End of Week One: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

It’s been a full week since I started this 21 Day Transformation Challenge. For one full week, I have changed my daily habits to include healthier choices. So far, I have:

  1. Eaten clean. This means avoiding processed foods and embracing foods that are closer to their source: more fruits and veggies and less packaged or fast food.
  2. Exercised daily. Jason and I have gone for a long walk each evening. Most days I have been logging well over 10,000 steps. This doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but I was mostly sedentary a week ago. I have doubled my daily steps this week. Even better, we have enjoyed our walks together. . . taking time to talk while we walk without the distractions of tv and other electronics.
  3. Lost 2.2 pounds. Although I didn’t list weight loss as a specific goal, I have weighed myself daily. It’s not my ultimate goal, but certainly a huge benefit of a healthier lifestyle. I also hope that my clothes will fit better and I will feel better in them.

Most importantly, THIS ISN’T HARD. I have tried “diets” many times before. I have joined gyms, boot camps, fitness programs, and bought too many subscriptions to online programs to count. I have never stuck with it before. I know it’s only been a week, but I have changed my way of thinking. I don’t come home from work thinking, “I need a beer.”  When a co-worker offered me cake, I didn’t really want it, so it was easy to decline. And. . . I’M NOT HUNGRY. My meals have been tasty and satisfying. I eat three meals each day, and I have one or two healthy snacks if I get hungry between meals.

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One of the things that makes it easy is to keep a huge variety of fresh fruits and veggies on hand. This is what I have available to choose from right now.

Day Four

I make smoothies most mornings for breakfast. Some are really good, and some are not so great. I add truvia and vanilla to make them taste a little better. Some mornings I have a scrambled egg with roasted peppers, onions, mushrooms, and whatever other veggies I have on hand.

We have discovered some really beautiful trees on our evening walks.

We try to change our route each night to make things a little more interesting. These are some pics from our neighborhood:

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Pecan Acres Pet Care at dusk.
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This seemed a little “Blair Witch” to me.

One night, we went to Surfside and walked on the jetties.

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I think I can handle another two weeks of this lifestyle. What do you think?

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