My friend (and trainer/Zumba instructor!) created a private Facebook group called the 100 Day Challenge: 100 Days to a Healthier Me. We’re encouraged to post recipes, workouts of the day, photos of us in workout gear, motivational phrases, etc. It’s a great idea and I’m 100% behind it. It’s essentially a three-month-commitment to health and wellness.
And the timing is perfect. As you know, I’ve recently recommitted myself to moving a little more and eating a little better. Nothing earth-shattering or monumental: no over-exercising, no restricting … just awareness and and accountability. Continue reading “100 Day Challenge”→
Coming off that last post … or perhaps because of it … (I like that better), I want to challenge all of us — myself included — to be kind to ourselves today.
I don’t mean to sound hokey, but really, how often do we give our bodies some love?
We might talk about our insides — like our big hearts, our compassion, our determination, our smarts, our perseverance … and those things are certainly important!
But I’m looking at the whole package today: mind, body and soul.
So how often do we look at ourselves in the mirror and say, “Damn. I look good now. Not ten pounds from now, not in a new pair of designer jeans, but now, at this moment, in these pj pants and ratty T.”?
I am proud to say I didn’t over-eat due to stress, or a complete lack of sleep driving to and from O’Hare in the middle of the night to pick up my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. (The 6 hour round-trip ride was exhausting, but not an excuse to eat.)
I was flexible and still managed to fit in exercise, just at the end of the day vs. the beginning. Peach-picking and a long walk complemented a gym workout Sunday.
Unfortunately, I didn’t do as amazing as I’d have liked, in that 1) I grazed a little on Saturday at home that I compensated for with a healthy dinner out, and 2) I had a couple chew-and-spit incidents with brownies (I baked them for my husband’s family because they’re a food I don’t even like much but when anxiety hit, I chewed and spit).