Brand New Year. It's that time again for people to make New Year Resolutions about exercising more, and eating healthier, and start running, and who knows what else. I admit it. I've been one of those people with the list of things I am committing myself to do in the new year; only to fall short a few months later.
This year started a little different for me though. Aside from carrying around a few extra pounds (I have a chip addiction!), I found out, after having some bloodwork done, that some numbers are a little higher than they should be. A lot higher since my gallbladder surgery. Talk about a wake-up call!
So, instead of new year resolutions, I have I-want-to-live-to-100 resolutions. I have begun exercising regularly and so far, I've exercise every day. I've also modified my eating habits to include more veggies, and healthier versions of the foods I love.
I have never been one to diet. As a matter in fact, the thought of dieting made me hungry and always made me binge eat. Seriously. This time I am not dieting. I'm making a conscious decision to adopt healthier eating habits that will stay with me for as long as I'm alive. There isn't a number of pounds I'm looking to lose, or a particular size of clothing I'm wanting to wear. My only goal right now is to be a healthier version of me. Just that simple.
For starters, I am putting my elliptical machine to use. After collecting dust for the majority of last year, it has finally been used consistently the last week. I think it's happy. Ha!
I have started tracking my meals so I can easily see what I've eaten and what I may be missing from my diet. I've added foods that I loved as a kid and stopped eating because it was more convenient to pick something "quick" than to fix a meal at home.
I know that healthy eating is going to eventually result in weight loss but that isn't my goal. I have already noticed that I feel better overall, just after one week of exercise and better food.
I plan to blog about life as usual, except now I may be sharing recipes too. Like black bean burgers. Who knew meatless burgers could be so awesome??
So welcome to my journey in 2016! Pull up a chair and relax. Oh and no making fun of my yoga poses, ok?