Monday, May 26, 2014

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of your #daileysteps

If you follow me on Instagram or we are Fitbit friends, you know that I usually walk a lot. My goal is to walk at least 10,000 steps per day, but it’s often considerably more. Not so in the last week as life has been unusually busy with grading papers and getting ready for the older kid’s graduation party. To be honest, I could have gone for a long walk this morning, but I got buried in a good book, and then Andy and I watched Mad Men while the kid was still away at a sleepover.

I also ate a few too many treats over the last few days. As a result, I didn’t feel my best today. After another low step day, I went for an hour-long evening walk and feel a lot better after hitting the 10,000 step mark.

In the past, I felt guilty when I didn’t eat the way I should or didn’t move as much as I could have. But guilt is really a useless emotion. Now, instead of feeling guilty, I come up with an action plan for the coming week. Here is what I plan to do this week:

  • Walk at least 10,000 steps per day and at least 15,000 steps on three days
  • Start every day with a short yoga routine
  • Drink 32 ounces warm lemon water after yoga
  • Drink a big green smoothie every day
  • Eat a big salad with some protein each day
  • Take a break from chocolate 

Here are some photos from the older kid’s college graduation. We are so proud of him!

Chris Graduation 04

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? Definitely the older kid’s college graduation. Am I really old enough to have a kid that is “all grown up”…. What do you do when your eating and/or workouts/activity level aren’t what they should be? Any tips to get back on track?
Be well,