Sunday, March 03, 2013
Wow! I cannot believe it has been as long as it has since I last updated! I apologize. I have been extremely busy. I am in the last 8 weeks of my Master's program and in the middle of writing my thesis on top of working full time, being a wife and a mom of a 10 month old. However, this has not been an excuse for me to not continue my get healthy plan. No, quite the opposite really. It has been my motivation. I don't have time to drag and be tired all the time. Most nights I end up doing homework after my son goes to bed, so I need energy.
I am proud of myself. I have not fallen off the horse and I have actually made progress! I worked out more days in February then I didn't and I have kicked my sugar addiction. Granted, I do still have more sugar than I should but it is no longer a treat every day lifestyle I am leading.
I am still striving for clean eating habits but my biggest struggle right now is fast food. It is easy, quick and I don't have to think about it. Well, I had an epiphany today. I was going somewhere to get us lunch and chose Chick-fil-a. I chose this particular fast food restaurant because they have good, healthier choices that my son can and will eat. Then I realized something. Should I really be putting anything into my body regularly that I am not comfortable giving to monkey? No I shouldn't. If I wouldn't give him a burger from somewhere because it isn't healthy, chances are I shouldn't be eating it either. I am good with moderation but that has not been my trend lately.
That said though, I am making progress and strides. I have cut a lot of hidden sugar out of my dies (like switching to plain yogurt and adding my own fruit) and am a lot more conscious of what I eat. That doesn't mean I always make good choices but I am aware of it. I have made some great changes and now I need to move on to learning how to substitute certain things. OH! I am also down 8 lbs since January!!! I am proud of myself for making the progress I have! But there is more to come!