Even though it was a rainy day here in Vermont, I have promised myself that I will make no excuses to avoid being healthy! Over the past 10 months, I had gained 20lbs. Three months ago, I decided I needed to make a change to feel better about myself, and today I stand just 2lbs short of losing all the weight I had gained. I wasn't happy that I let myself go, but losing nearly 20lbs has inspired me to be healthier than I ever was before.
There is no special sauce to losing weight. Eating well (not too much, mostly plants) and exercising consistently have been the keys to my weight loss success.
Some people love sweets, but personally, I love cheese. If I want to indulge with some cheese, I choose mozzarella or feta (lower fat) rather than brie. I don't eat myself sick, but I don't fret about a few calories here or there. Moreover, I have chosen to eat more healthy overall, including adding a daily homemade smoothie to my routine.
When it comes to exercising, consistency has been so crucial for me. If I take more than one day off, I feel much more sluggish, heavy, and weak, which makes me less motivated to work hard that day. This isn't the case for everyone, but I still believe that consistency is key. If I miss a day, I don't stress, but I don't let myself make more excuses the next day.
Each day is a new day, and today is the first day of the rest of your life!
Today's workout was some light running in the sprinkling rain with some squats, push ups and abs. Today's lunch was my usual smoothie plus a simple spinach salad.
Two cups water, juice from half a lemon, between 1-2 cups spinach, 2 bananas, organic frozen mango & organic frozen blueberries. Yum!
Spinach with olive oil, fresh ground pepper, cayenne (because everything I eat must have some spice) & topped with a few sesame sticks to add a little bit of crunch and salt (not too much!).
xo kristen genevieve