I have decided that living a healthy life is not all that bad. Of course, it has only been a couple of days, and I am sure there will be more testing times along the way. I have been pleasantly surprised at how much easier it is than I thought it would be. Maybe it is this writing about it on a daily basis that is helping me pay more attention. It makes me feel more accountable for the decisions I make because I know I am going to write about my day.
Now that I have written about my feelings on how hard the journey feels, lets take a look at yesterday. First the diet.
*breakfast- an apple and black coffee
*lunch- 1 grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup and an apple. WATER, of course, to drink
*dinner- homemade pizza and WATER to drink
*junk- two homemade donuts, two Kalibers (non-alcoholic beer)
Now that I see my diet written out, I can better critique it. Breakfast could have been improved by eating something more such as the bowl of oatmeal I had the previous morning. Lunch was great! I was careful to make my sandwich with only one piece of cheese and minimal butter. I felt very satisfied after completing the meal with the apple. Dinner wasa bit heavy, though. I made a homemade pizza dough that was delicious, but I am sure it was laden with calories. The pizza was also layered with pepperoni and bacon pieces. On a positive note, I only ate two pieces and I did drink WATER along with the meal. What I definitely should not have eaten were the donuts. I was trying to make homemade donuts for my children to eat for desert and I hadto test them out. They were awful, by the way :-( The beers, well, I know I could have done without, but it is only an occasional thing. Sometimes, when I get the rare privilege of watching a few of the TV shows I have recorded I also like to enjoy one (or two) of my fake beers. I can justify the beer since it is only rarely.
Now for the exercise.
*I worked out my stomach muscles by kneading three batches of dough.
Okay, yes, the exercise category is sad. I did not get on that machine. By the time the evening came I was so dreadfully tired! But, I woke up this morning with aching stomach muscles! I did not realize at the time, but I was giving myself a very serious ab workout by kneading that dough.
In my reflection, I can see two things to improve from yesterday. I need to eat a real breakfast. I also need to just say noto the junk! Exercise seems to be my hardest challenge. I think about it everyday, and I believe that in due time I will get more in the habit. With the weather being what it is I am trapped in the house. I much prefer to be outdoors in which I get tonsmore exercise.