Yesterday I declared to the world (the "world" being you guys) that I'm back on the road to being fit and fabulous in my 40s.
So here I am again sharing what I'm doing, not only to help inspire others to get their health and fitness on track, but to keep myself accountable. If there's one thing I've learned, it's easier to create new habits when you're having to report in.
As far as exercise is concerned my goal is walking 5 days a week for a minimum total of 20km (It's only Wednesday and I've already done 15kms). To get me started I also hope to get through 100 sit-ups each week, as well as around 60 leg raises, 40 push-ups and some dips.
When it comes to food I am attempting to minimise my heavy white carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes etc) and increase my clean green intake. Given my family also need to enjoy what I cook, my plan is to eat clean at least 4 nights a week, with a focus on portion control for the remaining nights where dinner is created for their tastes. Dinner tonight is steak and vegetables, but instead of having a T-bone the size my 6 foot 5 husband would eat, I'll choose a smaller cut.
As for snacks I'm doing my best to eliminate cakes, cookies and chocolate (geez it's tough) and trying to go with savoury instead.
|Vita-weats with vegemite and olive margarine spread, and a cup of green tea|
My chai lattes started to become a daily habit, but I am back to only having them 3 times a week (which requires planning). The rest of the time I'm choosing green tea.
I had completely ditched the fruit, but this week I'm back on the berry, banana and mango juices made fresh with the Nutri Ninja the moment I return from the morning walk. When I say "fresh" I actually mean frozen berries, frozen mango, fresh banana and a splash of apple juice. Does that count as fresh?
|My morning fruit juice cocktail - minus the vodka (sigh)|
So that's where I'm at with this whole "fit and fabulous" thing.
Who wants to join me?
I'll let you know how it all pans out at my next check.
Happy hump day!