Today is Day Three of my healthy lifestyle journey. Here's an update.
On Saturday morning I did a 30 minute workout at home. I didn't think I'd really done much until I tried to go down the steps from our porch late morning. My legs were shaky!! I'm really trying to make good food choices but it isn't easy for me. I love food. For breakfast I had overnight oats made with unsweetened almond milk. I also attended a baby shower for my beautiful daughter-in-law Saturday afternoon. I had already eaten lunch so I skipped the sandwiches and dessert. Instead I opted for a small salad and some grapes. I drank water. For supper I fixed pork steak and a salad. I ate a small portion of the pork steak and a big lettuce salad.
On Sunday I again had the overnight oats for breakfast. They really are tasty. For lunch I ate a small piece of the leftover pork steak and a salad. For supper I fixed 2 small beef steaks and I ate one small steak and a salad with ranch dressing. I had a banana for my snack, and some cashews. I walked 1 mile Sunday afternoon and did a 25 minute workout Sunday evening. I'm still making up my workout as I go along. I'm doing lots of arm lifts to the front and side and over my head with the 5 pound weights. And I hold the weights while I do squats. Ouch. My legs are SORE!! I have an exercise DVD I bought months ago. I've never even opened it. Tonight I'm going to open it and try to work my way through it.
I did some meal planning over the weekend so I have 5 portions of chicken tenders and brown rice, enough for every day for lunch this week. I brushed the tenders with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkled everything bagel seasoning on them. The brown rice is just plain, made with water.
Speaking of water, I read that a great weight loss tool is drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day. This is tough for me. I'm not a huge water drinker. I love Diet Coke and tea with artificial sweetener. But I'm trying to make better choices so my GOAL is to try to drink NO DIET COKE this week, and to drink very little tea with sweetener.
I promise to be honest with you all. If I skip a workout I'll tell you. If I blow it and make a horrible food choice (like pepperoni pizza or a bowl of ice cream) I'll tell you. I'm very serious about these next 97 days, but I'm also human. I won't be perfect. I'm not vegan or vegetarian and my idea of "clean eating" will probably look different than yours. But I'm really hoping that the accountability of making this very public on my blog and on Instagram will KEEP ME FOCUSED ON MAKING BETTER CHOICES!!!
Had a great sermon yesterday at church!! We studied Rahab and how courageous she was. Courageous faith. That's what I want to have. Courage to stand for Jesus no matter what.
Have a blessed day!!!!