1. Share one of your favorite healthy recipes. If you're like me, you've found some new healthy favorites -- but you may also be getting to the point where your new favorites may be starting to morph into "the same old, same old." So, I hope that lots of your will share one of your favorite healthy recipes, either in the comments or by linking to it. Then, I challenge each of you to find a new-to-you recipe that someone else has shared and try it.
Here are two of my very most favorites:
- Spaghetti squash with grilled chicken (I marinate mine in low-fat Italian dressing -- Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, except I swap the amounts of oil and vinegar, using 1/2 cup of vinegar and only 1/4 cup of oil.) and baked zucchini sticks
2. Add to your regular workout routine exercises designed to increase your flexibility. Cardio is absolutely necessary to losing weight and strength-training is the perfect complement, helping to build muscle and burn more fat, but flexibility training offers a host of benefits all its own. One surprising thing that I've discovered, as I've lost weight, is how much flexibility I actually have. I can only imagine how much better my flexibility will be if I start working consciously to improve it and I really think that it will improve my overall body function and bone and joint health.
Try some of these ideas for adding some flexibility training to your workout routine.
Consider yourself challenged! And, please, don't forget to share one or two of your favorite healthy meals and/or recipes.