Thanks for the comments. I like the idea of a healthy lifestyle and trying to eat right and exercise but (being devil's advocate here) sometimes it's easier to grab something fast on the way home or to eat whatever is available instead of taking the time to prepare healthy meals and snacks.
Personally I don't cook...my boyfriend does however and is a very healthy person as well. I work out 3-4 times a week and on rare occasions I pick up something fast when I have a craving for it. I find that if I don't give into my cravings I eat more of something else just to fill the void of that cheesecake craving.
So if you're not dieting and you are eating right and exercising, I applaud you
for your determination and will power.
For everyone else that struggles or like myself is all thumbs in the kitchen...feel free to share your recipes and tricks to a healthy lifestyle.
My personal tips
1) stick to a workout schedule and DO NOT make excuses not to go
2) don't by anything at the grocery store that will tempt you to over eat or eat poorly
3) try juicing....I started with carrots and added more as my taste buds would tolerate
Please share your thoughts and ideas....we can all use the help and encouragement!!!