Feeling better already

I've only been working out again for 2 days and it's amazing how much better I feel already. Getting up the first day was hard but today was already easier. Not only does exercise burn calories but it regulates my body. I sleep better and therefore it's easier to get up and therefore it gives me the time to work out and therefore gives me energy to make lunches and get through my day. I handle stress better and am generally happier. Why I ever stop I will never know. It takes only a day or 2 to get lazy again and I'm not going to let that happen this time.

I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning followed by another delicious plate of scrambled egg and Canadian bacon. I'm having a yogurt right now and will have a big salad for lunch (that I had the energy to make because I worked out!) Tonight's dinner is pork chops and broccolini which I have never made.

Luckily I'm not traveling this week like I thought I was however next Friday I'm leaving for Florida to hang out with some girlfriends and then attend a conference in Orlando. For the first time ever, I have checked out the workout facilities and all the hotels and plan on exercising every day I'm away just like I would here. The food will be a little more difficult but I will be prepared!

One last thing, If you haven't been watching Ruby then by all means do. The last 2 episodes have brought me to tears out of happiness for her and her successes. I'm really pulling for her and she is inspiring me. Plus, I just love me some funny southern girls : )


Have y'all seen Ruby yet? I finally caught the first episode and have the new one saved to watch sometime this week. This woman totally won me over in the first 10 minutes. She was all could think about all night. She was in my dreams and she was the first thing I thought about when I woke up. Eww, I sound like a stalker but it's not like that I swear!

I think what struck me about her is she's just so normal. She's sweet, funny, and has an amazing support system of friends and family who love her just as she is but know that she has to lose weight or she won't be alive much longer. She wants to lose the weight not just for looks but to able to do the things she wants to do. I guess I could say she's like me.

Thanks to Ruby I'm inspired to have a good week ahead. I even cooked all day yesterday to make it easier. I made a delicious pot roast with vegetables in the crock pot which we will have leftover of tonight, pasta sauce with ground turkey, egg salad for lunch, packaged up cottage cheese and peaches etc.

I find that once all these things are done I have less of excuse to skip my water aerobics class. It's going to be a very cold week here which is already going to make it difficult to go but I need to remember sweet Ruby who got in the pool despite being so large she had to wear a dress in the water. She just laughed about it being pinned together between her legs like a baby onesie. Bless her heart and may we all share her strength to become the active, healthy people we are on the inside.