Wanted to share my progress, along with my goal to get more lean and add some muscle to have a lean muscled look for the MAP challenge.
Each day been first Picturing the progress I WANT
Then….Talking about my progress to friends and family (actually anyone nearby, since people have been noticing my progress! 😉
DO something EACH and every DAY that gets me closer to achieving my goal.
You’ll find that the more clear a goal, even a small one, the greater your opportunity of attaining it. When you think, ahh…that’s a little step, easy, do step 1 today ~ Step 2 tomorrow, and BINGO, you attain your long term goal !!
That’s a little how I’ve been facing challenges, and believe me there are days of better progress than others. But cherish those, while learning from not quite achieving a goal too.
Don’t simply blow a bad day off, LEARN and GROW from it.
There’s a lesson to be got from it that will help you later.
Know it did me. It helped me in MAP and at work too!!!
That’s where want to remind everyone how a journal is one of your BEST friends 😉
Now for more tips that hope helped you as much as they have helped me ~
If you have trouble with high blood sugar, you might want to make this one of your mainstay snacks: a handful of walnuts.
Walnuts are already in a heart-healthy league of their own because of their cholesterol-improving powers. And now a small new study suggests that eating walnuts every day may help give blood vessels a much needed tune-up in people with diabetes.
Thy Daily Nut
In the study, people with type 2 diabetes were asked to eat about 2 ounces of walnuts every day. After 8 weeks, endothelial function improved significantly in the walnut eaters. Why is this good news? Because endothelial cells — that thin layer of cells that lines the inside of blood vessels — may be one of the first places to go bad when people with diabetes start developing vascular disease.
Compared to other nuts, walnuts have higher amounts of alpha-linolenic acid, which may help protect against plaque formation in arteries. Walnuts also are a great source of an amino acid called L-arginine, which helps relax blood vessels and control blood pressure. And surprisingly, the nut eaters in the study didn’t suffer any deleterious effects to their weight and waist sizes. Could be all the protein and fiber in walnuts helped the study participants eat less overall.
Enjoy these healthy nuts with your favorite EOD recipe. Which by the way, hope you will share some of your recipes here so we can get a collection of our favorites !!!
Best Always to you ~