I saw this go through my Facebook stream this morning and thought it’s such a great reminder. It’s hard to make changes – even when we know the outcome will be great. I took a week off from running after conquering the Chicago Marathon last Sunday, and ran for the first time this morning. It felt WONDERFUL. Sometimes a small break can provide such a big boost.
Today I’m starting a new workout routine to help me reach my Project Me: From Good to Great goals. If I want to uncover my abs, I’m going to have to do things I’ve never done – since I’ve never seen them. Ahem. In addition to running I’m stepping up my strength training and stretching. I’m a big believer that combining the three is really key to creating a strong, healthy body.
After reaching my Birthday Goal by clean eating early this year, I’m also a big believer in food – that it makes the biggest difference in how I feel, look and function. I felt and looked the BEST I probably ever have during my birthday month when I ate clean. It was undeniable. I’ve been thinking a lot about food lately and how to incorporate more clean eating into my family’s diet; and I’ve had several people tell me I need to see the documentary, Forks Over Knives.
“It will change your life.”
So, Husband and I watched it last night. If you haven’t seen it … here’s the trailer.
Did it change my life? Truthfully, it just might. There were some really powerful points in the movie that show how a plant-based, whole foods diet can prevent heart disease and cancer. It was eye-opening. While I haven’t decided to completely eliminate meat and animal products from my diet, I’m interested in learning more about vegetarian options and benefits. I’m also thinking about scaling back the amount of meat that my family eats and making sure that what we do eat is hormone and antibiotic free.
Running. 4 miles done this morning. Strength training and stretching later today.
I picked up this lovely Italian table wine made with organically grown grapes at Whole Foods.
If you haven’t seen Fork Over Knives - I know I’m a little late – I definitely recommend it. It just might change your life …
Winks & Smiles,