It’s Never Too Late for a Salad

It’s never too late for a kale salad, right? Just got to my uncle’s after a short shift at work and had a massive bowl of kale tipped with nutritional yeast, Craisins, sunflower seeds, Italian dressing, homemade “croutons” and – brace yourself – steak seasoning. I’m staying at my uncle’s house and he has no other seasoning blends. Turned out to be fantastic, though! Photos will come tomorrow… I’m posting this from my iPhone.

Workout

Had another great workout today. Earlier I was contemplating doing a circuit workout. Ended up doing 30 minutes of intervals on the stairmaster and then 30ish minutes of cardio-heavy cardio-strength intervals since I missed boot camp this morning. 😦 The intervals incorporated running stairs (real ones) and the track, jumping jacks and mountain climbers for stationary cardio, and strength with a bosu and a med ball. Had a great workout! All was not lost.

Off to watch Step Up: Revolution with my cousin and have my mind blown by the way people can move their bodies. So excited!

Good night. See you in the AM!

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On the (band)wagon

I’ve decided to hop on the bandwagon and start my own blog. I’m hoping to document my progress toward living healthier and happier. Plus, it’s sort of cool to document one’s life in a way that’s not as in-your-face as Facebook or as impersonal as Twitter.

As of today, I’m considering myself back “on the wagon,” and will be pushing full steam ahead toward living healthier – i.e. monitoring my eating habits, putting in quality workouts, and getting plenty of sleep. I feel like I’ve been falling off the wagon after making great progress in October. I was sleeping more, was more mindful of my food intake, and had a lot of great workouts. I’d like to get back into that groove, and I’m hoping that writing it all down here for everyone (okay, not everyone – but the few people who will stop by the blog) to see will keep me more accountable.

Truth be told, I’m looking to lose some weight/fat. I lost 9ish pounds last month, but have probably gained that back due to poor diet choices and a few missed workouts. Side note: I do NOT recommend the “see food” diet. 😉 My clothes aren’t fitting the way I’d like, and I’m not about to go out and buy any new ones until I’m feeling more comfortable in my skin. Plus, I miss my flat belly, the definition in my arms, and lack of guilt when I wake up in the morning. I’m hoping that by journaling my days I’ll be able to identify patterns and help me work toward better choices.

Off to get the day started for real! Got one of these waiting for me…

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Sugar-free French Vanilla Americano FTW. Planning on washing it down with a bunch of water and some breakfast.

See you this afternoon!