Aug 2, 2012

Inspire Me: Healthy

All In My Twenties
As I was cruising through my blog reader today, I came across a link to Kristen and Raven's link up starting this week. It's a simple one, just post something related to getting healthy. It was perfect!

This year I've been on a real push to get myself healthy. I would like to lose weight but I haven't focused too much on the scales. I am more focused on the little number in the back of my pants. I am not quite as brave as Kristen. I took before pictures but I have kept those to myself. My goal is to look so awesome after I get healthy [and stay healthy] that I feel like publishing the before and after pics. Maybe, just maybe. 

Here are 5 healthy things I am doing this week:
1. Packing my lunch for work everyday. I like to have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in my lunch. I alternate the main item from sandwiches, to Special K, to tuna and it seems to be working so far. 
2. Saying no to chocolate. And sweets for that matter. If I really need something sweet I grab an Edy's fruit bar for just 100 calories. 
3. Avoiding fast food. This week I had a slip up with this but it was due to poor planning. After my daughter's pitching lessons, we had Burger King {"You can have it your way but don't get craaaazy" -Bon qui qui}. It was getting late. We had another 45 minutes at least before we would be home. It was necessary unfortunately. Other than that I've been pretty much fast food free for several weeks. 
4. Fake it 'til you make it. Ok sounds crazy, but my "fake it" tip is sitting up straight. Seriously. Sitting up straight takes away some of that extra mid tire I have going on. Plus, I'm supposed to sit up straight anyways.
5. Get some kinda of exercise in daily. I confess. This week has not been so good for that. A mix of a two day migraine and busy beginning of the month work schedule got in my way. And yes, it's already Thursday but I'm starting my routine today. I try to make sure even if I don't make it to the gym I at least use my trusty Nike Training Center app, 30 day Shred DVD or my balance ball at home. It helps to get straight into my workout gear as soon as I get home. Even if I don't work out right away, I'm reminded that I have to because I have a sports bra on, haha. 

That's it for this week. I think I'm going to go home and weigh today. Next week maybe I can post that I am down a pound or two :)


Rachel said...

Found your blog on another site. My posture is terrible sometimes... especially when I'm working on my laptop! I'm always trying to work on that. Oh, and the whole exercise thing... :)

Nice post!


Nicholl Vincent said...

As i was reading this, I straightened up my back :)

Drop by and say hello! Have a great day!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Oh my! I could never say no to chocolate! I am all for packing your own lunch. That really helps me be healthy and save calories that I would get by getting fast food.

Maura said...

packing my lunch has helped so much!!! its easier to be healthy with stuff from home! Plus it saves money! And I never thought about sitting up straight but now i'm sitting up straighter! hah! thanks for the tip!! good luck girl!! see you next week!!

Kristine Foley said...

I love how you're setting "little" goals that are specific!! I will def have to do that to help keep myself on track! Thanks for sharing! Also the whole back straightening thing. Guilty as charged!!

Glad I found you thru the link up and looking forward to following your adventures!

Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

Avoiding fast food is the hardest for me cause its so convenient but its been key in my weight loss thus far!! Good plan lady!

Thanks for linking up!!


Amanda said...

Everything you said is so obvious, but often forgotten. Thank you for the reminder. Excited to follow you through the link-up.

Amanda @ Cut the Crap