I also think I am going to implement a cheat day, Friday….where I can things I crave and drink beer. But other days I want to try to be serious about my healthy lifestyle. I just need to get better at preparing before work!
With it being the new month, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the positives of January.
A big one is that I have greatly cut back on drinking! I try to only go out for drinks once a week. This month I would like to cut it down further. However it might be difficult because I have become pretty good friends with my neighbors and they like to go out.
I have been eating decently! Not *great* by any means, but I have been eating more salads for lunches and dinners.
I picked up hiking and also started running again! My legs have been killing me, but I feel great getting back into it. I lost a lot of weight when I was running in college.
My flexibility has increased a lot through yoga. For February, I would like to try and get 3 sessions of yoga in a week: 1 at the gym, and 2 at home. If I am going to improve my balance and work into getting into trickier poses, I need to be practicing more than once a week.
And of course, my work has been going great. I finally wrote an article that earned my CEO’s approval to be posted to huffpost. It’s kind of a big deal for me because I have been struggling and working really hard on this project.
January was a good month and I look forward to this month. BIRTHDAY!!! :)
My exercise for the week:
Monday: I think I went running?
Tuesday: 1.5 hr hike, 20 minute run, 1 hr yoga
Friday: 1 hr hike
Saturday: 3 hr hike
Sunday: 12 min run, 20 min bike
It has already been a rough week. But I’ve had some pretty tough workouts the past 3 days. I’m taking tonight off because I had to work late, and I’m just exhausted.
Eating today was good EXCEPT I did eat cookies from Paradise Bakery…. oops. Oh well.
My dinner was a scramble with bell peppers, zucchini, corn, spinach, black beans, and soy chorizo. It was delicious!
Still haven’t lost any weight, but it’s okay.
Today I did the elliptical for 35 minutes (30 + 5 min cool down) and managed to cram in 4 miles! Not bad. I was almost sprinting through the whole thing. Then did 4 miles on the bike.
I’m eating butternut squash and kale chips for dinner, and I couldn’t be happier.
I think I need to just love the fact that I have become so much healthier with my eating, and I am almost back to how I used to be! I’m not sure why I have plateaued at 210, because my average weight before was 180….eh. Who knows.
Working a full time job, practicing guitar, working on my art and other odd hobbies, enjoying my friends, and still making a concious effort to go to the gym 5x a week and eat as healthy as possible is NOT EASY….but I am getting the hang of it. :)
Thank god I’m not in a relationship! Sheesh!