Same Old, Same Old Healthy Stuff!

Well, I’ve been eating really well since we came home from our vacation.

Yay.

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. :-)

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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….

4 egg whites, spinach, bell pepper, onion, ham, olives and feta…all topped with homemade salsa! Yum! I also have a slice of pan-fried low carb toast on the side. Love it.

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!)

 

The stash. :-)

Ya know, that Milky Way hidden at the bottom really called my name, but I remained strong.  The Twizzlers were just perfect.

Later on, I had a yummy bowl of cereal topped with strawberries.  I <3 cereal!  I had some Kashi Go Lean mixed with a little Pumpkin Flax granola.  Heavenly.  Love it.

 

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!



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