The Benefits of Using My Pyramid Planner
Before I started this kick boxing course I did maintain a good workout routine, but my diet plan wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be. Although, at the beginning of this course I discovered I was expecting a child, I still wanted to have a healthy food plan. I didn’t know where to start with how many extra calories were needed for my body type and being pregnant. Going on to the mypyramid.gov website helped me a lot. By the my pyramid planner showing the amount of grains, vegetables, meats, fruits, and milk my body needed, I was able to create a healthy daily food plan. For example, I would have cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, and snack in between, like an apple and some crackers, or a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. My lunch would consist of a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, or a healthy salad with grilled chicken. If I wanted another snack, I would have something like a piece of jerky for the protein, or some carrots with light ranch dressing. For dinner, I would choose from meals like spaghetti made with whole grain noodles and a lean meat sauce, or baked chicken with fresh green beans and a baked potato. I would also make sure that I drank plenty of water throughout the day, and had enough milk for my vitamin D intake. The pyramid planner also helped me keep track of my daily exercise. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s my workout routines usually consist of some type of cardio, or upper/lower body workouts for 1 ½ hour. For example, jogging/speed walking, punching bags, a game of hog toss, or doing a kick boxing routine for the class period. On my off days from class, I would go to the gym and walk, bike, or do the elliptical for 30 or more minutes. I would also occasionally do slight weight lifting and muscle toning exercises. All in all going on to my pyramid planner helped me out tremendously with watching what I ate, and how often I exercised. It also gave me a chance to show some relatives...
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