Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fitness Blog

I decided to create a fitness blog to keep track of what I eat and what not. I tend to do better if I know people are watching, know how much I weigh, and what not, which is odd I know. Hey I never said I was normal ha ha.

Anyway, I didn't want to take up so much space on my main journal by publishing every day what I've been eating and stuff, so if you would like the link to my fitnessy blog just let me know :)

Oh and I found this list from a nutrition class I had a SUU that was compiled by an RD and it is pretty awesome. I would choose these any day over those 100 calorie packs! They compiled the list as alternates to the 100 calorie packs, and I decided all my snacks for one week can only be taken from this list. Yes some are over 100 calories, but it is better than eating the pre-packaged snacks with little to no nutritional value. What I also like about this list is that it does incorporate things like ice cream because I totally binge if I go without sometime for too long ha ha.

Here are 22 portable and healthy snacks:

  1. Half a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread
  2. Low-sugar, whole-grain granola bars that have at least 3 grams of fiber
  3. Whole-grain crackers or whole-wheat tortilla with hummus or nut butter
  4. A handful of unsalted or lightly salted dry-roasted nuts
  5. Individual unsweetened applesauce with a few dry-roasted walnuts
  6. Small apple with 2 teaspoons peanut butter or 1 ounce low-fat cheese
  7. Ants on a log -- celery with nut butter, topped with raisins or other dried fruit
  8. Half of a single-serving string cheese with a small piece of fruit or a few whole-grain crackers
  9. 4-ounces to 6-ounces of low-fat yogurt or yogurt treat
  10. High-fiber dry cereal with a few nuts or seeds and dried fruit (put this in a baggie for a make-your-own snack pack)
  11. Individual packs of carrots, celery sticks, or apple slices, with a protein source like a tablespoon of nuts, nut butter, or low-fat cheese
  12. Pretzels and low-fat cheese
  13. Whole-wheat cracker sandwiches made with natural nut butters
  14. 1 ounce of lean meat and a few whole-grain crackers
  15. 3 ounces low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and a few whole-grain crackers
  16. 1 whole graham cracker and 1 teaspoon nut butter
  17. Raw vegetables with 1/4 cup low-fat ranch dressing
  18. 100-calorie pack of low-fat popcorn rich in whole grains and fiber
  19. Handful of tortilla chips and salsa
  20. 100-calorie ice cream treats
  21. "Skinny" latte (made with low-fat or skim milk)
  22. Small bowl of whole-grain cereal with skim milk or low-fat yogurt
Oh and to keep up with my fitness goals my mom bought me (well us ha ha she's using it too) this yesterday:

I get bored easily so its fun to have different things to do to work out, plus I was VERY skeptical if this would actually do anything fitness wise, and to be honest, I was sore this morning after working out with it for 30 minutes last night. Hey I figure it can't hurt, plus its fun! It even incorporates running (off of the pad thing, but it can actually measure how fast you're running regardless), but my favorite is the step aerobics part.

1 comment:

Mikelle and Ben said...

Stacey, that's a really good idea! I really need to get in shape...