Last night, our first rain storm of the season moved through the county, slicking roads and snarling traffic, making my drive home longer and more dangerous than usual. But, I took a deep breath and turned up the volume on my radio and remained patient while cruising at 30 mph. Most of the other drivers were behaving too!
I love rainy days and nights and all the great things this season brings. Fires in the fireplace, red wine, warm sweaters and scarves, boots and gloves, visits to the mountains to traipse in the snow, hot drinks in over-sized ceramic mugs and the crisp, clean way the air smells after a good rain!
I was tempted to bypass my workout and just snuggle up on the couch with a glass of the aforementioned red wine. I was feeling stressed, tired and hungry but I knew my workout would make me feel great afterwards, so I did it and I did feel great after.
I am finishing up my fifth week of new health habits and it is feeling like a natural routine to me now. I'm glad we are coming into cooler weather too, because it feels much better to me in our garage since it is not 85 degrees out there anymore!
I am eating really good whole food and keeping away from nearly all processed foods. I can still stand to make some improvement on drinking more water. I drink an average 2 liters of water each day, but I'd like to increase that to drink 3 liters a day.
Physical activity 5 days a week. check.
Eat healthy, whole foods. check.
Drink lots of water. check, (most of the time).
I'm staying on track and feeling good! I look at each day as a new chance to improve my health and fitness.
I am looking forward to this weekend. I will get two more workouts in AND enjoy some celebratory glasses of wine at our daughter's wedding! Stay tuned for photos!