Last week I had the chance to actually stop and reflect on where I’m currently at in my life, where I’d like to be and what I hope to accomplish. A lot of thought came out of this self reflection, and I came to the realization that I’d really like to focus more on living a healthier lifestyle. Living a healthier lifestyle meant that some changes would need to be made… not many, just some.
Since my miscarriage a little under 2 months ago, I’ve been quite miserable (I’m not going to deny it…), and not my usual self. I’m usually the type of person whose usually on the go, very active and all about maintaining the household. After the miscarriage, I found all I really ever wanted to do was chill out on the couch during my free time and the housework just got pushed aside. And, it’s not like I don’t have the time to do things… Because I have ample the opportunity to. I mean Lil Miss C usually has 2 to 3 hour naps twice daily… so I get a fair bit of free time during the day.
Starting last week, I started devoting Miss C’s first nap to my workout time. Each morning I’d do a different workout video… either one from the HipHop Abs series, Lindsay Brin’s Shed 5 or Lindsay Brin’s DanceJam. In one week, I’ve managed to tone down a fair bit, and I’ve lost 1 pound. I’m sure I would’ve seen more results had I not indulged in that whole apple pie sitting on my counter all last week. Ha, ha. Overall, since starting my new workout regime, I’ve been feeling healthier, happier and less tired. I have so much more energy. It’s an amazing feeling!
I’ve cut back any alcohol consumption to just the weekend, increased my water consumption to 2 to 3 litres daily and taken to trying to cook a homemade meal each night… rather than eating out once or twice a week.
I plan to keep blogging about my weekly accountability each week, as I find it will help keep me motivated and I will also be able to track my results.