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No More Headaches

I’ve heard that you need to eat multiple small meals, but I’m still figuring out how it works practically for me.  Near the end of work, I had a big ole headache.  Plus, I had a headache in the late morning, also.  These headaches evaporated after I ate again.  I’ve been eating until I’m full, but it appears I need to eat more often.  That, I can do!  On to the next adventure.
Night, night.  The State of the Union address wore me out.
16 days down, 5 days until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Gym Clothes As Pajamas

Guess what.  I really did sleep in my gym clothes.  LOL.   I was determined not to have anything get in between me and spin class.  Going to bed helped me to reset from the stress of yesterday and start a wonderful day.  I’m remembering there really is a difference in how I feel during the day when I work out.  If I worked a little less, I think I could get into twice a day workouts.  LOL.  I weighed myself today, and I’ve lost at least 5 lbs.  I’m psyched.  I took some pics this weekend, and my cheeks seemed a bit less chubby.  Funny enough, I had stopped taking so many pictures in the last few months because I hated feeling that I looked heavy in them.  I need to go ahead and do my measurements.  I know it won’t be the very beginning of the journey, but I still have a lot further to go.
Wish me luck!  I’m wishing you luck!  Now, I just need to figure out what the fitness activity for tomorrow will be.
15 days down, 6 until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG
P.S.  BTW, I’m on a mission to find some more workout music to get pumped up.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  Thanks!

Stress is my enemy


Today was a hectic day.  I ended up working almost 10 hours, and most of those were with people that were having a hard time.  I also discovered that I have lost my brand new noise canceling earphones with a mic that I bought specifically for working out during my trip to Atlanta.  Can I say that I’ve only used them once, just to test them?  I’ve had to calm myself down because I know that stress can cause you to hold on to or gain weight.  That’s one hundred percent not the plan.  Plus, being tense and on edge is not hot.  I’m determined to release this before I go to sleep.  I had calmed down from work, right before I discovered the earphone debacle.   Ok, I’m not saying any more about this because it’s time to finish rallying the positive energy.  Eating was ok today.  I was so drained that I have on my workout clothes, but haven’t made it actually to the gym today.  I think I’ll sleep in them tonight, so I’ll be ready earlier for spin class in the morning.  By the way, I’m craving fruit, so I will have to make a field trip to Super Walmart tomorrow.  Gotta get some rest and reset.
14 days down, 7 days until it’s habit.  Well, I know at 21 days, this journey will still be just beginning…
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Morning Is The Right Time

It’s Saturday, and I’m out of town.  Ok, that’s an understatement.  I’m out of town, and I’m kicking it.  I have realized once again that I work out best in the morning, especially when I’m trying to cram way too much into the day.  I don’t think the workout is going to happen today, but I’m determined to get up early and work out in the morning before brunch.  I am proud that I have done well with portions and making healthy eating decisions while traveling this weekend.  I’m ready to keep taking this challenge on.  I might be writing more if it was not time to head back out for the night.  I hope you have as great of a time tonight as I am about to have.
12 days down, 9 days until it’s habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

I Look Good :)

The last 2 days, I woke up, got dressed, looked in the mirror, and paused.  I had to shake my head and say “Dang, I look good.”  Do you ever have those moments?  I know I’m not seeing some major toning or weight loss from just almost 2 weeks on my new plan.  I believe I’m seeing the glow of feeling successful…the energy increasing from my workouts…the aura of feeling like I’m working toward being my best.  I also think my confidence is rising.  I’ve just got to keep it going.  I’m sure all of you have it under control, too.  I better get some beauty sleep, so I can workout in the morning.  By the way, I’m proud that I passed on desserts tonight.  Lord knows that they looked yummy!
11 days down, 10 more to go until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Taking the First Step

“Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.”  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was spinning during spin class this morning thinking about life.  Well, as much as you can while you’re spinning.  I realize that I do well with working out, and other goals if I just get started.  For example, my spin class is at 6 am in the morning, so I set my alarm for 5:24 am.  I’m great as soon as I get out of bed.  That’s the first step.  I do fine on the treadmill, too, after I have taken the first step to get on it.  Taking that first step leads to the path of success and fulfillment.  I am confident I will reach my goals as long as I keep taking that first step.  Those first steps paid off even more today.  I realized that morning workouts serve as huge motivators not to eat “crazy” stuff during the day.  When I’ve already worked out, and I don’t want to ruin it.  I realize that I’m too early in my wellness journey to splurge a lot.  Now, if I was just trying to maintain, those gourmet muffins at work wouldn’t be evil.  Unfortunately, I’m at the beginning of my journey, so I am proud to say that I walked past those delectable muffins time after time today.  Can I get a gold star?  Ok.  Just knowing that I can have some willpower and discipline are rewards enough for me.
10 days down.  11 days until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Off Day

I’m thinking today is going to be my off day.  I’m realizing that I’m totally exhausted.  Seeing patients during a power outage was a bit much, but I’m fortunate to have been able to make a difference.  Now, I just need to continue to make a difference in my own life.  I’m worth it!  By the way, you’re worth it, too!  I can work out Thursday and Friday to still hit my 4 day of week goal.  I’m going to get my beauty sleep, so I can be ready to kill spin class tomorrow.  My new goal is to be ready to attack a non-beginning spin class by the time I go on vacation in February.  Wish me luck!  My butt’s ready for class tomorrow, too.  I’m ready to leave it all on that bike!  Oh, if you’re wondering, the healthier eating plan is still going well.
9 days down, 12 days until it becomes a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Return of Jelly Legs

Whew!  I made it through spin class.  I started it off with my legs and booty a bit sore from the treadmill the night before.  I am beginning to believe those Reebok Easytone shoes do make you work harder.  I’ll definitely be wearing those to the treadmill in the future.  Back to spin class.  I peddled almost 2 miles further than last Thursday (today 10.3 miles).   I worked that bike harder and faster.  I honestly felt like it didn’t work me.  I can’t wait to go back.  I’m falling in love with spin class.  My man better watch out.  LOL.  Just kidding:)  I believe he enjoys seeing me be determined and proactive.  I had to make the decision to get healthy for myself first, but turning him on is a huge bonus.  I’m truly seeing how having a support group can keep you motivated.  Between my friends, co-workers, and all of you, I just don’t have an option not to follow through.  Keep holding my feet to the fire.  Thanks!
We’ll see what tomorrow holds.  8 days down, 11 to go until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Mmmmm…Spinach Dip

Today is the tale of spinach dip.  I was at California Pizza Kitchen with my mom.  She up and orders the dang spinach dip.  I love spinach dip, but know that it’s not the best choice for my current eating plan.  I am so proud of myself.  I had less than 2 whole chips with dip.  This is a feat.  I continued my 15-20 chews and only ate half of my lettuce wraps along with the above spinach dip.  This strategy appears to be working out.  One of the themes of my goals is to make new habits that are sustainable.  I don’t want to try something so strenuous or restricted that I am stressed out.  In addition, I don’t want to fall off the wagon because I feel like I’m being tortured or have unreasonable long term goals.  This is just the first week, but I’m excited about the future.  One day at a time!  Thanks for all of your help!
6 days down, 15 days until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

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