I FINALLY got a good nights sleep without the aid of medication.
I hate having to take my meds to sleep. But alas sometimes my brain will just not shut off and I either stay up all night, or I wake up multiple times during the night. So I do what I have to do in order to make sure I am well rested. 🙂
I am also going to finish completely cleaning my room today. Anyone else just feel sooo much better when their room is clean? It is almost like a weight taken off my shoulders. Just sucks that I am so talented at messing it up again lol 😦 I just have so many things from my entire apartment that I had to shove into my old room. Let’s just say it is a tight squeeze and I am struggling to make it organized/neat.
Well today I just want to say carpe diem!!! Seize the day!!!!
I plan to:
catch up on all things Beachbody today
Apply to jobs
finish my 3 day refresh with a bang!!!!
spend family time with my sister and her family (maybe I can take my niece to the playground and get a little “workout” action in haha)
What are you planning for your day! Get up, get going and kill it! You got this!
Ok…So I TRIED really REALLY hard to be healthy and prep my food for the whole day a couple of days ago.
I made my protein smoothie mix, and tried to use romaine lettuce instead of bread. Let’s just say it was a complete fail…no…I cannot do it…Or at least right now I can’t eat lettuce leaves and pretend I am enjoying the meal and satisfied. I ended up caving in and destroying sweet potato fries and a grilled chicken wrap instead because I was still starving. Meal replacement shakes are a much better/easier option for me to get the nutrients I need and feel satisfied. So I am planning on having a big meal from now on once a day (preferable breakfast), and using my meal replacement/protein shakes for rest of the day. We shall see how that works out.
Howeverrr!! For those of you who think this is a great idea I will describe what I did here:
Egg and Romaine lettuce: just cooked the egg in a round pancake shape, then added avocado, tomato, cayenne pepper, and pepper.
Turkey and Romaine lettuce: horseradish honey mustard as the dressing, turkey, caramelized onions, and tomatoes.
I think the best way would be to eat them with the pieces of lettuce on either side like a sandwich. I tried to “wrap” it and the lettuce just kept falling apart.
Topped off with a little pepper and cayenne pepper becuase I like it spicy!
Mmmmm Avocoadooo ❤
One of my new favorite things to eat! Avocado and egg sandwiches!
To toast or not to toast the bread! (toast for me most def! darkkkk)… One of my friends at work also suggested using lettuce leaves instead of bread if you are watching your carbohydrates.
Just split the avocado in half using a technique as shown in this video:
I like to mash it in a container because I never eat it all, and like to use it later. Also I don’t like how slices slide around when you are trying to eat it. I’m a huge fan of nicely spread out and even for my sandwich spreads.
Then I usually just heat a small pan, and then place one egg in it. I like to break the yolk so I can spread it out somewhat evenly, so it isn’t all in one place. Also make sure you keep it in somewhat of the shape of the bread or whatever you are using is like.
Then just place the egg on the avocado!
Finishing touches of pepper and cayenne pepper do it for me. I ❤ cayenne pepper! MMMMMMM
I started out blending a lot of my meals because it was the only way I would eat certain foods. For example, cottage cheese and carrots. There is just something about them that makes me cringe when I swallow and it never settles right in my stomach after (I know it is probably all in my head). However, if I blend these babies together I have no problem drinking them. So for those of you would like to know, this is how it goes:
1 tbsp. of chia seeds
1/2 of a large carrot or however much you would like
handful of baby spinach
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
1/2 cup of egg whites (uncooked)
2 scoops (or however much desired) of Isagenix Want More Energy for flavoring
Ice as needed
Water to desired thickness
Approximate nutritional value:
Usually I would also add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or do 1/4 cup of greek and cottage cheese. Unfortunately Sam’s Club had this huge recall on the tubs I usually buy so I haven’t gotten around to buying more. Thanks for the recall Sam’s Club by the time I got the message I had already eaten it all :-p (I’m still alive and well thank God…).
Also to explain the baggies, I am a very busy woman all of a sudden! God answered my prayers and I am finally going to hopefully be working 40+ hours a week! So here goes no life :-p. I am in a lot of debt thanks to my bipolar disorder, but I won’t let that get me down, I will fight it and do whatever I can to get ahead! I just pray that I won’t get knocked back down! (so digressed there….) Baggies! Sheesh my attention span really kicked in there… I just made some prepped baggies so it is easier for me to make my shakes in the morning when I need to run out the door!
I am also in no way trying to push the Isagenix products on you. I just find it easier to get the protein I need using a powder shake mix, and tastier too with their electrolyte flavors. If I didn’t add the citrus flavor that contains electrolytes etc. it would be extremely hard for me to drink the shake. The citrus makes it way more than bearable. I have even grown to love it.
Just remember, this is a *healthy shake*, and do not expect it to be like something you get from McDonalds.
Any feedback or suggestions would be very much appreciated ❤ Thank you for your support and love in following me. I really love sharing my life with others, and hope I can be here for you if you ever need anything.
My roommate says she loves it (or she is just lying to make me feel better :p)
Cinnamon and honey to taste
Steel cut oats
Just cook the oats as instructed, adding the cinnamon, honey, apples and raisins during the process (not sure if it matters when you add them, I am no master chef! I personally added them in the beginning.)