My last post was pretty down, but I’m happy to report I had a good weekend and things are looking up. 🙂
We had a very productive weekend, actually. Saturday was a relax day. I wasn’t feeling good from the fires–headache, tired, depressed. But Sunday, our fam bam went to church (which was awesome) & then we came home and Evan & I worked on our yard. We raked, helped spread some gravel, cleaned our whole yard & painted our front porch/stairs. They were in horrid condition, but now they look amazingggg, and are ready for some pumpkins! Seriously, it changes the look of the whole house. Anyways, it always feels better when I’m productive.
I’m also happy to report that I actually got in a good jog last night. I didn’t log my miles or anything, but I think I went about 2 miles. My legs are sore this morning.. I did have to stop and take a few breaks because my throat would start burning, but my lungs did well and I was determined to at least get some physical activity in.
On another note, I started a cleanse. I believe that just like we change the oil in our car every few thousand miles, our bodies “oil needs to be changed” as well. A good detox & eating really clean and strict will do a body good.
This weeks eats include:
- Breakfasts: oatmeal with lots of fresh fruit–blackberries, strawberries, bananas & apples, with cinnamon & natural almond butter, green smoothies.
- Snacks: almonds, raw vegetables, soy beans, rice cakes, hard boiled eggs, hummus, fresh made salsa, homemade guacamole.
- Lunches include chicken over greens with a sweet potato, lean deli turkey meat in a spinach wrap loaded with vegetables, soup.
- Dinner includes fresh salmon & halibut with raw vegetables, steamed vegetables, an assortment of salads, quinoa, brown rice, etc.
Some recipes I may try include: raw carrot bites, cauliflower crust (with fresh marinara sauce & veggies on top–vegan pizza!), spinach protein pancakes (made with greek yogurt) & savory lean turkey muffins (only 80 calories a muffin!)
Both kids are napping so I’m going to read a little & maybe get in a quick HIIT workout.