Everyday I do the same things. It occurred to me today that I already have a routine, so why not switch it up to make it better and more productive.
Change numero uno:
I'm working on my eating habits. I'm now going to be eating five to six small meals a day, ranging from 200 to 200 calories per meal. Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Snack. These will include healthy choices, and the same breakfast every morning. The breakfast thing is going to be the hardest for me, I'm not a breakfast kind of girl. I do like oatmeal though and I like eggs. I will be having a small bowl of oats made with soy milk, and an egg white omelet made with veggies and the tiniest bit of cheese. Topped off with some of that orange juice that WIC is always shoving at me. I am also cutting out most of my soda, I will be allowing myself one coffee in the morning, and tea with lunch and dinner as well as one diet Dr. Pepper a day. Soda I could do without, but my sweet tea...I'll never give it up. My goal is to get more protein and fiber into my diet as well as more fruits and veggies. This shouldn't be that hard for me really, because I do like healthy food.
Lunch is also a hard meal for me, because of the boys I'm always on the go or doing something. I'm going to be making time to sit down and eat an easy to prepare lunch though. I plan to have a big green salad for lunch daily, lots of greens topped off with cucumbers, tomato, onion, green peppers and some egg whites. I'll also be having some Turkey with my lunch, not the lunch meat kind you buy next to the bologna either.
Dinner will be another big green leafy salad loaded with lots of green leafy veggies and topped off with other good stuff minus the egg. Also grilled, baked or broiled Chicken, Salmon or Turkey and some steamed, grilled or boiled veggies! Yum!
I'll be snacking on things like toasted or raw almonds, without the salt of course, peanut butter on whole wheat toast, peanut butter and an apple, fruit, smoothies, protein shakes, vanilla yogurt with fruit added in, hey a girl can't deprive herself of the things she likes...and I happen to have a weakness for vanilla yogurt..sue me?!
I'm not a sweets person anyway, I'll get my fill with my sweet tea with lemon. It's not a stretch for me to eat with this meal plan, because these are actually the kinds of foods that I like to eat.
Change Numba two:
I've been reading about the FlyLady house cleaning routine. It seems like it might be a good fit for me, because I'm one of those all or nothing kinda people. I like to be organized, to the point of actually being anal about it, honestly. I don't have to devote hours to doing this routine, and frankly that was a big sell point for me since I have a three year old and a six month old and the weather is nice I'd rather be outside anyway. We'll see how this goes, hopefully it will allow me to keep the house in better order and clutter free, because with a three year old boy let's face it clutter, especially from toys and the like, is going to be a big issue.
Change Number three:
This is one I'm actually only going to be modifying. My workout routine. Daily cardio, mostly dance cardio and playing with my kids as an added bonus. (= Strength training three times a week. I would like to get in more time working on my legs, butt, back and arms. I'd also like to work in a little extra time for my yoga and pilates daily as well.
That about sums up my plans for change. I have very high hopes that they will all work out very well for me!