As it has become my typical Wednesday topic, I awoke this morning thinking about my fitness and health post for today. After a conversation Bryan and I had last night, I cannot begin to tell you how distraught I am about what people do to their bodies these days. Our world has a misconception that everyone needs to be rail thin like the sickly models we see showcasing the latest fashions, yet more people are more obese than ever before. I will not allow myself to get on a tangent about all of the unhealthy ways or fad diets that people are using, because the fact is plain and simple that your body will not function properly and the fat will not stay off unless you get it in shape the healthy way by eating right and exercising.
I know that everyone, myself included, can get into ruts where it is hard to pull out. But, just because you haven't worked out in the past week doesn't mean that you don't need to go today. In order for your body to be its very best you need to take care of it.
It's the little things in life that can slowly add up to making you a healthier you. You don't need to overwhelm yourself and get bogged down. Put back the carton of ice cream when you are at the grocery store. Take the dog on a walk around the neighborhood twice instead of just once.
Need something fun to do at the beginning and end of your dog walk? Do some jumping jacks.
Incorporating fruit into your every day diet is another small step to take to living a healthier lifestyle. My mother in law is the world's best about making a fruit platter when we are visiting and putting it in the fridge to have for snacking.
One of my favorite breakfast meals is fruit, Greek yogurt and walnuts mixed with rolled oats. There are many different combinations you can make with these basic ingredients.
My challenge for you this week? Put back the chips and coke for a snack and pick up a piece of fruit and a glass of water.