The good news: In October, I'm coming up on my two-year anniversary of having quit smoking. The bad news: I packed on pretty much additional weight in the process.
We've all heard the saying "pick your battles" and that's exactly what I did. The quitting smoking battle was, and has been, a long hard fight! I came out of it a bit battered and bruised but still stronger in so many ways.
Now it's time for me to wage another battle of epic proportions. The battle of the bulge! I know it won't happen over night and that I'm probably looking at many, many months before I reach my goal, but it's a journey I'm now ready to take.
On July 5th, I officially started my healthy eating and smaller portions plan. I'm also incorporating plenty of water and exercise as a part of my daily routine. Good thing for me, I love my fruits and veggies and always have. Now skipping breakfast is NOT an option. Here's a good breakfast that will pack in all sorts of delicious fruits and get your day started off in a wonderfully nutritious direction:
In a blender, add red seedless grapes, pineapple chunks, watermelon chunks and approximately 3/4 cup of almond milk.. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Now let's see if I can attack this portion control thing and kick it in the butt! I'm off for a little cardio...
Enjoy your day!