My workout today was, in a word, weak. We ended up staying at my parents’ house longer than I had thought, so the time I anticipated I would have later in the day disappeared on me. After rushing home from my parents’, getting our son to hockey, grocery shopping, prepping supper for tomorrow night (a slow cooker cabbage roll casserole – recipe I got from my mom) and part of supper for later this week (ground beef with taco seasoning for Walking Tacos), I helped my daughter fall asleep (she was scared about “vampires” and had quite of bit of trouble settling down) and then got into my workout gear. My workout lasted 10 minutes and was a very easy stationary bike ride.
I’m now just about to head to bed but wanted to celebrate the fact that I have worked out 7 days in a row! By making my workouts mandatory, I’ve made it easier mentally to fit activity into my day. Granted, some of my workouts have been very easy, but some movement is definitely better than none, and getting back into the habit of working out and doing SOMETHING is better than insisting that every workout is a hard one.
This week, I also want to focus on my eating habits. So, I am committing to 21 days of healthier eating. For the next 7 days, I will focus on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean meats. I will limit my red meat intake to 2 days, make sure I get seafood at least once this week, and make at least one meal vegetarian. I am also swearing off treats for the next week, because my sugar consumption has gotten out of control, what with Thanksgiving and all.
Expect daily updates with how I’m doing with my workouts and eating.