Sunday, August 5, 2012

21 Days to a Better You!


With the beginning of the school year only 4 short weeks away, it's time for me to start getting back into shape to tackle the upcoming year not only physically, but mentally as well! 21 Days to a Better You is simple. For 21 days you follow the diet regime below and add in a some working out whenever you please. It's not a strict diet but you will need to have some willpower to complete it! 

Let's start off with the tough stuff. The items listed below are the things that you're going to need to cut out of your diet for this to work. This is where the will power is needed. These are those little treats that you reach for when you're sitting watching television. They're the treats that are usually the impulse buys. 
  • No Candy (Chocolate included)
  • No Cake/Cupcakes
  • No Donuts (Say no to Tim Hortons and Krispy Kreme)
  • No Muffins (This one makes me cry)
  • No White Bread (Opt for whole wheat or tortillas)
  • No Chips (No brainer)
  • No Fast Food (Say bye bye to McDonalds!)
  • No Ice Cream
  • No Pastries
Essentially you're cutting out junk food. Also avoid processed sugars. They're hiding in a lot of  foods so be sure to read the labels!

Replace the items above with:
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Whole Grain and Whole Wheat Bread
  • Green Tea
  • Water
  • Hummus and Guacamole 
  • Vegetable Chips
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce (Make your own by microwaving apples and pur√©eing them with some cinnamon)
  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Granola (Watch out, make sure it's the healthy kind and not sweetened)
  • Your favourite fish and shrimp
  • Leafy green salads (Use spinach)
  • Almond Butter
Combine this healthy eating regime with a little bit of working out:
  • Yoga (Here is a YouTube playlist filled with awesome videos)
  • Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred (on YouTube)
  • P90X (For the ultimate fitness people)
  • A simple walk or light jog
  • Swimming
  • Whatever else you like to do!
Since working out is not the main aspect of this 21 days program, you don't need to devote all you time to it. However, if you do choose to work out, you'll most likely see better results sooner. Mix in some weights and strength training to get the ultimate back to school body. 

They say that it takes 21 days to break a habit or to gain a new one. Try eating healthy and cutting the above items out of your diet and sooner or later, you won't even crave them any more! Follow along on my blog to see how I'm doing! 

4 comments:

  1. I think that this is a great idea even though i am not going to back to school..! ill try it out..!
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  2. I love this, so going to try it out!
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  3. This is awesome, I definately going to try it. X

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  4. Great idea. I've printed it and pinned it to my wall to see it everyday. Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks!

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