Hello there fine people of blogland! So much has been happening around here this summer and I’m finding it hard to remember just how it all started. And I’m sure you’re dying to hear the whole thing from start to finish. Grin.
I guess it was with an Iphone app, My Fitness Pal. Some of honey’s coworkers introduced him to this calorie-counting, nutrition-tracking app, and we both became obsessed with tracking our daily caloric intake. I quickly realized that I eat a lot, enough for an extra person I’d say. So we streamlined our diets and began drinking plain old water in place of high calorie drinks and adding in more protein, fruits, and vegetables. Even orange juice, which I thought was so great, is high in sugar. It’s a great app for learning about general nutrition and the amount of calories in various foods, as well as tracking fats, protein, and carbs.
We started running and biking more, which led to joining the YMCA. There we started using the cardio and weight machines, and I discovered a new kind of sore. My son joins us some days which makes me feel like we’re teaching him good healthy habits.
Today my daughter and I tried a yoga class for the first time and it felt great. It really made me feel centered and relaxed, two things I didn’t even realize I was lacking. It felt good to unplug and focus, and just breathe. Breathe. So as far as well being goes, I feel like our entire family is on the right track.
So what does all this have to do with our shabby little cottage? Well, I find myself craving clean, clutter free spaces to go with my new found outlook on fitness and nutrition. By the way, I still eat dessert because it keeps me sane. Same goes for cheese and wine. I did say balance. Wink.
I always struggle to find a balance between fussy, overly adorned spaces and sparse, almost bare rooms. As soon as I get too much decoration going in a room I start to get antsy. So I’m de-cluttering and clearing out, and my mom and I are having a yard sale this fall. I hope I can part with as much stuff as I’m thinking. I do love stuff, ya know.
Slowly we’re reaching a balance between work and play, running and lounging, broccoli and cake. Balance.