The first step to healthy is to change everything unhealthy.

After steadily gaining weight for almost 3 years, I'm trying to change everything about my lifestyle.


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A conversation between two of my students during snack time, after I declined having a chocolate donut:

Female Student: Miss, why aren't you having a donut?

Male Student: It's because she doesn't want to get fat!

Female Student: You can't say that! You can't ever tell a lady she's fat.

Male Student: But I didn't! I said she's *not* fat.

Female Student: Well... okay.

Male Student: Miss, you're not fat. You can eat the donut.

Just had a delicious salad for lunch!

It had:

  • spinach
  • pomegranate seeds
  • tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • green peppers
  • beets
  • chia seeds
  • almonds
  • pistachios
  • and a little bit of poppyseed dressing

It was super delicious.

I’m super excited for this week!

My hubby said he’d come to yoga with me on Wednesday, because I always ask him to come and make him try any new poses I learn, and he’s always so good at them.

Plus, he’s always talking about wanting to get healthier and just not having the motivation to try anything.

I just made the BEST SMOOTHIE EVER!

1 banana

2 handfuls of blueberries

1/2 an avocado

2 handfuls of spinach

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/4-1/2 cup skim milk

It’s blowing my mind right now. This is the absolute best post-yoga treat I could have made for myself.

I’m proud to say that even though I haven’t been tracking my intake or exercise at all for the past few months,

I’m maintaining my weight.

I think I’ve succeeded in one of my ultimate goals: I’ve changed my mentality about food and exercise enough that I can stop gaining weight.

I chose to eat fruit or veggies, I chose to walk around the block or up the stairs, even when I don’t have to.

And I’m looking forward to when my schedule is less hectic and I can start running again.

I’m legit so proud of myself.

Breakfast!  Spinach, onion, pepper, turkey, and cheese omelet. With coffee. Yum!

Breakfast! Spinach, onion, pepper, turkey, and cheese omelet. With coffee. Yum!

So I had wings and beer for dinner tonight, which is hands down the worst meal I’ve had so far all year,

Which in itself makes me really proud since it’s march.

Obviously, this will not be a trend and I’ll be right back on the wagon tomorrow morning.