Alcohol: every second day, on average, over the year! -In the evening between 7-10pm. I monitored this as drinking may equal higher caloric intake in my experience so it is the enemy to weight loss goals! In my humble opinion.
Exercised by way of:
Walking down 600 steps of stairs! Skip the elevator down. Daily!
Every other day, taking a yoga class. This burns between 200-500 calories and skips TV!
I also taught over 270 yoga classes to thousands of wonderful students at sacred sounds yoga in NYC and for some beautiful reason I was named....
One of NYC's 20 Most Popular Yoga Teachers!
Much gratitude to everyone :-)
Walked over two miles a day, 40 city blocks, takes 30-40 minutes!
Probably walked over a 1,000 miles last year!
The last thing at night! I would drink a large glass of water as we are made up of 9/10th's water?
The great thing about this is we all can do this once you set your mind to it!
Step 1: Set your mind to where achievable goals can be reached.
Step 2: Put in place behaviors to achieve what your mind has decided. There were so many times that I had to ask myself "does this behavior serve my goals?"
Step 3: Be patient with yourself. With the right mindset and the behaviors for a healthy lifestyle the end results will take care of themselves.
I made many pitfalls and tried lots of different ice-cream flavors! But I allowed myself one day a week to eat anything I wanted, ice cream and all. That was 52 days. 14% of a year, not too bad? Means the other 86% was having good stuff?
I had a weigh in once a week and it fluctuated! The key here is "the trend is your friend."
Good luck with your lifestyle shifts, add ons, take aways?
My goal for 2013 is to get from 214 to under 200 and stay there!
That's about a pound a month, or a 3,500 calorie deficit a month, 120 calorie deficit per day!
Will check in with you next year and let you know?
Wishing you a wonderful year.
You can do it!