Monday, January 14, 2013

it's a lifestyle...not a diet

tony and i are a pretty healthy couple. we don't eat fatty, greasy foods too often. we cook at home a majority of the time. it would probably be safe to say 6 days a week we cook. don't get me wrong, i am all about eating 4 slices of pizza and having wine. oh how i would love a fish bowl of wine at the moment. speaking of, we usually have one glass of wine a night, not a fish bowl of course...those are generally reserved for the weekends ;) but we made a commitment to one another that we would have no alcohol for a month. well we are now about half way in the month and i would love me a fish bowl. no joke! but a commitment and challenge to one another will stop me.

we live a healthy lifestyle.
we don't diet. diets don't work. dieting is a yo-yo way of losing weight. you think you are on the right track. then bam! you fall back into your old ways....
a short version of our lifestyle {i plan to get more in depth as time goes on}:

we don't eat pork and rarely eat red meat. we buy ground turkey. lots of white fish {because i don't like anything else}. and chicken, although tony isn't a huge fan.

we buy fresh fruits and veggies.

no munchies. i used to munch when i lived with momma, but that was when i could eat everything and anything and not gain an ounce. oh the days to young and responsible free....

quinoa is a staple in our house as well. we eat it about 4 nights a week. i try to cook this much more often than rice. i told tony we need to buy some sweet potatoes. they are super good for you...fyi! i don't like the taste too much, but i feel like i should just force myself to eat their goodness and anti-oxidants. both of these have great healthy recipes all over good ol' pinterest.

water. you cannot get enough water. i drink milk and coffee in the mornings and the rest of the day is reserved for water. i can drink it plain. but i love it with lemon. i take 3 24oz. water bottles with me every day to work/school. then i drink even more when i get home. water is so good for you

our go to stores are trader joe's, costco and target. we rarely go to the regular grocery store because it is so damn expensive and i feel like the food isn't fresh for the prices they charge.

2012 was a year of ups and downs for me in the exercise dept. with my ovary removal in january 2012, it was constantly a battle of more cysts return on my left side, now that my right ovary was removed. in march i started working out. then i would have to stop. be on bed rest or dr's orders for no physical activity. this happened constantly. i was never able to be consistent. which i why i feel like i haven't gotten to my goal of where i want to be. and be happy with the way i look. i am praying 2013 is a good one. with no battles in that dept. so far so good. cyst free since October 2012...
since vacations and holidays are over, working out is essential for me. a daily essential at that. this week or last i read on Katie's blog, that she makes it a priority. she works out before going out or what not. this is exactly how we, society, needs to be if we wanna be healthy. and trust me when i say, you will not regret this way of thinking. working out brings so much happiness, joy, and just an overall amazing feeling.

so with all that being sad. i want to blog more about healthy. fitness. and the lifestyle tony and i lead when it comes to this. it doesn't have to be boring to work out. or eat clean. it can be fun. you just gotta be dedicated! and really want it.

and remember you don't want to be skinny!
i seriously loathe that word. you want to be lean and toned and healthy.

here's to a healthy. fit. happy. 2013!!

17 comments:

Katie said...

aw, you are so right about all of this. thanks for featuring my words ;)

it is crazy how much happier I am when I eat healthy and work out--and yes, schedule the workout into your day is the most important!!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I wrote a post just like this a few weeks ago - we are in the same boat... making sure we make healthy choices and ditch the poor choices! You two are good for taking a month off of wine... it's always nice to know you are up for a challenge with each other!

Sara Lynn said...

AMEN! I do not strive for skinny I strive for healthy! If you have any great recipes please share :)

xumeiqing said...

20160304chenzhen
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
abercrombie kids
replica watches for sale
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors bags
the north face outlet
coach outlet
ugg boots
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet store online
instyler curling iron
gucci bags
chanel handbags
toms shoes
mont blanc pens
tods shoes
ray ban outlet
nfl jerseys
replica watches
nike air max
michael kors
jordans
nike huarache
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
hollister outlet
coach outlet online
canada goose
abercrombie and fitch
coach outlet store online
lebron james shoes
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton
true religion jeans
louis vuitton handbags
coach factory outlet
abercrombie and fitch
coach outlet online
ralph lauren polo outlet

mmjiaxin said...

michael kors outlet
christian louboutin outlet
http://www.tiffanyand.co.uk
Cheap NFL Jerseys China
michael kors outlet
http://www.oakleyoutlet-store.com
michael kors handbags
yeezy sneakers
Air Jordan 11
http://www.airjordanretro.uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet
michael kors outlet online
http://www.tiffanyandcojewellery.us.com
ray ban sunglasses outlet
nfl jerseys
cheap oakley sunglasses
http://www.jordanretro.uk
nike kobe sneakers
cheap tiffanys
tiffany and co jewellery
cheap retro jordans
kobe sneakers
true religion jeans
tiffany online
gg

ana said...

bubur ayam cianjur
lontong daun pisang
ketupat lebaran
kari ayam
gulai ayam
semur ayam
balado pindang tongkol
bubur sumsum
bubur kacang ijo
bubur mutiara
sapi lada hitam
karedok sunda
kue talam
ayam goreng tepung
klapertart wilton
telur balado
telur dadar padang
omelet telur
bakso sapi
tumis oncom
bolu talas
bakwan sayur
jamur crispy
roti maryam
puding roti tawar
kentang tumbuk
chicken katsu
botok jamur
pepes ikan peda
pepes ikan mas
kwetiau goreng
bihun goreng
siomay ikan tenggiri

Yuanyuan Lin said...

