How’s Your Health and Fitness Plan Progressing?

This scene is in season 5 when Don’s 3rd wife, Megan, throws him a surprise birthday party. Elizabeth Moss (Peggy) is dancing it out. Makes me snicker! LOL

I set out to eat healthier and get in shape at the beginning of the year. Now, almost five months later I feel like I have accomplished it.

At first, it was really hard. We were eating out a lot, and badly. Chipotle, Chick Fil A, Jersey Mike’s, Pei Wei, were amongst our favorites. I am ashamed to show you how much we were spending on eating out.

Then, I started noticing I had health problems. I have kidney problems and thus, have to watch my diet. No alcohol, coffee, soda, or tea for me. Only water and juice. Welp…I went to the doctor to get some tests. I was really, really scared something serious was going on. Two visits later, cat scan, and urine test, my kidneys are good! But the doctor told me I needed to lower my protein and sodium intake. So there went chipotle every night! Steak? No more. I can only have 6-8 ounces of chicken, fish, or beef a day. I need to limit my red meats, drink lots more water, and increase my intake citric juices.

I started implementing a cleaner diet immediately, and started feeling the effects. First of all, I was less tired! Woot! My body felt normal again.

I have been working out 5 times a week consistently. I mix in a combination of bootcamp, pilates, yoga, cardio kickboxing, and running. I have noticed quite a difference. I have lost a couple of pounds and toned quite a bit! I am also way stronger!!!

The hard part comes next. Maintaining my healthy habits and consistent workouts. So far, I am doing pretty well. But it’s not an easy task. It never is.