Hello all. I am back again! When I last left you I was going on “vacation” to Chicago to help my sister for a week. I got to “meet” my niece, Ivy (note: I did not get to hold her due to NICU restrictions at that hospital).
And I got to see my favourite little man…
I came back to reality 5 short days later and (in typical Jen fashion)… I took a while to get back in to the swing of things (specifically, tracking what I ate).
In the last week, spring has arrived and the snow has disappeared. I took Friday off from work and had a renewed positive attitude. The sun was shining and I made my way back to the gym. It was my first time visiting this location since I moved (for anyone keeping track… I moved October 29th!!). I am severely out of shape so I started out easy. I just aimed to do 30 minutes on the elliptical. I am ashamed to admit – it was a killer. I kept my heart rate up beyond my THR the entire time and I was sweating. It felt GRRRREAT!
Today, I start anew with my healthy intake. Today, I start tracking again using My Fitness Pal app/website. Tomorrow I head back to the gym again.
The last time I was blogging (in February) I was attempting to find my desire for a healthy life again… and hoped blogging would help me find it. Today, I blog because I have that desire for a healthy life (and thinner one!) … and blogging is now the result of that desire.
Still with me? If you are… I want to tell you about my breakfast. It was divine. It started with some coffee (who is this person? I drink coffee now??)
It was followed by some pancakes. I have started reading blogs again (and will start commenting again!) and noticed a heck of a lot of pancakes and waffles out there. I wanted in on this action. I made some Fiber One pancakes (bought in Chicago) and added 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and a banana. I whipped it up in the food processor (didn’t feel like chunks of banana today). I topped the pancakes with 1 tbsp natural crunchy PB and 3 tbsp unsweetened apple butter. Holy Hannah. It was SO filling and really yummy.
And now… it’s time to tackle making some healthy food for the rest of the day. I can’t guarantee I’ll blog every day. I’m not going to pressure myself to do that. But, I will try to blog often and will try to share my challenges and successes with you.
I plan to weigh in for the first time again on Friday and start my weight loss journey from there. I have avoided the scale for almost 2 months. It’s time to face the music.
In the mean time… Happy SPRING!