My Clear Little Friend

Last week I shared that I was now looking for some help in my Operation 25.5 journey.  Mainly for this reason — I realized very quickly that, left to my own devices, I would not reach my goal in the next millennium.  Strength is defined as understanding what you can’t do as much as you can, right?

And, lucky for me, I immediately found a wonderful fitness entrepreneur and friend who has agreed to take me on — the scatter brained and chocolate-clinging client — to help me get my health and fitness on track.  I’ll introduce you to this wonderful woman in the near future … trust me, you’ll love her (she’s smart, funny, joyful and gorgeous).

In the meantime, let me share with you the first two health guidelines that I have been given:

1. Walk 45 minutes a day
2. Drink 2 L of water a day (about 8.5 cups)

These seem like simple, and well, very smart changes.  But, like many women out there know … the organ that holds water in your body looses some of its strength after having a baby.  (E.g. you go to the bathroom tons after having any type of liquid).  So, let’s say, just after a few days of upping my water intake (actually more like actually paying attention to the fact I had not been drinking water) I have spent a lot of time running to the little girl’s room.  A lot of time …

You may be thinking, “Julia – This is WAYYYYY TMI, I don’t come here to read about your bathroom struggles.”  And I say to that, “You do now.”

So, welcome again to Live Pretty, where we take the Live Real part of our slogan for, well, real ….

Love ya,

(P.s. – Remind yourself to think of me fondly when you turn over in bed tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., because I’ll be dragging myself out of bed to get my walking in for the day — with a sleepy joy that I am working toward a very important life goal).

A good morning to you.

Julia Montgomery Stewart

Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen. Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living. As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor. Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010. Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.

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One Response to “My Clear Little Friend”

  1. Roseddy Montgomery — January 27, 2011 @ 8:56 am (#

    I’m proud of you. You go girl. Just one more thought. If you look at that close-up photo of the single glass of water, the bottom reflection is smiling back at ya.



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