September 9, 2013

Healthy for the Holidays Kick-Off

Today I kicked off my own recommitment to healthy eating and regular exercise which I'm calling "Healthy for the Holidays"…or, the most apt description: "Shut Your Mouth and Move Your Butt."

As we wind down this incredibly stressful and overwhelming move and look toward establishing a new routine for our household, and as summer comes to a close and the holiday season can be seen on the horizon, it seems the perfect time to kick-off a new exercise and eating routine. (And it is MOST NEEDED! I gained considerable weight during this relocation process…and I wasn't at my healthiest before it started.)

Care to join me?

Here's the basic premise: Shut your mouth (you can talk, just quit constantly stuffing food into your pie-hole). And, move your butt (exercise, workout, walk, run, play actively with your kids…do something that makes you get off your bum and move, everyday). We've got plenty of time to establish a new, healthy routine before the holidays are upon us, so let's do it!

These are the first three steps I'm putting into action:

1. Get up and go for a 30 minute run in the morning before my husband leaves for work.
2. Use a small (salad) plate instead of a large (dinner) plate for all meals. (Portion sizes = the size of my palm; three portions per meal.)
3. Cut out snacking and all obviously junk food (like fries and candy).

I am also recommitting to daily vitamin supplements and walking the dog in the evening. And I plan to add some additional exercise activities in the afternoons with the kids..more on that later.

So that's pretty much it. Shut your mouth. Move your butt. Let's give it a try.

Until next time, shut your…well, you know.

P.S. I ran for 30 minutes at 6:30 this morning…and it was freakin' freezing outside! But I had fun checking out my new neighborhood and got some good landscaping ideas.

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