I've been slacking, blog-wise and fitness-wise. (Hence the late weekly fitness report and missing one last month.) Slowly working to get back into the super-awesome healthy eating habits of the past month and a half, but it's rough once you get derailed.

                                                                              Source: via Sam on Pinterest
I just finished the first half of these, and holy moly my legs are jello already. I thought at first "eh, a few small exercises. Might as well start somewhere." I haven't even made it through the list for today and already I'm beat. I guess that just goes to show you how out of shape I really am, and how you can feel better at times but still have a looooong way to go. (By the way, Yes, I did have to look up how to do a few of these exercises on YouTube...)

I've been attempting to adopt some basic habits when it comes to food. While these may not be new, they're new to my routine.

  • Food presentation is key. Always eat from a small, pretty plate. Arrange food in a way that is visually appealing. (Think restaurant-style) The better your food looks, the more likely you are to savor it. Plus, small plate means smaller portions.
  • Always eat while sitting down at a table. I have a tendency to graze when I'm up and about, so my newest rule is no food while standing up. (This includes while making dinner. No more "taste-tests!")
  • Include something green (and healthy) in each meal. I've taken to adding steamed broccoli to many meals lately, thanks to my amazing Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer. <3
  • Drink a BIG glass of water first thing in the morning. Supposedly this helps to clean out your system and jump start your metabolism. I just like feeling super-hydrated.
More to come as the fitness mission moves forward. 

Saturday 2/4
Morning weight: 209.2 lbs
Weight lost from last week: 0.8 lbs
Total weight loss: 9 lbs 

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