So I got back into the habit of working out 6 days a week. I've missed a couple of Fridays (my 6th day of the week) but I've fought myself to get out of bed at stupid o'clock most days.
Mostly my nutrition is ok but the portions are getting out of hand again. Still drinking too much coffee and not enough water.
I've been lax about consisting blogging and commenting. So much for the universal law of reciprocation and encouraging people.
This is the 3-pronged approach to Body for Life. I'm trying. Life keeps getting in the way. Actually, I've been letting life get in the way. I know what to do. I've been doing it for over a year. But I've gotten complacent. I don't have time for complacency....
Some would say that it's understandable how life can take over considering everything that's been doing on the past several weeks. But reallly ... I get up early and workout. Preparing fruits and veggies doesn't take that much time ... I don't know why I put off making my fruit salad (which is very easy, very yummy and very nutritious ... lots of antioxidants!) ... it takes 10 minutes to make. Veggies take about 10-15 minutes to prepare, depending on how many I have to do. So why aren't I making my health a priority????
Diabetes and heart disease run rampant in my family. My sugar has been too high for too long altho' my dr. doesn't seem to be concerned. I've been the same for years. I guess it's normal for me. My dad always ran a little high too. Go figure.
My sister's sugars were not good ... this surgery will make a huge difference. My brother's sugars (they're both diabetic) were not good. He's joined a gym.
My "Lesson for Life" today talked about putting your hands firmly on the steering wheel and driving instead of just going for a ride. It's so easy when you just let your hands go, how easy it is to slack off and things get out of control. The weight goes up, the health and fitness level goes down.
As of today, I am being more vigilant with my journaling ... not just writing things down, but actually following them. I'm going to be a big fruit salad, chop up the veggies and boil up some eggs. Egg whites are one of the staples of my diet for protein. I will make sure that any time I shop, I take care of the produce right away.
Veggies and protein are the best for me. Sandwiches are easy for lunches for work but I don't love carbs and they sure don't love me. Actually, I think they do since they love to stick around LOL. The trick is to find what works for you ... and STICK WITH IT! Consistency really is the key.
When I started on this journey in March 2009, I was so committed and I kept up with it. And I saw good results ... maybe not as good or as fast as I wanted, but I'm not 20 any more. It's going to require a little more time and effort. But I can't go back. It's not an option any more. I used to give up so easily but I've fought too hard for too long and made too much progress to blow it now.
So I will continue to fight for my goals. After all, my sis and I are gonna be a couple of hot chicks in a few months ... we'll help each other and encourage each other. After all, that's what it's all about ... helping.