I kid you not... today, August 29th is officially "More Herbs, Less Salt" Day which fits in perfectly with this post I've been wanting to write for awhile now. (Also, check out Days of the Year's website to entertain you every.single.day)
Here it is folks: I don't eat healthy. Let me rephrase that.... I eat healthy a lot of the time, but I have still got some terrible habits that I want to kick. While Jared and I try to cook lean meats and eat lots of veggies and fresh fruit during the weeks for lunch and dinner, we tend to fall apart on the weekends. I still reach for a Mountain Dew way too frequently, and I still love to snack on chips and queso when we're out at our favorite Mexican place. We don't keep unhealthy foods in the house- truly, we never buy pop or snacks at the grocery store. I just want to consciously make healthy choices- foods without preservatives and a crazy mile-long list of ingredients in them. I want to choose the things that make me feel good and look good.
I read quite a few blogs about clean eating, healthy living, better ways to snack and curb that sweet tooth, etc etc and feel like I'm truly ready to make the lifestyle change that I know needs to happen. Blogs like Alexa's and Katie's always inspire me to treat my body a little better. It's the only one I've got, after all!
So why am I writing this blog post? Well, what better way to motivate yourself than to put it on there for the world to see?! Since our wedding, just a little over 2 years ago.... I have gained -gulp!- roughly 30 pounds. THIRTY, you guys. That number truly disgusts me. My clothes don't fit right, and I'm squeezing into things I don't even like, simply because I can't/don't want to spend money on new things. I've got a great closet full of clothes that if I can just get on track, eat right and exercise will fit me like a glove again. You'd think that would be motivation enough!
Another big thing for me is going to be getting back into a fitness routine. I go through phases of being motivated, then not working out for a month! I want exercise to become a regular part of my life and I'm excited to see what my body can do and achieve. I've decided to sign up for a half-marathon with my sister-in-law...... Let's let that sink in a little bit. I'm terrified and nervous, but mostly excited. It's been on my 30 before 30 list and I'm ready to prove to myself that I CAN have the body and lifestyle I want.
So friends- I need your motivation and help along the way. Have any favorite healthy living/eating blogs? Favorite workout boards on Pinterest? Any tips for kicking my horrible pop-drinking habit? I'm ready for a change!!!