Just before Christmas Eve, I decided I was going all-in with my diet, exercise, and overall health. I’m only 33 and already have to be on a cholesterol lowering medicine due to genetics; however, it does not help that I’m about 50 pounds overweight for my height. It finally occurred to me that it isn’t about convenience anymore, it’s about my quality of life. I don’t like that I’m out of breathe after climbing our stairs or suddenly everything I wear just feels uncomfortable. The kicker though is the back pain, this past year I’ve had extreme back pain, I didn’t realize though that it’s from the extra weight!
Now, for an eye opener, I’m 25 pounds more than I was when I was 9 months pregnant, that means essentially I’m carrying twins 24/7…no wonder my back hurts! That was really the icing on the cake for me as far as eye opening moments. The majority of my weight gain occurred about a year or two ago during a very stressful time, it’s interesting that even when you don’t eat much because of stress somehow it catches up with you. So, I look at this year as my time to get my quality of life back, my overall health. I do want to drop 50 pounds and I fully intend too but I also want to change my diet. I’ve realized that what I’m cooking really isn’t the problem, it’s the snacks that I eat throughout the day that are. My goal isn’t to be a certain size or be ‘skinny’ it’s simply to be healthy and feel comfortable in my own skin again, I shouldn’t have this back pain every single day and loosing the weight is going to help that.
Now, outside of getting to the gym, I’ve also stopped into Smoothie King to pick up a Meal Replacement Smoothie. The great thing is if you are looking for convenience or need a meal on the go, this is a great way to do it and the flavors are fabulous too. It can be customized to add in different powders as well like protein powder. There are 20 different flavors and all of them are under 400 calories plus have 10g of protein. These are so simple to grab on the go. I stopped by this morning and got mine for breakfast before heading in to workout.
These Meal Replacement Smoothies are just another way I intend to get in shape this year and stay in shape because I want to be my best self. It takes getting your body in order to be your best self too regardless if you want to admit it or not, your body is obviously a big part of your life and you want to do the best to take care of it.
Be sure to stop into your local Smoothie King and try one out today!