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Time to Get Back on Track!



I hope you have been enjoying summer as much as we have! Despite my husband’s super crazy work schedule this summer, we managed to fit in some camping, day trips, and time with family and friends. Our last camping trip of the summer is this weekend, and then next week school starts. eek! It’s been a low-key, laid-back summer that I may have enjoyed and indulged in a little too much (if you know what I mean!). But September is right around the corner, which means routine is on the way (whether I am ready or not!). September seems to be a time for resolutions, kind of like New Years. This year especially for me as it’s going to be a much-needed fresh start as I tackle my summer muffin-top. 🙂

This summer I was not on plan…I barely made it to the gym (although I did fit in some hiking, biking and walking) and it was a bit of a free-for-all when it came to food. And guess what? I can tell. My energy levels have dropped, the scale is giving me the stink-eye, and my clothes are feeling a little (or a lot) snug. September is going to be my time to reboot, and here is my plan to get back to exercising, clean eating and dropping a few pounds:

Workouts: Gym 2-3x’s per week, plus workout videos at home, and walking/running/hiking. GOAL: Total activity 4-5x’s per week

Drinking water: 8-10 glasses per day, plus 2 cups of green tea per day. Little to no alcohol.

Clean eating: Focusing on lean protein, veggies and fruit. Reducing caloric intake, plus less grain products, and cutting out unhealthy snacks. Focusing on lean protein, veggies and fruit. Eating every 2-3 hours, and planning ahead so I am not tempted to snack.

Tracking: This is always key to my success…using My Fitness Pal to track my food and exercise (feel free to join me there! It’s a great way to have accountability). GOAL: track every day of September, even if it’s a bad day.

So….want to join me? Follow along here on my blog, Facebook and Instagram, as I share my food, tips and tricks and my progress. I would love it if you joined me! For me accountability is important (which is why I am sharing this). If you have a few pounds to lose or want to start (or get back on track) with clean eating, leave a comment and we can cheer each other on!

I will be back September 2nd (first day of school here) with my first day back on track. Hope you all have a lovely long weekend and enjoy your last hurrah of summer. 🙂

August 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

Ali - Missed you on Fit pal!I was good about working out but not so much with the eating! Btw we have the same website template! 🙂

August 28, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Jacoba - Sure, I’ll join you! Got a run in October to train for and need to get back on track with some cleaner eating as my energy is pretty low. Also…need more sleep. As usual. 🙂

August 28, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Judy Vanderpol - I was reading your “story” and just about fell off the couch. Your story spoke volumes to me…and also…Jeremiah 29v 11 is MY verse!…(there is a story there)…
I struggle in a very big way with my health..I do eat pretty healthy during the day…not enough water though…Green Tea?…but it is the night time snacks that do me in…I actually get hungry at night..after dinner…
Your facebook “Time to get back on Track” tapped my shoulder pretty hard….thankyou…

August 30, 2013 - 8:27 am

Jenn - I’m in! I don’t think I’m going to food track but I so want to get stronger again. Looking forward to seeing your updates starting up again next week!

September 1, 2013 - 8:50 am

Arlene Johnston - I’m in too!! I started cutting out the evening snacks but I really need to get serious now. I joined a gym and am ready to go, also work out with Ty when he leads his circuit training at his gym. Burned 506 calories yesterday in one hour, it was crazy!!! Looking forward to your eating tips. Have a great weekend.

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