After many years of using Splenda, I finally stopped the obcession. I used to put Splenda in everything coffee, tea, greek yogurt, sweet potato, just to name a few. After reading many articles on the dangers of Splenda and Aspartame and started to adapt a clean eating lifestyle thats when I new it was time for a change. I did’t realize how much food and beverages I was eating that contained Splenda, lemonade, diet coke and low fat anything! Here are some of the changes I made
Truvia for Splenda
True Lemon for Crystal Light
STOPPED drinking Diet Coke, that was a hard one!
These little changes tapered my cravings for sweets and I was less bloated during the day, yay!
* Workout five times-Weights 3x Nike training 2x: NO/ Did Weights 3x Nike Training 1x * P90x Yoga (fingers crossed): I didn’t cross my fingers hard enough * Stretch after each workout: Blahhh * Track all seven days for Weight Watcher:SUCCESS
GOALS *Workout at least 4x (Getting ready for a big move) *Cook 5x *Track Weight Watchers all seven days *Finish packing for VIRGINIA!!!!!
Go to the gym at least 4 times this week: FAILED (It was that time of the month and it was hard to get motivated to do anything)
Do P90x Yoga at least one day: FAILED
Stretch out after each workout: DONE!!!! YAYA!!!
Nutrition was not a goal for this week, however for this week it is going to be a major focus. I had a few days off from work and I took full advantage of the dinner dates with my hubby. We went out to eat Thursday, Friday, Saturday and had a huge brunch Sunday for Mothers Day. As you can see I did not say night after each day because we pretty much ate out for all meals except breakfast, UGH!
So what are my goals for this upcoming week?
Go to the gym at least 5 times this week
Eat clean (eat out one night and no cheating during week (cheating is random eating and nibbling on sweets)
Stretch out after each workout
Weights 3x this week & Nike Training 2x this week + cardio all five days
Can I just say it is always great when you fall and you are able to pick yourself back up again. I have been reading through some of my favorite health blogs and it seems these past few months have been rough for ALL of us. But the true test of ones dedication to their healthy lifestyle is being able to pick themselves back up again.
Believe me it is rough. The past month has been a struggle, trying getting myself back in my old routine of daily exercise and consistent healthy eating habits. Around day two and three I would just give up and feel sorry for myself. Thankfully, this past week I have been able to pick myself back up again and get myself going. I tried to think about what helped me get back in the game and a few things came to mind.
1.Reading health blogs: Reading other blogs helped me realte to other women.
2. Observing how my body feels: When I start feeling groggy and sleepy all the time I know it has to do with the quality of food that I am eating and me not going to the gym.
3. Clothes: When my pants start to feel a little tight that is usually when I pick myself up real quick.
4. Sadness: When I start to feel sad and almost depressed I know alot of it has to do with my Health. Being healthy for me is meditative, I feel a sense of balance.
These are just a few things, but I am sure there is more.
So those who are feeling down and out, find what works for you and make sure you write down and place it somewhere where you can see it everyday for constant motivation.