I have been neglecting this blog a bit because, well to be honest, I have been kind of neglecting my daily health routine. Instead it has been half daily health routine, half daily not-so-healthy routine. I could give you a lot of excuses as to why but I have given them to myself so many times that it makes me not want to write them down and indulge in them anymore.
I haven’t been eating horribly. Actually, I gave up gluten right before the New Year and have been doing really good with staying on track with that. It’s rough. My comfort foods are pasta, pizza, bread and beer. But I was confiding in them way too much after we got engaged and moved with my 30th b-day looming in the distance. I was feeling sorry for myself because I missed my friends and my momma. So, I turned to my trusty old compadres. I started breaking out in hives really bad and gaining weight back that I had spent so long shedding. Enough was enough. A good friend of mine started a gluten-free diet and was raving about how good she felt. I’ve done the gluten-free thing several times throughout my food journey and knew that the affects were amazing so I dove in. I’ve had a couple of slip-ups but have been gluten-free for almost 3 months. I haven’t broken out in hives once (!) and I’ve lost a little bit of weight. I feel good about that, yes, but I have replaced beer with pinot grigio and have been smoking too many cigarettes (boo!).
Exercising has become almost obsolete. I am currently at a once a week rate which isn’t the worst thing in the world. I remember the days when I would work-out once a month, maybe. But I just found out that my 50 year old dad, who is also a smoker and never works out, might be getting a pace-maker and that we have a history of heart disease on his side of the family that he is just now letting us know about. It really sent some shock waves through my system. I needs to get back on track, plus, really make an effort to quit smoking. We (Rob and I) have cut out all alcohol. Well, it’s been 24 hours since my last drink but you have to start somewhere. Plus, we are going jogging today.
It helps to put it out there to have some sort of accountability. Writing in a blog post that I am going jogging or quitting smoking makes it more official and you feel guilty if you don’t do what you say you will.