It’s Week 2 of #FitFabFeb2019 and it coincides with Smart Eating Week 11 – 19 February. I recently interviewed Erin O’Neill an Accredited Practising Dietitian. We discussed what smart eating is and Erin shares her tips for smarter eating over 50. I have included the video below in the ‘Keeping Your Body Healthy on the Inside’ section.
#FitFabFeb2019 Week 1 In Review
During the first week it was very encouraging that many of you sounded so determined and focussed on your goals. I also appreciated you sharing your Non Negotiables on my website and social media. What a fabulous way to start and I appreciate everyone taking the time to share and comment.
You don’t realise but when you are feeling inspired and motivated that makes me feel inspired and motivated!
Before we start Week 2 we need to review Week 1. Remember this is not a quick fix but a lifestyle change so progress may not be as fast as you want it or expected it to be.
Keeping A Daily Accomplishment Journal
I read during the week about keeping a Daily Accomplishment Journal. A place to
- reflect on our goal(s)
- what went well – we need to celebrate the wins no matter how small
- where you struggled and how you can learn from the experience for next time
- any positive feedback you may have received. Don’t forget we are all in this together, so leaving comments on the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group helps others to support you and also to congratulate you.
Week 2 will still comprise our Non Negotiables and if you feel comfortable add one more. If not, no problem just continue on from last week. Your Non Negotiables might change each week or remain consistent throughout the month and beyond. It all depends on your goal and your planning.
The key is to keep completing the Non Negotiables you have set for yourself each week.
These are what you have determined in your planning phase to be the most important areas you want to change in your life so they need to come first.
Now to Week 2.. Moving, Mental Health, Healthy on the Inside and Learn & Grow.
#FitFabFeb2019 Week 2 Smart Eating Over 50
Keeping your body Healthy on the Inside
Smart Eating, what does it actually mean? Listen to my interview with Accredited Practising Dietitian, Erin O’Neill and find out her tips for Smart Eating Over 50.
Just click on the image below.
Did you try the video ‘I am Strong’ from Peta at Strong Healthy Women which I shared with you last week? I did 5 repeats in one session which gave me a great strength workout.
This week I’m sharing another with you. This one is titled ‘I am Willing’ which fits perfectly with your desire to move forward and the willingness to try and make the changes to your lifestyle that you want to make.
Just click on the image below
Recipe of the Week
I asked Erin O’Neill what her quick ‘go to’ healthy recipe is when we are ‘time poor’ or just don’t feel like cooking.
Salmon with roasted potatoes and creamy kale coleslaw
My go to recipe for my family when I need something quick, easy, nutritious and most importantly – something that everyone will eat – is Birds Eye Atlantic Salmon Fillets with roasted potatoes and a bagged salad (we are all keen on Kaleslaw).
The reason I love this little meal is because it is so easy to put together and I don’t need to spend much time in the kitchen to prepare it.
I arrive home, turn on the oven, chop up the potatoes, put them and the salmon (from frozen – I don’t even need to think ahead to thaw it out) in the oven, get some jobs done while it’s all cooking, come back and throw the salad in a bowl and dinner is done!
Learn & Grow
Try one new thing this week.
Last Wednesday I shared 10 new things to try in 2019 but you may have something that you have always wanted to do so if you can – go for it this week!
Remember, trying new things may take you out of your comfort zone but that increases self confidence and brings new experiences to your life.
Keep up the good work for Week 2 and let’s start introducing some smarter eating into our lives.
Don’t forget to join me for the Mid Week check-in at Facebook Live in the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Group. Click HERE if you want to join the group and the FB Live session.