Withdrawls

So after a year of contemplating the possibility of getting a tattoo I finally did it this weekend!  Because I Can!  I also tweaked my left knee and it is swollen and bruised.  So between the two things I had to take two days off from the gym and went very easy today feeling like there wasn’t much I could do.  I am just so used to really going hard and dripping with sweat when I am done with my workout.  I realize once again how much exercise is a part of my life.  It is a release for me.  It makes me happy.  It makes me feel good about myself.

I hope for you that you can motivate yourself to find an exercise routine that works for your life and stick to it.  It will make you happy, it will bring out a confidence you might not have had before.  There is nothing negative it could bring out in you!

I will go to the gym tomorrow and try to go light but as long as I get there it will be a mind over matter for me.  My withdrawals will ease up and I can get some form of exercise in:)

The best motivator is yourself.  If it comes from within it has the potential to be forever.  Because You Can:)

This journey is no joke! Stay motivated!

Having been very sleep deprived for the past couple of weeks I have had to work very hard to stay motivated.  As we all know this journey isn’t easy on a daily basis.  You are all getting to know me but those who do know me know that when I set my mind to something there is very little that can get in my way!  I work very hard to eat well and on a schedule.  I very rarely drink alcohol and work out 6-7 days a week.  Lately with the labor day weekend and enjoying time with friends I have been drinking more than normal.  I always drink clear…vodka and club.  I eat before I go out so that I am not hungry to eat crap.  If I do eat out I make the best choices possible.  I went to the tiki bar and looked at the menu and it was almost laughable but then I saw grilled chicken wrap and it was the perfect comprise!  The no eating after 7…um well that has been broken recently too.  All of these broken promises to my journey have reflected in no negative changes to my body.  I attribute that to when I can I stay the course and work hard on my fitness.  I actually weighed myself and am happy to say I am 148.  I think that is my number.  Less than 150 which is all a head game for me but as long as I realize that I know where I need to be for me.  When I look in the mirror or try on my clothes I feel good.  What is it all about people?  Feeling your best!  So if you feel your best you will reflect that and people will be drawn to you.  Your number on the scale doesn’t make you the amazing person that you are.  Your happiness that you outwardly exude is what draws people in and keeps you feeling your best.  So the point of this blog is sometimes we have a bad eating day.  Sometimes we have a bad eating meal or skip the gym a day or more.  This all is normal stuff.  Life is busy and our daily life can force us to not stick to our routine.  As long as you are constantly aware of your journey and never give up you will be ok.

Stay motivated.  Find motivation within yourself.  Take motivation from the person on the machine next to you at the gym.  See someone walking or running down the street and let that motivate you to get out there too.  Go grocery shopping and pick up the right things that you love to fuel your body properly.  Allow joy in your life.  Tell yourself you are beautiful because you are.  Exercise because you can.  Tomorrow is another day and as long as you wake up you have the opportunity to make it a good one!

Choose to become your best you!

I first would like to apologize for being neglectful to my followers.  As many of you know life gets in the way.

So this weather the past few days sure doesn’t feel like fall is coming.  I must admit I am enjoying soaking up every last bit of the warmth and enjoying my summer clothes and flip-flops!  I have been enjoying outdoor activities like running, biking and paddle boarding.  I must give credit where credit is due theses humid hot days running outside is torture to me…so for all of you who get out there and run you are my hero!  I am happy to report I am really liking avocado and especially guacamole.  It’s good to try new things especially being open to things your thought you couldn’t possibly like.

So although the weather hasn’t cooled down quite yet your mind might be doing the dance of joy for the upcoming baggy sweaters and sweat shirts but don’t allow the fall clothes to keep you from your journey.  Summer gives us a bit more perspective because squeezing into shorts and a tank top can be eye opening.  Putting on a baggy sweater and comfy pants can convince you to sit down and enjoy a bowl of ice cream.  Stay on your healthy journey and find some great new recipes.  Get out there and walk, run, bike, walk the dog.  Enjoy the fall weather before the real cold comes.  Keep your body in the healthiest shape you possibly can.  If you fuel your body properly and add exercise where you can you will sleep better, feel great and overall just be happier.  Think of your body like a furnace.  Fuel your body with lean protein, good carbs, veggies, good fats and fruits.  This combined with activity you will see that your body will be like a constant burning furnace.  Keep in mind your portion control and eating every 3 hours.  Choose a realistic time to stop your food intake in the evening.

This is a journey.  Remain on your journey regardless of any slips.  This is a journey about you.  About being a healthy you.  Do this because you believe in yourself.  Do this because you can.  You can so you will!

I love this soup!  I don’t add cheese and saute in coconut oil and add a touch of olive oil:)  Hope you like it as much as I do.  Who doesn’t love a crockpot recipe!

http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/03/crock-pot-vegetable-soup-recipe/