Welp....I have no more excuses.
I can't exercise because work is getting in the way.
Nope...sorry...you're on sabbatical. Get up off your butt.
I can't eat right because my schedule is all messed up.
Nope....sorry....you're on sabbatical. Get a routine going, buy healthy whole foods and enjoy.
I like my wine.
Nope....sorry......how do you expect to lose weight when you're sitting around sipping Sangria all the time??
I'm sure I have a ton more excuses since I went on sabbatical. A long term amount of time off from work so I can rest and recover from stress and health issues.
I saw my doctor this last Tuesday. She said she wants me to be active or doing some sort of exercise (not hard core.....just moving and not sitting) for at least two hours a day. So that's what I've been doing the last few days.
Plus I started tracking my food again. Which is a little higher in fat, but I eat healthy fats and not saturated fats. I eat whole foods. So the olive oil, avocado, nuts, fish, dairy and lean proteins are not a concern for me.
I honestly don't drink to excess. I'm not a snacker and my carbs are complex (veggies, sprouted whole grains, quinoa). I eat a ton of veggies. Limited fruit (I really don't like sweet foods).
So why am I so fat? Because I SIT ON MY ASS ALL DAMN DAY LONG.
I have all this time and I read and surf the web and read some more. I watch TV from time to time. But I am SITTING and not being active.
So my doctor has a huge point. Get up off my butt and get active. She suggested regular daily exercise but also getting out every day. Go to a mall and walk around. Walk my neighborhood. Do small grocery shopping trips every few days. Anything that will get me up and out.
I love my doctor. She is so very awesome.
So I've committed to one green smoothie per day that will replace one meal of my choice. And moving for at least two hours a day that includes some sort of exercise routine as well.
In the last two days I've replaced two meals with a nummy green smoothie. I've walked over 5 miles (around 16 minute miles so not hard core). Yoga both days. I also added strength training in different areas both days.
I have to do some activity every day so I don't continue my downward spiral. And the funny thing? I am starting to want to do this every day.