With a wedding date on the horizon it’s time to crank healthy up a notch. In addition to getting my body in it’s best shape, my skin is also something that needs a swift kick. This past week I have really struggled. My skin has developed a rash around my jawline that I thought originally to be acne. An Amazon cart full of healthy skin books later, I have tried eliminating meat, alcohol and dairy from my diet. I have to figure out what is causing this reaction. I even eliminated coffee for a day, but decided this isn’t negotiable.
I’m taking baby steps as you can see, but I’m also 100% aware. I think of consequences for everything I put in my body & am trying to ween myself from any more than one piece of chocolate per day. A healthy lifestyle is a progression & instead of beating myself up & patting my own back which encourages me to do more!
Menu: January 7 – January 11
This week I didn’t make my goals every day, i.e. low carb, low calorie, etc. I did introduce new foods into my meals since I’ve decided to not eat meat right now. I’ve loved experimenting and have really enjoyed the meals I’ve prepared for this week. I do include a LOT of A Healthy Passion meals into my meal plan, because they are a) easy b) delicious. If you’re curious to see what it’s all about you can do a free trial & I highly recommend, because you’ll fall in love & life will become SO much simpler.
• January 7: Low Carb Day
• January 8: Low Carb Day
Lunch – Green Grain Bowl (from above)
Dinner – Vegan Green Rice Burrito Bowl from Delish Knowledge
(I did adapt this dinner a bit & used riced cauliflower instead of white rice & instead of the meat
• January 9: Regular Macro Day
Lunch – Leftover Vegan Green Rice Burrito Bowl
Dinner – Medley of purple cabbage, riced cauliflower, butternut squash, onion & mushrooms with a bit of Tamari
• January 10: Low Calorie Day
Lunch – Leftover “medley”
Dinner – Blackened Tilapia w/Corn Salsa from A Healthy Passion
• January 11: Regular Macro Day
Lunch – Crazy Bowls & Wraps – Fajita Bowl w/extra black beans
Dinner – Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi from A Healthy Passion
I’m not as impressed with my progress for this week, but in the name of transparency, here it is. Two times. Better than zero times. Also, running is getting easier, even in the arctic temperatures and I’m finding I really enjoy it.
Additions to Routine
• Music – I have blasted songs such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” while I cook.
• I’ve removed most dairy & meat again from my diet this week.
• Every night, I’ve gotten in bed & read for at least an hour.
• Added Skillshare back into my life! Learning something new every day isn’t a bad way to live.
Plan for Next Week
• What I hope to add to my diet:
I need to add less dairy to my diet, so I’m hoping to find better alternatives to add.
• What I hope to add to my fitness plan:
Same as last week – 4 to 5 days of cardio & strength training.
• What I hope to add to my overall routine: more meal prep, gratitude journal,
Gratitude journal every day. Limit my overall amount of coffee & reduce processed sugar intake.