It feels good to feel good.

The last couple of days have been going pretty well (in the food department). I had a great trip to the grocery store and bought stuff to make my green smoothies again! Yummi. – I am drinking one right now- I am pretty sure I have posted the recipe on here before. But just in case I did not, I will add a link at the bottom of this post.
Today is really only day two of eating well, but I already feel great! It is a wonder why I fall back into bad habits, when those habits make me feel so gross!

At the moment, I am a stay at home mom. I work in the evenings while my fiance is home, because I wouldn’t be able to afford childcare during the day. Anyway, being home all day is exhausting in itself. It’s funny how doing nothing makes you more tired than running around all day. Or, maybe it is a different kind of tired. When I am eating lots of processed foods, I wake up in the morning and I just can’t get my day going. I don’t have enough energy to do anything. At one point, I was starting to think that something was really wrong with my health. Which, I guess there was. My body wasn’t getting the right nutrients, so it left me feeling tired and groggy.
So, like I said, it is only day two and I jumped out of bed this morning, and got started with my day right away. That hasn’t happened in awhile. It feels good to feel good.

My biggest battle is working out. I can never get motivated. I have tried different things and nothing seems to hold my interest. I am lazy when it comes to working out. 😦
I like to run, but running while pushing a stroller is no fun task! I guess I will just have to force myself to do something. Even walking is better than nothing. My goal is to be more active than I was the previous day. We will see how this goes. 🙂

This is the recipe that I have been using. I use to drink it every single morning. I will be doing that again starting today. I have tweaked the recipe a little.

For my smoothie recipe I do:
Green Tea (Matcha preferred)
A handful of spinach
A handful of kale
1/2 cucumber
1 1/2 celery sticks
1/2 a lemon
1 banana
1/2 a fruit (today I did mango because it was on sale)
Tumeric and Ginger
A touch of honey for sweetness if needed.

^ Blend (in blender!) everything in that order so that the smoothie does not turn out gritty.
Obviously you can add whatever you want to it. Sometimes I do avocado and chia seeds, sometimes I do protein powder. It just depends on the day, and what I have planned for my meals later on during the day. 🙂
I hope you try this recipe. I promise, you will not be disappointed! Even my two year old loves it. If you do try it, let me know what you thought! Or if you found any good things to add to it! 🙂



Back to square one

It’s been awhile! I fell off the wagon and started eating like crap again. Once I lose control, I am done for. I really am an addict. A sugar addict. A food addict. A comfort food addict. Whatever you want to name it, it’s all the same. I know my last post talked about having trouble eating healthy at someone else’s home. Well, that is pretty much what happened. I stayed at a family members home, and we pretty much went out to eat and ordered food every night (because that is what they do every day) and I could not avoid temptation! The thought of a juicy cheeseburger and fries was all I needed to give in to temptation. It’s always the same story. “One more yummy greasy meal won’t hurt”… Well, when you add that up to five yummy, greasy meals, that is a lot of weight you’re putting on. So then comes my thought.. is it worth it? Is that one food that is your down fall really even worth it? Is taking a bite of that cheeseburger or that slice of pizza more important than your health, or fitting into that tight shorts this summer? It really isn’t. So why do we continue to make these bad decisions?! Whatever the reason, it needs to stop. I need to learn to be stronger than that. Giving in is not worth it.

I am pretty sure I have already mentioned that I had lost about 20 LBS a couple Winters ago. It was amazing!!! I felt so great about myself and I went down a couple pants sizes! I bought two pairs of size 11 jeans from Hollister – only one size up from the size I use to wear- and a pair of cute black and white shorts from Target. I was so excited about my new pants, and I couldn’t wait to keep losing weight and fitting into even smaller clothes. Well, as usual, I fell off the wagon. Gave into temptation. In less than a year, a gained all of that weight back. Plus some. Those cute little shorts don’t even button, and they are so tight on my legs. I’m not even sure how they fit me before. The Hollister jeans won’t even go up past my butt. I’m not sure how I fit in those either. Every time I try those pants on, it reminds me how much I failed myself. Imagine where I could be right now if I would have kept it up! If I would have continued to eat healthy and work out! I would look incredible right now!! That is the kind of thing that keeps me motivated. Maybe I should just hang those shorts on the wall to remind myself that I can get back to that size… and smaller! I think I will give that a shot. Try some visual motivational photos and items. 🙂
I posted a picture above (on the left is me after I lost the 20lbs. The photo on the right is me now.)


So there you have it. This will be my hundredth time trying again. I guess I need to take it slow. Take it one day at a time. Keep myself motivated, and never give into temptation. Let’s see how this goes.
I am going to look up some new recipes and make a well thought out, healthy grocery list and head to the store. Thank you for reading. 🙂