Well, I’ve been eating really well since we came home from our vacation.
I can’t tell you how much better healthy food makes me feel! I’m always amazed.
When I eat junk food for a few days+, I can noticeably tell a difference. I feel sluggish and tired AND I look fatter!
I really do.
My body seems to bloat up when I eat too much sugar. Sad, but true.
On the flip side, when I start eating healthy again (after eating junk for a few days), I feel happier and more energetic AND the water weight comes off quickly. It’s really remarkable.
I’ve witnessed this phenomenon a million times and it always floors me! You’d think I’d finally learn that crappy food makes me feel…..hmmmm…..crappy!
It’s rocket science, I know.
Anyway, I’ve been eating pretty much my same old, same old healthy staples.
I’ve had this same breakfast for three days in a row now….
After breakfast, I went to my Muscle Works class at the gym. It was awesome! We did a bunch of lunges back and forth across the room. In fact we did so many that my legs turned to jello and I could hardly walk. It was awesome.
We also did a bunch of upper body exercises (biceps, triceps, shoulders, back) with dumbbells. Loved it. Then we ended with some clean and presses with barbells and some killer abs. Yay.
When I got home, I made myself a Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Spinach Protein Shake. I didn’t take a picture, but if you want to know what it looked like…..just take a look at any other protein shake picture on my blog. Sadly, they all look the same…..grayish green yumminess.
The recipe for this one was: 1 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder, 1 T. Cocoa, 1 T. Flax Seed, 1 T. Natural Peanut Butter, a little almond extract, 2 big handfuls baby spinach and about 6 ice cubes. It was awesome and really filled me up!
I also snagged a couple of these from my oldest son’s candy stash (he really shouldn’t leave it in the kitchen!)
Ya know, that Milky Way hidden at the bottom really called my name, but I remained strong. The Twizzlers were just perfect.
I asked everyone what they wanted for dinner and the winner was Tacos! Yay! They take me 10 minutes to prepare….love it! Sorry, I didn’t take pics, but I know you all know what tacos look like.
I actually didn’t even have any. I was still stuffed from my cereal. I did have a few slices of banana bread though. I made some earlier in the day (my Grandma’s recipe). It is so freakin’ good, I could eat the whole loaf. I just had 2 good sized pieces and it was heavenly. I’ll have to share the recipe with ya’ll sometime. It’s not healthy though…just your typical banana bread, but I love it.
Well, that’s my day in a nutshell. I hope you are all happy and healthy!