Good morning! Happy Hump Day and happy February 1st!
My day started with cofffffeeeee... and, boy, did I need it this morning. I'm ready for cup numero dos.
Let's just say getting out of bed was not an easy task this morning. My bed was warm and cozy with a furry pug quietly snoring beside me. I wish I could have snuggled all morning with Murphy, but as soon as I remembered my ridiculous To Do list for today, I forced myself out of bed. Work schmork.
For breakfast, I added a good amount (3-ish tablespoons) of almond butter + banana slices to a whole wheat wrap and then heated it in the toaster oven until the inside got all melty. So delish. Super filling, too.
Glow Magazine Debut
One of my health tips was printed in this month's Glow magazine! Woohoo! I'm going international!
A few months ago, Glow contacted me for my best advice on feeling fitter and more fabulous in 2012. I gave them a number of ideas, and they picked one to include in their magazine. Cool!
My idea is lucky #19!
Here's my tip:
I <3 quinoa.
Feel Great Weight
When I was losing weight, I heard a lot of comments from my family and friends about my new healthy habits.
“Oh, you're not eating dessert?”
“How can you just eat vegetables? I could never do that.”
“Why do you want to go to the gym today? You already exercised this week.”
I knew they cared about me, but these comments often made me feel uncomfortable and even angry at times. Why couldn't they respect my choice to get healthy and lose weight? I wish I could say that I lost the weight all on my own, but I quickly realized that I needed the support of those around me. What these people said and did could impact just how successful I was with my weight loss. Instead of getting upset with everyone, I got serious about my goals and looked to a few strategies to help me drop the pounds once and for all. Here's what I did, and what can help you too.
Question of the Day
When it comes to weight loss and healthy living, how do you gain support from your loved ones?
P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway on Trading Up Downtown to win my favorite Larabar flavors!