Okay so it's been about two weeks since starting my new plan with Tara and I have learned some things along the way.
1. Before this, I was eating like no carbs!
2. I need variety in my meals or else I become bored and tend not to look forward to anything having to do with food.
3. Protein shakes are wonderful.
Moving on, here are some of the meals I have been enjoying.
A dinner bowl consisting of lettuce, carrots, mixed lentils, and al fresco chicken sausage, sprinkled with feta cheese.
My best lunch yet: coconut oil steak tips with a hummus and mango salsa wrap, carrots and avocado on the side. Ben took part in helping me with the steak and he loved them as well!
A dinner of chicken (cooked in olive oil!), fava beans with feta cheese and a big ol' bowl of kobocha squash topped with ketchup.
My post-workout shake consisting of water, chocolate protein powder, Bikram Balance greens powder and peppermint stevia!
A full breakfast of eggs with feta cheese, carrots on the side and a bowl of oats with chia seeds.
Lunch: salad of carrots, peas, mango salsa and shrimp!
I finally got around to making my own almond butter and it was highly successful! I even decked it out with my own homemade wrapper.
Been drinking tea lately...gingeng energy to be exact. Heavenly. I love Yogi Tea because of all the nice sayings on their bags. The beauty in you is your soul.
I have even been getting creative when it comes to oats! Here's my favorite way to enjoy overnight oats.
Strawberry-Peppermint Overnight Oats
What you need:
1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Museli
1/3 Cup Coconut Almond Milk
1 T Chia Seeds
Frozen Mixed Fruit
Mix all ingredients together in a mug and let sit overnight. Wake up the next morning excited to eat the best oats ever!
Another Dinner of salmon cakes, a side of avocado and some carrots. I'm pretty sure I ate a whole bowl of kobocha squash after this too!
As for my workouts...they were something to get used to. I was not too happy about having to do higher reps as I usually go for heavy with few reps, but I'm better with it now and actually have been seeing improvements in my tone!
One of my workout sheets...as you can see I like to make sure I cross everything off! Haha.
Favorite song at the moment: David Nail-That's How I'll Remember You