Mom, desperately trying to get the health thing right! I started this blog so that I can pass along all the great things that I learn everyday on damage control for our wonderful bodies. It is tough to keep up sometimes with all the things going on in our daily lives so hopefully some of the helpful hints that I provide can make your life easier and healthier. I welcome your comments and tips as well! I am a vegetarian, animal rights advocate and avid animal rescuer.
I have been running and running lately to get ready for the bikini/swimsuit fiasco season that I will have to endure shortly. I decided that this year I am going to be in the best shape of my life so I have really started taking steps to make that happen even more so than I ever have. In my fantasy life I can sit on the couch and eat chocolate, Cheetos and have diet cokes and chocolate martinis and be perfectly toned and thin. Unfortunately this is reality so my booty is hitting the gym hard and eating all the things to get me healthy and trim. I started a 24 day challenge today at the fitness center and it is tough! I am going to have to be very disciplined and stick to this diet and keep up my exercising. I will give more details as I go on but what I am doing now is running 5-6 miles every morning before taking the kids to school and going to work, then in the evenings I run another 5-6 miles. I try to do at least 4 days of running 10 miles per day (and my circuit weights) and then I rest one day, and the other two days I do about 6-7 miles as well as yoga on Monday and Wednesday of every week.
As far as my eating habits go I can assure you that sadly enough Cheetos and chocolate, diet Coke and Martinis are a no, no, no! Instead I am sticking to lots of fruits (lots of berries) and vegetables, oatmeal, healthy fats such as avocados, olives, nuts and clean complex carbs such as rice and hummus. I am a vegetarian so this is a little tough on getting everything in but my trainer said if I eat eggs (which I despise bc of the childhood vomit/boat issue but that’s another story)-but will do) I should be able to meet my goal soon. I can tell since I have been doing the 40-55 miles of running per week that my legs are getting very toned and stronger so that is a plus! Now if my booty and belly will just do what I want them to as well I will finally be content.
I will give more information as I am going on this 24 days challenge. I am committed to sticking to it but may be CRANKY without my diet Coke and chocolate. It doesn’t help that people are so nice (you know who you are) that they keep giving me chocolate to make the day go by. Wish me luck and I will let you know the hurdles as well as what can make something like this easier for you.
P.S. My cat Horatio has been missing for 3 days now and I have walked the neighborhood everyday crying and calling for him. He is a little 3 legged cat I rescued about 12 years ago and I am just a sad mess without him. He has been my companion and a source of great joy in my life and now he is gone:( He doesn’t generally go outside or wander off and comes when called so if you think of it please send positive thoughts that my Horatio will return home. I have put up flyers and called shelters. I appreciate any good energy my way. I miss my little Horatio Hornblower:(
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece” Leonardo da Vinci
I’m not a doctor, therapist, nutritionist or anything of the like(would probably be nice but I'm not) . Anything I’ve written here is to tell you about my experiences and what has worked for me or general information. It isn’t advice. I’m not telling you to do any of these things. I just want to pass on what has helped me and hope that you enjoy this blog.