Well, it’s mid-summer and unfortunately summer hasn’t really started in Vancouver yet It’s been rainy and horribly humid (dreadful for the hair situation) but I’m staying positive and hoping the gloomy Fall-like days will pass and the warm sun will make an appearance. I need a tan!!
I’ll be honest, I kinked my neck last weekend and have been out of commission for the last week. I’ve still been walking but I’ve temporarily put down the weights and stopped the ab workouts. I think I’ve rested long enough and I’ve been given the A-Ok from my Chiropractor so I can start back where I finished. Let’s hope I can get toned in time for August long!
In two weeks, I will be heading up to Kelowna (aka. K-town) for the Center of Gravity Long Weekend party which is full of awesome music, wakeboarding, boating, dancing and tanning! I’m extremely excited to get out of the city for a few days and spend all day at the beach with my besties. For the last 2 months I’ve been striving for a slimmer body so I can feel confident rocking my swim suit, so its the two week home stretch as we speak. ahh…..
Another tidbit I’ve learned over the last two months….Laziness is contagious. I swear it! It does take more effort to change your mindset to workout and eat healthier but once you’ve made that decision to change you will thank your lucky stars you have! I know so many people that say they want to change but they contradict themselves two minutes after we have the long conversation about bettering their health thus proving my point that laziness is contagious. When people around you are more motivated you feel more motivated; if their lazy, you think its okay to be lazy. The changes don’t have to be drastic right away.. make the small changes like standing instead of sitting, parking farther away from the door at the grocery store, carrying your grocery bags instead of using the cart, carrying two baskets instead of getting a buggy, taking the stairs (even running the stairs!), walking on your lunch break (window shop!), or maybe just walk to work?! These little things will help burn calories during the day. Of course, you aren’t going to wake up after a week and notice a huge difference but you will have more energy and after a few months you will definitely notice some changes. There is no reason to not get a little active during your day!
Personally, I park 10 blocks from work (bonus: it’s cheaper ), park on the top floor and take the stairs, speed walk both ways, stand as much as possible and walk around work like I’m on a mission .
One of my new favourite sites is www.livestrong.com. Thank you to Leslie for bringing this site to my attention! I’m hooked! You type in your information and specify how much weight you want to lose per week and it will spit out the number of calories you should be eating to get that goal. Along with telling you the total amount of calories to consume, it breaks down your food journal to show you what your really ingesting! It’s an eye opener for sure! Check it out! It may change your life…
What little things do you do to stay active during the day?