My So-Called Slug Life

My So-Called Slug Life

It's been just over three months since my first blog post (how crazy is that!!??) and I've been open about my love of food, wine and being more than just a little lazy.  You also may have noticed that I don't post a lot of pictures of myself.  And there is a reason for that.  Over the past five years or so, I have let myself go…into…the #sluglife.

I've never been a skinny human being, but I have been fit.  But I have been choosing how do I “fit this” into my mouth over working on my fitness a lá Fergie for WAY TOO LONG.  And when your body type is what your mother calls “sturdy peasant stock” and the pounds add up you start to resemble a Weeble that wobbles but doesn't fall down.

And you know what?  I don't like it, and my pants agree with me.  So it's time to call a health and fitness audible.  Publicly.  Because that's how I bloggy roll.

So what am I going to do about it?  Well…let me tell you.  And no…none of this is going to be earth-shattering, but dang will it be honest.

Eat More of the Rainbow, Less of the Clouds.  Eat the rainbow may refer to Skittles, but it is also a plethora of fruits and vegetables.  I am not the greatest at eating my greens.  However, I've been excellent at eating the “clouds” – cheese, white wine, bread, pasta.  I'm thinking a nice morning smoothie with a Blender Bomb will be a perfect way to kickstart my day.  But I would like to develop a “salad strategy.”  If anyone is a “salad strategist” please let me know in the comments below or send me an email.  I need a better vegetable strategy.  Thanks in advance.

My smoothie game is the (blender) bomb.  Blender Bombs add fiber and healthy fats to smoothies.  They are super tasty and add a little staying power to your smoothie.

Dear Food Diary.  I've read that keeping a food journal is a great way to keep track of all the foods and drinks going down the hatch, so I'm going to give it a whirl.  I hope that my eating and drinking doesn't lead to a case of writer's cramp.

Food Journal
I wonder if my healthy handwriting is better than my “fueled by nuggets and Chard” handwriting?

Fit Big Brother is Watching.  I've had a few FitBits over the years.  I've lost them (the clip-on versions really like to bail).  I've poured enough sweat on them to cry “fitness uncle” (putting a FitBit in my sports bra probably qualified as a crime in and of itself).  I (fit)bit the bullet and purchased the Versa.  It resembles an Apple Watch, so the design is quite sleek.  I also bought a few watch straps to change up the look, so I feel a bit more fit-fashionable when I wear it.  Do you want to be FitBit “friends”?  If so, you can find me here.

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Removing the watch band isn't too bad.  Only three swear words were uttered as I put the white band on.  I bet I just swear twice when I put the flowered band on.

Move My A$$ – The Race Edition.  I signed up for the Watermelon 5k, the annual 4th of July race via Track Shack  This race is a fun one with lots and lots of watermelon available to be consumed at the end (total bonus that this hydrating fruit is a part of the rainbow!)  During my Maine vacation, I will be participating in the Spurling Charity 5k.  A race through Kennebunk should be a gorgeous way to add some fitness to my leisure time.

I might be at the back of the pack, but at least I show up (most of the time).

Move My A$$ – The Class Edition.  There are so many fitness classes that I want to try!  I am a little afraid of Cross-Fit and Orange Theory but will attempt at least a single session of each this summer.  I am excited to try CycleBar – a spinning studio that has some extras (food, drinks!).  And there will be yoga.  Quite a bit of yoga.  And 10 Minute Trainer via Beachbody because I can commit to 10 minutes, right?  RIGHT!!??

More H20, less Pinot Grigio.  I am pretty decent with my water intake but drink more than my share of wine.  And do you know what happens when I have wine?  Food apathy.  I get a case of the IDGAF's when it comes to eating after a couple of drinks.  So yeah…less wine. Stat.

So there you have it.  I don't want to feel gross anymore (this pertains to my appearance AND how I feel physically).  The non-stop food and wine festival I've personally had for the last five years has been a lot of fun but hasn't been the pinnacle of healthy living.  I need a little bit more balance.  And I'm excited to start.  I will falter and fail at times but dang it…I'm going to try.

Are you living the #SlugLife?  Are you or have you gotten into a healthier lifestyle?  Do you have any tips for me?  Please let me know in the comments below.

Work Hard.  Play Hard.  Drink (less) Chard.