Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So are you still on my Christmas card list or should I save myself the postage?
I kid, I kid...kinda.
So this week shortmama asked us to get some of our favorite healthy recipes together.
Then she changed her mind and asked us:
How are you doing? What are your successes so far and what do you need to work on?
Well...since I just joined last week, I would say I am still getting into the swing of things but have been moderately successful.
So I am going back to the Muffin Top...archives on shortmama's blog and doing an assignment I missed.
I am so horrible at rule following...but I don't think Shortmama will mind.
One of the earlier assignments was to "find 3 small things that you could change that would start your weight loss".
Great idea...3 small things. Easy right? Listen it's most def about the baby steps.
Since my journey is about health and not pounds my 3 small things are...
1. No carbs after 6pm
Now I know this sounds a little more of a BIG thing than a small thing but really think of all the awesome foods out there that are totally carb free...it's not impossible. I WILL allow myself LOW carbs (no more than 20 total) on special occasions. I have really learned since my Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis that eating low/no carb is really easy.
2. More water, at least 10 8oz glasses a day
girls, I love my diet pepsi, I will not be giving it up...I will however not keep it in the house. I have one more case in my garage...after that is gone, I will not be buying more. I prefer my diet pepsi from a fountain, in a cup, over ice balls, with a lid and a straw, preferably delivered by Big Daddy, it always tastes better that way. So all other beverages will be water.
3. 30 min exercise 3 days a week
We have a family gym membership. I never use it. That's pathetic. So I will start this week...30 minutes on the circuit, or water aerobics, or a zumba class...something even if its just a 30 min jog on the treadmill.
OK there you have it...my 3 things. I am sure I will have a chance to update y'all soon.
For more Muffin Top...posts, go see Shortmama