Earth Day and Healthy Me

Spending last weekend in New Orleans at Mom 2.0 was definitely counter-productive to my desire to watch what I eat for Mission: Healthier Me. I was so surprised by how easy it is to overindulge in the Big Easy. (I blame this on the Beignets and fabulous Ritz Carlton staff for making incredible food and being top notch, offering anything and everything we could ever want. Okay, no I don’t. I blame it on my inability to say “No,” because it was there, and delicious, and plentiful.)

As you can imagine, overindulging in New Orleans cuisine has left me feeling quite craptastic physical-wise this week, but I will tell you, the trip was quite healing for my soul, and emotion-wise, I feel fanfreakintastic. It was just what I needed.

Lately, I have not been able to carve out an appropriate time to run, with it already being in the high 80s and 90s. I intend to run when I can (early mornings, I guess?), do the elliptical on days in between, and I’ve restarted the 30 Day Shred starting today, to work-out for the next 30 days, every day, non-stop (barring illnesses, injury, or anything getting in the way). I haven’t been diligent in my fitness lately, and it shows, so I am taking my fitness routine to the next level, and I’m excited (but nervous) about it! Will you help support me?

I feel pretty at peace, though. Today was filled with happy – it begins our Spring Break, as well as today being Earth Day and Easter this weekend (my favorite, dirt-between-the-fingers holiday). My Baby Dude is celebrating, too, with his organic “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” shirt from Barley and Birch.

Today, I sat outside, I did five miles on the elliptical, and let Jillian Michaels kick my ass on the 30 Day Shred while Baby Dude squatted and stretched with me.

Today was good. This past week was also very good. But for me? I am not only good, I am getting better. And that, my friends, means the world to me.

Join us, will you? You might decide your Mission: Healthier Me is to lose weight, or cut out soda, or to make healthier choices, or incorporate exercise daily. Whatever you choose, choose something healthy, that’s it! And follow along with us while we support one another to achieve our missions together. We plan to post every week on Fridays what we’re up to and how we’re doing.


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