So, now you have envisioned your goal and put your plan into action. Now it’s time to get your body moving. Incorporating exercise helps increase your metabolism and will not only help you lose weight but also make you feel great. Here are some easy ways to incorporate exercise:
-The best time to exercise is in the morning. Get up early, get your blood flowing.
-Take the stairs over the elevator.
-Park in the back of the parking lot furthest from the building.
-Walk or lift weights on your lunch break.
-Walk in place (or jog, march, etc… you get the idea) while you watch television at night.
-Clean your house or play with your kids more often.
What are some other ways that get you moving?
One of our favorite foods is Chinese. It doesn’t have to be “oh so bad” for you either and still taste “oh so good.” Try this Orange Chinese Chicken.
2 tsp dark sesame oil
2 tsp orange zest, strips
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4-oz pieces
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
15 oz canned mandarin oranges in light syrup
1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp orange zest, finely grated, or to taste
2 tsp cornstarch
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add zest strips and cook, stirring, until fragrant and slightly cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes. Meanwhile, season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. When zest is finished, increase heat to medium-high; add chicken to skillet and cook until golden, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side.
Drain oranges and reserve 1/4 cup liquid. Add oranges with reserved liquid to skillet and simmer 2 minutes. Whisk together broth, soy sauce, finely grated zest and cornstarch in a small bowl; add mixture to pan and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Yields 1 piece of chicken and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.
Length of Time: 52 weeks since baby was born; 7 weeks of maintenance
Pounds Lost: 55.2
Pounds Left to Lose: NONE 🙂
So, how did you do this week? Follow my weight loss (or gain) journey with the past Weigh Me Wednesday posts and keep me updated on your progress!