I am committed to getting healthier in 2013. Partly because it is better for my body and partly to lose those pesky 7 pounds that just will not budge since having Preston. That said, I am all about everything in moderation. I enjoy the occasional Boston Cream or gasp McDonalds cheeseburger far too much to be in constant diet mode. I pinned this drink recipe to one of my boards and knew immediately it was a small change I could see myself sticking to. Starting this week, I replaced my drinks during the day (no more iced tea and soda) with this water recipe. I wasn't a constant sugary drink consumer BUT I rarely drink water...only at the gym. I just find it bland and boring...but this recipe has changed my view....and I have to say it is delicious and refreshing. I added 2 lemons, an entire cucumber and skipped the mint leaves. I have refilled the pitcher once this week using the same lemon/cucumber but will replace after this refill is done. So far, I am doing really well. I am having coffee and orange juice in the morning, but the rest of the day...water! Hopefully my health and my waistline thank me in a few weeks.
I also wanted to ramp up my vitamin situation. I just stopped nursing, quit my prenatal and am on the prowl for a great multi vitamin..suggestions welcome:) One thing I added to the pill popping regiment is Fish Oil. I have read SO much literature on this miracle pill. I did a fair amount of research and have read that this pill helps with attention, brain function, heart health, weightloss and most importantly for me right now, eczema. I purchase this particular blend and brand here and have been really happy so far.
I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and a dermatologist came on to talk about at home remedies for common skin issues...specifically dry cracked feet. My feet aren't cracking thanks to my mild addiction to bimonthly pedicures but they do get very dry..especially the heels...in between pedi's. So I tried what she suggested and it totally works. I covered my feet generously in Vaseline, put on a pair of socks and went to bed. Woke up in the morning with feet softer than my 5 months old behind. I would assume additional treatments would be necessary for extremely dry or cracked feet. I plan to use my pumice stone daily in the shower and then do the Vaseline trick once a week. Should have the best toes in town, no?
Zumba Rush Game. My workout regiment isn't crazy or anything....I hit a dance class (usually hip hop) one day, kickboxing another and then meet a girlfriend to lift light weights and work on abs. Three days a week is my absolute max...as a busy mom on the go I simply can't find time for any additional days at the gym. That said...I am able to steal away for a half hour here and there at my own house. I have been getting that 4th workout in all month...hoping again to shed those pesky 7 lbs. Connor joins in too...I am working out in his playroom after all. I highly recommend the game- easy to follow along, great music and most importantly, great workout.