I've had 6 weeks to cut myself a break and now it's time to get going. I say all of this because I want you all to hold me accountable. Ask me if I've worked out this week, poke and prod me for new healthy recipes, just keep reminding me. Better yet, join me if you want and we'll take this journey together. I'm trying to start with realistic expectations because I don't have time to workout for hours or the money to eat like a saint. I'm not aiming for perfect, I'm aiming for healthy =) Here's my plan.
1. Drink more water!
2. Workout. Have a plan.
Long gone are the days that I can workout whenever the mood strikes me. I need planning so that I can make sure they get done. I'm starting out easy. I'm going to commit to 2 weekdays (probably right when Jason gets home from work) and I'll tell Jason at the beginning of the week so he can write it down and one weekend day. The 4th day will be a floating day and it'll be a long walk pulling Rylie in the wagon and wearing Rowan in the Baby Bjorn (weight resistance, right?). That's a grand total of 4 days I'm committed to it and possibly more walks...especially if this beautiful weather continues.
3. Better food choices.
I will be the first to admit it. I eat when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm frustrated, when I'm in a hurry. It's terrible. The kids are both screaming during naptime? I deserve a cookie, right? No...well not everytime at least =) For me, eating is the biggest part of being healthy...it's all the little choices. Working out, you do it and it's done. Food is a huge decision (because I LOVE food). My focus is health. I'm not into Lean Cuisines or 100-calorie packs. Even if it's a few more calories...I'll choose the Lara Bar (less processed) over the Fiber One bar. I'll choose the Greek yogurt over the Lite and Fit and I'll choose a Green Monster shake over one of those Special K protien drinks. The shorter the ingredient list the better. I just know that if I focus on nutrient rich foods and not scrutinizing over each calorie...I'll do much better and feel less deprived (crazy!!).
So that's it. Nothing major. I just want to slip back into making healthier choices because I know I'll feel SO much better. So who is going to hold me to it?