Hey everyone, I apologize for the lack of entries on here. Ive been consumed with so many other things in my life. I always tend to get super excited about something and bite off a little more than I can chew. Besides being a mom, I’ve got a few books that I have started reading, an online class to complete, and trying to mix in workouts and meal plans among many more day to day obligations. I’ve also been struggling with my own motivation. When you are a stay at home mom and don’t really have to do anything, its hard to get yourself going. Even if it is taking me a little longer than some women losing the baby weight, I am still pleased with the progress I have made since having my baby.
Any who, the internet can be pretty confusing when you are trying to find out how to eat healthy. There are so many different diets that I have been looking at and trying to find something that I would like and can fit into my lifestyle. I think what I have decided to do is just eat real unprocessed foods and limit my sugar intake. I can’t seem to keep myself away from carbohydrates like the Paleo and Ketogenic diets require. I tried for a couple weeks to eat like that but, for right now I haven’t been able to maintain it. I have been using My Fitness Pal app to log my food so that I can keep track of my macros (macronutrients; carbs, protein, fats) from time to time. I don’t log it everyday but trying to get in the habit of doing it. Usually I eat the same thing throughout the day so i know what it is going to end up. I start out my day with coffee. As much as I wish I could just drink my coffee black, I can’t get myself to do it. I’ve been going back and forth with myself on what is better for me to use as a creamer and/or sweetener. I had been using two splenda (yes, I like my coffee sweet) and about 2 tablespoons of half and half, but I just got International Delight sugar free french vanilla coffee creamer and I do not add any other sweetener with that. I suppose I just get whatever is on sale. I don’t really like to eat when I first wake up, I end up making my breakfast between 10-11 AM which consists of two large eggs cooked in coconut oil. Sometimes I make a slice of toast with that but it really depends and I don’t do it too often. Lunch I make a smoothie, which is a chocolate protein shake made with two cups ice, one cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a banana. Trust me, it is bomb . com! I had been using Herbalife for my shake but I ran out and don’t plan on buying more. The more and more I have been going in this journey, I have been staying away from anything processed. I recently found a protein that really prides themselves on a pure product without any additives. Naked Protein is what I will be buying. My dinner varies from day to day, as its pretty much the only thing that changes, although it is always a veggie and either turkey or chicken for my protein.
So other than my eating habits and everything else I just ranted about, I have been in a funk lately and trying to kick it. I haven’t been able to get out of the house enough, and haven’t been too active throughout the day. I paid for personal training sessions, I just haven’t started them yet because the trainer and I haven’t set up a schedule. I’m hoping once that starts I get motivated again.