Friday, August 9, 2013

Healthy Living

I figured it was about time to do a healthy lifestyle update. I don't like to say diet because I seriously want this to be a lifestyle change for me. I feel like diet is a temporary word, it's something you do for a little while and then you stop. My goal in making these changes is that it just becomes 2nd nature to me and it becomes my way of life.

My eating is going well. I still try to only eat fruits, veggies, low fat cheese, nuts, and whole grains. I have found one area that I need to improve on. Lately, I've considered the weekend just a free-for-all where I can eat whatever I want. That is definitely something I want to change to one cheat meal a weekend. I can do really well when I eat at home. But take me to a restaurant and it takes every ounce of willpower I have to order something healthy. I mean, I'll be honest here - I usually don't. Unfortunately, we eat out a lot on the weekends so that's where I mess up. Starting with this weekend, I will officially be putting in more effort to only cheat 1 time.

I'm doing well on exercising too. At first, I was doing the Couch to 5K program Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and doing the 30 Day Shred video Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and taking Sunday off. Well, Tyler borrowed Insanity from a friend and I thought I'll probably never have another opportunity to do it, I'll put the rest of my programs on hold and do this one for 60 days. Woah! That is a serious workout. There are times when I feel like I'm too fat to be doing it - like maybe it's for people who are already fit and just want to tone up? At least, that's what the people in the video look like. But honestly I feel like I work harder doing that than doing my other stuff so I'm keeping at it. Tyler and I took some before pictures when we started and did our measurements. You're supposed to take pictures and measurements every 2 weeks, and our first 2 week update will be Sunday. I'll let you know how it goes. :/

Even though I've put my Couch to 5K program on the shelf for now, I really want to do a 5K. I'll probably start training for it again after this. I don't know why that's such a dream for me, and a really recent one at that, but it's just something I'm determined to do. My dad's a runner - he runs many miles a day, every day, in the rain, in the heat, no matter what. I have A LOT of his genes so I'm hoping I got this one and I just need to tap into it.

Feel free to give me any good healthy recipe ideas or exercise pointers! :)


  1. You are an inspiration. I shared your blog on my fb timeline. :)

  2. Proud of you! We're doing a 5k in the morning - only my 3rd one so I'm still nervous but we're doing one every month for the rest of the year if you want to join us for any of them! :)