Happy Monday friends!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I am sure a lot of you like me are still enjoying one more day of relaxation!
Yesterday, I finally went to the Doctor. I feel OK, but I can’t kick the cough and sinus cold. Well looks like I have a sinus infection so the doc hooked me up with a Z Pack and some Codine!! Already I am feeling almost back to my normal self.
I was actually really productive yesterday (for the first time in a week).
- I took down the Christmas decorations, sad to see them go but happy to have more space!
- I got January organized, meals, workouts, social plans, etc…
- I played on Pinterest for a good while and organized my boards. (not sure if this counts)
…and I finally enjoyed my Christmas presents! Matt got me this wonderful new photography tool, I was so surprised! It’s a light box. I have been wanting to build one of these for so long now, but just never got around to it. This one is way better than anything I could have made. It is super easy to set up comes with 4 different color backgrounds, lights and folds up really nice for easy storage. It also comes with a little camera stand that would be great for a powershot camera.
Look at all that color!
I can’t believe how clear and bright these came out and I didn’t even edit them! I can’t wait to play with these photos in Photoshop and better yet you guys are going to see a lot more beautiful photos of food!
Last night’s dinner was a simple salmon I broiled and just added pepper, garlic powder, sea salt and a little lemon juice. On top of a bed of steamed veggies and brown rice. This meal was so wonderful, I miss eating so CLEAN!
I know I eat really clean almost 80% of the time, but with the holidays I need a little boost to kick off the year!! Anyone else need a kick? So I have created a little 30 Day Challenge for myself. The challenge is simple….MORE: FRESH VEGGIES + MORE PROTEIN + WHOLE GRAINS!
OK so what does that mean?
Getting back to how I NORMALLY EAT!!
- 6 small meals a day filled
- eat at least 3 cups of veggies a day
- stick to one treat or alcohol beverage a week
- at least 20 grams of protein per meal (trying to build lean muscle)
- no calorie counting!!!
I am starting Jamie Eason’s 12 week challenge today! I am excited about this plan, because it gets me back to lifting weights, which my body needs! I have less then 5 weeks till we set sail to the Bahamas and I want to feel amazing in my new swim suits.
Her plan is written out so specific and I can look up all the workouts on my phone while I am at the gym. They take about an hour and the first Phase is 4 days a week. The hardest thing about the first Phase for me is the no cardio. I wish I could stick to it to the tee, but I have to teach Kickboxing once a week and run at least one day. So other then that I will try and follow it as closely as I can. My biggest challenge will be adding in more protein, I so need to purchase Jamie’s combo stack, that includes a good protein powder, multivitamin, essential amino acids and more, just not 100% sure yet… I this will be awesome! I can’t weight to get back to the gym, today starts DAY 1 of Phase one, I will be keeping you all updated weekly.
I am already excited about getting back on track with eating clean. This morning I had an egg white scramble with spinach, tomatoes and zucchini. With a piece of Ezekiel bread.
So how are your goals going so far?
Anyone want to join me in my 30 days to getting back to clean eating??
Or maybe your goal is to start eating more clean. Send me an email and I can give you some great tools to help you get started!
Stay tuned for Monday Meal Plans...they are coming back!