Feels like Spring
Friday, March 02, 2012
It's feeling like Spring here in Northern California. Everything is so green and the trees are full of almond blossoms. So pretty. Love it!
Time for a reality check. I looked in the mirror the other day and realized I did it again. I allowed myself to fall into a stress induced depression and had become anxiety ridden once again. Along with the stress, anxiety, and depression, also came the weight. I've been losing and gaining the same 20lbs for the past 3 years. Time to get real and let go of things I can not control. I'm going to let go of my worries and release them to the Universe. All this stress is very unhealthy. I don't want to be that person I see in the mirror. The person who forgot to take care of #1. Time to fine tune my body, mind and spirit.
A couple weeks ago I ordered myself some womens multivitamins online. I went and purchased some fish oil tablets as well. I've been clearing the pantry of junk and replacing it with healthier choices. I've decided to stop drinking soda once again. I've also decided to completely cut out fast food. Especially after seeing the video online recently about mechanically separated chicken. Can you say "Seriously?!?!?!" I had no idea the chicken was treated in that manner. So completely disgusting! Ugh. I've been reading alot about the effects gluten has on our bodies. So I have also decided to cut waaay back on gluten. Avoiding it as much as possible. I am re-reading Tosca Reno's "Eating Clean" book for inspiration and reminders of healthy eating habits. I like to eat as clean as I can. But at the same time, I still like eating things that are not necessarily clean. So I'm thinking 70-80% clean is what I am aiming for for the time being.
I've dusted off the Gazelle and Shaun T's Hip Hop Ab videos. I started working out on Tuesday. I am doing 30 minutes of Hip Hop Abs program 6 days this week. I am really enjoying it! I love Shaun T. His energy is contagious. I was looking online @ beachbody.com and have decided to order another one of his programs "Rockin Body". It is more of a cardio dance style, which I know I'll love. A little variety always helps. I lost 2 dress sizes and 30 lbs last time I followed his routines. So yeah...they work!
I know the key to success for me is to track what I am eating everyday and exercise consistantly. Sparkpeople makes tracking easy. So I have no excuses! *hehe* I have joined a couple new Spark Teams for motivation. I am signed up for an exercise challenge for this month. We are tracking our exercise minutes everyday.
My girlfriend Jen has agreed to be my Spark Buddy. We are going to help each other stay accountable, and offer lots of support and motivation.
I welcome new Spark friends! Please feel free to add me! And be sure to let me know you stopped by.