Saturday, January 3, 2009

Get In Shape in the New Year

One of the most popular New Year's Resolutions is "To Lose Weight." In fact, gym membership go through the roof during the first week of January. But people's pockets are tighter and we all don't have gym membership money, also eating healthily can get pricey. Try some of these less expensive ways to get in shape

Buy a DVD and exercise with it 3 times a week. Pilates is great for getting you stomach flat and ready for the that bikini in the summer time. You can get this MTV Pilates DVD for $5.45 on Also, community colleges offer great prices on exercise course. You could take 6 yoga or dance class for about $50. If you're like me and don't like working out, just dance! Turn on some music and get down for 30 minutes.

Don't drink your calories. Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Caribou Coffee; it doesn't matter where you go, all offer very high calorie drinks. A Starbucks large Iced Caffe Mocha has 320 calories, but a regular Shaken Green Tea has 80 calories. You can even purchase a box of Tazo Tea for $2.55 at Target this week. Green Tea tastes good and helps you burn more calories throughout the day.

Eat your veggies! Mama didn't lie eating veggies, especially green leafy veggies will help improve your digestive system. If you think veggies aren't very tasty, there are plenty of ways to make them taste good. This website offers plenty of options:, try the recipe for broccoli made with red wine and garlic! If this still doesn't work for you, then eat a salad. But try avoid salads with egg yolk, ham, bacon bits, breaded chicken, and too much cheese.

You don't have to "Whole Foods" or "Trader Joe's" and buy expensive organic foods. Regular vegatbles and fruits are prefectly fine. You don't have to give up any of your favorite foods either, just remember portion control. Don't eat food just because it's there.

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