I started working out again on a semi-consistent basis back in May 2014.
Since then I fell off the bandwagon twice and changed gyms once.
Mid September I hurt my lower back (because I just overdid it at work) but ignored it which is never a good plan.
By mid October, I was in so much pain. I could barely walk for two days, and I missed several days at work.
I am not a wimp when it comes to pain, but it was SO BAD. I cried as I tried to get off the sofa.
After about 5 weeks of therapy I am pretty much back to normal. (Thank you, Dr. Shride!)
But it was a huge wake up call. I need to take better care of myself.
And at this point it’s not really about losing weight, I just want to feel healthy again.
So since December I have been working out 4x to 5x a week (usually only 30 min). I mix yoga, Pilates, cardio, and weight machines so I don’t get bored during the week.
And eating wise I am not on any sort of “diet.”
I am simply watching my calorie intake, increasing plant based foods, and reducing animal fats in my diet (dairy and meat).
Some days I do really well and other days we go out to eat for dinner and all the calorie counting goes out the window.
But for the first time in my life I am not stressing about it.
And the reason why is because I am using FitBit.
It has been life changing.
I have used pedometers in the past, but I was never really happy with the ones I owned.
Tracking food/water consumption and exercise has never been easier. All the info downloads to my phone.
And it makes me SUPER aware of how much (or how little) I am moving which I have found is really important when you sit at a desk all day.
I am actually excited to to grocery shopping because I know I will be able to get more steps in:)
It even tracks my sleep habits.
If you are looking for assistance at getting healthier this year, I highly recommend it.
Kudos to my husband for gifting it to me for Christmas!
I will try to give a monthly update for at least a couple months to let you know how I am doing.