So good to hear from you ladies over the weekend. I hope you all had a fabulous one!
How was the weekend? How do you feel about the week ahead? In a healthy mindset? I kept to clean, lower calorie foods over the weekend and was 3 pounds down this morning. Mary was so right when she said you can’t think about it too much! So for now, “ish” seems to be working for me.
Haha! But really! Eating all the right foods and making sure we get exercise in is definitely not what life is about. But these things definitely make life a whole lot easier right? I think we all know this scenario……
You decide to fall off the wagon. At first, no adverse side effects. Heck, you even feel better than you did while staying on track! Days go by, sometimes weeks. Adverse side effects kick in. You’re tired, you have cravings, you can’t seem to gain control over your eating, you have no motivation to work out, you feel bad about yourself. Ugh, back to Day 1!
So I think the key is if to just stay on the wagon……ish. Maybe just sit on the wagon with our legs hanging off. 🙂
We had our first Sunday dinner yesterday! What a great time. The thought of Sunday dinners popped into my head last week when I realized how bad Jason and I are at letting weeks and even months pass without seeing our family and friends face to face. I figured if we had a constant like Sunday dinner that people could come to every weekend, we are sure to keep in touch!
Yesterday’s attendees were Jason’s mom, my mom, Jason’s brother Andy (who could pass for his twin), our next door neighbors Anne and Larry, and our good friends Kathleen and Daniel. Everyone brought a dish and we just hung out and laughed all afternoon. So fun. An afternoon of blessings for sure.
And to top things off, I stayed on track!
There were definitely a few temptations like squash casserole and mac n cheese. But this is just 21 days! I can have squash casserole after the wedding. I had salad topped with chicken and shrimp with Bolthouse Farms ranch yogurt dressing followed by a cup of black coffee. Probably the biggest bummer was not being able to have a glass of wine with everyone but again, wine will be there after the wedding. Probably right after I would imagine!
Breakfast was overnight oats with chocolate Vega Essentials stirred in.
I had sworn off Vega protein powder after trying the coconut almond Protein and Greens. I also gave the vanilla Protein and Greens a shot too. Yuck. But when Sarah came to visit she assured me that I would feel differently about Vega Essentials. She let me try some of hers in a smoothie and she was right! Completely different! So good. I am definitely hooked. I have already tried all three flavors (mocha, chocolate, and vanilla) and love them all. Surprisingly chocolate is my favorite. (And no I do not work or have any affiliation with Vega).
Did I ever post any pictures of when Sarah was here? Maybe I did but I can’t remember doing it so here they are, maybe again! Those of you with small children will understand how hard it is to get a picture of everyone actually sitting still and smiling….
I am still just sitting here in awe of the fact that she actually came to visit. Such an amazing time! Love you Sarah!
Lunch was another oatmeal. You know me haha. This one was another bowl of overnight oats with applesauce and dry roasted peanuts. I just fix the two bowls at night before I go to bed and walla! Quick and easy breakfast AND lunch!
I had one snack in the afternoon which was seaweed and a mult-green kombucha. I am realizing something about the healthy foods I like. I have acquired a taste for them and this is why it is a rare occasion when someone tries one of my concoctions and actually likes it too. Haha!
I realized this when drinking both the multi-green kombucha and these Daily Greens green juices I have been getting from Costco.
When I first tried these, I thought they were gross. As you probably know, a lot of green juices sold in stores are loaded with sugar and are not even worth the “green”. These are not those haha. Daily Greens definitely taste “healthy”. I even wondered how I was going to finish the rest of them because you all know that when you get things from Costco it’s always in a very large quantity. Well I was determined to finish the green juices because the were not cheap and for whatever reason also kept choosing multi-green again and again when getting a kombucha! I think it’s because we have been sick every since Ryan started school and green things just seem right at the moment.
But now I have totally acquired a taste for the green drinks! I actually really enjoy them now! Isn’t that funny? Having acquired a taste for these drinks that I originally thought were gross made me think that I have probably done this with most of my food that I eat on a regular basis now. And thinking back, I remember the first time I tried plain oatmeal and thought “No way, I can’t do this”. And I used to only eat broccoli in Chinese food!
So if you have a hard time finding healthy foods that you enjoy, a lot of people recommend “Just trying it.” Well, I would say “Just try it……again. And maybe again after that!” We don’t seem to mind acquiring tastes for beer and coffee so why not acquire a taste for something really good for you! Not that coffee and beer don’t have their place 😉
That’s a wrap! How was your Day 1? Or is today Day 1? Either way chime in and give an update.
Have a great Monday yall!
Do you have Sunday dinners?
