Happy New Year!!
So, yesterday I was in the middle of my run…feeling like I was going to die, of course (not really. well, sort of.)…checking the time left on the treadmill, realizing I still had seven minutes left. Sweet Jesus. Longest seven minutes ever.
Every morning, I drag my ass out of bed at 4:50 to engage in major physical exertion. And the chill of the garage. Sounds like a hoot, huh? Oy.
Some mornings, I fly! Like, “Ya baby! I am killing this!” Other mornings feel like torture and I question “why the Hell am I doing this, again??”
Oh, right. Because being in shape feels amazing. Fitting in your clothes feels amazing. Walking up the stairs and not being winded, is awesome.
I’m happy to say that those 10 pounds I lost back in June, I have kept off. WOOT. And with middle age,
the holidays daily life, that is no small feat.
Although some would probably argue this, I’ve decided it’s easier to lose weight, than maintain it!
No diets, here. I love my sugar, my carbs, and all the white foods! I’ve just gotten better about portions and cutting my belly off when I’m full…no matter how badly I want that 4th sushi roll. And, of course, you gotta exercise.
BUT I do try to balance out the fat-laden cream cheese dips and donuts, with roasted vegetables and whole grains. Not nearly as much fun! But whatevs.
So come on you guys! Get moving. Eat healthier. Balance out your foods. Moderation is king! And since we all know you can’t possibly start a diet in the middle of the week or in December, the New Year is perfect!
Here are over 25 healthier recipes to start us off in 2016!