Hello my lovelies!!
I am SO sorry for being so absent as of late, what is wrong with me?!
I’ve been really concentrating on developing the ultimate mindset to help me in all areas of my life. Obviously, this involves weight loss as well.
It has been working tremendously well for me. Tony Robbins is an exceptional speaker and analyzer of the human mind! Look him up on YouTube if you want a taste.
Pic above was my lunch. Bacon and guac = surprisingly amazing. Guac was a nomnompaleo recipe! Legit just shallots and lime and salt and avocado. Sooo yummy. Had some coffee after!
Don’t give up!
Ps. Giving up sweets and swearing for Lent. You can’t cheat when God is watching. ;)
I think the reason I’ve failed so many times with weight loss is because I’ve always been looking at it the wrong way.
Losing weight shouldn’t be about punishing your body - and that’s exactly what I’ve viewed it as. The healthy veggies, meats, vitamins - I see them all as a punishment. Why can’t I just eat ice cream and cookies? Sugar will make me happy after all. At least, I think that’s what my subconscious is thinking.
But I need to battle those subconscious thoughts, so I’m going to take a new approach to weight loss.
The theme will be a ‘detox.’
No, not one of those fad diets where all you drink is lemon water.
I’m talking about a real, true cleanse, that includes the cleansing of your mind as well, from all the bad and negative things you’ve thought about yourself, from all the failed attempts, from all the contempt and anger and frustration that being overweight has brought me.
So I’m making a change. I watched some Tony Robbins videos last night, and he talked a lot about how our rituals define us - our little habits that build up over time.
My new rituals will be more positive and productive towards my goals.
- work out in the mornings Mon, Wed, and Fri. Tues evenings and Saturday mornings are optional but encouraged.
- have a light breakfast, and two light meals every day. No snacking in between. Allow your stomach time to rest and your intestines time to digest.
- Start every morning with vitamins.
- Take chromium for sugar cravings.
- Center yourself and do at LEAST 15 minutes of me-time in the morning.
I hope that by summer, by June, I am 20 lbs lighter than I am right now, and more flexible.
Yoga will be my new concentration in the exercise department. I want to feel like I’m connecting with my body and constantly rewarding myself and I think that yoga will be able to do that for.
Good luck to everyone with their goals ~
Craving something savory for breakfast? These eggs will hit the spot. They’re a twist on regular ol’ scrambled eggs, courtesy of the garlic salt & paprika.
-2 eggs (or more)
-a few raw mushrooms
-3 tbsp chopped onion
-1/8 tsp paprika
-1/8 tsp garlic salt
(If you use more eggs up the amount of seasoning)
-2 tsp coconut oil
Heat coconut oil in pan. Chop your onions and mushrooms, and add to heated pan. While those sautée, whip your two eggs together. Before you pour the eggs in the pan, season your mushrooms & onions. Pour eggs in. Scramble. Serve with avocado or something else that’s paleo. (Duh.)
Ok but seriously, my new fav way to make eggs.
Doesn’t get much easier than this!
PALEO MUG COOKIE
This is probably vegan or something too. I think. No eggs!! No dairy!! Just happiness!
-1/4 cup almond flour
-2 tsp coconut oil
-2 tsp honey
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-dash of salt
-dash of baking soda
Don’t try the batter, the baking soda attacks your tongue.
Microwave that baby for 45 seconds. It’ll come out pretty soft but if you let it cool it hardens a bit. Times may vary depending on microwave, so always remember that less is more! Start at 30 seconds or so if you’re not sure and go from there.
Seriously I love paleo, who needs flour.
Did you work out today?
This moment brought to you by the lunch on my lap, half eaten of course.
Weaning yourself off of dairy when you first go Paleo is probably one of the hardest things I’ve done. I had my dairy vices - yogurt, cheese, and coffee creamer were my go-to.
Yogurt was relatively easy to eliminate, but sometimes I’m known to sneak a container of full fat Greek yogurt now and then.
Cheese was surprising not terribly hard to get rid of. I do love a good quality cheese (think from the fancy cheese section in your grocery store) sprinkled over a hot entree, but other than that, me and cheese don’t often cross paths. I surprisingly never have salads with cheese in it either. If you’re looking for a cheese that’s less harsh on a lactose-intolerant stomach, however, goat cheese is the way to go. However, if your addiction is to Kraft Parmesan, then my friend it is time to let go and move on to bigger and better things. Part of growing up and getting an education includes learning how to feed yourself right, and in my book, that’s with much more meat and veggies.
However, we all have that one. little. thing. And for me, the hardest dairy product to give up was coffee creamer. I loved my half & half (scratch that, heavy whipping cream). I’m all about the creamiest coffee ever. Actually, just writing about it makes me want to go whip up a coffee smoothie. It’s sick, I’m addicted. But then a friend of mine told me that SoDelicious produces a line of coffee creamers - and I freaked! I had to get my hands on some.
This lil puppy has gotten me through the past few weeks. Every morning, even just 1 tablespoon (20 calories) has been satisfyingly creamy enough. I’ve truly found my Paleo alternative! There exists a Paleo option for everything.
So far today I’ve had coffee with creamer, some nut butter, and an omelette with chorizo & bacon, with a side of mashed sweet potatoes, and 2 pieces of Lindt Chocolate Touch of Sea Salt.
Here’s to having a productive and Paleo Sunday!