Maybe it’s the long Winter and the promise of Spring or the fact that I just registered for my first Color Run 5k but I’ve been really focused lately on having a healthier lifestyle. I’m tackling this issue several different ways which will hopefully help me meet my goals.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I’ve known for a long time processed food is really bad for us. Hence, I’ve cut out a lot of processed food from my diet. I focus on lean meats (mostly chicken) alongside fresh fruits and vegetables. I drink a lot of water and juice. When I shop I try to buy organic and look for certified non GMO items. We’ve never been a couple who has eaten a lot of fast food and with so many alternatives now over traditional fast food we attempt to make smarter choices. Luckily, we live in an area with a lot of choices nearby, fast food doesn’t have to be bad for you. We’ll pick up a pre-made salad at Trader Joe’s, go to Chipotle, Chick-fi-la, or many of the local restaurants that make organic, local food a priority.
Every day, weather permitting, I get out and have some time with our German Shepherd. Fetching tennis balls is his favorite thing in the world to do. It’s good for him and me as well, so it’s like killing two birds with one stone. I’m also working out five days a week, hitting the treadmill three times a week and doing yoga and other excercises the other days. I have to say I have a lot more energy and feel better doing this routine.