Kickin it old school TKP today blogging about random fitness stuff. How is everyone? How is your fitness journey going? I would love to hear an update so please let me know in the comments!
So believe it or not I am STILL rocking the vegan-ish life! I honestly can’t believe it because just last year the thought of life without dairy made me sad. But I just love the way I feel so much eating mostly vegan that I don’t even miss dairy at all! I will do another Viking to Vegan update soon and give the complete rundown but long story short, I keep a completely vegan diet six days a week and then usually have one day a week where I will have whatever. But not sugar. I am still sugarless. I quit sugar on October 31st and went 9 months without having any. Then several weeks ago I decided to have a little bit just to see how I felt and reassess. Maybe it was time to add it back it moderation. I quit sugar in October because I couldn’t stop once I started. When I had it again a while back (ice cream), I didn’t feel the need to eat the whole container but I just felt awful. Not having sugar for so long has made me SO sensitive to sugar! I don’t know how to explain how I felt really but it wasn’t a good feeling. So I decided to go back to the sugarless life. I feel much better, real food tastes so good, and the sugarless/vegan-ish life makes staying at a healthy weight so easy! More to come in the Viking to Vegan rundown but that’s the jist of my diet currently.
Oh and I tried Amazon Fresh! LOVE IT. I’ve used it three times now!
If you didn’t catch my post from last week, I am no longer actively Beachbody coaching. But I still love the workouts. I use Beachbody On Demand and it’s awesome because you can choose from tons of different kinds of programs every time you workout. So I never get bored and it’s so convenient! I don’t have to drive anywhere and Anna just hangs out while I jump around the living room. It’s awesome! Right now I am just doing random workouts from random programs everyday. Last week I did workouts from Insanity Max 30, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and T25.
It’s weird because before getting pregnant in 2016, I used to workout so hard in the gym and pay so much more attention to what I was eating and was 20 pounds heavier than I am now! Before getting pregnant with Anna, I would hang out around 170 lbs and now I hover around 150 (I’m 5’8″). I LOVE lifting really heavy but it would make me SO HUNGRY all the time. Now that I am working out with lighter weights and even just my own body weight, I am retaining the muscle I have but I’m not so hungry all the time! This is good because the thing about being hungry all the time is that you end up eating all the time! Haha! It feels good to not have this ravenous approach to food all the time.
So I started this blog because I had a passion for health and fitness which I still do. But fitness is no longer my main passion in life. As you know, I have had the worst time with postpartum anxiety. But it has brought me so close to the Lord and even deeper into His word! I have such a passion for His word now! It’s seriously all I think about. I love learning about healthy foods and our bodies and exercise, those things are definitely still important to me especially in managing the anxiety. But fitness is no longer the majority of my brain space as it once was. This is a good place to be. A fit lifestyle shouldn’t be one’s life. It’s just taking care of yourself so that you can care for others. So who knows what my future blog posts will hold. I am a Christian, not a Christian blogger. I am a healthy living blogger. Guess I will just go where the keyboard takes me! I do know I will be making some changes in my blogging due to some serious convictions about my image and the way I dress. I am so desensitized to the sexualization of the fitness world because it’s been that way forever now! What is considered modest is definitely far from it these days. I know my progress pictures are a far cry from the “progress pics” on social media these days but I feel the need to stand up to this so I will definitely be making the effort to display modesty on here. I hate that I am just now doing this but I am thankful for the conviction and working to make the change.
PS- Put your pants on Instagram!
Best ever. Even through postpartum anxiety brain. I feel like my heart is constantly exploding with love all the while breaking with sadness. I love watching them grown, but I hate watching them grow. The saying “Time flies when you’re having fun.” is an understatement when you are a mom. I feel like I am going to blink my eyes and one of them will be walking down the aisle! Ryan and I definitely share that mommy/son bond. But Anna and I have a special bond too. The love that God gives us for our kids blows my mind. When I was pregnant with Anna I was so afraid that I wouldn’t love her as much as I love Ryan. But I honestly love both of them exactly the same but in different ways. People would tell me this before I had two but I couldn’t understand it back then. Now I know. It is just so fun getting to know them and see their little personalities blossom into what they do. Anyway, enough of the mushy stuff. You moms know how it is.
Ok Peaches, how have you been?
How is your diet lately? Any food revelations?
How do you feel about the sexualization of the fitness world?
Moms, brag on your kids.
Oh and I have a question. How are you all taking such amazing selfies? And I can tell in your pictures that you are taking them out in public. I never see anyone taking selfies in public so I feel ridiculous doing it and then I have no clue how to get all these amazing angles that you all are. Here is last night’s date night selfies at At Home…….
My other issue is that Jason is just not into selfies. And yes, we do date night’s at home decor stores.
Have a great start to your week yall!