What is something that you enjoy now that was an acquired taste?
Well Day 1 started out with us missing church and instead making a trip to the doctor for Anna. She has an ear infection. 😦 Poor baby…
But on a happy note, we are also having our first Sunday dinner at our house today! The idea of Sunday dinners popped into my head earlier this week. Jason and I are BAD about not only being homebodies but also going weeks and weeks without seeing family and friends. I thought Sunday dinner would be a great way to make sure we keep in touch and see each other face to face more often! Not to mention it will ensure that I clean my house enough to be company worthy once a week haha.
BUT even with sick baby and family dinner today I am sticking to the plan!
I had my usual breakfast and lunch today and I have my afternoon snack and salad for tonight planned out. Tomorrow’s post will be the recap.
I am working out in the morning………really.
Here is the overall plan for 21 to Zip:
Log all calories into My Fitness Pal (calories set for 2 pounds lost a week).
Try my very best to eat mostly vegan (today will not be all vegan).
Get 6-7 20 minute workouts in a week.
Drink 1 gallon of water daily
Check in with you guys daily!
I know I usually state my goals when I do these challenges but for this challenge, I have one solitary goal….
Zip. The Dress.
Ok, there it is. What is your plan for the next 21 days? Day 1 Recap is tomorrow.
What do you want to achieve over the next 21 days?
So in case you were wondering, which I am certain you have just been on the edge of your seat wondering if I have gotten my fitness act together since Wednesday, I haven’t. Ugh! I am just in a rut. Not only do I have absolutely no desire to exercise but it almost seems painful at the moment to exercise. Yesterday I even Googled “Do I have to workout in order to lose weight?” Haha!
Of course I know the answer to my Google. No, I don’t. It’s just good for me to exercise. Not only does it make me stronger and healthier but it’s definitely a better use of my time than Googling things like “Do I have to workout in order to lose weight?”
But seriously, I have got to get my act together. This is how my days have gone here lately…
-Eat healthy breakfast, log healthy breakfast and weight into My Fitness Pal
-Go back and forth as to if I will ever workout again
-Take Ryan to school, clean, errands, etc.
-Eat healthy lunch, may or may not log into My Fitness Pal
– Snack before getting Ryan, debate eating more snacks before getting Ryan
-Forget about My Fitness Pal
-Plan how I will do better the next day…..
I haven’t been blogging as much lately. There are several reasons for this. Here are a few….
I Got Sick Of Being Online
The good thing about blogging for free is that it doesn’t matter if you blog or not. After I stopped Beachbody coaching, I needed to unplug big time. I’m still not on social media and it’s pure bliss. I don’t know if I will ever go back. If you are on the fence about kicking social media, I say do it! It’s so peaceful out here.
When I Am Really Deep In Thought, I Can’t Think of Anything To Write
Which is weird because my thoughts are certainly blog post worthy. Very blog post worthy actually. But I have liked keeping a light hearted tone on The Keen Peach up until recently so I haven’t been sure how deep I want to get on here or if I even want to veer from fitness which is what this blog was originally about. I am thinking I might be getting deeper on here though.
I Am Not Very Good At Keeping This Blog From Being A Shrine to Angela Teal
This is the kicker. I love to write. I love to share my thoughts and get feedback. I love the healthy life! But ugh, selfies, selfies, selfies. Progress pics, what I ate, what I think, what I feel, everything me me me! Ugh! I even had to ask myself what is actually fueling my progress. Actual love for fitness, or praise from you readers?! I’ve just been so convicted this year.
So I have been kinda stuck as to how to proceed with my blogging.
In my pondering I have concluded there are in fact some undeniably good reasons to blog. Here they are!
‘Be The Change You Want To See In The World” -Mahatma Gandhi
Maybe you will inspire something good! Or at least find a community of people who think kind of like you do.
There Are Still A Lot Of People Out There Who Have Absolutely No Clue How To Be Healthy
I forget that not everyone knows how to be healthy……..or even cares for that matter. My brother was visiting this weekend and I said something about a carb. He didn’t know what a carb was. He is not alone. I love this! It means there is something I can help with.
This One Is About Me……Blogging Holds Me Accountable
Seriously guys. I fall off the wagon when I don’t blog. I am going to try my very best to not selfie and my progress pics will be fully clothed but I must have accountability and posting my progress on this blog holds me accountable. When I am off the wagon, I am exhausted and I have absolutely no time to be exhausted! PLEASE jump into any fitness challenge done on here. I need you! Let’s help each other.
So here we go yet again Peaches. New challenge tomorrow. I have 21 days until this wedding. Anyone up for a 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge? If you are up for it, let’s do it!