I’m getting my buns in the kitchen! For all you fitness freaks you know that a healthy body is made in the kitchen first and secondarily in training. I took a cue from Jamie Eason to get creative in the kitchen when I catch myself looking for food. I learned about myself that I get that way ONLY at home and typically about 1-2 hours from my next meal.
My new tricks (other than the 2 tips to successful dieting):
- I will munch. Depending on the time of day, if I get the munchies, I will have a small portion of my next meal as a way of ENSURING that I don’t eat junk while waiting for the clock to hit meal time. Example: I had 4 oz of sweet potato and it not only held me over but it also gave me energy for my 3 mile run.
- Cook for the taste buds. I’ve been cooking my food just to get it packed and ready. I hate chicken, so I figure I’ll have to get over it anyway, BUT NOT TRUE!!! There ARE ways that I DO like chicken, so why the heck do I not cook it for my taste buds?!?! #becauseIamstupid I am going to start cooking tasty recipes!
So…it’s common sense stuff, but I guess my brain was on auto-pilot and I wasn’t taking the time to notice that I can enjoy eating healthy again.
I’m in need of healthy recipes to add to my library! Please share! and I love pics if you have them! ♥
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I was flabbergasted when I read that Jamie Eason said “I don’t cheat”! I mean… I guess I shouldn’t be shocked because, if you look at her, how ELSE would she look that good all the time?! But what I want to know is…HOW can you not cheat…wouldn’t you feel deprived?
Jamie Eason makes a HOBBY out of transforming her favorite comfort foods into clean, protein-dense fuel for her fit lifestyle. Here, she shares: Jamie Eason – June 2011 – Robert Kennedy’s Oxygen Women’s Fitness.
I don’t know about you, but I am TOTALLY motivated…I’m adding this statement to my 21 Day challenge:
“I will try to get really creative in the kitchen so I don’t feel like I’m missing out.”
What is my reason for sticking to my clean diet?
Why not make that allowed “3 free meals” a “4 or 5 free meals” instead?
I know how to stick to my diet, but what is/are my reasons?…
My something new today – make a list of why I want to eat Meal #5. (it’s the only meal I seem to have trouble with)
- to stay lean (and not botch all the hard work I did that day)
- to feel good in my favorite jeans (even if I am my worst critic, I still feel like poo when I know I’m not doing my best)
- to FEEL like I am doing all that I can to stay hot for my hubs
- So I can get on the scale and not spend the next 2 minutes calculating what the 2-4lbs is made up of
- So I can have my active body functioning at its prime capacity
- because I WANT to lose 5 lbs
- because I like muscular definition
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The spring weather is phenom. After a leg workout with my girlfriend (also a new client of IFBB Fitness pro, Susan Groshek), I took my cardio outdoors again! My cousin, Paul, is ginormous…12 foot long legs…ok thats a slight exaggeration…but his “jog” was my sprinting! After nearly a quarter mile of sprinting I finally got up the guts to say I might need to take it down a notch haha. He really pushed me and it was great to have someone to talk to for 3 miles.
Anyone else enjoying spring weather?
Are you doing the 21 Day Challenge? Tell me about it! 🙂
Shakin things up with Michelle’s challenge: I exchanged my 30-40 minutes of cardio for an evening 5K on one of the prettiest trails in Dallas, Texas. It was perfect running weather and the crowd was lively – what a great decision!
the finish line!
we love cardio!
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Post competition blues set in and I felt scatter-brained with my workouts. So my trusty friend Michelle whipped up an idea to shake things up.
“Okay so maybe my 21 day challenge will help and make it fun!” —Michelle
This streak is centered around the idea that bad habits/good habits take 21 days to mold according to Covey. So the goal is to get back on track in 21 days!
How? Each day do…
- Blog it. Short or long – provide a blog post. Name it day 1, 2,3 of 21. This means we report success/challenges back to each other.
- Something DIFFERENT! Maybe it’s a new workout, a new set, a new cardio routine, anything – break out of that comfort zone!
- Get inspired before bed. Before you go to bed reading SOMETHING inspirational. Whether its a book, someones blog, anything – get you in the positive zone when you go to bed.
- Talk out loud. Tell yourself OUT-LOUD ” I can do this, I can do this, I can do this” 10 times when you immediately wake up.
- Do what ever you have to do to set the new habits. And realize that the first 2 – 3 days WILL BE THE HARDEST!!!!
What new things will YOU try? What habits will you make/break?
Michelle also reminded me that life happens. Even when you go on a streak or a vendetta to accomplish something “I will hit the gym 6 times a week”, sometimes life happens and you miss. That’s OK!! No sense in fretting, pick yourself up and reboot! ;D