It’s Friday….cue that horrible Rebecca Black song and let’s celebrate!
Today’s workout was a version of this workout only I needed some MILES so I made each break a 2 mile run rather than a 1 mile run. Then I lessened the weights to 30-20-10 and added in some planks for fun. As always I am not a professional workout instructor or doctor just sharing with you what I’m doing.
This week I have really tried to focus on diet. The old saying is you can’t out work a bad diet well and I’m going to tell you I 100% agree with that philosophy. The transition to eating “clean” ok cleaner-er wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I assumed my biggest obstacle was going to be the husband and those dreaded lighter, healthier dinners.
But it would appear all the nutrition talk in this house has rubbed off on him or should I say re-inspired him. When we first met he was fresh off his second Empire Games appearance and lifting 2 times a week. While eating protein and drinking milk like a mad man. Nine years later we have both gotten a
lot little lazy and are looking to reset.
Eating better was a logical first step. The exercise we have down, both of us are to the point where not going to the gym seems weird. Well for me it’s the gym for him it’s playing hockey or lifting.
The above photo in some variation was my breakfast all week! I added in some greek yogurt and granola when needed. But mostly it was pretty and delicious my favorite combination.
Lunches I kept simple salads with LOADED veggies and a protein of some sort. Then dinners were lightened up with lots of veggies added. There is always a ton of talk about reading labels. I do read labels but personally I think the best food are the ones from the produce section with no labels!
And let’s get real if you come to me with some crazy diet or cleanse I’m going to laugh at you. Those are not long-term solutions they are quick instant gratification. We’ve all been there and we’ve all put the weight back on because eating nothing but broccoli for 6 weeks or drinking nothing but water for 40 days only works while you’re doing just that. It’s not a true solution. But if you love diets and cleanses by all means proceed! I just won’t be promoting them here.
I’m not an expert but eating clean-”er” with less processed foods I think is a long-term solution that can be maintained. Granted again I can’t go Paleo I love but butters, but I do want to cut out the crap.
Lindsay from the Lean Green Bean did an EXCELLENT post this week on healthy food prep and I encourage you to check it out. I agree 100% with her that planning ahead for the week makes eating healthy so much easier.
On Sunday I hit my grocery store and stocked up on what I would need for the week. Sure it took a little more time to plan than my normal dash in and dash out shopping trip. But it made me MUCH more aware of what I was going to be eating for the week. No last-minute ”we are having chicken nuggets meals” with a general plan of attack.
We did have a frozen pizza on Wednesday night, I’m not going to say we ate clean every meal. For my family, sometimes life does get the way, but one dinner out of 7? I’m calling a victory. I also discovered my kids LOVE hard-boiled eggs. And I should consider investing in a chicken to keep up with the new obsession. B may have also ate his body weight in apples.
And of course all the Chia Seeds I could handle! Below are a few of the options we had this week. Fish and Salads.
Obviously I’m not the cleanest eating person in the world yet but we are making steps as a family to get there.
Question of the Day? What is one food you could not give up?