A healthy lifestyle is what I celebrated this week!
I don’t consider myself an unhealthy person, but there are a few things about my way of living that I wanted to change for the better. One of those things was actually exercising. Okay, so maybe someone wouldn’t consider me healthy at all, BUT I decided that this semester I would do better. And I have. And I feel better.
I am halfway through a 6 week challenge created by personal trainer Lauren Gleisberg. The challenge is called #LGBeautyAndBooty Challenge and I highly recommend it if you’re ready to get into shape.
I was really apprehensive to dedicate time five days a week to working out with working five days a week and having six classes, but it’s been really easy. I feel more energized and accomplished whenever I go, so it didn’t take long for me to make it a priority.
Along with working out my body I have tried to make conscious decisions about what I am putting into my body. Here are some of my goals/changes that I have made so far:
- Limit one specialty drink per week -meaning a chai or latte
- Limit one black brew coffee per day (a splash of almond or soy milk is optional)
- Eat breakfast every day
- Drink at least 60 oz of water a day -The average person should drink half of their body weight in oz of water per day, but I chose to drink more since I am working out
- If I must wine, choose red wine over white
- Cook my own meals
And I’m sure I’ll add more as I get more involved with this lifestyle change.
I’ve been intrigued by fitness trends before, but my reasons for persevering this time are greater and I am very optimistic that I will follow through with this challenge and any more that come 🙂