Today is actually day 3 but I wanted to have a day one and two on my blog.
So today I recommitted myself to a healthy lifestyle. I exercised with my Cardio Max DVD and I worked an 8 hour shift at Wal-Mart. While I was there, I walked 17,777 steps! (480 calories burned) I didn't get the time to walk my poor little doggy but she'll get the chance later on this week.
I'm very pleased with the way I feel about my decision. If everything else falls apart in my life, I will know that this new lifestyle is right and it makes sense. Instead of feeling like it works against me when I'm upset or don't feel like moving, I should let it work for me. Exercise is a stress reliever that I, and everyone else in this world NEEDS to function at our best. :) The next time something goes wrong instead of turning to food, I'm going to turn to exercise. In fact, when I fight with my husband I've found that I do LESS stupid things when I just start cleaning something when I'm angry with him.
I've just recently found a new hobby: Preparing salad! I love the way all of the beautiful bright colors come together to make something healthy and wonderful! My mom let me use some of her garden fresh radishes and I bought a couple cucumbers at walmart on a price match [Very Cheap :D] I take this to work with me for lunch. MMMM it's so good, fresh, and healthy. I hope I never get tired of eating it because it provides so many good calories and servings of vegetables that I'm not so sure I would get if I didn't eat salad. D: Another great thing about salad is just adding one different ingredient changes the taste dramatically! Lesson number 1 here:
Salads are wonderful, portable, delicious, and nutritious lunch/dinners!
Saturday...Hmmmm. This day wasn't as productive. I went to my mom's house and she has tons of GOOOOOOD food. It's terribly hard to say no to food that is staring you in the face. i was a little weak but I upheld myself enough to still end the day with a -500 calories. My biggest, biggest mistake was that extra cake treat. I still regret that! The good news is, I learned lesson number 2 from it:
When a little cake treat comes two in a package, be sure to give away the second one BEFORE you are finished eating the first one!
Also, I had planned to exercise when I got home from her house but I didn't end up having time to do so because we stayed there too late. Lesson number 3:
Exercise in the morning or something might pop up and make it impossible to get it done.
That's today! Right now, day 3 has only just begun! I slept in pretty late this morning because I didn't want to exercise! Oh No's! The worst part is, I still haven't gotten up to do so. But as I imagined, this blog entry has helped me tremendously! Why would I want to waste all the effort of the past few days just so I didn't have to exercise!?! Besides, today is Monday and if I don't start the week RIGHT, there's a good chance I won't start it at all! D:
Lesson number 4:
Blogging is a great way to keep yourself on track, motivated, and accountable. If I have to tell you all every mistake I make, I'm much less likely to make that mistake!
I do have a pretty good plan for today. I have the day off so I won't be getting an astronomical amount of steps in. :(
1.) As soon as I stop typing this blog, turn on my Cardio Max DVD and hop to it!
2.) Shower and get ready to stat the wonderful day!
3.) Start the laundry
4.) Take Coco for a 30 minute walk.
5.) If it's not raining, hang the laundry out, if it is to the dryers!
6.) Do my 10 minute sculpting exercises.
7.) Clean house--Dust, vacuum, put the laundry up, clean my closet and my backpack!
8.) Coco needs a bath!
9.) Maybe I'll cook a super healthy supper! :D
That's a pretty busy schedule! I'll let you know tonight if it all gets done or I added some things. :p See you cats later.