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Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend. This past weekend is the first one in a long time that The Hubs and I haven’t had something crazy planned. It was great to get some much needed deep cleaning done around the house.
For a while now, I have wanted to share some of my weight loss journey with y’all and never really found the right space but then I had the idea that my Monday post could be about leading a healthy lifestyle….an important element of life on any frontier (you see what I did there).
After I got married in 2013, I moved to the Denver area where The Hubs works. It was really hard, I loved the sweet little college town I was living in and I had developed a very healthy routine there. The move, however, changed a lot more than just my physical address. It also changed my exercise and eating habits. I went from having a nice set exercise routine to being very inactive, and from eating a ton of homemade healthy meals to eating out a lot. After a year of marriage I had gained 50lbs, it was crushing to look at wedding pictures and realize I wasn’t the same person.
So on a challenge from my mother I decided to make a change, she had successfully done Weight Watchers and suggested I give it a try. So this past February I signed up.
So far it has been a crazy journey and it will be for some time to come. I have learned so much about myself and recognized so many of my bad habits that need changing…and I lost 25lbs.
I am in no way a physical fitness or nutrition expert but I have discovered some things and I hope others who might be on the same journey might find them beneficial. Each week we will look at one small idea, or habit, or aspect of healthy living, that when combined have helped me change my lifestyle and get a little more fit.
This weeks tip is super simple. Drink Water! Drink Lots of Water. Most health organizations agree that eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day is ideal, if you do the math that is 64 ounces a day. I have always had a hard time with eyeballing measurements so to help myself figure out how much I am drink at home, I drink from a 24oz mason jar. I love mason jars and the fact that it tells me what volume I am drinking is super helpful. So again, if you do the math as long as I drink three full glass of water at home a day I hit my recommended daily amount. Find a glass or water bottle that has the measurements on it and use that to help keep yourself accountable.
I am a former soda junkie, specifically Dr. Pepper, (in Colorado we call it Soda) so switching to water was hard..A simple step to help keep yourself from being tempted to drink soda, or juice, or other drinks besides water….don’t keep those items in your home. If they aren’t in your fridge they can’t tempted.
I hope y’all enjoy this first edition of Motivation Monday. Please always feel free to leave comments or questions bellow.