No Gym, No Worries!

As we return to our regular day-to-day schedules after the long holidays, we wake up a little slower, the air outside is a little bit colder and we suddenly notice that our pants fit a wee bit snugger! Photo: Associated Press

As we return to our regular day-to-day schedules after the long holidays, we wake up a little slower, the air outside is a little bit colder and we suddenly notice that our pants fit a wee bit snugger! Hold on, so does this pair and that pair and I can’t even button these! What’s happened as most Americans, we put on 7 to 10 lbs of unnecessary holiday weight. Yes, it was easy going on, but it’s not so easy coming off. What should you do?

First, make a goal and stick to it. Be reasonable. Don’t say I’m going to lose 15 lbs in 10 days. Plan on losing 10 lbs in 30 days. Take proper steps and commit to it. If your goals are attainable, you are much more likely to carry them through and most importantly, you’ll accomplish them!

No gym, no worries! You don’t have to have a gym membership to lose weight and get back into shape. Use everyday items at home. Don’t throw out old milk containers. Use those plastic gallons and refill them with water. How much? You decide according to your strength. You can do shoulder shrugs, arm curls, squats, side arm lifts and more. Waiting in front of the microwave for a few minutes, do some toe raises for your calves. Watching some TV? How about getting on the floor for some much needed sit-ups and push ups!  

Shedding the pounds! Cutting fat and calories is indeed half the battle. Shop smart, read labels, eat healthier. Say good-bye to all of those indulgences you ate over the holidays and eat the opposite! Egg Nog —Skim Milk, Stuffing — Brown Rice, Christmas Cookies — Protein Bar, Bread Pudding — Fresh Fruit, etc.

You CAN do this, I know you can. You only have one body, treat it right and it will treat you wonderfully!!

Stand Taller!

Happy Cooking!

 Chef Mary

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Mary Moran

Upon graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts in 2002, Chef Mary Payne Moran began her professional career shelling crabs at the world-renowned restaurant, Michael's in Santa Monica.  Simultaneously, she launched her own company, Hail Mary’s, founded upon the belief that good food nurtures the soul, and began catering weddings, parties and large corporate events.

In the fall of 2008, Mary began teaching her culinary skills to others.    Currently she can be found at Hollywood School House teaching her after school cooking class, and teaching her popular "Vegetables or Not Here I Come" assembly.

Most recently, Mary has launched another division in her company as well as a chef she is now also a Certified Nutritionist for high profile clients.  She helps her clients discover their healthy way of eating.  Mary has recently been published in the Los Angeles Magazine, & The New Jersey Star Ledger.

Daily she addresses cooking aficionados through her blog - Cooking with Chef Mary as well as her how-to webisodes on You Tube.

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