I am working on getting my healthy on.
I am not a junk food person.
Nor am I a desert person.
My two pitfalls are Starbuck’s No Whip Mocha Fraps and Margaritas.
They are the bookends of my day, my start and my finish.
Drinking one’s calories at the ripe age of 44, um, those calories turn into unwanted pounds, lots and lots of unwanted pounds.
I have a problem with age, or the process of aging.
Sometimes it makes me sad.
I traced back that sadness.
What is that about?
I get sad sometimes because there are some many things I want to do or try in my lifetime.
If I don’t make some changes, well, I might not be capable of doing or trying many things that I would like to do or try.
I have been a pretty consistent dabbler with exercise for a long time.
I am cool with that.
I do want to kick it up a bit and I am working on that area currently, but unless you fuel your body in a healthy way, well, it just doesn’t work out so well the older you become.
I have been listening to two audio books that are helping me get my healthy education on:
- The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz
- How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Dr. Michael Greger
I have also purchased things I have never bought before, some of which I don’t even know what to do with yet.
But they are in my house and that is a first step!
I am also building an in-home gym, a very simple one and I am very excited about it.
So, I am not sad any more, I am on a mission!
Ok, so sometimes I will still get sad because holy crap I am getting a lot closer to being a half a century old (OH SNAP! How the hell did that happen?).
I guess it beats the alternative, but still, kicking it for a half a century, yikes!
Ok, before I scare myself silly let me show you some pictures that make me happy.
The beginning of my in-home gym. I will put mirrors up on the wall, buy an exercise trampoline. The basket houses weights, a jump rope, my yoga mat & my foam roller. Everyone should own a foam roller! Oh yeah, I am gonna learn how to hula hoop again. Presently I suck. Trust me. It is NOT like riding a bike. You cannot pick up where you left off some 35 years ago.
Check out my dinner! Chicken breast, broccoli and cauliflower simmering in onions and vegetable broth. Vegetable broth has now become my new best friend! Of course, this is the before picture. I was way too hungry to take the time to snap an after picture, but trust me, it was smack your mama good. Not that I would want you to really smack your mama, and for the record I have never raised a hand to mine.
I really need to google – How do I change the settings on my phone so the damn pictures uploads correctly? Oh well, turn your head sideways – this stuff is the bomb and the closest I will ever come to eating brown rice (don’t like it, yuck). I made it using my best friend vegetable broth instead of water and it was uber great! I am going to need you to go smack your mama again now cuz this stuff rocks!
I am glad you still had your head turned sideways. Now I am pretty sure this is not the healthiest version of Quinoa, but it is a start! This is one of those I don’t know what to do with it yet. I’ll figure it out soon.
Just keep your head tilted sideways, we are almost done. I bought Flax Seeds! Woo hoo! I think I just put them in smoothies and such. Working on it. Haven’t opened the bag yet.
This will be my Starbuck’s No Whip Mocha Frap replacement here one day soon. As you can see, I dallied a bit and a banana expired in the process. So sad. I think a Starbuck’s No Whip Mocha Frap will help me get over the loss.
Woo hoo! Points for getting this shot uploaded straight! Now, I am going to have to smack your mama over this one. I have never in my life bought brown shelled eggs. An eggshell in my mind has always been white. And I don’t know what white or brown eggshells mean (another thing to google!), but I went brown this time. These eggs came from chickens who were cage free and ate 100% vegetarian feed with no antibiotics. I usually eat boiled eggs, just the white part. OMG. I have never ever EVER tasted such great eggs. I am going to have to try an omelet or cheese scrambled eggs. These were divine and now I am going 100% cage free healthy happy animals, unless I go vegetarian. But I am not there yet.
And we are done.
Thanks for sticking with me and my sideways pictures! You might need to tilt your head in the other direction for a while to balance things out.
And no matter your age, get your healthy on too so you can enjoy more things in life for as long as possible.