It all started last week when an early morning doctor's appointment got in the way of my "crack-of-dawn" walk. If I don't walk early in the morning, I don't walk because it's still in the high 90's here in deep, south Texas. I tried an evening walk Sunday. It was still very warm out (85) and I didn't enjoy it as much as my morning walks, but it was doable and better than nothing. (I should keep that in mind for tonight!) Once I skipped Thursday's walk, I skipped Thursday's 10 minute strength training. And on it went. It's gone on too far! It's time to dig myself out of this rut! Right now, this moment, I pledge to workout today and not wait another moment! Right now, I'm going to do a bootcamp video and I pledge to walk again this evening. I've let my goal of sleeping 8 hours and getting up at 4 am EVERYDAY (including weekends) go by the wayside. I've gotten lazy! No more. I'm joining the Better Sleep Challenge. I know I can do this! So glad I wrote this blog! I found my motivation. Thank you SP! Thank You Jesus!
I think I'm sparking my husband. Yesterday he got us some oranges and grapes from the fruit man and asked me to make him a green smoothie! I couldn't believe it! He's a meat and potatoes sort of guy and his desire for fresh fruits and vegetables surprised me. I ran to the market and got some spinach and am planning a green protein smoothie today for lunch. He's also walking with me in the mornings. He used to just come and watch over me. He's following the 5K Your Way training program for walkers. Hopefully in 5 weeks he'll be ready to race. He'll just miss the Trick or Treat Trot which I am doing. But I don't have to do it alone - he'll be there cheering me on as he does every morning. It sure is nice having a buddy to share my journey with.
My perfect nutrition days are few and far between. I get excited when I have a day where I eat within all my nutritional goals. Today, I had to watch my portion of marinara sauce because I was too high with my sodium intake. I tweaked my portion so that I could stay within goal. This prompted me to look for a SparkRecipe for low-sodium marinara sauce. I did find a few, but they used no sodium tomatoes and sauce and I can't get those here in the small town I live in. I'd like to make it from scratch using fresh tomatoes but I cook by recipe and couldn't find one. Maybe by the next time I make spaghetti, I'll find a good low-sodium, fresh tomato sauce. Any ideas?