Step número ocho

Step numero ocho is far overdue….my apologies! Before I go into this last step, I’ll give a brief summary as to what I’ve been up to these past two months.

Before initiating my studies as a Graduate student, I decided I’d have the time of my life until the date arrived! I traveled to Mexico, ate all I wanted, worked out very little, enjoyed amazing hikes, went on a few bike rides, met a lot of people, danced a whole lot….I did everything I needed to do before getting back into routine mode!

Step número ocho, DON’T FALL OUT OF YOUR WORKOUT & EATING ROUTINE!!!!

Why? Because although I consider myself a healthy person, with good eating habits and a healthy workout routine, I am not leading that lifestyle I was two months prior….and that is killing me! Getting back INTO shape is tough work. Make your life easy, keep the work going and don’t let yourself fall out of shape! Taking one week off is understandable, two weeks is pushing it, and three weeks, I wouldn’t go there.

So after taking such a long break, I am back and giving it my all….but saying bye bye to the unhealthy snacks and saying hello to the gym hasn’t been easy. So I started off once again with BABY STEPS. I am slowly getting back into my good eating habits, setting a goal, working out with a group of people, motivating and pushing myself every single day. It’s been one month since ive been “back on the grind” and I still am not back to where I was. They say it’s 60% kitchen, 40% gym….I disagree. In order to not only look good but feel good, one must commit to both the gym and the kitchen equally. So now that I’ve experienced the fall out, I am putting in the work! How?

-gym 5 times a week
-cycling class twice a week
-I ditched my car, I am either biking to my destination or walking!
-no eating out!!!
-fresh foods, lots of tuna, salad, salmon & beans
-water water water
-sleep sleep sleep
-no elevator, just the stairs!
-goodbye beer!

After a fall out, I think it’s fair to put in EXTRA WORK…. Do yourself a favor, DO NOT FALL OUT OF YOUR HEALTH AND WORKOUT ROUTINE!

Concluding my entry with my fave Motivational Monday quotes/images. Enjoy!

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