, just eat appropriate amounts of food and don’t eat unhealthy junk food. It sounds easy but sometimes it’s hard not to give into temptation.

Most of controlling the amount of food that we eat is about controlling our minds. For me, I find it’s best to keep track of what I’m eating throughout the day so that way I actually have to think about what I’m eating and the amount of calories that I’m putting into my body. I use an app called My Fitness Pal to track my food intake but for you, it could be as simple as writing down what you eat in a notebook. Also apps like this one will tell you the amount that you can eat to achieve the goals that you set which is a nice feature.

Temptation is a hard one to handle because sometimes I can’t even resist myself but there is a few things I’ve learned:

  • First of all, get rid of all the junky food that you have at home. if you don’t have it, you can’t eat it.
  • Allow yourself a treat occasionally so that way when you do have the opportunity to eat something bad, you don’t go overboard.
  • Avoid fast food and cook as many of your own meals as possible. This way you know exactly what is in them.
  • When you have no choice on what to eat (like at a business dinner or family get-together) just use moderation and make sure to keep track of what you’re eating. Try and pick whatever is the healthiest choice available.

Remember, we’re human and we’re not perfect so don’t freak out when you cheat. Just do your best to lesson them damage by eating healthy as much as you can!

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Blog Update

I just wanted to take a moment and welcome everyone who has come to check out my blog and decided that they want to stick around. I really appreciate it and I’m glad you guys are all interested in what I have to say.

A couple of things I want to touch on:

  • I recently bought my domian name as some of you may have noticed so I am for sure sticking around since I’ve invested some money in this now.
  • I’d love to become more engaged with you guys and gals and to have you make suggestions on things you want to hear about. The best way to do that would be on Facebook and Twitter which you can get to by clicking the icons on the right side of the screen.
  • I’d love to eventually do some giveaways and stuff like that so keep an eye on that as my blog grows for more details.

I’m glad you’re all here and I hope you all continue to like what I have to say 🙂

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Nature Valley Rosted Nut Crunch Bars

Recently I’ve been looking for a snack that’s healthy but also really tasty that I could carry with me easily to class or on other outings and I came across these really tasty granola bars. I highly recommend them.NV_Roasted_Nut_Bars_Peanut_Crunch

The only downfall with these is that they’re rather expensive. There are only 6 in a box and the box cost $5.99 Canadian. I decided to try them because they were on sale the other day and now I almost wish I hadn’t because they’re so good! One thing to be wary of is the amount of fat that these contain. It’s not an everyday treat but is nice on occasion.