Monthly archive for July 2015

How Do I Track Protein Bars

What do you think about using protein bars as meal replacement, in particular Think Thin High Protein Bar and Chef Robert Irvine Fit Crunch?  Some people in my class are using them and wonder how to count them on the Live It Tracker.   I am not a huge fan of meal supplement bars (I prefer getting my nutrition from “real” food, unless it is a time or traveling issue, plus these things are EXPENSIVE!), but if you are consuming them, see below how they could fit into the meal plan. Think Thin High Protein Bar (240 calories):  2 oz meat, 1 oz grain, 1/2 tsp. healthy oil Chef Robert Irvine Fit Crunch (190 calories):  2 oz meat, 1/2 oz grain If this comes up again with different bars, there are a couple of considerations on how to count these items.  For instance, the Chef Irvine bar contains milk whey

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Extra Steps Count

Extra Steps Count

Turn TV time into a Mini-workout. Can’t tear away from that show long enough for a workout? Turn the show into a workout. Every time you get a commercial break, hit the ground and start doing pushups, crunches, or even walking in place. Next commercial break see if you can add one more rep.  Walk A lot! Walking is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your fitness plan on track. Squeezing in extra steps is easier than you think. If you take public transportation, try getting off the bus a stop earlier. Park as far from the store as possible. Don’t send that email, rather take a stroll to your coworker’s desk and put in a little face time. You might try using a step tracker.  Studies have shown that people tend to increase their activity level by 30-50% when using a tracker.   Take the stairs. Taking the stairs

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Wardrobe Must-Haves

Wardrobe Must-Haves

It’s been awhile since I had to buy “back to school” clothes. But something just clicks in me this time of year to check out the weekly mail advertisements for backpacks and athletic shoes. School starts in a few weeks and many of you will be starting back, maybe not to school, but back to your focused work for the kingdom. I’m still going to invest in a fall wardrobe, but of a different nature.  The Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:11-17 that the well-dressed person has some basic wardrobe items that are “must-haves”. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of

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Back on Track

Back on Track

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?  That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.  Galatians 5:7-8  Are you hearing yourself saying “I need to get back on track?” It might be that your summer has been so much fun that routines and schedules are the last thing on your mind.  Or it could be that your summer has been so stressful that you’ve gotten off track. No matter what these months have looked like for you and me, we are feeling the need to get back on track.  How do we get back on track? I think there are three things we all must do: Accept Where You Are This sounds simple, but it is a pre-requisite to beginning again. Pat Lewislikes to say, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Well, here you

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