Monday, July 30, 2012

Marvelous in My Monday

What is MARVELOUS in YOUR MONDAY this week??
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This weekend was a little bit of hectic with a dash of chaos on top. Despite my plans... I did not make it to the gym this weekend, but that's okay... better luck next time! =)
My Starbucks green tea got me through the weekend alive!! The TRENTA size has to be the best thing Starbucks could have ever come up with... in my opinion!

There isn't a whole lot of MARVELOUS to share, but I did get a chance to think about something I really wanted to share. I read a blog posted by Kacie at Savvy Sassy Me. She wrote a post titled Workout Burnout-Overcoming the Fitness Funk. I read through it and her post hit close to home with me. Kacie hits nails it on the head when she says,
"Being too healthy can become unhealthy."
We have all seen it or experienced it. Becoming healthy becomes an obsession and at certain points the obsession can become unhealthy. I see this happen a lot. People start "strict diets" on a Monday and before you know it is Wednesday and they have given up. The extreme restrictions become unhealthy ultimately making a person fail at his/her goal. Please read her article then consider the following...

They say it takes about 21 days to change a habit. Start small and don't try to change everything at once... this rarely works. If your plan is to eat healthy... don't do a strict salads only diet and please don't get sucked in to an "easy" fad diet. Those never work... if they did there would only be a couple... not fifty different ways to lose 30 pounds in one week!

Pick up a book, follow inspiring blogs, choose better magazines. I can't begin to tell you how much this changes my habits. I love Tosca Reno, The Eat Clean DietClean Eating Magazine and Oxygen Magazine. I stand behind Oxygen Magazine and Clean Eating Magazine 100%. There really is no other method I believe in. Results will come from changing your lifestyle and eating whole foods. 100 calorie packs are not the answer. I can't even begin to tell you the countless blogs I find inspiring. I love Katie at Healthy Diva, Meg at A Dash of Meg, Jessie at Jessie Loves to Run... really the list is endless. I will create a tab with blogs I love to follow just for you to check out if you are interested.

These really are just my thoughts on a healthy lifestyle. It really is about finding balance and educating yourself on what is right and wrong. You can't believe all of the advertisements you see. It really does make me chuckle when people say they have cut out CARBS or they eat only salads and veggies. People make these decisions not based upon knowledge, but what they have heard and what is being SOLD to them. Companies will sell the idea of health whenever they can. Please make sure you understand why you are doing the things you are doing. Cutting out carbs and eating salads and veggies only is a little contradicting--- if you really understand what you are doing. ;-)

Send me your thoughts!!
Happy Monday!!


  1. Oh sweetheart! I HAVE TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh babe, I love you so much and what a great post! It is so so so true!!!!

  2. Wonderful post. I am really working on changing my diet. It can be so hard when you ate nothing, but junk for most of your life.

    1. I hear you on that one, Abby!!
      I still want to reach for Ice Cream and cookies.
      What is your motivation? I try to stay motivated the best way I can and sometimes I still find myself thinking, "why did I eat that? :-/"