Thursday, February 3, 2011

Exercise, Eating Healthy, and No Weekday Wine, Oh My.

I'm starving.  I'm sore.  And I really want a big ol' glass (or 3) of wine. 

But, no.

It's a new year, and time for new habits.  It's now February 3.  I've been working out anywhere from 3-5 times a week since the beginning of the year.  I'm doing 2-3 miles speed walking on the treadmill mostly with some weights and mixing in Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred or Trouble Zones.  Last night I did a FIRM video, Total Body Makeover.  That's why I'm sore...

We've been eating much healthier both during the week and especially on weekends, when we tend to fall off the wagon.  And, yes, it's true.  I haven't had wine during the week for over a month.  (Disclaimer - wine at home during the week.  I have had a glass or a beer when out during the week, but that's only been 3 times all month)  Lola, I have no idea what I'm thinking either. 

But I'm doing it. 

It's no secret that husband eats anything, everything, and lots of it.  He can.  He runs 100s of miles a month, and can eat anything, everything, and lots of it without gaining weight.  He drinks high calorie craft beer.  And we have a bit of an obsession with wine.  (There, I admitted it)  And it's much easier (and tastier) to eat wings, or pizza, or Pei-Wei, or Chipotle, or insert-unhealthy-yummy-food-here rather than cook something at home.  We've been doing better about making dinner at home, or having a can of soup if we (and by we I mean I) don't feel like cooking, rather than a huge somethin' or other from whatever our take out choice of the night is.  And we had just gotten into a habit of drinking almost every night.  We'd say we were going to be good, then have a long day at work, and cave.  We have a readily available selection of both wine and beer in our house, and we both enjoy it.  But we almost were drinking it just because...rather than water, or milk, or something else better for us and less expensive.

I don't think we'll last forever on this strict plan, but at least if we can get back out of the bad habits, then occasionally won't be nearly as often.  And with that, I'm off to cook dinner - Eat Live Run's beef tenderloin with apriot and olives.  Without the wine.


  1. LGB, just drink the wine! You'll feel soooo much better! xx

  2. Hi Lindsey! I noticed in my stats that your site linked to ours, so I came over to check it out. I love your web site (TOTALLY get your obsession with wine), and I'll definitely keep reading. Thank you also for featuring us on your blog list. So sweet. Ash