It takes awhile for healthy changes to become a lifestyle, but Michele is on her way at week 3!
It’s official. Now that my blog is up and running, everyone will know what I’ve been doing in my spare time. I’ve been hinting on Facebook that big things are happening and that I’ve been motivated, healthy and finally committed to doing this but I’ve been vague about the details. I feel like now the “secret” is out — there is no turning back and I like the pressure! I can do this. I am doing this.
A few friends have known about this challenge since day one and they have been unbelievably supportive and motivating with a little nagging thrown in. Thanks to Kim for inviting me to walk at the crack of dawn before the mall opens, to Sue for bringing hand weights to work to offer strength training during lunch hours, and to both for recipes, meal ideas, motivational quotes, and other get skinny tips!
At the end of a busy day, I am not much of a TV watcher or the type who likes to relax. I’d rather be up and doing something productive whether it be running an errand, doing laundry, going for a walk or a bike ride. I am so active that I should already be thin! But now, I’ve taken it to a whole new level. I’m constantly on the move. I dance while I am washing dishes, I have my daughter timing my planks, I use resistance bands while watching the news and I’ve caught myself incorporating some kind of exercise into everything I do. I hope I never lose this motivation. I am going to print this block of letters and read it every morning and every night. I am going to live this mantra:
In addition to exercising whenever I can, I also continue to food log and meal plan. Three weeks ago, I didn’t consider salad a meal; I considered it something that came free with your dinner or something you ate at a wedding because it was the polite thing to do. I’ve now had salad for lunch every day for the past 3 weeks and I look forward to it. I never thought I’d see the day that I craved salad.
Changes are happening and they’re good!
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.