Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monday's Motivation for Healthy Lifestyle

Welcome to Week 8 on my journey to a Healthy Lifestyle.

I love this quote and what it implies.  





Clean Eating

I have continued making clean healthy choices in my meals.  As I shared in last weeks post I am continuing to have a mid morning smoothie. Not only am I fueling my body with delicious veggies, fruits and protein that taste wonderful and fill me up.  I am also combating my chronic constipation.  Not a fun thing to talk about, but it's the truth and most women battle this at some point in their lives.  The smoothie is making my bowels very happy.  





One of the meals we shared this week is



Chicken, Tomato & Green Bean Curry

The ingredients are simple items you may already have in your home.  This is a wholesome meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes, so you have no excuse not to cook tonight.  The results are delicious and your waistline will love you for it.

My cheat meal this week was beef tacos with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole and margaritas.  


Workouts

Turns out my bum knee is not so bum after all.  Dr. says I have a cyst and since it's not bothering me (no pain or swelling) I am to do nothing about it.  Works for me.  Since receiving this good news I have begun working out again in baby steps.  I completed 2 upper and lower body strength/weight work outs along with a 30 minute outdoor hilly walk.  My goal is 5 workouts each week.  

Total pounds lost ~ 9



8 comments:

  1. I strive for five workouts a week too, but my eating still leaves a bit to be desired! Maybe I'll whip up some bowel-friendly smoothies :)

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    1. It's difficult to get in the workouts. If I don't get them in first thing in the morning it won't happen. After work I'm simply too tired. I am on my feet the entire 8-10 hours of my shift. I'm telling you the smoothies keep things running smoothly ;)

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  2. Whoo! Way to go Barbara! Every step counts girl! & Love the quote!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I really appreciate the vote of confidence. It's been slow going, but steady weight loss is happening.

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  3. I need to get back on the healthy eating band wagon .. sorta fell off (again) .. will make my green smoothie this weekend. Stopping by the store after work for some spinach :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Yes, get on the spinach kick. It has really helped me tremendously. I know about falling of the wagon, it's much easier to be bad than be good...and in ways other than eating too!!! ;)

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  4. That's awesome news about the smoothie! I have the same... er... issues... as you and the amusing cartoon girl. I may have to start giving that a try. I keep trying to switch to clean eating and failing... Good for you though!

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    1. haha, I think a lot of women have the same issue. Clean eating is a bit difficult, but as you said it's good for you!

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