Day 5 of Clean Eating Challenge

How’s it going? Can I just be honest with you!?  I work really, really hard at staying fit.  Being a mom of three kids, having hypothyroid, hashimotos, and being 44 years old is very challenging.  I don’t have a personal chef, personal trainer, and/or lots of money to invest in myself.  I have gotten really disciplined in the last few years.  I have made health a priority in my life and I have made a lot of great changes BUT, sometimes I feel like it’s all for nothing!  I am a results oriented person and I have very high expectations of myself.  When I see people who eat junk, don’t work out, and still look cute in their jeans, I have to confess, I get a little bitter:) I know, I know, it’s totally superficial and one day it will catch up to them.  LOL!  Don’t worry, it always catches up to you:)  But seriously, when I start to judge people and myself I have to remember WHY I’m doing what I’m doing.  I want to be healthy.  I want to be able to play with my kids and be active with them.  I want to be around a long time to enjoy life.  I want to feel good and not be sick all the time.  I want to have the freedom to do the things that I do like Yoga, Zumba, Hiking, etc….  Let’s remember our WHY!!!

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1. Saturday- Family and friends activity day.  Find a sport or activity to do with your loved ones today.  The cool thing is that when you’re doing something fun with friends, you don’t even realize that you are working out.  It’s great multi-tasking.  Let us know what your favorite pastimes are:)))

Here are some great ideas for family activities together….

 

2.  Food- Portion Control!  In this super-size me generation, we don’t even know what true portions look like anymore.  When I started to really weigh and measure the true portions, I was flabbergasted!  First of all, I was not convinced that I would be able to be satisfied by the itty, bitty portions on my plate.  Second of all, I was shocked at how much I was truly eating!  When you go to restaurants that have the calorie counts next to the items, it blows my mind that you can consume all your calories in one sitting…and then some!  So, check these out.  These are very helpful tools.

 

 

2. Mantra for the Day:  Just Do It!
We’ve heard the Nike slogan so many times that it’s just become part of our vernacular.  It sounds so simple but it’s so hard to do.  It sounds pretty simple but it is difficult!!!  We realize that we really are enslaved to our desires and cravings.  Will power doesn’t always win.  It’s really a mental decision.  Once the mental decision is made, it doesn’t matter if someone is trying to spoon feed you hot fudge and lava cakes.  You already know that your word and your commitment is solid and strong.  When our decision is based on emotion or if we haven’t really fully decided to be all in, then we cave.  We think that we can handle just a little bit.  Well, you tell me…how’s that going for you???  Let’s have integrity and hold ourselves accountable to ourselves.  We deserve to be happy and healthy.  We think that the sweets and treats will make us happy but it doesn’t.  Don’t believe the lie.  Here’s a great quote from a famous philosopher.  He is full of wisdom and we would be wise to take his advice….:)

Love you guys!  I’m rooting for you:)

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