Friday, March 14, 2014

Goals for good health

Things have been really quiet on the blog front lately as I have not been up to much as far as decor is related.
The one thing I have been trying to sort out if a wall color for my bedroom and a color for the living room. 
After a lot well 2 years of thinking, I have decided on the color for the bedroom, Edgecomb gray is it...the perfect neutral. Now I need to get to it....I have lost my mojo....well I am busy actually.

 I was going between Revere Pewter at full strength and 1/2 strength and Edgecomb gray but Edgecomb is perfect for this room. I wanted a little color but not a color color just a soft shade.
 One coat of Edgecomb sealed the deal for me.
I will paint this room , soon...but I have taken on what I call Project Health right now.

I am on a mission to get myself in really good shape. Since New Years I have been working really hard on my diet and fitness, like a job. 1-2 hours a day of working out 6 days a week and eating really clean and it was slow going there for a while but I have as of today lost 18 lbs, as well I know I have gained muscle since I have been using weights quite significantly.
I have 13-15lbs to go to my goal. I just want to be a healthy weight not too skinny.I need to make my health a priority and I have after all what's more important than health and family, nothing.
My whole family is working on eating well and we are all working out regularly in our crude home gym. It has really helped me weather this rough winter in Ontario.
It's almost been a year since we headed off to Aruba for our first family beach vacation. I love that we are finally taking trips with our kids and making memories like these.

 I have logged so many hours and miles on this trusted elliptical, this was a good day , 700 cals burned.... not too many runs like that, I had to document that.
As well as my health being a motivator we are going on a trip south in a few short days.....and we couldn't be more excited. 

 No recipes I just wanted to share some pics of my healthy eating...you know I look forward to healthy eating so much now.
 cilantro dressing
 lots of healthy raw chopped salads.
 Trips south require new shoes right? these are amazing from Target but they are going back because my poor ankles can't handle them, they are so high, I have never had ankle pain from trying on shoes so I know they won't work for a real wear. Cute but they have got to go.....kinda sad.
Back to my healthy choices....smokes salmon on rye crackers

there is so much to do in preparation for a trip getting the whole family organized making sure everything is thought of , not to mention , spray tans and waxing and grey hair touch ups and mani pedi's of course. 

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have been up to.....


9 comments:

Kim said...

Glad to see another project in the works. I look forward to the reveal.

Well done on your new healthy lifestyle!

a beach house in Montana said...

ME TOO CHRIS!! WELL THE HEALTHY LIVING AND SOME PAINTING TOO1 I DO MISS YOUR POST OF INSERATION! XOXO SHERRI

Pine Tree Home said...

It's sometimes tough, but finding that balance for overall wellness is a must. Best wishes and I know you can reach your goal!

Jake said...

Hi Ya!

Have fun on your trip!
I'm getting use to the smoothies and such. They sometimes upset my tummy...I guess I'm not getting enough french fries in there. :D :D

Can't wait to see what you do next.

Stephanie said...

Keep up the good work! It's hard when us girls get old...the body just doesn't want to shed like it used to. Oh, and I bought the same shoes at Target here in Michigan...and they went back for the same reason. Didn't look that darn high on the shelf! LOL Enjoy your trip south!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Way to go Chris!!! So proud of you for putting in such hard work!!! Enjoy your vacation and have a blast with your family!!! hugs, cathy

Tery H said...

Way to go!! Good luck with your Good Health project. I too am trying. My biggest problem is I have a huge sweet tooth. I gave up the hardest thing for me ...sweet tea. It's only been a week but it hasn't been as hard as I thought.

Love your paint choice! I actually have Wickham Gray in my upstairs/downstairs hall and love it. Plan to use it in my bedroom too.

Keep up the good work!
Tery

LANA said...

Love the gray, I think it will look beautiful, and gray makes anything made of wood really stand out. Kudos for you getting in shape, we all need to!

Marina @ The Ultimate Smoothie said...

It's been a while since I've caught up on your inspiring blog...I just love all your projects. I was so close to purchasing your previous house...I still think of it from time to time...it was awesome. I totally hear you about this winter we've been having. It's been a long one for sure. I too have felt that eating healthy has started to be a priority...the older I get the more I realize I can't eat the same way as in my 20s and 30s :(
I've started a smoothie blog and am loving the results...weight loss and energy, plus they are so easy and delish. Enjoy your vacation!