7.05llllllyuanmichael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses
mulberry outlet
polo ralph lauren
cheap oakley sunglasses
cartier outlet store
cheap soccer jerseys
mbt shoes outlet
ralph lauren polo
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
true religion uk
versace sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
calvin klein underwear
mulberry sale
tiffany outlet
coach outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses
hollister
jordan shoes
michael kors handbags clearance
coach outlet store
ferragamo shoes
tory burch outlet online
louboutin pas cher
hermes birkin bag
ray ban sunglasses
adidas shoes
true religion jeans
gucci sunglasses
burberry outlet store
nike uk store
true religion jeans
7.05

dong dong23 said...

celine handbags
oakley vault
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
ghd hair straighteners
gucci handbags
coach outlet store online
lebron james shoes
louis vuitton outlet
cartier watches
fitflops sale clearance
kate spade
coach outlet
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet
toms shoes
louis vuitton outlet
nike uk
louis vuitton outlet
jordan 13
longchamp handbags
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors handbags
cheap oakleys
jordan shoes
louis vuitton
michael kors outlet clearance
air max 90
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
true religion jeans
nike air force
oakley sunglasses
tiffany outlet
christian louboutin outlet
replica watches for sale
nike air max
coach outlet
20167.12wengdongdong

mmjiaxin said...

chrome hearts online
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,oakley sunglasses cheap,oakleys,oakley.com,sunglasses outlet,cheap oakley
michael kors handbags
fitflops outlet
chrome hearts
tiffany jewelry
authentic jordans
cheap nfl jerseys
kobe sneakers
nfl jerseys wholesale
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors factory outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
adidas nmd
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
tiffany and co outlet
http://www.airjordanretro.uk
http://www.cheap-airjordans.us.com
air jordan shoes
mlb jerseys shop
yeezy shoes
yeezy boost 350
nike polo
http://www.cheap--jordans.us.com
michael kors handbags clearance
kobe bryant shoes
nike huarache
michael kors purses
yeezy boost
nike zoom running shoe
cheap nfl jerseys
cheap nfl jerseys
nike air huarache
true religion jeans
gg

fangyaoting said...

fangyanting20160909
michael kors handbags clearance
louis vuitton outlet
lululemon outlet
prada sneakers
lululemon outlet
polo pas cher
michael kors handbags clearance
coach outlet clearance
toms shoes
cheap jordans
ralph lauren shirts
true religion jeans
louis vuitton outlet
cheap football shirts
michael kors handbags clearance
ugg clearance
mulberry handbags sale
converse shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
thomas sabo outlet
hermes birkin bag
football shirts
ugg outlet
lebron shoes
coach outlet
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet online
ugg boots clearance
louis vuitton neverfull
true religion jeans

Unknown said...

cheap ray ban sunglasseslittle
nike air huarachepost
gucci borsefor
michael korsthe
michael kors handbagsbutton
pandora charmsrandom
adidas nmdmyself
michael kors handbagsand
nike trainersadd
michael kors handbagsyour

chenmeinv0 said...

ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
fitflops
beats by dre
christian louboutin outlet
louis vuitton outlet
timberland outlet
louis vuitton outlet
abercrombie outlet
20173.17chenjinyan

LCc 03 said...

nike huarache
yeezy boost 350
michael kors outlet
adidas stan smith sneakers
nike air force 1
kyrie shoes
longchamp
lacoste polo shirts
timberland boots
cheap basketball shoes

caiyan said...

pandora charms
nike sneakers
louis vuitton
coach factory outlet
sac louis vuitton
hollister clothing
pandora charms
louboutin outlet
christian louboutin
fred perry polo shirts
0402shizhong

alice asd said...

oakley sunglasses wholesale
air jordan
buffalo bills jerseys
ugg sale
sac louis vuitton
polo ralph lauren
ugg slippers
nike shoes outlet
nmd adidas
michael kors outlet online

1111141414 said...

kobe 9
longchamp bags
retro jordans
longchamp
cheap jordan shoes
pandora bracelet
true religion
nike huarache sale
air force ones
hermes belt

raybanoutlet001 said...

ugg outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
christian louboutin shoes
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags outlet
ugg boots
dolphins jerseys
adidas nmd
hugo boss suits