Friday, April 27, 2012

Health and juicing (kind of)

 My morning started out looking a little bit like this. Fresh fruits, some milk, and a blender make a seriously delicious breakfast.
 Lunch looked about the same. I decided since I didn't have a slew of healthy foods laying around that I'd make another fresh fruit smoothie to eat. I also loaded up on some good ol' H2O.

It was a couple of days ago that a friend sparked something in me that made me want to be a better me! I realized that I am not trying to have a baby right now and NOW is definitely the most opportune time to be getting my body back to better health which will hopefully in turn help us to have a baby in the future. Hence the "diet" (which isn't really a set diet).
With my PCOS, I have a hormonal imbalance and am also at risk for diabetes. I've heard many a person tell me that I need to be on a low carb, super low sugar diet. I've tried a couple of times and miserably failed but this week, I got back in the saddle.
In case you are wondering, I am NOT doing the juicing diet. I am modifying the diet to my specific lifestyle and have decided that two fruit/veggie meals are ok but that dinner is all mine. And by "all mine", I mean I get to chew food before swallowing it. It doesn't mean I will be eating unhealthy foods.
(proof that I actually CAN cook a decent meal!)
If you'd like proof, here was my dinner tonight. I was SO proud!!! Creamy mushroom chicken, baked asparagus with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, salad, and a hefty load of corn. The main reason my plate is filled with so many vegetables is because neither of my drinks this morning contained any veggies. I plan on changing that and venturing out a little bit tomorrow.

Also, if you were wondering, I joined my nearest rec center today because exercise is also super important when you're trying to lose weight. I convinced my husband to give it to me as an early birthday present (it's only 6 months early...ha!) since the heat is rising in Arizona already. We've had a couple of triple digit days this past week and between that and Boss' new work schedule, I just knew I wouldn't have easy access to exercise. So I started the gym this afternoon (complete with kids club for my littles...which they LOVED) and since I am paying for it, I am obviously going to make sure I get good use out of it!

I am hoping to have success with this new diet/exercise lifestyle. Obviously, I haven't quite stuck to my diets before but at least I'm trying again! Here's to a new me!

And that's how Suze sees it.


Juli said...

Good for you, Suze!!

Candice said...

i make a green smoothie every morning for breakfast and it gives me so much energy. I just do a cup of coconut water and a cup of pomegranate juice and fill the rest of the blender full of spinich and kale then blend. Then I add my fruit and blend again. It's a little funny looking but it taste pretty good. Lots of protein too!