Getting back on the horse
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Not a real horse - but I sure would love that! This winter has been harder than usual. More snow, more cold weather, more wind. But I see a glimmer of spring trying to arrive. This weekend we might see our first 50 degree days - it's a bit late in the season but that's how this winter has been.
So I decided to sign up for the Lean + Tone at Lifetime Fitness, the gym I try and get to a few times a week. For three weeks on Monday Coach Anika sends out an email with a link to her weekly podcast - giving us encouragement and support and talking about what we should be seeing as far as progress goes.
We have a 3 week meal plan to follow with some interesting recipes. I am doing the best I can with the meal plan. We are suppose to be gluten, dairy and soy free - soy is easy, I don't like it. The other two I can reduce, but can't eliminate. I tried to be gluten free yesterday and my body rebelled big time. But she says it's okay to make the program work for us individually.
We also have to commit to 30 minutes of activity each day which is easier now because it's nice enough to take Daisy for a walk and the ice is nearly gone so it's not so scary. And there is a strength program for each week which we commit to 3 times a week.
We are to have a protein shake each day with something Lifetime calls Life Greens - some kind of powdered vegetables I guess. Mine is double chocolate and it's not bad.
I'm doing pretty well so far - tweaking the meals to fit with what I need and also so my husband will eat them. I started late - like yesterday. But so far so good. I needed this mini-push to get my mind set back to where it needs to be. Thank goodness the snow is melting and the promise of spring is in the air.
I hope everyone will soon feel the promise of spring, new life, new growth. I've decided to garden again since I now have full use of my knees. My seeds arrived today - I can't wait!