I realized that if I just took care of my world and made good choices, I didn't have to worry what other people thought of me because I would be at peace with myself. It has been life changing. But I am far from perfect. I do believe that I have become a kinder and more thoughtful person, but I still say things without thinking of other people's perspective.
This year, I want to THINK. I stole this from the interwebs:
I want to bring that type of consciousness into my diet as well. I have no desire to deny myself completely. I know myself well enough to know that wouldn't last very long anyway. But I want to be conscious of it...I want to own my choices.
Instead of mindlessly popping some M&Ms into my mouth, I want to ask myself if it is worth it. If I decide it is, then do it. But if I will gain no satisfaction from it or if I would really prefer something else, then I want to make the decision not to eat it. Peer pressure and boredom, neither are acceptable reasons.
Today's food plan:
Breakfast: Black coffee. Chicken Apple Sausage (Still eh, but I need to finish it up.) Boiled egg.
Lunch: Pork Loin & root vegetable hash (YUM!!)
Snack: Apple & nut butter
Dinner: Chicken Burger (I had this for the first time last night. I got them at Whole Foods and they are delish!) with veggies stir fried in pecan oil.
Snack: homemade roasted nuts
One last thing. I think I'm getting my lungs back. After being sick and not working out all of December, January workouts have been rough. Last night Jazzercise was awesome! I was able to do everything high impact, my body felt good, my lungs didn't struggle and my heart rate was up there. It was fantastic.
Today I decided I needed my workout to be at lunch but I wanted to push beyond my normal "barely workouts" of walking or biking while I read. Don't get me wrong, those workouts are better than nothing and keep me from going out to eat, but they don't REALLY work me too hard. Today, I mixed it up.
- 2 rounds:
- 6:00 walking uphill (3.5 incline) at 3.7 mph
- 4:00 (:40 on, :20 off) sprints
- 2 rounds:
- 13 high knees
- 12 butt kicks
- 11 jumping jacks
- 10 mountain climbers
- 9 squats
- 8 sit ups
- 7 push ups
- 6 squats
- 5 sit ups
- 4 push ups
- 3 long squats
- 2 sit ups
- 1 inch worm