Its amazing how much taking care of myself affects my attitude. The healthier I eat, the easier it seems to be in a good mood throughout the day. When I exercise it wears me out, but the next day I feel more energetic, and maybe a little bit sore. That is why about 2 months ago I started a ‘diet.’ Its not food restrictive or weird it is simply away to keep me accountable. The healthier I eat the ‘more’ I can eat throughout the day. I’ve been learning about some of the snacks I’ve been choosing and how many calories they include. I’ve been finding healthy alternatives to snacks I normally want and I’ve lost 6 pounds!
Losing weight isn’t my ultimate goal, heath is. That being said I’m a 27 year old woman, there is no reason that I should be growing out of my pants. So the goal is to get fit and stay in the pants I’ve got.
MAC has recently started exercising with me and keeps commenting on how much more energy he has. Sunday he played paintball for 7 hours and still had the energy to play a game of softball when a friends team came up a player short. In the past he would have come home and crashed (who can blame him?)
Some of my new summer favorites are:
~Edy’s all fruit Popsicles
~Blue Bunny all natural yogurt check out this ingredient list!
Milk, Fat Free Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Cream, Inulin, Bananas, Egg Yolks, Carob Bean Gum, Cultures.
~Lemon aid (fresh lemon juice, carbonated water, honey and frozen berries)Find the recipe at The Shiny Pebble
~ Fruit (of course but I had to include it)
~Iced Tea (the real stuff)
4 comments on “Taking care of myself”
Isn’t it funny how we find comfort in food, but the real comfort comes from having the energy and vitality that can only be achieved thru exercize.
Thanks for the nice message you wrote back to me after my last comment. I agree with you – there is not much that feels better than getting off the couch and eating what you are supposed to! It just feels good to not feel guilty at the end of the day!
Huge congrats on the weight loss!! Woohoo for you! I have had to work hard all my life at weight loss so I totally get it and I also hate the word “diet” because it sounds so restrictive…I prefer new lifestyle! Sounds like you both are doing really awesome!!!!!
Kudos to you. Far better to learn now, as you get older your metabolism slows down and you need to watch what you eat even more closely for calorie counts. It takes less to gain these days.