Faith Fitness and Laughter

A Little bit of change goes a long way

on April 5, 2012

Wow!  This day went by fast!  I could swear I was just getting up and getting ready for work.  Busy days are actually good things.  There is no time to set idle and twiddle your thumbs.  🙂  We have recently made some changes where I work at and it requires us to do things somewhat different.  Not too much though.  It’s taking a little getting used to, but I really do like the change.  🙂

 

I didn’t take one picture today.  Honestly, I didn’t have time and mainly because I wanted to see what it felt like to not take a picture of my food. 😉  Not that I don’t like it, I love taking pictures of my food.

 

For a while now, I have wanted to make some changes to my eating and food intake.  I love to read other blogs and get great ideas, but what works for someone else may not necessarily work for you.  I made a list today of things that I want to work on and things that I want to continue. 

Here goes:

  1. Continue to drink 60-80 ounces of water
  2. Work out only 5 days a week with two active rest days
  3. NO sweets
  4. NO specialty coffee
  5. More greens
  6. More lean meat

 

As I made this list, I really wondered if this was possible.  Of course it is, but I really wondered if I could commit to this list.  I have done it before, but am I in a good place right now to cut things from my life.  Let’s look at them one by one shall we?:

 

Water:

This one has been easy so far.  For the last month I have kept this going and I am so glad that this finally stuck.

 

Workout only 5 days a week, with two active rest days:

This one, I can’t wait to do!  Sometimes I think that I workout too much.  I have a bad habit of wearing my body out and that doesn’t do me any good.  Having a worn out body can affect your entire life.  This one I will relish in.

 

NO Sweets:

Ok, I am just gonna say it out loud.  I am a huge fan of sweets.! I can make an entire meal on chocolate, starburst, and thin mints.  Seriously.  It doesn’t bother me to have something every day, but I am starting to see and feel the results of that.  Eating sugar, or any sugar substitute, makes your body crave it more.  This one will be really hard for me.  I may mourn this one. 🙂

 

NO specialty Coffee:

Again, this one will be difficult.  Now that it’s summer, or close to it, maybe not as hard as I think.  Having a hot cup in the morning seems to be enough for me.  I do indulge in iced coffee from McDonalds….No sugar syrup.

 

More Greens:

This is just simply forcing myself to cook them and plan out my meals.  Working till 6 a lot of days and then getting in a workout, causes me to reach for something quick.  Even if its healthy, there isn’t any greens or veggies in there.  Lets face it, everybody is busy, but planning out these things can save a person’s life.

 

More Lean meat:

Same as the greens.  Planning will be key to reach these last two.  I love chicken, but I want to add salmon, tilapia, and any other lean meats that I can to this.  I eat them periodically, but I want to have a certain amount per week, at least twice a week.

 

 

Are these doable?  Most definitely!!  This list is something that I am going to pray over everyday.  I don’t want to make decisions about my health for vain reasons.  I want to do them to glorify God and to be able to do what He has called me to do, and be the person He wants me to be.

 

 

Meal plan for 4/6/2012:

Breakfast:  2 hard-boiled eggs, and 1/2 cup of roasted sweet potatoes

Snack:  one Mandarin orange

Lunch:  Salad/chicken/cottage cheese/raisins/and 1/2 an apple

Snack:  24 baked chips (Special K)

Dinner:  Chicken, quinoa, grilled veggies

Snack:  17 green grapes

 

Remember, these are just my thoughts and I am in no way telling anyone to follow this plan.  I am going to implement these things into my life and see if that makes a change.  It’s all a process.

 

Missing!!  Oh my goodness!!  If you don’t watch this show, you should!

 

Have a great night!  🙂

 

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