Today’s post is just a little check in, for the healthy you challenge, which is all about living a healthy lifestyle regardless of specific goals. It is an ongoing challenge both collectively and personally to become a healthier version of yourself. (It’s what you make it basically… like all things in life.)
Weight: I’m holding steady, relatively, at the end weight from my Biggest Loser Challenge. Weight loss since then? ZERO. Not up, not down, just chilling. I’m monitoring my weight, but like I said before, I’m not really obsessed about losing right now. I have a feeling it will happen in the next couple of months with my new adventure coming up. So this month I will be satisfied to just be as healthy as possible without worry about the weight issue.
Exercise: Yesterday I walked 2.25 miles before I cracked under the heat and lack of water. My body doesn’t like heat at all, so I’m surprised I got that far on my walk. Some people love hot weather but I am not one of them. Memphis in August is my least favorite time of year because of the oppressive heat and humidity. My skin is super sensitive to the heat and sun which means I can barely ever workout outside. I’m not a sissy or anything – it literally makes me sick. After my walk yesterday I had a headache for hours despite medicine and plenty of water. The heat won that match. Today I will workout inside if I can.
Food: Yesterday was a great food day. I made some Hungry Girl food (post about that coming up Thursday!)! I ate a banana, an apple, grapes – a whole lot of fruit! I also experimented with using alfalfa sprouts in my tuna wrap I made. My first encounter with sprouts was at Jason’s Deli last week when I had a chicken/lite ranch/guacamole/sprouts sandwich. It was freakin delicious and I decided sprouts can be part of a sandwich. Besides the addition of sprouts I have also decided to move more towards being vegetarian. I’m trying right now to eat one or two meals a day without meat as a transition period. Mmmm, veggies!!
Life: I’m enjoying things so much right now. This past weekend was so much fun spending time with my friends while they are in town. I did a lot drinking and ate a lot of calorific food, like this beautiful dessert from Chili’s:
Delicious looking, right? Luckily we split this 1600 calories dessert between us. And it was delicious. Mmmm, I’m happy just thinking about it! Tonight should be more fun friend time since I’m off to play poker with everyone. I’m a terrible poker player but I enjoy being the goofy one that doesn’t care about the game. I’m definitely the comedic relief for the table while I’m playing and then I’m the all time dealer. Good times!
The other day a cool girl sent me the best message on Twitter:
I’ve been browsing your blog and I have to tell you, you fascinate and inspire me.
Way to live boldly.
Woah. I don’t know how to respond to things like that because to be honest I don’t even think of myself as living boldly. I am just trying my best to overcome my own shortcomings to live in a way that feels right to me. I don’t want anything to hold me back – not weight, not social anxiety, nothing. I want to be that person that doesn’t let anything stop her from doing what she wants. If I manage to be that person and also manage to inspire one or two of you to do the same thing then I will be happy with my efforts.
But enough about me. It’s always about me, isn’t it? What about you? How are you doing this week? How was your weekend? Full of yummy treats or good weigh ins or lots of fun exercise? My hope is that everyone out there is blogland is doing well. :)