Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Get started, and care!

These last ten pounds have been the hardest to lose. I'm on the home stretch, only 5 more to go, but it feels like I've been in the same place for 6 months...and I have. Thankfully I'm starting to see some results, but its taken awhile. I've been discouraged, I've wondered what the point of all of it the was, I've wanted to quit many times. But I'm starting to see that persevering really does pay off, and so does caring about my health.

Caring about our health is so important for everyone, but I'm mainly speaking to the wives and mamas out there. We need energy to do the things we've been called to, what ever that may be, working at our jobs, taking care of our little ones, caring for our husbands and homes. We need to be clear headed and alert, not sluggish and tired. I've seen so many women fill themselves up with junk and then wonder why they feel bad all the time, heck, I've BEEN that woman. I know it takes a lot to get off the couch and work up a sweat, but your body will thank you, and so will the other people in your life...even if they don't say it.

Some things that have helped me: (I'm all about the bullet points)

  • set small goals to reach your ultimate goal 
  • find the middle ground in eating things you love, but also incorporating healthier foods into your diet; 
  • incorporate one new vegetable into your diet every other week to broaden your pallet (I cooked eggplant for the first time last night!)
  • do a workout dvd at home (I started out doing this and it worked great)
  • buy more locally produced vegetables and meats (they tend to be way less processed and way yummier than grocery store meats and veggies)
Even making the smallest choices for the better will make a difference. Exercising, losing weight and feeling great are things you will never regret. Sitting on your bootay eating bon bons on the other hand, you might find yourself wishing you'd never done that... :)
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