Have I told you about my Mid-Year Resolution? I figured I could make one and start a few changes in my life this June. Not everything starts on the first day of the year nor the first day of the week.
I’ve been thinking a lot this past couple of months about trying to lose weight and I’ve been really trying. The thing is, I’m not really losing any. I might have lost a few pounds on some of the days but I just gained it all back the following week. I guess what I really need to do is a lifestyle change. I know it’s gonna be hard, specially when you get invited to try really nice restaurants but I just have to embrace the change that I want if I want it to happen.
Also, I don’t just want to lose weight…I want to eat healthier — be healthy and be stronger at the same time. I got sick with coughs and colds for three weeks last month. Yes, my immunity sucked. It’s time to make changes.
I have to let go of my bad eating habits and start a new one. I know this is probably the hundredth time I’ve said this but this time I’m working towards a goal: I want to be pregnant next year. It’s hard to do that when I have all this extra weight hanging around.
I pulled up a chair, made myself this Cherry Limeade and started thinking about the things that I would like to change.
My first step is to probably let go of fastfood and restaurant food and start eating more homecooked meals. That way, I know what goes into the food that we eat.This is gonna be super hard and I bet you’ll still see a lot of restaurant features in this blog but I’m hoping that I could lessen it. If ever I indulged, I’d probably balance it out the following day by eating whole foods.
I also want to practice portion control, something I’m really bad at because I have a tendency to always supersize everything.
There. First two changes I made this mid-year.
Oh, I also started injecting some 30-minute exercises in my day. This is sustainable, right?
- ½ cup lime juice
- 4 tbsp maraschino cherry syrup
- 4 cups water
- 4 pcs maraschino cherries
- lots of ice
- sugar, optional
- lime wedges for garnish
- Combine lime juice, maraschino cherry syrup, water and ice in a pitcher.
- Stir until it's mixed well.
- Add sugar if desired.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry and lime wedges before serving