No excuses

Monday was my day to get back on the healthy living wagon.

No excuses.

The cafe at work always has healthy options for breakfast and lunch.

(Curt and I were out of town over the weekend so I didn’t have a chance to get to the grocery store.)

Having the work cafe means I have lots of good options to choose from as well as deliciously bad ones, which I successfully avoided.

I have packed my gym bag every day and kept it in my trunk. This means if I get back too late to take a regular class whether at the gym or yoga studio I have exercise clothes with me and I can do a workout on my own at the gym.

(I would rather take a class, but that doesn’t always work out.)

Even on a hectic and stressful day like today I kept pretty good with my food intake. I did have an excuse for not exercising: I worked a 12-hour day and didn’t get home (after more than an hour commute) until 9 p.m.

And I will hit yoga tomorrow.

I really wanted a drink when I got home tonight. But I decided to keep … Continue reading

In my mind I am healthy

Yesterday, which was Day 2 of back to healthy living, I realized that I already felt better.

I was only on Day 2 of back to eating healthy and into my regular exercise routine. And it was already making a difference in how I felt.

I think a big part of healthy living is mental as well. And I am not referring to mental health in this case.

More like, if you have the mindset to be healthy and are on that track it makes it easier and you feel better.

This is at least the case for me.

When I am “off plan” or not in my routine I feel yuck. There is guilt involved. Especially if there is no end in sight.

When I was an unhealthy person I didn’t realize how bad I felt until I became a healthy person.

When I am “off plan” I feel myself craving for my routine of my healthy living.

If you think about it, living healthy or not is one of the few things we have total control over.

I decide what I eat and drink. I decide if I exercise or not.

Here’s to three days of getting back … Continue reading

Yup, it was a challenging week

Well, what a week …

I knew this past week would pose some challenges in the caloric intake department with food and booze and also with my regular exercise routine.

What I didn’t count on was getting sick … AGAIN.

Tuesday morning when I woke up I was exhausted. And I slept decently.

I felt the cold forming in my chest and was worried that this one was gonna be a doozy.

Lucky for me … I didn’t get a full blown cold, which is what happened a few weeks ago.

Even with multiple eating and drinking fests I had a plan to keep my exercise regular.

But when I am sick I don’t exercise as I feel it is important and necessary for me to focus my energy on getting back to being healthy.

This means I didn’t get to work on my planks and push-ups for March’s Monthly Challenge. In just a week I was able to master an 80-second plank. Imagine what I could have done had I worked on that a little more.

I feel almost back to normal today. But I made a decision to make sure that I am 100% healthy before getting back … Continue reading

Healthy routine pays off

Yesterday I talked about weight-loss pills. If someone chooses to take a weight-loss pill they should combine with exercise and a balanced diet to make it work to it’s fullest potential. (And discuss with your doctor.)

As I said I personally would not take a weight-loss drug. But I am all for the regular exercise and balanced diet.

For about three weeks in December I went a little nuts with the food and treats and sweets and alcohol. The exercise was still pretty consistent until we hit San Diego and then I got super lazy.

In about three weeks I gained almost 5 pounds.

But I had told myself if I wanted to eat and drink whatever I wanted I could and I would get back to my healthy routine starting Monday, Dec. 31.

And that’s exactly what I did.

So for the past week I have been tracking my food (and exercise) via Weight Watchers online and am back to my regular exercise routine. And, friends, let me tell you: THIS WORKS! Balanced diet and regular exercise is the key to weight loss and/or maintaining weight and keeping that healthy lifestyle.

In one week I have lost … Continue reading