It’s been all too long since I did an update on here and that’s because I kind of switched gears completely. I’m trying to figure out what works best for me and there is definitely a learning curve.
So, long story short, I am no longer on my meal plan. I don’t think that a very bro-sciencey meal plan is for me. First of all, I love cooking for my family too much. Second of all, I believe that there is more to nutrition than rice, chicken and brocolli (i.e. my new healthy blog series below!) and want to have the freedom to explore new foods and different diets.
What am I going to do instead? Well, I plan on continuing to prep 2 meals a day for my 11am and 2pm meals and will still have a protein shake in the evening after the gym if I am hungry. I find it very beneficial to prepare meals ahead. I am a lot less likely to make mistakes if I have some of my healthy meals ready and waiting.
What I’m going to change is my breakfast and dinner. Those were the hardest meals for me while on the plan. For breakfast, I was eating 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of eggwhites and 1/2 of a grapefruit. It was too much, so plain and the MOST difficult meal, I had to force myself to take every bite. I want the freedom to change it up. For dinner, I will be preparing healthy dinners for my family and will have a lot more fun recipes to share on the blog! Even the thought of that makes me smile and gets the ideas flowing in my head.
Enough about my meal plan!
Have I made any progress?
I’ve taken a literal step back from the scale. I got to the point where I was waking up 3 times a night to weigh myself That’s not normal or healthy. I’m stilling checking on it, but trying to be less obsessive.
I’ve also been getting stronger! I love it! And the most notable improvement has been found in cardio. Last week, I noticed that my HIIT cardio on the treadmill was significantly easier. I then took two runs outside later that week and they were significantly easier. I ran 2 miles faster than I have ever before and, guess what, it’s not because I have been going for consistent runs- at least not steady state. I accredit this to lifting and very challening HIIT cardio. I had developed asthma as an adult so for the past few years, running, especially outside, had become very difficult for me. I am so happy and proud to say that I have been having ZERO asthma problems during cardio!!
Knock on wood. I’m so jinxing myself.
Finally, a few new blog updates:
– I’m working on finding a routine that I can maintain. I am hoping to post 1 fitness related blog posts a week and 1 fitness video on Youtube. Wish me luck! And don’t yell at me if I can’t do it 😦
– What posts and videos can you expect coming up? What I Ate Wednesdays (or as I like to call it, WIAW), Healthy Recipe blog posts (lots of them!), Workout of the Weeks (going to attempt to film these… eek!), and more!
– I’m also starting a super, new series. Literally, it’s super. As I get off this bro-meal plan, I am looking more into raw foods, trying new diets, and using ingredients with great macro AND micronutrients. I know that you can expect to see a Super Quinoa Salad Bowl and Super Pancake recipe, along with lots of other recipes chock full of, you guessed it, superfoods.
And that’s all I have for you today! See you next time with a super recipe!