Over the past few weeks I have been easing into a new lifestyle routine, my ideas were simple: eat better, go to sleep earlier, don’t drink as much alcohol, drink more water, and actually exercise. All things that I can do, I just have to actually do them.
So I started with the easiest options first, I cut my alcohol intake way down, I started cutting alcohol out during the week, or limiting to only a couple times a week. Around the holidays there are lots of family and friends who have parties or get togethers and alcohol is always flowing. I’ve always drank a lot of water in my day to day, so this was easy for me. I’m having very little issues upping my fluid intake.
Next I started to eat better, which I don’t eat terribly, but there is always some room for improvement. J started pickling vegetables, so that has lent itself well to preparing easy lunches. He also makes amazing chicken or turkey soup, perfect for the weather we have been having.
My next task is to start and sticking to an exercise routine. We have a treadmill, I have dumbbells, I have a yoga mat, I just need to devote more time to utilizing what equipment we have so I can tone some problem areas and hopefully loose the last bit of baby weight.
So what did I do? I got some new athletic apparel in the hopes that I would be more motivated! The prices on athletic apparel has always perturbed me… Like why do leggings or yoga pants need to be anymore than $10? Why do tee shirts need to be in the $25-35 range? Why dose looking cute, to feel confident enough to work out in front of other humans need to cost an arm and a leg? IDK, in another life I worked for a sporting goods company and I was astonished by the pricing then too… And lately I have been on a sort of Adidas kick. so here are some recent styles to get you motivated for exercising in 2018!
I started officially working out again mid January, as I’ve mentioned in the past I am not one for New Year’s resolutions… I prefer to set attainable goals that I can accomplish and then set new goals. Hence easing myself into a new healthy routine. I’m hoping to follow up through out the year and track my progress. I’ve already lost 4 pounds, just about 20 more to go! And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Off To the Races by LDR