It’s Thursday already can you believe it? This week has been flying by, but it’s deadline week for me so it’s been a veryyyyy busy one. I am SO ready for the long weekend. Anyway, last night I finally tried out that Spring Shape Up workout I designed. I was really feeling the burn, especially with those tricep dips! This morning I got my butt out of bed, yet again, for another morning run! 2.5 miles.
I find it’s easier to get moving if I lay out my gym clothes the night before and leave these guys by the door. I wrote before about how I haven’t been as consistent with my workouts lately, but I’m making an effort to get back on track by setting some healthy living goals. Here’s what I came up with:
1). Drink more water
A while ago, my mom bought me a water bottle that has an insert where you can put fruit like lemons or limes in your water. I haven’t used it once, which I can’t believe! My goal is to bring that to work and to drink at least two bottles and refill at the water cooler as needed. Here’s an article all about the health benefits of drinking lemon water. People may debate its effectiveness, but Brian has recently started drinking lemon water during the day and he’s seen a noticeable difference in how he feels.
2). Run 5 days a week
This goal is pretty self explanatory. I need to be more consistent with my runs so I’ve settled on five days with at least one rest day and one day of cross training. If I can continue to get up in the morning for cardio then I’ll weight train 3 nights a week.
3). Eat more veggies
I’ve been good with the fruit, but seriously bad with the veggies lately. My goal is to incorporate more vegetables into my daily meals whether it’s through a salad or a side with my dinner. I’m aiming for at least one serving a day.
4). More protein
Another thing I’ve been very bad at lately is getting enough protein in my diet. It’s been carb city over here. My goal is to work some lean protein into my diet as often as I can. I’m sure my muscles will thank me later!
Healthy living isn’t just physical, it’s also mental. In order to truly be healthy you need a strong mind and body. You also need time to rejuvenate and unwind from the events of the day. My goal is to find some time for me a few times a week and to relax my mind and body with a book, a bath, blog reading, etc.
****What are your healthy living goals?****