I am only a few days back into my healthy journey, but I am feeling motivated and great! I haven't been hungry nor craved chocolate or cookies that I have been engulfing over the holidays. This time around, I want to make it stick, so I am keeping my motivation up by rejoicing in the little things each day that are making me smile.
1. Multicolored markers - I bought a dry erase board to plan my meals and workout schedule because I need to see the big picture of how it all fits together. And, by planning ahead, I am creating healthier meals instead of throwing things together at the last minute, usually resulting in a carb fest. I am having way too much fun coordinating my meatless, red meat, and white meat/seafood meals with the various colors.
2. Smoothies - I had my first green smoothie. It was delicious. That is all.
3. Poached eggs - nothing is better than eggs for breakfast on the weekend. However, boyfriend likes to fry them up to the point where I can feel them coating my insides. Gross...and I wonder how I gained all this weight. I poached an egg this morning for breakfast...no oil required! It was absolutely delicious, especially with a piece of wheat toast, steamed spinach and feta cheese. I followed these directions, including the vinegar (I used red wine) and the mason jar rim trick: www.simplyrecipes.com/re
4. Zumba - Probably the best video game I ever bought. I love it for the wii, and I got the newest one for Christmas. It was so much fun to mix up the routines a bit and learn new steps, especially because I had the dances from Zumba 2 memorized...However, the people are a bit more realistic in Zumba 4, almost to the point of being creepy...
Keep the little things close to your heart as you work on bettering yourself, whether it be a weight loss journey, gaining muscle, running a marathon, cooking healthy meals, or whatever you want to change! Remember it is the little steps, and little things, that will carry you to the end!