If you hadn’t noticed, Healthy Beauty posts kinda went MIA for the past month or so, and the reason for that is because I completely went off track during the holidays, and it’s come back to bite me in the butt! I was doing so well with my smoothies, eating better, and trying to work out more, and once you derail from that, it is so hard to find your way back, especially around that time of year.
One of my New Years resolutions is to lose weight and get healthy (a totally original new years resolution that no one makes, right?) and I really want to stick with it. Last year I made the same resolution, and stuck with it for about 4 months, until I went on vacation and everything got screwed up. I miss the feeling after a good workout- that awesome, elated, carefree feeling. I want to stop feeling sluggish and insecure and I want to for once feel completely comfortable in my body.
I woke up today and decided that the excuses needed to stop. I didn’t start working out right at the new year because we were in Dallas, and for the past week I feel like I’ve just been making excuses to postpone the healthy shakes and workouts. I woke up today and kinda had a realization of sorts.. no one is going to push me to get healthy. No one benefits either way if I start working out or not, except me. This is something I have wanted for as long as I can remember.. why do I keep making excuses not to just do it?
And with that incredibly long pep talk, I start my 2012 journey here. I took “before” shots today, which are both motivating and mortifying. I hate seeing them now, but I know that they will make the end result that much sweeter. If you are starting a fitness journey this year, I absolutely recommend having before shots. You look at yourself every day, and losing weight is a slow process, so you might not think you are really making any progress at times. If you have photos showing where you started, it will both show you how far you’ve come, and most likely push you to go even farther.
Oh my gosh, I’ve turned into a life coach or something with this post, hahah :) ANNYYWAYS, to make this a little less deep, here is a really great soup recipe I found in FIRST magazine. I made it earlier this week (the recipe makes a TONNNN of soup!) and I’ve been having it every day. It’s ridiculously filling and super flavorful, even though it has no salt. I made it with ground turkey :) I can’t attest to the “lose more than 10 pounds in 3 days” claim, as it says to do that you need to eat a protein filled breakfast (i.e. two eggs, greek yogurt) and then 2 bowls of soup throughout the day- that’s it. I had the soup but didn’t limit myself to just that for the day.
So now, after I post this, I think I’m going to go try out my new fitness game for xbox Kinnect, Your Shape 2012. I’ll report back next week on what I think of it :)