My cover photo features this amazing dip that I threw together for snacks one day at our house and it was a big hit. We like to slather it on veggies, pepperoni, doesn’t matter, it makes everything taste better, except for cupcakes….I don’t recommend using it on cupcakes…
Without much ado, today I did another fitnessblender workout and let me tell ya, my legs are so sore from yesterday, I feel like a drunken sailor walking around…or peg-leg-pirate. Just the less violent version…But, today was upper body which is what I love about their program, they mix it up so that you aren’t killing the same group of muscles multiple days in a row.
Once I get my jogging stroller fixed I’ll be slowing my run down just a little bit more with 2 little munchkins in tow. There is something awesome about jogging with the stroller throughout the week, then going stroller-free on Saturday. It makes me feel like a super hero lol. I’m free! I can fly!!!
I hate to be monotonous here, but doing the same basic meal structure for morning and snack (ergo I end up finding something I like and do it over and over). If you like it, it supports your purpose, then why follow some complicated meal regimen, just do what is maintainable.
Yesterday I started reaching ketosis where my body is finally producing ketones and will soon be using them and the good fats that I eat to burn for energy instead of carbs. You can read about the MAJOR health benefits of the Ketogenic diet (very similar to Paleo) here. I bought these ketone strips that help you determine when your own body begins to go into ketosis. The only thing is, you cannot rely solely on these, after a while the ketones in your urine will be used for energy, therefore you will not “pee” them out, you will hopefully use them! So only use these as a guide or gauge for finding your body’s progress, then once you are in the groove of eating right, put them on the back shelf.
water and supplements
coffee, whipping cream and honey
2 eggs cooked in a tbsp of bacon grease, 1/2 haas avocado, sea salt and 3 slices bacon
AM Snack: (I usually try not to eat a morning snack, but today I wanted some chocolate!!)
Leftover Chili w/ tbsp of plain coconut yogurt, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar and 1/4 avocado + lime wedge
Black Cherry Zevia (oh, so good!)
1 cup celery sticks
2 tbsp Italian Cream Cheese Dip
1 slice Boar’s Head Pepperoni (sandwhich style)
another cup of coffee prepared same as above
1 bowl Ground Chicken and Spaghetti Squash LoMein w/ mushrooms
1 cup Steamed Broccoli
Dessert (if I feel like it)
1 more fat bomb
I’ll get the recipe for that Italian Dip up here soon, I could just wear that stuff…I’d probably be pretty popular!
If you see anything here you want expanded on, let me know. I haven’t done my Spaghetti Squash LoMein recipe yet, but it’s yummy. It has toasted sesame seed oil, mushrooms, carrots, green onions, etc…
Finally, I have a goal of drinking a minimum of 80 oz of water a day and am at half day and half water as of right now. Have a good day and don’t forget to share with healthy-minded friends who look for motivation!