Hi everyone and happy hump day! I’m pretty stoked half the week is almost over and the weekend will be here before we know it 🙂
I want to say a big thank you to all you readers and blog friends for the many wonderful Anniversary wishes, they all warmed my heart so very much ❤
There are so many instances in my life where I can remember needing a reality check…I remember my first happened when I graduated high school and started college at F.I.D.M in San Francisco – I entered the real world into a very eclectic, exciting city and was exposed to some many different people and real life situations. I got a reality check into what the world is like outside of my bubble and at times it was both exciting and uncomfortable being exposed to this rawness of the real world. My reality checks didn’t stop there…I realized who my true friends were, how important family is to me, how much my parents worked hard to give me the most loving, supportive and amazing life, how much money it costs to live in this world, and how important it is to eat healthy and exercise – not just to be thin anymore, but to be healthy.
That last reality check rang true for me again this past weekend while talking with the hubby about life…and the hubby is very gifted at giving me reality checks 😉 Every couple months we “check in” with one another and have talks about how we’re feeling in our lives, what goals we want to accomplish, and it being our anniversary and all, discussed the hopes and dreams we have for this next year in our marriage.
I’m sure you guessed the main topic of discussion was us trying for a baby, and if you’re all still wondering, we’re still trying! 🙂 It’s been about 3 months, which feels like an eternity since this is something we want more than anything right now in this entire universe…and I don’t want days and months to pass without anything happening and regretting not giving it my all in dealing with my HA.
We also talked about research I’ve done and feedback I’ve received from women who have experience with HA, and I’ve learned that it’s not only the exercise component to this, but it’s about being sure my diet has sufficient amount of calories and nutrients. Another component that helped women was to be at a BMI of 21 – mine is at 20.36 – so I’m almost there. I won’t go into details right now the feelings and struggles I have with this, it’s very frustrating and I like the weight I’m at right now, but I have to do what I have to do in order to beat this HA and get pregnant. I am more than ever now determined to make my diet as healthy as possible, along with low intensity exercising. With change and reality checks, I’m always one who has to take baby steps with these things, but now that I have all the information telling me what I need to do, I’m more determined than ever to make these additional changes…and I’ll be sure to keep you all posted with the progress 🙂
Speaking of BMI, I was over at my parents house and we were discussing everything I just mentioned, and it got me thinking what my true height was. I always thought I was 5’8″ and always prided myself on that height, but hubby seemed determined to think I was 5’7″….so we did what any other crazy family would do, we measured me!
We took this very seriously…
And the verdict is??!! Drum roll please…5’7.25″ Hey, that quarter makes all the difference. Hubby was once again right, and I guess I got a reality check on my height too 😉
So folks I guess I shrunk?! Eek!
Monday I took the day off from exercise, yesterday I did 25 minutes of yoga at home (loved it and am excited to incorporate more into my routine!) and today 30 minutes of the elliptical. Another change I’ve made is eating breakfast right when I wake up in the morning. Hubby and I get up at the ungodly hour of 4am and the only thing that was sustaining me until my true breakfast at 9am was coffee and handfuls of cereal, not good.
Hubby has told me millions of times how important it is to eat right upon waking (and I know it is I’m just stubborn to change), but especially with our goals right now, it’s important I start making this a habit. As you can tell by now, hubby is good at these reality checks…I definitely have a keeper 😉
So this morning at 4:30am I enjoyed a delicious bowl of Kashi Go Lean with a handful of Cinnamon Rice Chex to which I added milk and enjoyed it with a side of coffee…
It gave me such a great energy boost and I wasn’t dragging come 9am when in the past I’d be eating my first meal since being up at 4:30am. Not only my energy, but I’ve noticed it’s put me in an all around happier mood and attitude…it really makes such a difference when you focus on nourishing and fueling your body consistently, starting right at the very moment you wake up 🙂
Second breakfast of the morning was overnight oats! I know I’m slow in the game of putting them in a near empty nut butter jar (aka OOIAJ), but this was my first time and let me tell you, I am happy I came to this party. It.was.awesome. The bites with chunks of crunchy peanut butter were the best!
Hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! 🙂
What was a reality check you’ve had?
Have you been mistaken on what your height is?
How early do you eat breakfast?!
Do you notice a difference in your energy and moods when you fuel yourself a certain way?
Have you tried OOIAJ?!