Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clean Eating..Just The Beginning

A little while back I mentioned some goals that I was going to try to work on.  The one that I have been focusing on the most is pack a healthy lunch at least four times a week.
How have I been doing?  Well, I have been really concentrating on clean eating and making sure I have a "clean" lunch has been working well.  I been having turkey wraps with mustard, cut up carrots and celery.  I will either have an apple or a clementine to go along with it.  My Mom also made this really good lentil soup so I was able to pack that a few days.  I haver been having smoothies for breakfast.  I usually mix in protein powder, spinach or kale, chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt, and either some store bought green juice or some water.  It usually keeps me full for several hours.
I've been setting time aside on Sundays to cut up veggies for my snack and to also put some aside for my daughters lunch.  I have been drinking plenty of water and I have also cut out the cream in my coffee.  I am still using splenda, but I hope to get rid of that soon also.
I have lost 2 lbs since last week and I am pleased with that.  I haven't been exercising much at all, but I know I will get back to it.
I have been searching the internet for lunch and dinner ideas and have found some really good recipes.  I think as long as I plan ahead and prepare, I will be able to continue on my healthy journey.
Its a struggle, but I feel like its one that will be well worth it.  So, I plan to keep this clean eating going and hope to incorporate it into more meals and snacks as the time goes on.

Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Any ideas or suggestions for clean eating?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Trying to keep it going

Time is just flying by!  I cannot believe we are in the middle of February.  I've been busuy with work, but I have been verymindful of what I have been eating.
I have been doing excellent with packing a healthy lunch for most days of the week.  I have also been drinking a protein shake/smoothie on my way into work so that I am not starving by the time I arriove.  It has been helping to keep me full and out of the cafeteria.
I haven't been doing so great in the exercise department, but I will get back at it.  I always have my bag packed with my workout clothes so that I can be prepared at any moment.
I have just felt so run down lately.  Not sure if I am coming down with something or if I just need some rest.  I'm trying to get to bed at a decent hour since I have to be up at 430 or 500am each morning, but sometimes there is so much going on in the evenings that its 1000pm before I know it.  Oh well, one thing at a time.  I need to get the scale to move DOWN....can't keep seeing the same num,ber because its so frustrating!
Off to work!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.
Any tips on getting out of a workout rut?