Again we are coming up on the weekend. We have been changing and tweaking our lifestyles now for 1 full month. It is time that we start to really implement the changes and start enjoying our lives. We have created some good habits to prepare us for special occasions, different food situations, and anything that can just pop up. I will be putting my skills to the test starting this Saturday through the following Saturday. What do I mean......well; it is summer time and what do we do in the summer....we go on vacation. That is right; I will be taking a nice trip to the Ozarks in MO for 1 whole week. I am a little nervous about it, because we will be staying with my in-laws who are amazing people. But I have been changing my habits in such a way; I don't want to sabotage myself. My mother-in-law always makes desserts, and they are the best. We have them after lunch and dinner....needless to say; I will be practicing the words No Thank YOU!!!! I am allergic!!! LOL I have to laugh, because I love her desserts. But if I keep the mindset it will kill me, I will have the power to turn it away. One of the things we will be doing is packing the car with food that I will be able to eat on the drive down. I will have a case of water with us, along with fruits, veggies, raw nuts/seeds and healthy sandwiches. That way we won't have to stop for food. I can keep on track with my eating. The other thing I plan on doing is picking up different fruits and veggies that I can eat as meals. That way, I do not over eat and eat something that will through me off my game. I will also be doing a lot of swimming, walking and enjoying 10 100 degree weather. Hopefully that will keep me on task. I will still be blogging, so there is no way I can fall off. I will still be taking pics on Monday....I will just be in a different setting and I will have someone take the pics for me. But it will still be me. I am feeling pretty confident...I am giving a heads up because I want you to realize you can't miss out on life even though we are on this amazing journey together. I will also be bringing my Fat Fighters with me, so just in case I do decide to eat something, I can chase it with a fat fighter so it does not completely absorb into my body.
Today's Tip #26 from "30 Quick Tips for Better Health" by Don Verhulst, MD., Get Healthier Inside and OUT!! Again, this is about how important exercise is to our bodies not only on the outside but the inside as well. Here is something I did not know....when we don't move, our immune system can only go through our body once a day. However, when we are exercising daily, the immune fluids are going through our body 4 to 5 times a day....AND every hour we work out, it will give us two more hours to our life. I had no idea. Also, it helps with keeping us looking and feeling young. Fighting off disease. Even cuts down how much we eat. People who exercise daily get full faster, which will dramatically cut down the amount of food you are taking in. One more thing, the more lean muscle we are building in our bodies creates a fat burning machine. The lean muscle will you use the extra stored calories to keep going. How cool is that? All we have to do is start moving our bodies and finding a fantastic fun exercise that will keep our bodies melting the fat off. So as our bodies are looking fantastic on the inside, we are looking and feeling confident on the outside. WIN WIN all the way around.
There it is my friends...we need to really start implementing the new tools we have to live a healthy life and have fun in the process, and move our bodies so we are healthy happy beautiful people. I truly am honored to be going through this lifestyle change with all of you. We are truly AMAZING!!!!
Have a fantastic day!!! I will chat with you tomorrow!!!!
PS....don't forget to get into the sun!!!