I must confess that this year has been the hardest on me fitness and health wise. I am usually able to get it together around February and lose the winter coat by about mid May. This year I have not been able to get it together. Last week as I sat in my office at work, I became very depressed about my weight, my fitness habits and my overall health. I was doing nothing to help it! I broke down into tears and decided this was it...It is time to change!
So I turned to Pinterest and my favorite fitness blogs to find some motivation and some answers. I found the most amazing pin on How to Become a Morning Person. I used to love to get up on the morning, but depression over my weight and everything else had made me want to just give up and sleep all the time. I had no energy ever! This pin reminded me of what habits I used to have to get more quality sleep and then be happy to wake in the morning. It is a must read!
A good day starts with a good morning. The Hubs has started going to the gym in the morning, so that means I am stuck at home with the Littles. Morning is just about the only time we can guarantee exercise as our days are crazy. I had to come up with something I could do first thing in the morning while I was at home. I decided on some Morning Yoga to help me wake up and build muscle. I found an excellent You Tube video and purchased a yoga mat. This morning will be the start of my regimen.
I also plan to go to the gym or walk/run outside on my non-busy nights to get some cardio in at least four days a week. The yoga will make sure I get some exercise in everyday and the walk/run will be extra. I used to love to walk/run and actually miss doing it. Why deprive my body and mind of something it loves? Lets do this!
The next portion of my Fitness Makeover was to make sure I was eating the right things. I headed to my girl Liz's blog at Fitness Blondie to see how she ate everyday. I took some ideas from her and some others from Pinterest to come up with five solid meals/snacks everyday this week. It made me feel good just writing it in my menu journal.
I took a trip to the grocery store to pick up the healthy goodies and the Hubs helped me prep everything so that it will be ready to grab when I am running out the door for work. I had previously been grabbing not so smart snacks and things for breakfast, but now that everything is prepped and easy to access I will be sure to have a healthy eating day.