Last week, I showed you my most used beauty products this past summer, sort of a last hurrah as I welcome Fall with open arms. Today’s post is a sequel to that but I am going to share my highlights, fitness and lifestyle-wise.
From pescetarian to lacto-vegetarian, this happens to be the most important milestone I’ve had in recent years. I mean, it’s a radical lifestyle change. Although I’m not a big meat eater to begin with, eradicating seafoods required deeper contemplation because I find great pleasure devouring salmon, tuna, shrimps, crabs #burp So I transitioned by eating every few days to once a week to nada. I thought I won’t survive but I am hella proud to have conquered the fear of the unknown! Why this lifestyle change, you ask? Well I just want to try a different route now that I’m 40. I guess I’m the type who likes self-induced challenges. Like I always say, health is the best gift I can give myself, not the fanciest handbag or boldest lipstick!
With this lifestyle change, I’ve become more resourceful and creative when it comes to meal preparation (Hubz ain’t vegetarian so I cook separate meals for us). I’ve shared my teriyaki portobello mushroom burger here, veggie lasagna here, and easy potato au gratin here. I buy fresh fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. Check out my mango coconut drink here and strawberry banana smoothie here. What used to be a slice of german chocolate cake for dessert or cup of ice cream for snack is now replaced with fruits or nuts.
Fit is the new skinny. We converted a small part of our patio to a home gym. We purchased a new treadmill and revived Hubz’s old Soloflex. Before these, I’m all about hula-hoop, hiphop dance and yoga. With a full time job and extremely busy schedule, I made a commitment to stay motivated and exercise at least 3x a week at 1 hour each. My goal is to have toned abs, arms and legs as I advance to old age. Fit and fabulous at 80, I say why not.
Looking cute in sweat. Believe it or not, great workout clothes add to the whole motivation. Don’t you feel more confident when you’re dressed to the nines? It’s the same thing with exercise, wear the right clothes for proper body support and feel confident. So yeah, I don’t deny that my purchases lately were mostly workout apparel. See my fitness essentials here.
|moi enjoying my post-workout melon smoothie|
Walk the talk. I guess when your job involves encouraging patients to be healthy, it grows in you until it becomes a habit. I don’t drink and smoke. I eat in moderation. I exercise. Boring as someone told me. But I tell you what, a boring lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle!
What are your fitness goals and accomplishments?