I read a quote that inspired me recently. Actually, it did more than inspire me….It has impacted my thoughts and actions over the last several weeks, and it has had a powerful affect on my choices. I’ve already shared it, but I have to share it again.
“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”
I’ve been doing things differently around here, and it seems to be working. I’ve forgiven myself for maintaining my weight last year (as opposed to losing.) I’m refocused, back in school, and I’m doing what it takes to live a healthy life one day at a time. And for me, that means making better food choices.
I exercised regularly last year, and while my heart/blood pressure/etc benefited from it, my weight stayed virtually the same (until it spiked a little over the holidays.) So far this year, my workouts have been solid, but I’ve been much more conscientious of what I’m eating. While exercise is important, what we eat – how we fuel our bodies, is important too. My eating habits have not been perfect, but they’ve been better overall. And I’m still trying to improve.
Yesterday, I completed a short, early morning workout at the gym before the sun came up, and I did a longer workout at home in the afternoon. I snacked on spinach and kale and ate foods that were high in protein along with fruits and vegetables and copious amounts of water. I’m even trying to get more uninterrupted sleep! It’s amazing how alert I feel when I can sleep without distractions for 5 to 6 hours so I’d like to work up to 7 or 8. We’ll see if that happens…
That’s really all I have to say at the moment. If my food and exercise choices came together perfectly everyday, I’d have very little to discuss here. But today, I’ll just be thankful that I’m healthy and strong, and I’ll worry about the rest of the week/month/year as it comes.
How’s your week progressing? Are you struggling? Is it a breeze?