As I mentioned recently I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time, so a variety of reasons. But there is one part of my life that I’m not super happy with – the health and fitness piece. I’ve been very busy over the last 6-9 months and it has affected my workout/running and eating schedule. I’ve had a LOT of fun, but I’ve also found some of the weight I lost during my divorce. Clothes don’t fit exactly how I’d like and I’m not always 100% happy when I look in the mirror. So I’m going to make a change!
Do I want to lose weight? Of course I do. But my main goal is to get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. I want to run more, I want to eat better, I want to get enough sleep, and I want to add that happiness factor. I know that I’m a happier Meghan when running is a regular part of my routine, so that should be a no brainer. Run more = Happier Meghan. Done!
I love to eat, plain and simple. But that doesn’t mean I need to eat everything in sight or always pick the “bad” options right? While I was in NYC last week I learned some great tips from Marcey Rader that I plan on incorporating into my daily life as well as my travel life. Simple changes can go a long way!
To get things started off right I’ve already got this week’s schedule planned out. I made a trip to the grocery store on Sunday to get some healthy foods to fill the fridge. If I have the healthy options around I WILL eat them. Most of the time my poor food choices are due to lack of options in my house. I also have a delivery coming on Friday from Blue Apron, so that will cover me for a few meals next week.
Last night I went on a run around my neighborhood, Saturday I’m participating in the Great Strides Walk 5k with my co-workers, and I’m doing the Lake Mineola 5k on Sunday. Originally I was scheduled to do the Lake Mineola Half but with my crazy schedule lately I’m just not up for it.
I decided to give myself a goal, that I’m not actually going to share, and a reward to go along with it. I haven’t set a time frame because I want this to be more about a lifestyle change than a number. But when I do reach my goal, I’m going to splurge and get this for myself for the summer. Isn’t it just the cutest?
I’m built more for vintage style clothes and swimsuits AND its got flamingos on it – how could I NOT reward myself with this swimsuit? It’s more than I would normally pay for a swimsuit so I want to make sure that I’m happy with how I look and feel before I spend the money on it.
So there you have it! I hope to share more about my journey over the next few months. More posts about running, yoga, working out, eating healthy, and (hopefully) cooking. Bring on the flamingo swimsuit!