Well, I'm proud to say that my day is definitely off to a great start. I did manage to get up at 4:30 this morning to get on the treadmill. (Ok....so it was more like 4:33....I had a hard time getting out of my warm, comfy bed!) Honestly, it would have been so lovely to get in that extra hour of sleep, but after remembering the picture by my alarm clock, I asked God to give me strength me and to help me step out of my comfort zone. One hour later, I had walked 3.2 miles and burned 452 calories! Woo hoo!
I think it helped that I slept in my workout clothes. I had heard this tip in the past, but I was never fond of it. After all, how comfortable could it to be to sleep in two bras? It wasn't that bad, though, so I think I'll try it again tonight. It saved me a good 5-10 minutes this morning. (Yes, I tend to do things on the slow side.) I think I'll also fill up my water bottle tonight and leave it in the refrigerator to save an additional step in the morning.
As I was on the treadmill, MercyMe's "So Long Self" kept repeating in my head. It made me realize that exercising to music is probably better than doing it in silence. (Although I have so much stuff running through my head at any given minute, so it's not really silent!) I would just need to build a killer playlist first. Does anyone have any suggestions of songs that get them moving? I immediately think of "Shine" by Newsboys, "Move" by MercyMe, and "Get Back Up" by Toby Mac.
My breakfast consisted of two eggs and spinach. My morning snack consisted of a couple of cheese cubes and an apple. For lunch, I'm eating my chili with a side of spinach. I'm not sure what dinner will be, as my refrigerator is a bit bare, but I'm proud of the choices I've made so far. I just have to keep it up!
One half-day of positive choices down; a lifetme to go!!