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Changing my Breakfast Habits

Breakfast. Most people say it's the most important meal of the day. I don't doubt that it is. The more I live and the healthier I become, the more I realize that maybe a traditional breakfast isn't for me. When I first started heavily working out, I'd get up early to do a quick HIIT routine, then I'd have a protein shake or some vitamin and electrolyte-filled drink to recover. Then I'd hop in the shower, get dressed, then make breakfast for my kid. I would be awake for a couple of hours before I finally ate.

Since I don't HIIT every morning anymore, I start my day with at least 16 oz of water, then I'll eat breakfast. But solid food in the morning, no matter what it is, but if it includes butter or milk it's even worse, makes my stomach uncomfortable and I feel heavy. This isn't a new feeling, I've been experiencing it for years. I'm just now deciding to do something about it.

 Thinking back to the days when I started with a workout and…

Getting 10,000 Steps

I felt pretty light on my feet today, probably because I switched up my eating routine today. Lately, days where I reach 10,000 steps have been few and far between. However, I feel like I'm finding my footing again with my workouts and daily goals in general.

Ups and downs are inevitable no matter what you choose to dedicate yourself to and no matter how much you may love it. Depending on the type of exercise I do, I don't always enjoy the act of exercising. However, I love the benefits and one of the benefits is a natural high. I feel good about life and about myself when I purposely, properly move. My mood improves and I am able to think clearer.

For a few weeks I focused more on yoga and slow movements, but that wasn't any reason not to hit my minimum step goal of 7,000 steps a day. Ten thousand steps was a lot harder to reach than I had initially thought when I first got my tracker a year ago. Now I can knock that out easily if only I'd get up and focus. There hav…