But, fall is almost here, and with that comes the end of one season and the start of another and a prime time to get back on track! So with that, here are my (two) commitments to help lose some additional weight and really tone up:
- Eat clean. I'm not going to say that I won't slip up, because I'm sure I will at some point, but my goal is to eat clean, natural and non-processed meals. I'm not going to force my habits on my family, but I can make much smarter decisions when it comes to what I eat and nourish my body with. For example, this morning's breakfast was a delicious and low-fat pumpkin smoothie - loved it!!! If any one item has more than five ingredients, I'm not eating it. If it's processed, I'm not eating it. If it can't be found at a farmer's market, i'm not eating it. Plain and simple.
- Working out. 6 times a week and alternate running days with strength days. So, Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be my running days; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are my strength days. Sunday is a day of rest! For cardio, I still enjoy using my 5K and 10K trainer apps and switch it up just a bit by using different running workouts - but run overall for 35-45 minutes. For strength training, I am using the kettlebell workout (check it out here), but also adding some additional exercises: around-the-body pass and windmill as well as some lower-ab routines also. I want to make sure this is still a quick and manageable workout without being more than 30 minutes long. I know I'm always pressed for time, but it's important to me to be active. That's why I'm continually analyzing and re-evaluating what I feel works and doesn't work, and then modify my lifestyle based on that.
Here is to another successful season of continuing my commitment to be the best that I can be!