8 Reasons that Keep me SO passionate about working out
Brussels Sprout Salad
I didn’t plan to blog today but I made this salad for lunch and thought it was definitely worth the share! I love when I can open a recipe book and find things to make that involve ingredients I already have in the fridge or cupboards. 3-4 ingredient recipes are my best friend (and ones I can normally manage without screwing something up) soooo you’ll be seeing a lot of those around here! I was feeling uninspired for lunch today so I grabbed this book and found this easy peasy brussels sprout salad. First of all, I might be so dumb but I didn’t know you could make a salad with brussel sprouts?!?! I was out of lettuce ALL week! Normally we boil or fry our brussel sprouts so it didn’t even occur to me to eat them raw in a salad! But it was delicious! So here’s what’s in it:
- Brussel sprout leaves
- avacado (only a few slices! I have a about 1/3rd of an avacado – it’s a healthy fat but you still have to be careful! ;))
- pumpkin seeds
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Toss and done! I had some sliced chicken on the side as well for protein! Enjoy!!
What does a day of meals look like while on the 21 day fix?!
My first 21 day fix absolutely changed my life. Prior to starting the program, I thought I was doing a great job at eating healthy. I ate fruit and vegetables daily. I ate a lot of fresh, unprocessed foods. Tried to stick to brown rice and whole wheat bread and pastas and I was pretty limiting of my sugar intake. Sounds ok right? But I was still doing a lot of things WRONG!
I wasn’t eating NEAR enough veggies in my diet, way too many fats (like a whole avocado for example oooops!!) and carbs, skipping meals all the time (mom life), and snacking on the wrong foods late at night! The fix uses this amazing color coded container system that teaches you how to measure your portions properly and get exactly the right amounts of each of the food groups in your diet. I couldn’t believe how simple and doable it was for my busy schedule, yet it helped me to make such drastic changes to my diet and kick those bad habits to the curb!
I hate diets. I hate feeling restricted and deprived. I had tried so many things in the past to get healthy and just got discouraged and quit. But to be honest (other than my starbucks withdrawal when I cut it out that first month :P) I never once felt hungry or deprived when doing this program. I actually eat MORE in a day than I was before I started the fix, just the right foods.
The changes and healthy eating habits I’ve adapted, have stuck with me as I go into month 5 of this new lifestyle. It actually excites me to fuel my body with so many healthy foods because I know what it’s done for me so far (see my results here) and I know how amazing I feel at the end of the day.
So here’s what a day on the fix might look like (the options are totally endless and you can be as creative with your meal planning as you want to be!):
- Breakfast: greek yogurt + kiwi, banana, blueberries
- Snack: shakeology with berries
- Lunch: Ryvita with chicken and snap peas
- Snack: Celery, tomatoes and humus
- Dinner: Sweet potato, chicken strips and cauliflower!
Not so bad right?! It pays off to give your body what it needs.
Thanks for reading! Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more about the 21 day fix! xo
I’m SO stoked to be launching this blog today! Living out a healthy lifestyle by being active daily and eating the right foods to nourish and sustain my body has become SO important to me. Encouraging and motivating others to do the same has become my BIGGEST passion over the past 4 months and that’s why I’m starting this blog. My goal is that it be an uplifting and inspiring corner of the web where I’ll be sharing my newest favourite recipes, fitness and every day fashion, real mom stuff, and my journey (both the successes and the struggles) towards being the healthiest I can possibly be.
As I launch, I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Albion Fit for a GIVEAWAY. I just adore like umm EVERYTHING in their shop and was thrilled to receive these amazing leggings to add to my spring workout apparel! So light, comfy and can I say gorgeous?!? Albion Fit is generously giving a second pair away to a lucky winner who enters the contest on my IG! Good luck and thanks so much for following along!