I've been feeling like this for awhile but it's time to start doing something about it.
Next month I will turn 39. So you know what next year is...ugh. I can hardly believe I will be 40 years old. I really want to look and feel better by then.
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I am not signing on with any weight loss program. And I am not doing any special diet. I want it to be a lifestyle change and not a quick fix. It took me a while to get to this point and it will take a while to improve it.
I need to make better food choices and incorporate more fruits and veggies in my diet.
I need to drink more water.
I need to cut out the Cokes.
I need to get out and walk.
I've been entering everything I am eating and drinking this week in My Fitness Pal. I actually downloaded the app to my phone but you can also access it on your computer. I have a friend who has told me numerous times to keep a food diary so I can really see what I am eating and where the calories are coming from. I never listened...until now.
I can drink more water even though I don't really like to. But thanks to lemons and Crystal Light On The Go I can do it. The Raspberry Lemonade is my favorite!
Giving up my Cokes? Oh that's gonna be a tough one. I only drink 1 a day and I like it at lunch time. But at 140 calories do I really need it? Some days I think I do!!! See, I told you it was gonna be a tough one for me.
As for walking, I can do that. It's free and it's a great way to enjoy these pretty days. Walgreens rolled out a new Walk With Walgreens program. In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and help save you money they've developed this program. Basically you log in your walking minutes and you are rewarded with coupons. Did someone say coupon??? You know I love my coupons :) Go HERE to learn more about this program and get started. And I can play Just Dance with my kids. I did the other night and really danced my heart out. I was huffing and puffing after about 3 songs. But it is a fun way to work out so I'll be doing it again.
I won't be posting about this all the time but from time to time I will post my progress. I need the accountablity.
Are you in the same place I am? Maybe we can help each other. Or maybe you've already been here and can share your tips and tricks. Help is always appreciated.
I'm sharing this at Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading party today.