Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Shake those winter blues!

Great tips at the Mayo Clinic web site to keep exercising in the cold:

"To keep yourself motivated, focus on what you'll gain if you keep up your exercise routine throughout the cold-weather season. You'll continue to reap the short- and long-term benefits of exercise. And you'll be in better shape when the weather warms up.
Exercise can help shake those winter blues, improve your mood, increase your energy level and help you sleep better. Try to set aside 30 minutes or more on most days of the week for physical activity. It doesn't have to be all in one stretch. You can work it in a little here or there. And it doesn't have to be strenuous. Make a workout of household cleaning. Or walk the stairs in your home. Whatever you choose, balance the four main types of exercise — aerobic exercise, strength training, balance and flexibility.
Don't be too hard on yourself if you miss a day. Just get back on schedule as soon as possible. For extra motivation, work out with your spouse or a friend."
Breakfast
1 cup of cereal (Kashi good friends + Oats and more)
3 strawberries
1 banana
2 teaspoons of flax seeds
Light Soy Milk
Lunch
1 baked chicken thigh
1/2 cup of boiled veggies
1 small cup of sugar free lemonade
1 orange
Water: 64 ounces
Snack
1 cup of tea
Dinner
1 baked chicken thigh
1/2 cup of boiled veggies
1 cup of coffee
1/2 cup of oats and more