National More Herbs Less Salt Day

In the past I have written quite a few articles about the benefits of herbs. ¬†You can read about them here¬†… here¬†…and here.

It just so happens that today is also the day that I have decided to get back on track once again.  For some reason I am just never very good at sticking to my weight loss goals during the summer months.  But I am happy to say that this summer, due to all the activity it has brought,  I have managed to only gain back 10 of the 28 pounds that I lost at the beginning of the year.

I keep falling off the horse but the important part is that I keep dusting myself off and getting back on. ¬†And on and on and on….

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I have missed Zumba tremendously! ¬†And probably would have stuck with it had the room, in which it is performed, didn’t get to be 100*F by May. ¬† I prefer to have a cold enviroment to work out in which is why on most 32*F mornings you will catch me out walking the neighborhood.

So as it being National More Herbs Less Salt Day, what a better day to start my health and fitness goals up again.  I said that 2016 was going to be my year and I still have 4 months to go.  I know that I can do this.

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I have got the FitBit all charged up and ready and as soon as I drop the kids off for their first day of school this mama is off to the gym.  Now I will do good all week with my eating habits and no alcohol but come the weekend, we are attending a Red Sox baseball game where yes I will be indulging in clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl and consuming large amounts of beer.  And that will be my last hoorah with alcohol for 30 days.

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Yeah I wish I looked this good as a hot mess

I am going to find a 30 day cleanse and stick to it. ¬†This will include a lot of smoothies with a lot of herbs in them. ¬†I was just in the garden last night picking fresh spinach and basil. ¬†Basil grows like a weed in case anyone is interested. ¬†I cleaned out my garden beds at the beginning of spring. ¬†Broke up all the soil. ¬†And even put some new soil in there and the basil from last year…CAME BACK!

Here’s to getting on a health kick once again….(to be continued)

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