Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Latest Health Obsessions


I am trying new and different things constantly to help me feel better and to
help me stay motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.
(at least that is how I am explaining my "always trying to lose weight" obsession)
My newest obession: #1:


I mix 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds in with my Protein Shakes in the morning.

It is actually really good. They taste like nuts.


Why you ask? There is some
in depth info about Chia Seeds below.
I just really like the way they make me feel. Just clean and fresh!

The CHIA SEED IS featured IN THE BOOK:
"YOU - STAYING YOUNG"
WRITTEN BY DR. OZ
:
-Chia Seeds are THE BEST source of
Omega-3 & Omega-6 essential fatty acids!
-These seeds are perfect for diabetics &
people watching or trying to lose weight.


-Chia Seeds are also very beneficial to the
heart and extremely high in fiber, calcium, high
quality protein, slowly processed carbohydrates
and loaded with vitamins & minerals and antioxidants!
-The chia seed is THE BEST source of Omega-3.
CHIA SEED IS BETTER THAN
FISH OIL & FLAX SEED!
-Chia seed is high in protein with 18 grams per 100 grams of seed
and high in calcium. 5 times the calcium of milk, 631 mg per 100 grams of seed.
-Chia seed is hydrophilic.
Absorbing up to 14 times
(Mix @ 9-10 times) its weight in water.
This helps extend energy and endurance.

And see here: It gave Berkely the motivation to get all geared up and yell "I'm Ready to Jog Mama!"

Obsession #2: 30 day shread

I like it because it is only like 25 minutes.

No matter what, I feel like I can find 25 minutes to work out. It is a KILLER workout and designed with 3 levels of intensity.

So, my friend Angie and I made a goal to complete the 30 day challenge (taking Sundays off), and here is the chart I made for us.

This is mine, of course. Going out of town kind of put me off track, but I am back on again.

That's all for now.

3 comments:

Jer and Desi said...

I am so glad Vennette showed you those Chia seeds. Jeremy shoves the whole 2 table spoons in his mouth at once. EW! Good luck!

Rachelle said...

Steve has been putting the chia seeds in our bread mix. Now I know what the heck they are!

Averie and Josie said...

Oh my gosh!! I just started The Shred and started it b/c I told myself that I could do 20 minutes a day!!! The 1st couple of days I wanted to DIE!!! I hurt so bad, but I felt like I was doing something. :)

What do you put in your protein shakes? Does this take the place of breakfast for you?