21 to Zip. Day 1!

21 to Zip. Day 1!

Good morning!

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…

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Still smiling though! 

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….

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I am starting to hate this dress. It’s not even the dresses fault but still… 

Zip. The Dress.

Ok, there it is. What is your plan for the next 21 days? Day 1 Recap is tomorrow.

Good luck!

Questions:

What do you want to achieve over the next 21 days?

What is your plan for success?

Are you ready?

 

 

Viking to Vegan

Viking to Vegan

Good morning Friends!

I’m going from Viking to vegan!

Well, not a real vegan but close enough for me at the moment! If you follow my food/workout posts, you know that I call myself a Viking because lately all I seem to be eating is meat and dairy. I have no clue how vikings really ate but I picture them eating similarly haha. Actually, let me google it. One sec!

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Ok, so not too much dairy mentioned here  but I was kinda right.

Anyway I didn’t mean to eat like a Viking. Here’s how it all started and the progression that lead up to my current way of eating.

-Discovered clean eating, changed diet, felt great
-Dieted too much, exercised too much, felt like crap
-Stopped doing cardio because I was sick of it, stops watching calories because I was sick of it
-Gained weight 😦
-Tried the LCHF diet, LOVED it!, lost a little weight but then couldn’t lose anymore, no problem because I felt so good
-Hormones went crazy after 3 months of no carbs because, well, you need some carbs in your life
-Started over with just a clean diet, sort of watching calories and sort of watching carbs
-Got pregnant with Anna, gained tons of weight
-Had Anna. Found weight loss success with a clean, lower carb diet with little carb ups here and there plus 21 Day Fix Extreme and Insanity Max 30, BUT still kept falling off the wagon when I had junk food
-Quit sugar, found it SO MUCH easier to stick to a meal plan
-Got busy being a mom of an infant and 4 year old and stuck to healthy eating by only eating the things that I didn’t have to steam or wash or cut up. I save and reheat whatever meat I make for the family for dinner and always have yogurt and almonds on hand. I boil a big batch of eggs on Sunday so I can grab them when I need a quick snack throughout the week
-Realized I had become a Viking

So that’s how I became a Viking. BUT Sunday I will be starting the 3 Day Refresh which is three days of having three of Beachbody’s shakes (1 Shakeology, 2 Vanilla Fresh), a Fiber Sweep drink, and then your diet is all vegan.

To ease myself into this, I am keeping a vegetarian diet for the rest of the week. I refuse to only eat yogurt, nuts, and eggs though so I am making the effort to add produce. I’m not going to lie y’all, I’m kinda nervous. But I am keeping an open mind and I am excited about adding more color to my diet! Lord knows I need to.

So that’s where I am at right now haha. We’ll see how this goes!

I would love to hear from vegetarians and vegans about your diet! So today’s questions are for the plant-based peeps!

QUESTIONS FOR THE PLANT-BASED:

Are you a vegan or a vegetarian?

Why do you love your eating style?

Do you find it challenging to stick to? Are you hungry all the time?

Any tips? Please!

Thank you in advance!