Happy almost FRIDAY!
This is my first full week home since I left my full time job 3 weeks ago! Itâ€™s taken some time to get in the groove of things and get my schedule nailed down, but itâ€™s getting there. I canâ€™t believe that I used to do all that I am doing now, plus worked 40 hours a week! I will be talking about this more during our virtual coffee date on Saturday.
We are on day 4 of the 21 day Summer Detox Challenge and this time around itâ€™s been a lot easier. This is my third time doing this type of cleanse and every time I do it, I end up giving up something for good! The first time I did it, it taught me how start checking labels and eat a lot more salads and a lot less processed foods (even oneâ€™s that I didnâ€™t realized were processes). The second time around I gave up red meat and pork completely. I even rarely eat chicken. What I always bring back (in moderation of course) is coffee, wine, and Chobani,.
The one thing I always get excited about is getting in the kitchen and getting creative! I miss creating recipes for you all and making dinner every night.
One thing that Hubby and I have committed to is eating at home 6 days a week and going out once a week for date night through the challenge. We also have a huge garden that is overflowing with all kinds of yummy veggies!
I need to go get some canning supplies and get to canning!
A few of the dinners that I have made so far and have loved â€¦
This Pinterest inspired farmer salad:Â tomato, zucchini, pine nut, basil, olive oil and pepper. Super simple just mix all veggies with a little olive oil sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with pine nuts. Doesnâ€™t get simpler than that.
A summer kale salad filled with: kale, romaine lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, figs, hemp seeds, slivered almonds and topped with quinoa and Fresh and Easy tahini goddess dressing.
Post workout Vega smoothie.
I so want to make these pancakes from Kitchen Blogger!
I have been out for coffee meetings and have avoided coffee! I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of steel cut oats and blueberries from Starbucks and a Forever Green Juice from a local juice company in town called Real Raw Live.
The sugar part is probably the hardest, because you donâ€™t realize how SUGAR is in EVERYTHING! At night when I am craving sugar, instead of reaching for dark chocolate like I normally do, I haven been enjoying hot tea with steamed almond milk.
As well as homemade pineapple sorbet! This is so easy to make in the Vita-Mix. Just add 1 1/2 cups of frozen pineapple to the blender and blend till smooth. I topped mine with unsweetened coconut, I bet toasted coconut would be great on it as well.
Here is fun IG video for you allâ€¦
Love finding fun finds at the local health store and I get out of my comfort zone!
and also enjoy my favorites! Salmon, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado and steamed veggies.
What is RX+?
5 days of two-a-day workouts (11 total workouts) that will jumpstart your fitness, weight loss, and give momentum to all your fitness and health goals.
Focusing on your health for a week should have far reaching effect.Â Completing workouts & being perfect on your diet is an amazing accomplishment and will have obvious health benefits.Â While you’re at it, consider getting a better night’s sleep.Â Organizing your life to include 6-8 hours of continuous sleep will pay dividends that’llÂ immeasurably benefit all aspects of your health.Â Keywords alert – “Organizing your life… “
Itâ€™s been so fun to get out in the evening with Hubby and friends and enjoy the beautiful weather on the track or even on a long hike! The workouts have been challenging for sure, but my body hasnâ€™t been anymore sore than normal and I love pushing my body this week as I am trying to get back to normal mentally, physically, and spiritually!
I am excited that this season of my life I get to say YES to these two A LOT MORE!!!!!!
Question: Are you doing anything to find balance in your life right now? What are you trying to find balance in?