Life

As I told you life got crazy busy and will continue to be until next week.  I wanted to check in to let you all know I am thinking of my readers and our journey.   Last day of school before spring break for the kids.

Being honest the gym hasn’t been a part of my life for a while.  I do try to get in some sort of walk or exercise though.   Unfortunately, I am learning that life isn’t allowing me to get to the gym everyday like my last journey.  It just poses a situation that requires me to be creative and more driven.  Sometimes I am and sometimes it just doesn’t happen.  I have to pick and choose my battles.  If exercise is lacking then my food game has to be on point!  If my food game is lacking or I want a treat my exercise  has to be awesome!

If you celebrate Easter I hope it’s a great one!

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What a day!

We all have nutty days and today was no joke!   So no workout for me. I had my prepped breakfast of a quiche and avocado (picture above) but aside from that lunch and dinner out. I made pretty good decisions but this will have to be a day that I work harder tomorrow for.
I just took a brisk walk with my son so that counts for something! Gotta go get the rest of my water completed! Tomorrow is a new day!
Thanks for holding me accountable! #becauseican

Brr!

What a change in weather! I hit the pavement as promised yesterday! I jogged and didn’t stop which was my goal. I successfully completed my goal but I thought I was going to die! Thank goodness that didn’t happen! Lol

I ate a quiche for breakfast and one of my yummy snacks this afternoon when I was craving something sweet.  Simple dinner tonight because Tuesdays are nuts in my house! Sweet potato, chicken and steamed veggies.

I now have more incentive on my journey …my annual birthday trip has been revealed! I am on strict instructions by me that I will enjoy my trip to the fullest in the body I am in.  I refuse to compare myself to others or social media.  I won’t fall prey to the stereotypical i.ages of what society says is a beautiful body.  As long as I am working on a mentally and physically  healthy me that is all that matters!  I finally know my worth and will remain on my healthy eating and exercise journey!
Thank you for reading and holding me accountable! #becauseican screenshot_20190407-111302_samsung-internet

Set for the week

Yes it is a beautiful day why am I in the house cooking!?! I had to work today so meal prep got done too! I made these no bake treats! Here is the recipe: 3/4 almond butter or peanut butter,tbsp honey or maple syrup, 1 tsp. Vanilla. Warm that for 20 seconds in the microwave. Mix then Add 3/4 oats and 3tsp chia seeds. You can add other stuff too. I put 2tsp of flaxseed and 2tbsp of dark chocolate chips. Roll into small balls then flatten or keep round and refrigerate. Great easy snack!
I also made one of my favorite breakfast or even lunches. Egg white quiches. Egg whites seasonings of your choice and veggies cooked or not and put in ramekins or muffin tins. I bake for about 20-25 mins on 350. This morning I didn’t have anything prepared so I had a frozen turkey sausage and egg white pita. It is 150 calories and I ate mine with pico de Gallo and avocado. I have really been enjoying a big salad and I take a piece of Swiss cheese and lay smoked turkey on top and roll it tight and slice it. I add that to my salad. Protein and the cheese makes me feel like I am cheating but I am not! Today I had a cabbage salad with it.
Planning to hit the pavement this afternoon and either take a jog or ride my bike! Enjoy this beautiful day! #becauseican

Sunday funday

Hello all! Another nice day! Got to sleep in and have the same wonderful breakfast again today! I have not been entering my food into my fitness pal this weekend. Huge test for me! Test to make good decisions during a busy weekend! So far so good! Last night was an unexpected treat…out to dinner. I had the best salad/appetizer! It was grilled portobello mushrooms, green beans, roasted red peppers, celery, red onion and small fresh mozzarella balls. Yum!
Beautiful day for a bike ride. The wind was a little rough but a good challenge. Even got in a short walk with the dog. Hope you got a little exercise outdoors today on this beautiful Sunday! You prepared for the week? Mentally? Meals prepped or at least thought out? Got an idea of what you want to do at the gym? Goals you want to exceed at the gym?
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TGIF

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a super busy but very productive day today. No workout at the gym. I did clean my whole house! All the running around today and cleaning has to count for something! Made good food choices today and only had one snack. I hope that everyone has a great weekend and doesn’t stray from their journey. Make time for a walk or get to the gym if you can. Choose healthy clean meals! Absolutely don’t forget to drink water! Half your body weight! Hoping the weather is good enough for a bike ride this weekend!

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Recipe inspiration

So I was scrolling on IG the other day and came across this picture. Everything about this platter looked amazing to me! I created my version of it tonight for dinner with what I had. I did my potato slices in my air fryer and the oven. Air fryer potato slices came out better in my opinion. I had plum tomatoes so I cut them up with my cucumbers and dressed them in vinegar and a tiny sprinkle of evoo. I swapped broccoli for string beans. Just had those yesterday. I cooked my salmon on the stove in a teriyaki sauce I got from Trader Joe’s. I last minute cut up avocado to go with cucumber and tomato because I had one that was getting to the point that if I didn’t use it that it would go bad. What a wonderful meal! The vegetables were amazing! I could have just had them!
Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration from a magazine,Pinterest or IG to figure out a new meal. Eating the same thing is easy for calorie counting but birding as hell so switch it up! Hope you had a yummy dinner like me!
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