Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan
Mary J House
University of Phoenix
September 5, 2012
Eating right and getting the proper amount of physical activity each day can be a lot harder
to do than it seems. It is though entirely possible to eat right and have a good exercise regimen.
It just takes having the tools and the willpower to put it into action and stick to it. I know that to
be healthy I need to change the way I eat and get more exercise, and I now have the knowledge
to do so. I now just need to muster up the courage and willpower to make some healthy changes
to my diet and exercise routines. If I follow through on my plan I know I will be happier and
much healthier in many ways.
Obesity is the biggest issue for me in regards to my diet right now. As a 5’7”, 211 pond, 48
year old woman I am considered obese. I, however do not see myself as or feel obese. I do not
need to gain any more weight though and I could certainly afford to lose a few pounds. I know
that I could lose weight by simply eating healthier and exercising more. I know that my
addiction to soda is one of my biggest problems. I drink tons of soda, this is just like pouring
pounds of refined sugar into my system, which is unhealthy in many ways besides making me
In order to lose some of my excess weight I need to set some long term and short term goals
for myself. I need to make sure I am getting plenty of exercise and eating lots of fruits and
vegetables as well as drinking lots of water. Drinking lots of water is good for my body in
general, but it will also curb my appetite if I drink 8 ounces of water before meals.
One of my biggest diet changes other than cutting back on my soda is I am going to eat more
fruits and vegetables and cut back on my protein intake. I also plan on eating three meals and
two snacks a day with my total calorie count being around 1500 until I reach my first weight