Monday, September 17, 2018

Positive Changes

I've decided that I need to make some changes to my health habits, if I want to feel better, have energy again, and maintain my health. I currently weigh 335lbs, which is a far cry from the 200 I'd like to be. Here's a little of what I'm doing to get started!

Today, I made an unwritten oath to myself to change my eating habits (well, I suppose now that I've said it here, it IS written, after all, lol!). I'm basically going to try to swear off fast food, aside from as an occasional treat. I started the day with two pieces or cinnamon swirl toast with a serving of Nutella, which is much healthier than my usual trip to Tim Hortons.

I then went to Target and picked up a Blender Bottle for my Shakeology shakes...I'm going to be doing a Beach Body 21 day challenge. My brother and his girlfriend have been encouraging me to do it along with them, and have been HUGE supports! I also picked up bananas, vitamins, and more sugar-free drink mix (the kind you squirt into your water bottle). I had a shake and a banana after I got home. For an early afternoon snack, I had carrots with a serving of ranch dressing. My plan is to sort of graze rather than having 3 full meals. This way, I can keep my metabolism moving.

Then came my walk. Albeit rather short compared to how I used to walk, it was still a good workout. I walked for 18 minutes, and .8 of a mile. Not too bad of a start, to get back into the swing of things! I just walked down a development right in my neighborhood, and of course, jammed to some tunes! Easy peasy :)

I'm using a FitBit app to track my progress, at the recommendation of one of my long-time Facebook friends. It's really comprehensive, as you can just search a food, log it, and log your activity as well. I'm liking it so far!

I'd also like to thank everyone who has given me support and kind words thus far. It really means a lot, and is very encouraging! :)