Off Track and On Point
We are now 69 days into the year and it's time to reflect back on my weight loss progress. Well like most people I started off strong, and then life happens and it becomes a fight to finish strong. I have taken on the challenge of running a business, managing a blog, and oh ya know trying to loss weight and pick up my superwoman cape from the cleansers. It's a lot to take on and the scales are constantly tipping. One week I might be on time sending out newsletter updates and blogging but I haven't worked out in 3 days. Some weeks I'm working out and eating right, but have writer's block and no motivation to work. People that haven't seen me in a while say I look thinner but my weight hasn't budged in a month. Nonetheless here is a peak into what I have been doing to not fall completely off track.
Exercise is important but diet is even more important. You eat far more often than you workout so on weeks were I was less active I made sure to eat even cleaner. To keep me honest I love shopping at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on Saturdays. We've had two hangouts this year and so far you ladies love it, so we'll see about making this a monthly thing. I love to cook and this market has so may fun, colorful, unique ingredients that I get excited to experiment when I get home, which keeps me from getting bored with my diet.
My experiments! I love tea but I have started playing with roots and herbs. One of my favorite drinks so far is made with ginger, lemon, honey, and turmeric. Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory effects which is why I use them. I am trying to maintain a diet that is alkaline, anti-inflammatory and foods high in oxygen ( veggies) to increase my blood oxygen levels and boost energy. I also decided to get adventurous with seafood and tried these little critters called Whelks. I was looking for something similar to escargot, which these are not, but it was worth a try.