Today was the first Monday after Day light savings time change. Yes, I got up at 4:00 am in order to get to the Y for a 5:15 class. Yes, I wanted to stay in bed on this cold and rainy day but that would not help me get to my goal. I really like Doug the instructor of the class. Today he wore a shirt that reminded me that I am not going to die from a little exercise. While I may have felt like I was about to die I kept going. I did not get fat in one day and taking off the pounds will not happen in a day. I must keep going even if tired.
Friday night I worked The Blake Shelton concert. It had been a few weeks since I worked so when I put my shirt on I fit better! I was pleasantly surprised! I had a tough week. My car broke down twice so I did not get to the YMCA much this week. Putting on the shirt just made me aware that the exercise was working even without a weight loss. I am praying this week is a better week and I can get to my workouts!
I have been trying to fit in my workouts with my crazy busy life. So I have been getting up early to head to the Y! Sure there are days I want to roll over and get a little more sleep but sleeping does not make fat cry!
I have to eat gluten free do to allergies. Lets be honest, most gluten free things don’t taste that great. I normally cut up some veggies or use spaghetti squash as my pasta. I had found this little peeler and thought this could be a game changer. Well, I like it! It’s easy to use and simple to clean. It was worth the $1.29 I spent on it. I wished I had bought two!
A friend had asked me what do I do when I have a sweet tooth. I love these three ingredient candies. They are just enough of sweet and clean eating. I just have to make sure I stop at two!! Dates are also a go to for me when I need a little something. They remind me of pecan pie filling!!
Tonight my son had his Grand Ball for cotillion. Moms get to go and dance with their sons for one song. This was the first year that I felt wonderful. I look at this picture and can’t believe it is me! For most of my life I was very over weight, seeing myself at a somewhat normal weight is something I can get use to for sure!
It had been a crazy day at work and I thought ice cream sure sounds good right now. I asked my son did he want some ice cream and of course he said yes! As I drove to Bruster’s I thought why am I letting my emotions tell me what to eat. So I decided not to get an ice cream!! Instead I went home and made a yummy smoothie!!! Oh my, so good and good for me! I put frozen pineapple, hand full of spinach, half a banana, little orange juice, a half scoop of protein powder and some ice in a blender. Then I sat outside watching my girls and enjoyed my shake!
With a busy life I find myself getting easy to eat fruits and veggies. You have to make good choices at the store so you can make the right choices at home. Eating right is not a diet it is a lifestyle. I am so thankful I have changed my lifestyle.
I am a busy lady! I started school last week along with working two jobs. I needed to make sure I could have nutritious food for the hectic times. I took an afternoon to prep some things. It made life a little easier to pick something good to eat as I walked out the door. I even roasted sweet potatoes which I ate for breakfast and dinner.
We ate out at El Tejano Mexican restaurant. I don’t get to eat out much do to food allergies but have eaten here and never had a reaction. The problem eating at any Mexican restaurant is self control over how many chips you eat! I have been really good with my food choices this week and did not want to mess it up by eating a whole basket of chips. I decided to count out ten chips. I then saw how many I would have instead of mindlessly eating chips and not know how many I had stuffed in my face. I also had a whole bowl of salsa with the ten chips. Yummy