And starting last summer, I started obsessing over healthy living. What does this obsession look like...
1) I subscribe to Women's Health, Shape, Self, Health, and Fitness (I let my Yoga Journal subscription run out a couple of months ago).
2) I am obsessed with Healthy Living Blogs. I generally don't let a day or two go by without skimming my favorite blogs. I don't read every post word for word, from beginning to end...but I peruse...look at the pictures...and make a comment here and there if the post is particularly interesting to me.
3) I obsess over my workouts. Am I working out enough? How can I find time and/or energy to work out more? Recently, I bought 25+ yoga and/or fitness classes from Living Social and/or Groupon. AND an unlimited month of bootcamp. (I'm stocking up for the summer.)
4) New obsession...work out clothes. Found some new stuff at TJ Maxx and Target.
|I love this Target top...that you can't really see. I want another one in black.|
|Shorts for the summer|
I am also waiting on two Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towels from Barnes & Noble (I had some gift certificates from B&N from Teacher Appreciation Week...and I refused to spend them on work stuff. Who knew Barnes & Noble had yoga towels?!?!?!)
5) I obsess about meal planning. Every Saturday and/or Sunday morning is spent online planning my meals and a grocery list for the week. Immediately following this, I go to two to three grocery stores...come home, and cut, bag, and prepare all of my food for the week.
6) Lately, I have been obsessing over healthy skin too. I've already shared my new skin regimen.
|Today (It ALWAYS looks really crappy in the pictures!)|
And as I type, I am sitting here with an aspirin and lemon mask. (My husband just asked me what was on my face...when I told him, he replied "You're gonna melt your face off!" Nice.)
|Aspirin and Lemon Mask|
8) I obsess with calorie and mile tracking. I faithfully track my calories on Sparkpeople...and my miles on Daily Mile. I like looking at my progress on both of these sites.
For the most part, I really do think that these obsessions have all been pretty healthy. I think that all of the things that I have implemented into my life have all been positive.
But there are times that I feel that I am a little hard on myself. No one is perfect...and if your always trying to be perfect, you are setting yourself up for failure. So, I missed a workout...so, I'm not at my goal weight...so, I'm not doing strength training (thanks, Lisa!)...so, I haven't run a 10K...so, I haven't been eating six balanced meals each day...so, my meals could be greener...and/or cleaner. So what?!
I need to focus on all of those things above that I do do...and celebrate myself for the efforts that I am making.
Being Type A has its pluses...lots of organization, lots of lists, and lots of productivity. But it also has its downfalls. When you don't feel like you are doing it all (and doing it all well), you feel like you're
But I AM winning (me and Charlie Sheen). I have made such big changes in the past year or so...big life changes. Changes that I am proud of. Changes that I will continue for the rest of my life. I will try to be less critical of myself...focusing less on the things that I am not doing and concentrate more on all of the things