Workout #1 and meal #1 in the books. Happy New Year day! 2016 is in the rearview mirror and 2017 is straight ahead. This morning I did an upper body (arms & shoulders) workout with weights and then jog/walked for another 30 minutes. I’m spent. But I feel good. Breakfast was protein and fruit/vegi. I bought these great packets for smoothies at Costco. They come complete with chopped kale, spinach, berries, etc. I add a little pineapple to it for sweetness since I’m off the sugars. I even blended it with water, which wasn’t as awful as I anticipated.
Last night was fun. We celebrated at Mel’s as usual. A ton of seafood and fun. I had my last soda and I enjoyed it but I didn’t cry over the fact that I was leaving soda behind. I had a piece of cake and didn’t mourn my letting go of sugar. I felt satisfied and ready. Empowered even. I went home, went to bed, woke up and went to my gym. I had pre-created a workout playlist on Spotify so I turned it on and went to work. It’s the way I will start most days going forward. And it felt right. I’m not delusional. I know I’ll hit bumps along the way. But for today I’ll focus on the success. So I have somewhere to come to when I start to falter or feel weak. That’s really the core of why I’m blogging this journey. So I can see the whole picture, not one bad day or one great day, but the whole as I move along the path.
The rest of the day I will enjoy relaxing. Read a little, move a little, prepare some great meals. Watch some movies, probably nap. I’m taking full advantage of the end of the holidays before life seeps back in!