Now, back to the usual material!
When I posted my veggieed-up boxed dinner recipe on Thursday, I must admit I was a little nervous that it "wasn't healthy enough" to post on the blog. Then, I read this blog post from Diana @ The Chic Life about being a qualitarian when it comes to food.
It's tough to make the "perfect" choice every time. No one can eat a perfect diet 100% of the time. Instead, each time, try to make a better choice. I read that last Thursday and have been trying to do that ever since.
One example/shameful snack secret: Sometimes, when I want something crunchy to eat, I'll eat dry Ramen noodles.
It's so much easier (and more realistic) to make a better choice rather than a perfect choice. I'm so glad I happened across Diana's post! This new outlook on healthy eating is a positive, encouraging way
I mentioned on Sunday that my goal was to work out right when I got done with school this week. Well, I'm 3/3 so far!
On Monday, I went straight to the gym and warmed up with a 30-minute elliptical workout. Tina provided us with the times and suggested exertion levels, and I decided to up the resistance by 2 and the incline by one each minute. It was a tough one!
I was quite sweaty as I set out to complete Workout A from Best Body Bootcamp. This work out uses pulses instead of reps to create an intense strength workout! When I first saw the workout, I thought it'd be a breeze. I couldn't have been more wrong! These low pulse lunges especially kicked my butt.
As soon as I got home from a meeting on Tuesday, I decided to go for a run to honor of the Boston Marathon tragedy, as well as in remembrance of the 32 Hokies killed 6 years ago yesterday in the Virginia Tech shooting.
|Race shirt for the Boston Marathon, VT stuff for the 32|
Today, I went straight to the gym after teaching. I started with a 15-minute incline walk, followed by Workout B from Best Body Bootcamp. This was a total body workout with 4 supersets of two exercises. There were squats galore, and I got quite sweaty!
I'm really excited about how well I've done with getting in my workouts this week. Surprisingly, I feel like I have more time to relax, even though I don't head straight home after school! Funny how that works.
Well, that's all I've got for you today! I feel like this has been a week of good decisions! I feel empowered when I'm actually making good choices for myself. Maybe these decisions will soon become habits :)
Question for you: What "better choice" have you made for yourself when it comes to food lately? What's your normal workout schedule?