Maybe it’s the changes that I see in my body, energy, state of mind, etc. that motivates me or maybe it is all of you wonderful fellow bloggers that just gave me the extra push, but I have NEVER been so motivated in my life.
My workouts have changed so much and I am eating crazzzy delicious, healthy, foods. It is crazy because my body literally cravesss this food.
Grapefruit, blackberries, and 1/2 a banana for breakfast.
Coffee w/ coconut milk.
Egg white omelette filled w/ spinach and light mozzarella.
Green tea w/ tbls of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Lunch was a smoothie w/ plain Chobani, mixed berries, coconut milk, flax seed, 1/2 a banana.
Dinner, 1/2 a turkey club on whole-wheat (no bacon, add avocado)
Green tea w/ tbls of Apple Cider Vinegar
Ran 15 minutes
Walked at an incline of 9 for 15 minutes
Squats & tons of other leg exercises in the studio
Then, I worked for 5 hours (cocktail waitress). This is my part time job for some extra cash while I student teach & what I did through out college. I count it as a little light cardio :))
[Breakfast this morning]
[Me, cheering on my boyfriend’s baseball team! I added this in here because he is a HUGE source of my motivation. Go Irish!]
Kale (or spinach), apple, ice, chobani, water smoothie.
With a budget & not a ton of time, I tend to double up on recipes.
Therefore, for breakfast I will most likely have one of those smoothies, or cheerios. For lunch, I will have an omelette or a smoothie. For dinner: an omelette or pasta. For snacks: fruit or veggies.
[& I am sure that for a few meals I will be out to eat, so it is important to stay strict so I can enjoy it to the fullest. Therefore, a snack might be a skinny hazelnut latte or dinner might be salmon or lunch might be a veggie sandwich from Subway]
One of the pivotal moments of my day, is the time I get into bed & relax. My muscles have worked hard & I have thought consciously about every thing I have put into my body [the coffee, the mass amts of water, & the nutrient filled foods]. All of this has taken a mental toll on my body, not including everything else that happens in a day.
Now it is time to relax, fall asleep, and let my body recover. After all, a KEY point to weight loss AND health is getting LOTS of sleep.
My night time snack:
+ 1 green tea bag
+ steamed milk
+ 2 Truvia packets
Directions: heat milk & boil water. Let green tea bag steep. Add steamed milk and Truvia packets.
This not only curbed my sweets craving, it relaxed, warmed, and gave me some wonderful green tea benefits.
I tend to choose recipes that have minimal ingredients, implications to my budget, and take little time to make! Instead I choose recipes with maximum health benefits & flavor.
My new obsession are omelettes. You can literally throw anything you want into them any VEGGIE into them & they will taste delicious.
Along with other groceries, I bought a carton of eggs, a package of peppers (green, yellow, & red). Spinach & shredded mozzarella. & for lunch the past few days I have been eating this omelette, FILLED with Vitamins A & C !!
[LOAD up on Spinach, it shrinks once it is cooked.]
[TIP: I like to cut my peppers up into very small pieces and throw them into the egg and milk mixture. I’m not a huge fan of peppers but love the benefits, so this way I can barely notice I am eating them.]
[After the egg and pepper has cooked for a little bit, add cheese and spinach, then cover with a lid so the steam can cook the spinach.]
[Fold over & enjoy this wonderful meal FULL of Vitamins A & C, and approx. 250 cals.]
My question, for anyone who comes across this, what are your favorite “skinny” cocktails?! (OR cocktails in general) or what do you think of cutting out alcohol to lose weight fast?
’tis the season for friends, food, and family! & if you have friends and family like mine, there will be plenty of drinks involved. I love my share of cocktails but since November 1st I made a vow to myself. Limit drinks & implement a healthy way of drinking. I seem to go out and wake up with the worst stomach ache EVER!
My SKINNY favorites:
vodka/water (I LOVE Stoli O, Stoli Blueberry, or various absolut flavors). If they, don’t have flavored vodka, I ask for a fruit garnish
vodka/soda (same flavors as above) with fruit garnish, lemon lime or orange (as shown in the bottom picture!)