So maybe in the grand scheme of things, I’m at the very beginning of the journey that is known as ‘getting back into a healthier eating and workout routine’. Some people might even say that I haven’t even started yet. If this journey were a race, I’d still be tying my shoelaces.
But if that’s the case, then I tied my shoelaces like a superhero this week. 🙂
I ran 2 miles every single morning (except for Tuesday, because I had so much going on that day). Sure, my pace was a bit slower than I’d like, and there was a time that I could run 5 miles without too much trouble. But guess what, I worked out pretty much every…single…day! I didn’t let myself give into the excuses. I didn’t sleep in this morning, even though it’s apparently National Sleep Day. 😉 I woke up and immediately put on workout clothes and hit the treadmill!
And even if I’m at the very beginning of this journey, I already feel great!
I also did a much better job this week of eating healthier foods! I splurged a few times (because we live once, after all); but for the majority of the time, I really did try to focus on incorporating veggies, fruits, and whole grains into my diet. And when I did splurge, I made sure that I stopped when I was satisfied, instead of eating too much of it.
Sure, I could do better in this category as well (especially when it comes to adding in the veggies), but for my first week, I’m very happy with my success.
The great thing about starting a healthy lifestyle diet – instead of dieting in the typical sense – is that you can have that dessert without feeling guilty. It doesn’t mean that you failed. It just means that you can follow it up with some healthier meals and options. It’s about balance… not about failing and having to start over again on Monday. 🙂
And I don’t know about you, but this type of living sounds best to me. I want my health…but I want my cake too.