I have been attempting to get healthy. Healthier, actually, it’s not like I have been very ill or something. But I want to be healthy; I want to set a good example for my kiddo. Besides, isn’t it enough he’ll be the kid with the white mama…he doesn’t need to be the kid with the fat mama 🙂
So onto getting healthy. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I don’t even play one on the Internet! So this is not medical advice. This is just what I have been doing since February.
First, I walk. Three days a week (most weeks) I meet a friend or two at our local mall and we do three laps. That is just over three miles. I also try to walk/jog/wouldlovetocallmyselfarunner one or two other days, and I tend to take a long bicycle ride on Sundays while the Little Man is napping.
Second, I drink water all day. Lots of water. At least 64 ounces. Some days I drink more, some days I drink less. But mostly I drink water. And I have discovered a product called True Lemon (also in orange and lime). It is crystallized lemon you just add to water; it gives it some nice flavor without sugar.
Speaking of sugar…
Third, I am *trying* to cut back on the sugar. Holy cow do I love sugar, mostly in the form of baked goods and sweet tea. I was doing really well with limiting my sugar until I went to Tennessee. Now I’m battling that again.
Fourth, I am tracking what I eat. I am using a program called MyFitness Pal. I love it. It helps me journal my food, and I am connected to some friends on there.
So…just a few little steps. I haven’t lost a ton of weight, but my body looks and feels better, and I am fitting into clothing I haven’t fit into in a long time. Some weeks are better, some are worse, but I am improving, overall.
This Saturday I am walking/running the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. My goal is 3:30 (that would be three hours and thirty minutes, not done by 3:30!). I am a little nervous, but I am more excited, I think.
Are any of you getting healthier? Any tips? Wanna be friends on MyFitness Pal?
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