Next Step – Exercise

My last post addressed my first step back to health; diet. It’s only been a few days but it has been a good few days. I haven’t skipped a meal or done any binge eating. I have also been preparing my meals at home.  Now I am going to add my next step, exercise.

Like some of you, I have a specific room for excercise.  The problem is I don’t actually use it.  Here’s my solution.  I rearranged a room I am always in, my bedroom, to make room for exercise.  I made a space big enough for strength training, flexibility training, and cardio.  No excuses now.  I will see this space every morning and every night.  I figure if nothing else guilt will eventually set in.

Guess what? This morning it worked.  No guilt needed.  I woke up and I wanted to do it.  I pulled out my yoga mat and yoga blocks and did a half hour of flexibility training.  I am so proud of my effort.  I even set a work out plan for tomorrow. Oh and I had oatmeal for breakfast, not instant, rolled oats.  I added vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, raisins, and peanut butter.

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Weight Maintenance Accountability – Day One

Reminder, I am not on a diet.  I am simply documenting.

Today was a good day.  For breakfast, I had two eggs, three strips of turkey bacon, and a shake.  The shake consisted of banana, pineapple, blueberries, and pomegranate juice.

breakfast

My morning snack was grapefruit.  My stomach will wage war on me if I don’t snack two to three hours after breakfast.

snack

I had salad for lunch; spring greens with turkey, muenster cheese, and italian dressing.

lunch

Dinner was scallops and spinach served over gluten-free penne.  I’ll post the recipe next.

dinner

Throughout the day I had four bottles of water, no juice, soda, coffee, or tea.  I also did a minimal half hour of cardio.  (Hip Hop Abs) Honestly,  I am better with incorporating exercise into what I’m already doing.  I can do leg lifts while I’m watching a movie or squats while I’m folding laundry.  Yes, I’m that girl…anyway I’ve made it through one day of documenting.  Let’s see how long I can keep this up.