Staying on track:
Means starting the day off right ...
Preparing my morning smoothie with organic raspberries, banana slices, apple slices, grapefruit, almonds, coconut flakes, flack seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, non-dairy coconut milk. And kale. Nummy.
Mix it in my Ninja single serving cup on the blender.
Wha-La, ready to drink, and it's delicious!
Eating out the other day found me pondering menu choices and asking for substitutions.
Roasted Veggies was something I could eat, but please leave off the goat cheese and bread, instead put it on a bed of greens. Perfect Vegan dish.
Last nights dinner: lentil and tomato marinara sauce with onions and garlic sautéed in olive oil. I was out of tomato sauce so I made my own. I cut up two medium organic tomatoes, added one can of organic tomato paste, and several cups of water, blended it together in my Ninja blender. Perfect. Added dried organic rosemary, oregano, and basil. Then sautéed spirialized zucchini and put the sauce over the zucchini. Delicious.
Obsessing over a rise of 2 tenths of a pound in weight has to stop! A friend reminded me of my loss of twenty pounds as a huge success to date; coupled with the lowing of cholesterol to normal, ending of GERD problem; and making gone being pre-diabetic all reassure me that my weight loss is right on track.
(and that 2/10ths I gained back? I lost it again and then some the next day!)
Since committing to exercising almost daily (missing a day for an early dental appointment or leaving on a trip are good excuses) I find it easier to just get up and do it without much pre-thinking or talking myself out of it. It's become a habit over the last six months.
I continue to do crunches to help tighten my abdominal muscles. Approx. 50-60.
I continue to get on the treadmill for 20-40+ minutes.
I continue to mix it up with some time on the stationary bike.
I continue to lift 5 lb. weights for biceps and triceps. I probably need to be lifting heavier weights by now.
Writing it down:
I write down my weight and time exercising on which equipment each day on a white board in the "exercise room". It keeps me inspired. I challenge myself to do a little more. I enjoy seeing the numbers going down (for weight) and up (for exercise time).
I am committed to making this a lifetime routine.
I am doing it for my continued good health.
I am doing it because it makes me feel good.
I do it because it makes me feel better about how I look outwardly
and how I feel inwardly.
I am in competition only with myself.
I am committed to talking positively to myself about my goals and my accomplishments.
I am committed to not sabotaging myself at any step along the way.
I am committed to staying as healthy as I can and doing everything I need to do to make this happen.
I am committed to keeping balance in my life. Resting after stressful events. Filling my life with positive friends, family, activities, work, play, art, recreation, kindness, creativity, and growing this list.
I am committed to eating a healthy plant based diet.
I share this in the hopes that if its something someone wants for their own life I can inspire them to take it on as their own. It's a choice.
I'm happy to share recipes and ideas for a healthy life style.