As the title of my blog post states, we are in a new year. 2015. Yesterday was the first of the year and today, my hubby celebrates 52 years of existence on this planet! Praise God! He's looking well, doing well and enjoying life! I love me some him!
My usual practice is to start something new on New Years Day, like a new fitness routine, meditation, etc. then I make resolutions around that. I haven't stuck with the resolutions so I didn't do them this year. I talked about making some changes when I turned 49 in September. I started some things but didn't stick with them so I'm going to continue to work on what I started instead of starting something new.
In that vein, I have started tracking my meals on FitnessPal again, an app that can be obtained on most smart phones. It had been quite a while since I had done that so I didn't realize that I was missing out on so much. Now, not only can you track your meals but you can do meal plans and glean other information on the FitnessPal website, blog and Facebook page. Go figure! And you can connect with friends who are also on FitnessPal to keep up with their progress and to track your own. When did they add all of this stuff? Or had they already added it before and I just didn't take advantage of it? I don't know but I'm taking advantage of it now. It's a great way to keep you on track with your fitness goals.
I'm also reading a book called Juice by the owners of the Pressed Juicery. What a great way to get in shape! Juicing helps with adding vitamins and minerals to your body in an easy manner because you can't eat as many fruits and vegetables in a sitting as you can when they are compressed into a juice. So, I'll be juicing more. My reward for doing this will be to upgrade to a masticating juicer instead of my current centrifugal one.
What's the difference, you ask? The masticating juicer moves more slowly so it works better on juicing greens and other fruits and vegetables. As a result, you yield more juice from the produce, thus saving you money over time. Since it's slower, it doesn't create as much heat when it works so you preserve more enzymes, as well. The problem with masticating juicers is that they typically cost more money, from $200 tot $500 for some of the top brands. The centrifugal ones will juice but they are not as good with greens and the high speed creates a little heat, which will kill some enzymes. But they are more affordable, ranging from $50 - $300. I would love to have the former but I won't upgrade to one until I see that I'm more regularly using the latter. I am currently inconsistent with it, at best.
Well, that's it for now. I'm going to go through all of my information to determine what to share first this weekend. Stay tuned!