Somewhere along the road, I apparently adopted the idea that being a married, adult woman with three kids meant I wasn't allowed to do things I like to do. I know that sounds crazy and younger me needed therapy. But I bent my will so hard for everyone else, I rarely did just what I wanted to do in my late 20s and earlier 30s.
I have friends that can go out to eat and order a salad and water and legitimately be fine. They have an insane amount of willpower. I don't. I lost 30 pounds in the span of a year, 50 over a three year period. But I don't have that kind of willpower. Maybe someday, but … Continue reading A different kind of willpower
Each day I check into the YMCA I see the "before" photo. It's so not awesome. It's just a head shot so it's hard to tell, but I just know everything is super round. And not tan. And just not my favorite. But it's a good reminder of how far I've come. The "before" … Continue reading Consistency & variety
Making the whole gang breakfast, lunch and dinner can be a daunting task any way you slice it (I'm so funny). Adding in a lifestyle change to healthy eating can bring with it a learning curve. Just because you decide to go healthy and make awesome choices for you and your health does NOT always … Continue reading How to eat healthy and avoid making your family hate you at the same time
1) Fill your coffee cup with water twice & drink it BEFORE you get your coffee. Earn that coffee! 2) Drink at least 8 ounces before each meal/snack. 3) Drink it room temperature or warmer. Although there are purported benefits to drinking ice water, it's easier to chug down if it's room temperature. It … Continue reading 5 tips to up your water intake game
I'm not going to lie to you, I struggle at night to not drink SOME sort of calories. Be it beer, wine, hot chocolate-SOMETHING. For the longest time it was a mental thing. I definitely felt like I needed a drink to unwind, to relax or to generally numb any unhappiness I might be … Continue reading Why I drink warm lemon honey water
So you have a lot of containers to eat in one day, don’t you think? The basic idea is we are using the containers to measure our food portions. Bear with it, I know it's an extra step but we are here to learn and get healthy habits! The best way to do it is … Continue reading Meal Planning