Monday, January 26, 2015

Stepping it Up: An Accountability Check-In

I had high hopes this morning of starting the week out strong, and I've done it!

I ate healthy all day and had a great day because of it. I felt better than usual on my 3-mile run (I wasn't faster, but the run was easier), got a lot done throughout the day without feeling worn out, and felt better emotionally because of the effects of healthy eating and because I feel better about myself when I do what's good for me.

I've had ample vegetables and some fruits. I chose whole grains (oatmeal and brown rice) that filled me up, and proteins that stabilized my blood sugar (beans primarily). I also stopped eating at 7 p.m., except for allowing myself a club soda with a twist of lime while spending time with my kids. It may take some time until I adjust to the 7 p.m. cut-off. My friend says it takes her about a week (she actually has a 6 p.m. cut-off). 

I exercised today, attending my Body Pump (weightlifting class), and jogging those three miles. I even snuck in a quick walk with my son before dinner that boosted my late day energy level, and reduced my appetite.

I did it. The first day of cracking down is behind me, and I'm feeling great!

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