29 January 2013

No Excuses Here

I haven't had a lot to say lately, but I have been up to a bunch.

For starters, I have been more or less on track/in control since 1/2. This includes eating much less sugar, no added sugar, no fake sweetners, reducing the amount of fruit I am eating, etc.

I've also been eating pretty much exclusively whole foods.  For example- today's foods are

Old fashioned Quaker Oatmeal with 6 strawberries and a tablespoon of raw almond butter
coffee with 1% milk.

Salad with red peppers and garbanzo beans
Thousand Island Dressing (not clean, but I am not a wasteful person, so I am using it up)

2 slices of cinnamon raisin ezekiel bread with  2 tbsp natural peanut butter

Hummus with veggies and a whole wheat pita (snack 1)
1/2 grapefruit with a string cheese (snack 2)

This is enough food to keep me quite full and satisfied and craving almost nothing. 

I've also been working out.  Real workouts with strength training.  That's new stuff for me!  I have one structured group workout with my besties per week, plus try for yoga on Sunday afternoon and try to fit in 5 cardio workouts per week plus two additional strength training workouts.

Some other changes.  I've been eating meat again.  The transition to clean left me craving meat left and right, and feeling kind of weak and HUNGRY.  I added a little bit of meat here and there (maybe 2x per week) and all of a sudden, I am feeling better, more satisfied.

I don't know that this is perfect eating, or perfect living, but it feels good, man.  I like it and I am not going to change it until it stops feeling good.

How are you?  Have you made any big changes?

1 comment:

Aimee said...

Hi Emily, glad things are going well with you. You sound great. All is well here. I'm tweaking things a bit with my diet too. I've been paying close attention to sugar and the role it plays in my life. It's everywhere!

Enjoy your workouts. Sounds like fun!!