Hey, hey, hey! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. 🙂
Can I just tell you guys how much I looooove the weekend!!?? I’m so grateful it comes every week. Last night Kev and I went to see the movie, Split with some friends of ours…
I was actually totally freaked out about seeing this show…like legit scared. I enjoy a good thriller, but I hate horror or really dark movies. I was hoping this movie would be more “thriller-y” and less “horror-y” and it was. I actually really liked it!
My sister had just told me last week, “DO NOT see the movie Split!” She told me she hated it and it was terrible. She was not a fan of the whole, “crazy man kidnaps several girls and keeps them hostage” story line. Ha ha.
However, when our friends asked us if we wanted to go see it with them, we said, “sure!” It was actually very, very, very well done. I don’t love the whole “crazy man kidnaps girls” story line either, but the acting was phenomenal. Seriously. James McAvoy was “insanely” good. Ha ha. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen more impressive acting.
It’s definitely not a happy, feel good kind of story, but it was very, very entertaining. My sister will probably think I’m psycho. Ha ha.
Well, I’ve still been eating mostly good. Weekends are tough, but I’ve done okay. I’m also still loving my workouts. My gym makes it very easy for me to stick with a regular workout schedule. I’ve been working out about 5 times a week, which is perfect for me. I looooove my workouts and actually look forward to them. Woot!
However, the past month or two, I’ve kind of just been coasting a bit. Just going through the motions. I live a reasonably healthy lifestyle all of the time, but it’s mostly a “maintenance” kind of lifestyle. I can tell that it’s time for me to shake things up a bit and challenge myself. I’m ready to kick it up a notch, tone up, lean out and see some results. Yay!
I told you guys that my birthday is next week, right? I may be weird, but there are just a few days throughout the year that I have to eat crappy food. I just have to. It’s tradition and makes those special days more….special. Ha ha. Those days are my birthday, Christmas (pretty much the few days before Christmas too) and Thanksgiving. That’s about it.
I’ve gone through many, many Halloweens and Easters without eating a single piece of candy. I’ve enjoyed many “squeaky clean” 4th of July BBQs. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, our Anniversary….I’m fine keeping it healthy. BUT, on my birthday….we celebrate! Ha ha.
Soooo, I’m in the process of planning a new challenge for myself and it will officially start on Monday, February 13th. My birthday is the 9th and I really don’t want to start a challenge on a Friday!??! Oh, and I’m totally fine keeping it healthy on Valentine’s Day too. No big deal.
So, I’ve been reading this book this past week and I think it’s just the kick in the pants I need!
Truth be told guys, I know exactly how I should be eating and what I should be eating to get the results I’m looking for. But, there’s just something about someone else telling me just what to do and how to eat that renews my motivation and gives me more faith in the process.
I enjoy changing it up and trying new things too! I still haven’t finished reading this whole book, but so far it speaks right to my heart. It’s macros based and it involves carb cycling, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. It just makes sense to me.
In this Extreme Transformation program you eat high protein every day, but you have 4 days in a row of high protein/high carb and then two days of high protein/high fat. On the 7th day, you get a “reset” day. On that reset day, you eat a typical high protein/high carb diet, but you also get 1,000 extra calories. Woot!
Oh, and you figure out a calorie amount to stick with every day. I still haven’t figured out my calorie amount and I’m not sure what the macro ratios are supposed to be. I need to read more about it in the book.
So far, this plan makes so much sense to me because I’m a huge believer in counting macros and I know that short-term low carb diets (in this case, 2 days a week) can be a huge game changer.
Oh, and they also have an exercise plan too, but I think I’ll just stick with the stuff I’m doing at F45 for now. I want to start running again though! I miss it. I don’t know quite when or how I’ll fit it in the schedule right now though, dang it. We’ll see.
Well folks, the Superbowl is tomorrow! Yay! I actually don’t care about watching the game too much, but I love the commercials, half-time show and the food! I’m also rooting for my Pats! We lived in New England (Rhode Island and New Hampshire) for 6 years, so I love the Patriots! 🙂 Although, I wouldn’t be sad if the Falcons won because they’ve never won a Superbowl before. Yes, I’m a softie.
I thought I’d share a yummy guacamole recipe with you guys that I looooove! I love that guacamole is so tasty, flavorful, versatile and good for you to boot! I think it’s the perfect thing to bring to a Superbowl party.
You can obviously use typical tortilla chips to dip in it or you can make it healthier by making your own “pita-type” chips with low carb tortillas, Flatouts or whatever else you want to use!
You could also make some sweet potato chips (so good!) to dip as well…
- 3 avocados; peeled, pitted and mashed
- 1 lime; juiced (you can add a little more lime juice if you prefer!)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup onion; diced
- 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro; chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes; diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic; minced
- 1 jalapeno; seeded and minced (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
In a medium bowl, mix avocado, lime juice and salt.
Add onion, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos, cumin and cayenne pepper.
Mix to combine.
Chill for 1/2 hour to combine flavors. Enjoy!
Yum! I love guacamole. I also love to top my chicken or eggs with it. It’s soooo good! It’s pretty much good on anything.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!