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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Irish dance diet - Summer is the best time for a healthy lifestyle change

Summer fruits
Photo: Flickr/Mrs. Magic

If you are paying attention to my Irish dance diet, you may have noticed how slooowly the weight is coming off.  Mostly it's because I am distracted by the many irons I have in the fire. But I figure a small weight loss is better than none. Seriously, I could be 4 pounds heavier than I was when I started and I'm not!

To me, summer is the perfect time to be on a diet.  The air is warm and the breeze smells like new life.

I think that it is easier to exercise in the summer because the weather is nice and I am more likely to get outside and be active.  The sun sets later and there are more hours in the day.  It is easier to drag my sorry behind out of bed in the morning if it is light outside. Swimming, hiking, biking, walking, running, dancing, whatever you love, get out and do it!

I love fruit, especially berries!  Summer fruit is such a luxury and feels like a treat to the dieting me.  Strawberries, blueberries, apricots, peaches, apples and cherries!  Is your mouth watering yet?  I do much better on my healthy eating lifestyle if I feel satisfied, and fruit helps me fill that void.

How does summertime motivate you to take better care of yourself?

Week Eight

Weight lost=.7 pounds
Total weight loss= 4.1 pounds

3 comments:

  1. Love this post... and berries (the yummiest part of summer)! I keep buying whole watermelons and cutting them up for snacks. My favorite is cutting it into cubes and freezing them... such a treat, and it's low-cal! Keep up the great work! Woohoo ;) If you feel like getting crazy, join me for Mean Abs June http://onmytoes.blogspot.com/2012/06/mean-abs-june-join-me.html
    - Moira

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  2. Your dance bag is up! Thanks so much for being a part of this series! http://onmytoes.blogspot.com/2012/06/whats-in-christys-dance-bag.html

    -Moira

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  3. It is the most beautiful job one can do in summer-Swimming, hiking, biking, walking, running, dancing, whatever you love. And it is possible to reduce weight by doing this job. Fruits can also helpful for diet control. Thanks for posting this nice article. Keep it up :)
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