Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Keeping those portions small and include those vegetables!

Yes, the ever dreaded "diet" is being brought back up today.  I don't want to "diet" but rather I just want to eat healthier and get some cardio workouts back into my life.  I can enjoy those little things, like Christmas Tree Cakes from Little Debbie {addicting} and ice cream; but I need to remember the word MODERATION!!

At work we are provided with a free lunch.  I am all over anything that starts with the word free.  Especially lunch since I just give myself enough time to shower, get dressed, take the doggie outside and feed the cat and then it's off to a good 45 minute drive to work, so making lunch would cause me to get up even earlier, NO THANKS!  Our lunches are made out of a cafeteria kitchen {so you know the food isn't very healthy}, but sometimes it's the best choice to go with.  

Lately, I have been feeling "Fluffy" {Yes, I just called myself Fluffy} and not happy with myself.  Yes, I'd rather be pregnant right now, but I know that I have to leave that in the back of my mind and just remind myself that I am a strong individual who will get pregnant.  It's just going to take some patience on my part.  I decided that I wanted to get back to the gym on a regular basis and get my fitness going again.  

Last night was day one back at the gym.  How did I do?  I decided on Day one of Couch to 5K.  Start with a 5 minute warm up walk, run one minute, walk a minute 30 seconds, last 5 minutes cool down walk.  This lasts for 30 minutes.  Every run I increased my speed just a bit.  The fastest run I got out of me, 5.5.  That's pretty good for a girl who hasn't been the gym in over 2 months!  The goal, going to the gym every other day (3 days minimum).  

1. Today's lunch I decided on packing a favorite lunch of mine to take from home: Turkey and cheese roll up in a spinach tortilla (I only use half of a tortilla) and some baby carrots for the crunch factor and to get my veggies in.

2.  Oatmeal, my breakfast staple at work.  Right now I am loving this oatmeal from Oatmeal Revolution.

3. I still LOVE the Chobani Flips!  It's a great alternative for at night when I am craving something sweet rather than grabbing some ice cream or cookies.

4. I found this Bigelow herbal tea called "Perfect Peach".  It's perfect to sip on when we are having such cold mornings.  I love coffee but had the caffeine addiction I get from it, so this is a great alternative to my something warm to drink in the mornings.

5. Chobani Champions Tubes in Chillin' Cherry!  YUM!!  I highly recommend these for a quick snack or for them to be apart of your breakfast like they are for mine!

6.  The holidays would not be complete without Celestial Seasons Holiday teas!  I tried the Gingerbread Spice yesterday (so good) and had the Sugar Cookie flavor this morning!  I find these at my local Target, I can never find them in my grocery stores. 


Jen said...

Love me some vegetables haha!

Linnea said...

Great job getting back in the swing of things. I know how tough it is, and I'm here to vent if you need me!

Mrs. K said...

I've kinda gone to the dark side the last few days- eating crappy and not exercising. I've lost weight, but not in a good way. I need to make some time to get my sweat on soon. Good for you!

Jessie said...

Looks like you're doing a fantastic job w/ getting back into a routine. Good for you! I'm not sure the journey behind you not being able to become pregnant (dealing w/ infertility myself), but just continue to pray & understand that God has a reason.. even if we don't see why @ the moment <3

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