Monday, September 02, 2013
I love it when a new month starts! It's like a clean slate, and as you know I really need one right now. Since my last entry and my reality check I've been doing a lot better. It's impossible to be in denial once you put it all out there and admit you're headed in the wrong direction.
Today I've kept my calories very low because I really want to give my body a break after a whole weekend of indulgence. It wasn't as bad as before, but I definitely ate more than I normally do. We were out of town this weekend, visiting family and spending time at the lake house. Lots of barbecuing and dessert. WHY OH WHY DO I LOVE BAKING SO MUCH??? It certainly doesn't help! I wish I could bake something every day but I can't because then I'll have a bite... And another... And another... And you know how it goes!
Anyway, today I've been giving my body a chance to reboot by drinking lots and lots of water, herbal teas and smoothies packed with fresh fruit and leafy greens. It feels wonderful to eat less some days! I'm not even hungry. I was a little hungry earlier today but now I'm just feeling energetic and good. I made a meal plan for the week and there are some delicious things on the menu, such as baked zucchini parmesan, butternut squash soup with roasted almonds, healthy pumpkin and bacon pasta, stuffed tomatoes and mushroom and halloumi burgers.
Oh, man. I just LOVE food. Can you tell already? I love cooking and baking so much, and it's good because I can come up with healthier versions of my favorite recipes and use lots of fresh veggies when I cook! I keep up with a lot of food blogs and find lots of recipes there as well. I used to eat so much unhealthy stuff I never could imagine eating these days. Like processed foods, for example. These days, I really make an effort to make everything pretty much from scratch if I have the time. And if I crave a burger with fries, I make a healthy and delicious home-made burger with a side of oven baked zucchini fries or potato wedges instead of going to McDonald's. Tastes so much better, too!
So much about food! I'm so happy it's September. Fall is my favorite season (well, actually spring is, but fall comes pretty close!) and I'm so looking forward to exercising outside now that the weather is finally beginning to cool.
As for my September goals, all I have to say is this: I'm going to make healthy choices, plan ahead and stick to my plan, eat lots of healthy foods with LOTS of fresh veggies, move my body every day, and weigh myself once a week. My goal is to lose the rest of the weight I gained back (about 5 pounds) this month. I'm sure it'll come off easily! I'm just going to re-introduce myself to healthy living as I've been straying a bit over the past few months. Now it's time to go back to basics. Nothing too drastic, just a few well placed tweaks here and there.
HAPPY SEPTEMBER EVERYONE! Let's make the most of it :)