Happy Wednesday!! The week is almost half over. Yay =) I hope everyone is having a good week. I sure am. I think I’m finally feeling settled here. It’s a nice feeling.
Well, on to business. I have some good eats to share with you all.
Breakfast was a nice big bowl of fruit:
Peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries – all finds from the farmer’s market this past weekend. I am loving this season!!!
I had a pretty intense workout in the morning of 4 miles of biking, 30 minutes of upper body workout and an hour of pilates. Needless to say, I was extremely hungry when I got home and feasted on this:
Oh my goodness. It was *so* good after a hard workout. I usually just have salad for lunch, but I thought I’d switch it up. And this wasn’t filling enough so I had some (unpictured) blueberries and a spoonful of almond butter.
Rice cakes with almond butter, honey & cinnamon are one of my favourite snacks!
And dinner was pretty simple (recipe on the way). I guess I had the salad for dinner instead =)
And I may have snacked on a few of these:
Dates stuffed with almond or cashew butter topped with pecans, walnuts or almonds with a sprinkle of carob & cinnamon. Helps me fight my sweet tooth off so I don’t eat an entire chocolate bar or something crazy like that.
I have been thinking lately about my weight. And I haven’t been obsessing over it like I have in the past. But it is bothering me. Many of my clothes are still tight and I just don’t feel comfortable with my body. The injury with my ankle has been a bit of a set back, but has me being more creative with my workouts (more strength, less cardio). And I want to re-examine my diet.
Instead of forcing a bunch of bizarre restrictions on myself like I did recently for the cleanse (which still was good – don’t get me wrong), but I’m kind of the type that is all or nothing. And in the past, I have been extremely good at eating healthy and avoiding junkfood. Lately I just have been eating way too much of it (all or nothing…). I don’t want to list a bunch of foods to avoid as this just makes it feel like a chore, so I’m just going to gradually work on a few things.
I’d like to stop snacking in the evenings, I’ve been getting better at this and want to continue. I’d like to go the month without snacking at night (it sounds like a rule, but it’s not as this used to be the norm, I never used snack at night a year ago). I’d like to minimize (instead of avoid!) crappy foods like french fries, chips and chocolate bars and focus on more nourishing foods. I need to work on portion control a bit as I have a tendency to overeat past the point of fullness. And lastly, I would like to really focus my energies away from eating when I’m stressed. It really doesn’t help anything and then I end up feeling bad after.
I’ve already been working on those things, and I think I’m losing the weight as a few articles of clothing now fit (albeit tightly!) and they didn’t a few months ago. I don’t want to look at the scale as that just either makes me feel guilty or makes want to go more hardcore with bizarre restrictions. I haven’t been overeating as much and I have been able to better avoid junk foods. But I still tend to eat when I’m in an emotional state.
The thing I seem to be having the most trouble with is the amount of fat I eat. I’m pretty sure I’m eating far more than I should be. I just love avocados, nuts & seeds, nutbutters, and all things coconut. I realise those are all healthy fats, but only in moderation and now that they are more easily available to me, I think I’ve trained myself to eat them much more regularly. So I’ll work on that.
This will be the month of June. This really is just taking me back to the eating habits I had before I moved here. I don’t intend to give up chocolate, I like it. But it’s a sometimes food. Same with eating fats – in moderation they are quite healthy.
I’ll let you know how it goes. What about you guys? Are you struggling with anything like this now? Or have you in the past? What has or hasn’t worked for you?
See you all again Friday =D