Let’s do this! It’s time for another challenge. I loved my results of core strength from the plank challenge so lets build on that with a food challenge. This will be a 21 day challenge. Why 21 days? It is said it takes 3 weeks to form a habit and I believe it! So lets do three weeks.
We will be starting Monday June 11. Let me know if you want to join in. We will keep each other accountable and share ideas to help one another.
Each day that you make it through you will get an entry into a drawing for a prize at the end!
I have faith in you so join in now. More details will be posted soon.
Saturday we headed north to check out Sister Creek Vineyards. I have heard great things so we wanted to see what it was all about. It was a quick drive from our house full of beautiful hill country scenery.
We started with the self guided tour that shows the different equipment they use and many of the barrels the wine is aging in. After the self guided tour of the 5 rooms we sat down for the tasting. We did the 8 glasses allowing us to try all the wine, or can can do a 4 glass tasting as well. (The 8 is $12.95 and the 4 is $9.95.) We enjoyed many of the wines but are fans of the whites over red. Our favorite was the Muscat Reserve and we left with 2 bottles for our house, come over and have a glass with us. :)The staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable, we had a great time with our tasting specialist and he was full of fun knowledge.
They have a wine club you can join as well with no strings attached. Those are the kinds of clubs we like for sure.
We had a great time and defiantly recommend a trip out for yourself to check them out and try the wines.
May was full of travel for me, which can be tough trying to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. I am going to share with you a few tips that help me. I traveled this past month for work and pleasure and those offer different challenges when staying on track.
When people travel for pleasure they tend to give in more to the tempting treats or ignore those workouts. I do my best to stay active and eat well. I went to visit family in Cincinnati and since my niece is just over a year old she offers a free workout! Just playing, chasing and walking with her can give me my activity for the day. Take time to go on walks in the morning or evening to keep you moving, plan to do an activity that will get your heart rate up and allow you to see the sights. We attended a wedding so dancing the night away on the dace floor counts. It all counts! You just want to stay active everyday.
Eating is the next thing that people really have a difficult time with, when traveling for pleasure I do allow myself a treat. At the wedding I enjoyed a piece of cake, but when it was meal time the buffet allowed me the opportunity to have some lean chicken and vegetables. Making balanced choices will allow you to get home and not feel like you over did it and have to start over, it should be a smooth transition back into you normal routine.
When traveling for work there are work dinners and team lunches and this can be tricky. A lot of people may not be making the healthiest choices around you so your will power needs to kick in here. I start my day with breakfast at the hotel, they usually have great options from eggs, lean meats, oatmeal and fruits, but will also offer bagels, cereal, waffles and sugary goodness. I never like to indulge at breakfast because then I am unhappy the rest of the day. I normally choose hard boiled eggs, fruit and oatmeal (always with coffee!) This allows me to feel full until lunch. When that times comes around I choose a salad, no dressing or lean meat and veggies. Another filling meal with flavor. Be careful with your salad choice, a salad with fried everything is not a good choice. My trick is I put my order in and then ask what other people are getting this way I don’t get pressured or swayed into something I will regret. At dinner I allow myself to have whatever I want because I don’t just say no all the time and I do like to try new things. I also enjoy a desert every once in a while but I normally choose the smaller item or ice cream option, this gives me my sweet fix but I am not eating an entire piece of cake and ice cream.
Staying in a hotel offers the opportunity to use the gym. I go at least 50% of the time I am staying in a hotel. Morning or evening, it just depends on what works with the daily schedule. I mark it in my calendar and make sure it is done like any other appointment I would have. This also helps me not feel too bad about that desert or dinner option I may choose. Staying active on a work trip is key to feel great when you return. It can be easy to stay out, not get up as early and totally ignore any activity. Make it a priority even a walk at lunch is a great choice.
I have been staying active and finding some time to sweat everyday weather that is a walk, home workout or group fitness class, even house work. Mixing it up and doing something everyday keeps me feeling energized and my body changing. On mornings when I can’t make it to an early class I love using my home gym to get a great sweat and strength challenge, an evening walk is a great way to get out and enjoy the Texas heat along with a great cardio workout for your body.
Grab some friends and head to a class, go on a walk or put on some head phones and get lost in the music, before you know it you will have completed a great sweat secession for your body.
I also love to hike around the parks, nature centers or preserves near me, most have free entry and allow you to explore while getting in that activity for the day. Free and a fun family workout…how can you say no to that?
Over the past several years I have had neck pain on a regular basis, I ignored it assuming it was a muscle. Recently I had so much pain I was unable to really even move with out shooting pain through my entire body. After a visit to the ER and several imaging tests it was confirmed that in fact it is not a muscle issue. There are several other things going on in my neck/spine causing this pain. This isn’t good news but it has started me a new health journey that I am happy to share with you.
I wanted an option that was not surgery or taking medication to correct the pain problems I was having. I did a lot of research and I was given a recommendation to Hill Country Physical Medicine in Boerne. They offer a comprehensive approach to the body and healing allowing for a customized treatment plan to each person who comes in.
The first visit was a full exam with a several different medical professionals. They then met as a team and reviewed each persons findings, looked through images taken there and previously done. As a group they came up with a plan that they felt would give me the best results. The next visit they go over everything with you and encourage you to bring your spouse so that everyone is aware and on the same page to move forward.
Each member of the team is welcoming and friendly. I feel so comfortable walking in the door each day knowing that I am going to get the best care. Each visit I get even more information or learn something new. I love this! I also feel very comfortable knowing I am getting the best care by the best providers in the area.
This group offers so much more than just want I am experiencing with them. If you are looking for a Physical Medicine option I recommend them for a visit!
I highly recommend a visit to check out the expansion at B Well. They have added some great space AND a juice bar, by Juice Boss. It’s the perfect place to go for a class or personal training and a refreshing juice. I love the clean, refreshing, nutritious and organic juices. They are perfect after a great calorie burn, afternoon pick me up or just anytime. Don’t forget to grab one of the soft shirts that are perfect for any workout.
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