Days 10 + 11

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If you’re like me on the weekend and tend eat breakfast and laze around for a while before  heading out and hitting the gym – here’s a tip: Put on your gym clothes well ahead of going rather than staying in PJs till 3pm. This helps me stay committed to going to the gym rather than gradually getting lazier and lazier to the point where I’m talking myself out of going. Not good.

 

Gym Outfit

I’m suited up and ready to go! Don’t mind the fridge drawings, Future Husband and I draw messages to each other all the time…many of them are a bit weird.

No make-up here. I never put on make up just to go to the gym. I’m not out to impress anyone other than myself, and just by showing up I’m doing that haha.

Also, I prefer to go to the gym THEN run errands. I tend to lose steam driving around here and there, I’d much rather put that energy towards my work out and then let my endorphins post-work out fuel my shopping.

Just remember to bring along a post work out snack (Protein!!!) to eat afterwards. So essential. Last thing you need is to forget, then get super hungry and looking longingly at the Starbucks, making an excuse to get a sugary drink and a sugary snack!. So much for you work out! Give your body something healthy and balanced instead :)

Day 10 (Sunday)

Breakfast: 2 Fried Eggs, Veggie Stir Fry (Green Pepper, Onion, Sweet Potato, Spinach)

Breakfast Stir Fry

Went easy on the sweet potatoes in this one, it worked out well!

Lunch: Leftover Butter Chicken on greens. Wow. Have to make this again this week!

Dinner: Leftover Pork Chops with Beef and Veggie Soup made by Future Husband. The more meat the merrier! Delicious as usual.

I do lots of meal prep on Sunday nights, hard boil a bunch of eggs, portion stuff out and try and be prepared! It’s those moments when you’re not prepared that you end of compromising and that is simply not the point of this month long journey!

Yes, I’m a bit crazy.

 

Day 11 (Monday)

Breakfast: Beets, Radishes, Sausage, Broccoli, Sweet Potato and Onion on spinach with 2 hard boiled eggs. I really love this breakfast, but I’m forcing myself to try something new later this week. Promise!

Breakfast Veggies

I’ll put a picture of it up again in case you forgot what it looks like… LOL

Lunch: Leftover Beef and Veggie Soup

Beef and Veggie Soup

Homemade broth really is the way to go, I’ll post soon on how we do it. It’s so easy and so so so nutritious.

Snack: Half an avocado, celery sticks and a handful of almonds.

Dinner: Sole Fillets with roasted cauliflower and broccoli

Sole filets + Broccoli and Cauliflower

A bit on the bland side, but it did the trick! Gotta get those Omega 3s, AND this meal finished up a big bag of frozen Sole I’ve had for a while. Picking up some salmon next grocery shop to switch it up.

I used to go to my spin class on Mondays right after work but instead I’m going to Hot Yoga Monday evenings and hitting Spin on Wednesdays. Mentally, this is so much better for me. I can start the week without feeling rushed, and I normally sleep soooo well Monday nights since I come home so relaxed, shower, and go directly to bed. I feel like I’m getting off on the right foot for the week this way.

Proper sleep is an important aspect of paleo, and managing the stresses of your life. That can often be a factor that’s limiting you from achieving your weight loss, fitness, or health goals. Stress can push you to overeat the wrong foods, and put your hormones out of whack. Then you lose sleep, don’t feed yourself properly, it’s a vicious cycle. We’ve all been there at one point or another, but hopefully we can learn from our more stressful times and manage accordingly :)

Keep Calm and Eat Paleo

Amen

Future Husband always says something that has really helped me – “Lower your expectations”. I’ll just leave you with that for now :) What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes?

Hope your week is off to a great start as well!

 

xo BB

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