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Monday, April 30, 2012

Healthy May.

So the lovely Amanda from one of my favourite Kiwi blogs - Here Comes the Sun, posted about this today. 

For the entire month of May, and the rest of our lives, we should try to be as healthy as possible. Food, exercise and goal setting. Goal setting is a big one. I'm sure I've already talked about SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. I'm going to create a list of three goals that I want to achieve in May. I encourage you all to join the movement! Join My Fitness Pal, add me if you like - my username is LiviNZ.  Here are my goals:

1. Log everything I put into my mouth every day of the month. 
2. Exercise four times a week for a minimum of 60 minutes. 
3. Go out and do fun things on the weekends instead of moping around at home (as I sometimes do). 

I'm also going to try and get some new recipes going, figure out some new work lunches (I'm thinking the above might be a good place to start... so yummy and fresh!). I'll be attempting to only eat fresh natural foods (permeter of supermarket, proteins, carbs and fats). 

Hopefully I'll at least lose another kg, though I'm not betting on anything. 


  1. I thought this was a great idea too. We've gone vegetarian in our house, but I think we could definitely go healthier- no more pizzas Renee!!

    1. I personally wouldn't recommend vegetarian being super healthy. Having maybe 2-4 meals per week where organic meat is involved is ideal. Your body needs animal protein most for your muscles to get better, especially after heavy training. Vegetable protein is not absorbed as readily as animal protein. This is my personal opinion though, and I could never give up my meat.

    2. Totally fair enough! I was vegetarian for 6 years then I went back to meat about 4 years ago for a number of reasons, I definitely agree that your diet needs to be balanced, especially with protein. For some reason I just feel better when I don't eat alot of meat...balance is key!

    3. There are plenty of elite athletes who manage on a vegetarian or vegan diet. We can get plenty of protein from whole grains, plants and legumes - we really don't need animal protein (other than for a tiny amount of B12...if you've been eating meat already though, the B12 will stay in your body for up to 3 years before you need more!). So I think that if vegetarian is working for you then stick with it - the world needs more people to stop eating meat! The key is to ensure variety. Don't live off carrots and beans - explore with a wide variety of vegetables and grains and you'll get everything you need :) x

    4. I'm sure you can... I just personally don't recommend it. Eating meat a couple of times a month is best for you and the environment, in my opinion. Vegetarian is definitely better than Vegan in my opinion though. Besides, I don't have an issue with vegetarianism, I just couldn't do it myself. :)

  2. Very inspiring post! After a period of slacking I am back on the wagon. Reading posts like yours is definitely reinforcing my motivation. Thanks.

  3. This looks SOOO delicious and I'm really inspired by your post because I want to eat healthy this May too. I think it's good to take it one month at a time. Following you now :)


  4. wow this looks good! and really healthy too