When getting dressed for work every day this week I was having a real tough time finding outfits that I would be comfortable in all day. I have started to notice that my pants have been a little snug and I’m not really liking that.
When I thought about the reasons why my pants wouldn’t be fitting so well I came up with a couple of ideas:
- the free snacks at work
- slacking on my workouts
- mindless eating
- too much caffeine
- not enough water
With the exception of the last item on the list, all of the items are completely under my control! Starting today I’m taking steps towards living that healthy lifestyle I enjoy!
The goal for today (and the future) is to limit my caffeine to my morning cup of coffee and to increase my water intake. I typically tote around a large 24 oz. water bottle and I’m striving to drink at least 4 full bottles every day. (I’ll also be working on the other items on the list too – today was just focused on the water/caffeine ratio)
I used my chocolate peanut butter protein powder this time but I think I will stick with vanilla next time. We also had a really juicy cantaloupe so I had a small bowl of that with my pancakes.
This cantaloupe is out of this world delicious!! The girls have managed to polish off a large chunk of this cantaloupe this morning. Good thing we have another one ripening on the counter!
The weather today was very dreary and I wasn’t able to get outside for my Couch to 5K workout. Fortunately the girls were patient with me and I hopped on the treadmill in the basement and completed Week 3 Day 2.
My post-run snack was a slice of bread with a large schmear of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter.
By the time lunch rolled around, I was starving!! I really wanted some of our leftover chicken from dinner last night but had to restrain myself since it’s Lent. Instead I settled for a MorningStar veggie burger, sweet potato pancakes and steamed veggies.
I picked up these Dr. Praeger’s sweet potato pancakes from the frozen foods section of the store. They are the first potato pancakes I have ever had and they were delicious!
They come individually wrapped and you just pop them under the broiler for about 15 minutes. Easy peasy!
Question: What do you do when you feel yourself slipping away from healthy living? How do you get back on track?