One of my goals this month was to get back to eating healthy and tracking my weight before going to Greece, and I’ve surprised even myself by taking it more seriously than ever before. This week I’ve been eating exceptionally well (with a few cheats, but hey, I’m only human & this is hard!) I also joined a gym that is solely fitness classes. There was a deal on Living Social a few days ago for a month of unlimited classes for only 20 dollars (80% off!!) so my friend Agnes & I took full advantage.
Yesterday I did my very first Zumba class which was a lot of fun but I was very un-coordinated, and today I did Boot Camp followed by an hour of Yoga & Meditation. That’s all I have time for this week, but I’m excited to see what I fit into my schedule next week. I’m also trying to do my own exercise- I dug out my roller blades from my closet and found out that I’m still pretty good on them! We’ll see what else I make time for in the weeks to come.
Here are some of the healthy meals I’ve been treating myself to in the last few days:
I’ve been loving yogurt and berries lately! Sometimes I mix two flavors, sometimes not… But it always turns out really good. This morning I had peach yogurt with bananas instead, and it was just as good!
One of my new favorite snacks- unsalted almonds dipped in soft cheese! I eat it with ‘la vache qui rit’ cheese, but I imagine it would be just as delicious with goat cheese or something similar. It really hits the spot.
I wanted to take a few more food pictures to share, but haven’t had time just yet. I have been eating a million more fruits than usual though and have been surprised at how full I can get. I’ve also been tracking my calories these last few days on www.myfitnesspal.com, and I’m addicted! It’s super easy to use and counts in exercise as well as all your meals and snacks.
My next goal is to slowly cut out some of my favorite foods that aren’t necessarily as good for me like chips and that leftover birthday cake I keep taking forkfuls out of… But I’ve been counting all of that in my daily intake and I haven’t gone over or anything. I think I’ll feel even better about myself when I cut out more of those carbs though! I’m looking for any way to replace them with something else. It’s a work in progress, but so far so good! I’m feeling happier, healthier, and more productive- and it’s only been about a week!