I've recently tried some new products and really like them. Therefore, I thought I would share them with YOU! First is the Larabar... the Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor! Out of this world good. Love, love, love it. I really really like the dried cherries instead of the dates that are in the majority of their other bars. Not that I have a thing against dates, because I certainly do not, and often enjoy a bar with dates as their main ingredient. BUT, these have this tangy-ness to them that I really enjoy!The second product that I picked up recently in the grocery store was this Kashi Whole Grain Flakes and Granola with Black Currants and Walnuts cereal! This cereal tastes awesome. Unfortunately, you pay quite a bit for not so much cereal. I don't eat cereal that often though, so that's not a huge biggie for me, I'll just savor this box while it lasts.
I've felt recently, more than ever, that I'm actually reaching, or on my way toward, feeling like a real athlete. I've been in fitness for about 18 years...but never before have I felt more like an athlete. Perhaps it's actually having a goal (the Disney's Princess 1/2 marathon) that I'm training towards that makes me feel this way...but it's very empowering.
My workouts have taken on a new meaning. Before, I'm sad to say, they were purely for vanity. How it would help me lose weight or fit in a bathing suit come summer. My workouts also were heavily dependent on my eating lifestyle at the time. The logical thing would be to think if you ate bad one day, then you should workout even harder in the gym to compensate for it. I was just the opposite. If I ate bad, then I'd blow off the workout, and then continue eating bad for the rest of the day, always saying to myself "I'll be good tomorrow, might as well "enjoy" this eating frenzy for the rest of the day"...such havoc on the body, and mind.
Now my workouts are independent of my meals and choices. I workout because my body needs it. I workout because I have a 13.1 mile race staring me in the eyes in March. I workout because I love the muscles that my body is developing. I workout because I love feeling strong! I need to be prepared...so I get up and go. This has been wonderful for my body, and mind.
And since this is my fitness and healthy eating blog, these goals are directed solely with THAT in mind. Here they are:
1. Complete the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon strong and without injury!
2. Find other road races and compete in another 1/2 marathon with a sub 2 hr. time
3. Continue to learn, discover and refine my eating lifestyle
4. Fine tune my grocery budget to include ALL organic products
5. Save enough money for a VitaMix AND Excalibur Dehydrator
6. Be able to do 3 pull-ups, unassisted.
7. Grow my bicep muscle to see a visible hump :)
8. Try one new recipe each week
9. Be back in all of my smaller sized clothes, regardless of what the scale says
10. Develop weekly meal plans and adhere to the menu
So there you have it. Those are my 10 goals in 2010!
I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to reach all of those...that's a GREAT feeling!!