I know I am not unusual…strange maybe, kinda quirky, but not all that different from the average middle-aged woman.
I love the fall…okay I am a weirdo, I like fall better than summer…..
More than January 1 or the promise of spring, I find fall to be the season when I am most motivated to get healthy, lose weight and I get super excited about cooking and eating healthy food.
Gone are the lazy days of summer. Ya lazy ’cause it is so stinkin’ hot!
But It is still warm enough to get out and move.
And sleep, well who doesn’t love the cool nights, under some cozy blankets, windows still open!
I am going back to bed right now!
I love my salads and fresh garden veggies (my garden this year was grass and poison ivy) but ah for the love of stews, soups and warm comfort food…..
My first goal is to eat more seasonally – looking forward to the cabbage, squashes and sweet potatoes.
I’ll be right back I need to look in the fridge, I am starving!
My second big goal this fall is to exercise. I’m a book nerd..I would rather read! Sooooo…….
I bought a fitbit, hooked up with some friends for a good dose of peer pressure and I am now walking 10,000 steps a day, along with 20-60 minutes of yoga.
The scale isn’t dropping much yet, but hey we all know that we post-50 ladies take a whole lot longer to move that dial, but my pants feel comfy and I have tons of energy. Score!
My third big goal is to get my digestion on-track, everyday, consistently! This is one of the biggest keys to good health and weight-loss.
So more water, more fiber!
So what are you doing now that the kids are back in school (mine are long gone – little devils) and you have maybe a little more time to focus on yourself?
The holidays are only a few months away, I know – shut-up woman, now is the time to form some strong healthy habits that will carry you through.
Now that I am back on the blog…..I’ll be bringing you healthy tips, some easy recipes and as always offering coaching and cooking services…..
Let me know what you need!
And always remember…
You Deserve to be Healthy