Let’s Get Real

Over the past couple of days I have really been struggling.  Well that’s a lie.  The past couple of weeks, maybe even longer.  I’m tired of feeling tired and lethargic.  I spent some time reflecting on my lifestyle, how things have changed over the past year and how much I really need to focus on my health.  I am a sweets lover.  Hands down could eat chocolate, ice cream, skittles and anything related all day everyday and probably not get sick of it.  I follow allot of blogs that focus on good, clean food.  No special diets or food restrictions, just everything in moderation.  I want to be like that.  So that is exactly what I am doing.

I love good for me food, so why would it be so difficult, right?  Wrong. I have to make a conscious effort to eat right.  And at the end of the day I should.  We all should.  It’s important to fuel our body correctly.  You only have one body, you better take care of it.  Instead of having ice cream for breakfast if it’s in the house I’ll go ahead and make myself something more nutritious.  That’s my goal.  By this summer I’m hoping that after a while of making smart choices it will become second nature to me.

That being said, I would love to hear any advice or suggestions you have!  Please share them with me 🙂

What I Ate Wednesday

8:00 – Breakfast – I had gfree bread, a slice of white cheddar cheese, egg whites and 2 pieces of turkey bacon.  Around 9:30 I had a yogurt with a nature valley honey and oats bar.  Oh and I had green tea ❤

12:30 – Lunch – Left over salmon and risotto from dinner with Lisa last night (HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE LA <– my best friend since she was born.  Initially because our moms are best friends, but now because we actually are best friends).  And when I got back to work after lunch I had some sugar snap peas.  I am obsessed with sugar snap peas and have a few handfuls several times a day.  I can’t help it!

3:30 ish Afternoon snack – I was actually craving pistachios which I don’t have any currently (the horror!) so I had some turkey and an apple.  A little while later I had a little experiment…I bought these the other day with my mom and I had high hopes from them.  I thought that maybe this would help my chocolate cravings, but it tasted like butt.  I’m also thinking that maybe because I used almond milk and not regular milk I was expecting something else.  Nonetheless I gave the straws to a coworker who says his kids love them.  ps. check out my cup!  It’s changes color with cold liquid.  Pretty cool right?! Its called a mood cup and my work sells them which means I get to sample one here and there.  Score.

6:30 – Dinner – I was finally home to sit down and have dinner with my parents (growing up my mom, dad, sister and I had dinner at the table every night and it’s something I hope I am able to do with my family later in life – it forced us all to be together and talk on a daily basis).  Tonight we had pork chops, green beans, squash (another favor) and cottage cheese.  Delish!

Tonight I was able to sit down and watch some tv and just relax.  Also.. no night would be complete without a little sweet right?  Well I kept it at healthy as possible otherwise I would be a complete hypocrite to what I wrote in the beginning of this post.

Thank you mr. easter bunny!

Question of the Day – Have you ever struggled with your fitness or diet (I use the term diet as a long term eating plan, not some crazy restriction thing)? I’ve noticed that with age comes a changing body.  When I was in highschool I had salt and vinegar chips and chocolate chip cookies daily.  Ask anyone who used to sit with me.  It was terrible!  Now I eat healthy healthier and struggle with my ‘happy weight’.

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Get Real

  1. Your meals look great!! I think just being conscious about wanting to clean things up a little is a great step. I would recommend choosing one things you want to implement at a time. Perhaps in your case you could limit yourself to one serving of a sweet a day. See if you can be consistent with that goal first and then maybe address another. We ALL struggle- you’re in good company!!

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