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We all know that grocery shopping can be a daunting task when in the midst of a diet.
So, how do you tackle the dreaded grocery run without sabotaging the hard work you’ve put into your thin waist line and smaller pant size? You come prepared!
We’ve taken the hassle off your hands by creating a go-to grocery guide that is guaranteed to get you through the grocery aisles with ease. Print this list out before you hit the store. Once you get the hang of grocery shopping, you will see that the intimidation only happens when you’re not prepared.
You’ll soon be a grocery store champ,ready for battle!
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Warm weather brings some of the best things. Tan lines, patio season, and weekends at the lake all come to mind. Of course, some not-so-healthy decisions typically come with these springtime activities. It may be hard to pass on a happy hour with friends on a cool rooftop or spending the day at the beach with a cooler filled with sugary (or alcoholic) beverages. However, you shouldn’t let this spring break down your fitness routine and healthy habits you’ve been working hard on this year. Moderation is the name of the game this season — you shouldn’t have to skip out on fun times with family and friends to avoid temptation!
Here are four ways to stay focused this spring:
It’s not all about happy hour! Plan fitness-based social activities with your coworkers and friends.
Bike to a local coffee shop and catch up over iced chai lattes. Rollerblade around the lake and hit the beach after you’ve done a few laps. Check if any fun themed-runs (like the Mud Run or Color Run) are coming to your town soon. These are all fun ways to make memories with loved ones while burning calories.
Skip the sugary drinks.
You know the usual suspects: lemonade, soda, milkshakes, margaritas, etc. They taste amazing, but the grams of sugar aren’t doing you any favors. You can never have enough water, so make it a habit to always order water at restaurants. Need a flavor kick? Ask for water with lemon or lime.
Same goes for food, too! Watch your intake of greasy and fried food.
Those french fries and onion rings always sound like a good idea, but they’ll leave you feeling crummy and overloaded with sodium and other bad fats. If you’re out with friends and need to eat, suggest sharing a veggie and hummus plate or salad. The more green options available, the better!
Check in with your Snap Fitness club.
A lot of our locations offer Run Clubs for members that start in the spring and last until the fall. Outdoor group fitness classes are also popular in our gyms. How fabulous does boot camp in the park sound? Connect with your club manager or staff members today and see what’s in the queue this spring.
In 2012, I was at my largest. I would say I was pushing around 300 pounds. I realized I was not happy with my appearance, nor was I healthy and wanted to lose weight so I could be healthy for my two-year-old son.
In January 2013, I started a "diet" and I was able to get down to 175 pounds when I got pregnant with my daughter in January 2014. After I had my daughter in September 2014, I was back up to 224 pounds. I was starting to feel depressed again due to my weight.
In March of 2015, I decided I wasn't going to do a diet, I was going to change my lifestyle. I was going to eat healthy and exercise as much as I could. I started as a member of Snap Fitness and watched what I was eating. I read food labels on everything I bought and made healthier choices for me and my family.
I am currently 150 pounds and throughout my journey, I had many people come to me for advice and tips, which is why I decided to change my career path from being an accountant to hopefully one day having my own fitness business.
I am currently studying to get my Certified Personal Training certificate through ACE and have been working at my local Snap Fitness for about two months now.
I love it - I turned my hatred for exercise into a passion. I look forward to working out and actually enjoy being healthy. Not only do I want to be healthy for myself, but for my children. I want them to see that exercising can be fun and eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.
I was overweight most of my life and was held back from doing a lot of things, that’s something I don't want for my children. I have so many goals for my future that I can't wait to accomplish.
My biggest goal is entering the World's Beauty Fitness & Fashion show in 2017. They have a transformation category now. I'm so glad I made these changes in my life. If you would have told me four years ago that I would be working at Snap Fitness and studying to be a CPT, I probably would've laughed at you.