Friday, June 14, 2013
It is seriously June? I cannot believe it is mid-year already but at the same time I feel like a lot has happened this year. I have had a lot of personal goals and transitions in my life. I was excited that I was able to go to Catalina and have such a great time. And although I have been watching what I eat and still working out, I have not really lost any weight since January. Now granted, the first four months of the year are extremely stressful with my job and I was waking up in the middle of the night thinking about clients and projects. Despite the high level of stress I was able to maintain my weight during my busy season at work which is huge to me and a first.
The summer time always sparks new goals towards health and fitness. After all, it is swimsuit season. My sister and I decided to do Paleo June. Not Whole 30 June, but Paleo and it has been interesting so far.
I actually started Paleo mid-March but had a day off for family dinner. I also had a girls night planned at my house for June and knew I was not going to be full Paleo on that day. For the most part, the meal was actually healthy and Paleo. I did have some berry crumble for dessert and woke up the next morning feeling sick and my throat started to close. It was weird. I have never experienced that before and began to wonder if I was allergic to something. Was it the sugar, the flour, what? I actually even started to cut back on my fruit as after talking with a friend I began to wonder if I was substituting high-sugar fruits for other sugary foods I was no longer eating. I had a piece of fruit yesterday for the first time in a week and loved it. I found my craving for sugar has lessened significantly though so I want to be cognizant of my fruit/sugar intake.
Here is one of my breakfasts I had (before I gave up fruit).
|Canadian bacon and egg cups with 1c. cherries (in season!)|
|Jamie Dean Radish Salad (less the cheese), carrots, and sausage, peppers, and onions|
|Green salad of romaine, scallions, and avocado with spice-rubbed brined chicken and sweet Italian peppers|
Number two is grocery shopping, weekend cooking, and planning and packing meals ahead of time. I am for the most part a creature of habit. I find meals that I like and work for me I try to stick to those consistently. I occasionally spice it up and try a new weekly meal, but knowing I have a meal that is healthy, tasty, and ready to go makes my day much less stressful and keeps me on the right track. My food is all pre-packed in my refrigerator and easy to grab and go in the morning. Also, if I know I am going to have a big meal with friends and/or family I make sure to do a much longer and intense workout to make up for the bigger meals, or scale down my other meals of the day to keep in balance.
Anyway, thought I would share my June and one of my summer goals. Hope you are kicking off summer in a positive light and attitude. Just remember, you are important and your hard work is worth it.