Hey there party people! The last two weeks I have been focusing on my motivation. This year has been wild and crazy , mostly in a good way, I had a crazy stressful job that pushed me to go after my true passion of helping others live a fit and healthy lifestyle. I am now working to build my health and wellness coaching practice at Awakened Nutrition , and when it comes to school and building my website, marketing, etc… I am , but it hasn’t quite been the same with my workouts and diet. I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox (checkout the awesome I wrote for them last month!) and I’ve done keto here and there, but just haven’t found that spark that keeps me on my toes and makes me want to eat to fuel my body 24/7 and get in the gym to tear up the weight room each day. I just haven’t been very consistent with anything recently. So Chris and I have gone back and taken a look at my past habits to see what has worked for me. We found that from mid 2010 to early 2012, I was on a steady road to success when I was consistent with my workouts, planning, preparing and packing my food each week, and eating 5 meals a day.
I seemed to stray from all of that as life got busy and stressful, and also when I thought I had the hang of this whole eating thing and decided I was going to start trying new things. When I look at the picture below, I remember how happy I was to see how far I had come. I was at my peak and I really just wanted to take my eating to the next level. There is certainly nothing wrong with venturing out at trying new things, but maybe switching up my diet right when I was starting a new stressful job wasn’t exactly what my body needed at the time.
So now as I look at my tight little tummy in this side by side shot, I realize that it is time to get my ass motivated again and get back to my clean eating, consistent gym going, meal planning, preparing and packing, 5 meals a day roots!
I had an impromptu blogger brunch with my good friend Mari on Sunday. We had a great time together, she cooked us her delicious garden cheesy eggs and I made my Paleo pumpkin pancakes . After we ate, we enjoyed our coffee and she kept me company as I started to prep all of my food for the week. I cooked a bunch of chicken breast, grassfed beef, roasted eggplant, brown rice pasta and turkey egg cups. It was so great to have a friend to hang with while I cooked!
So for WIAW here is a peak of what my eating schedule looks like so far…
Breakfast: 2 Turkey egg cups with steamed sweet potato and avocado. Coffee with goats milk and a little organic stevia (I am trying out goats milk for the first time to see if my tummy can handle it, so far so good)
Meal 2 (Post workout): 4oz chicken breast, 1 1/2tsp sesame oil, 3/4 cup brown rice pasta, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup roasted egg plant
Meal 3: 4oz chicken breast either plain or with balsamic and a naval orange
Meal 4: 4oz grassfed beef, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 3/4 cup brown rice pasta, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup roasted egg plant and sauteed portobello mushrooms
Meal 5: 40z chicken breast, salads with lots of veggies, avocado, apple or green olives
This is generally around 1700 calories. I am doing two of these lowish calorie days followed by a high calorie day of about 2300 calories. My energy levels actually feel great so far, I am not having any cravings and I feel more full then I have recently. I am not eating the same thing every day, I am trying to change it up a little so I don’t get board. So we will see how it goes!
Turkey Egg Cups
Spray and line 10-12 muffin cups/tray with an organic sliced turkey
Fill each turkey up with one whole egg or egg whites
Season, I used salt, pepper and basil
Cook on 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until no longer runny
What is your eating style? Where do you look for motivation?