Lordy lordy lordy was Easter amazing today. Great time with family and friends but that’s not all. Easter brunch today turned out FABOOSH! The Arugula Salad was amazing (even if I had to sub nectarines since evidently all apricots are being held hostage somewhere) plus the corned beef hash was exactly what the doctor ordered. Add in a Colorado Bulldog, and umpteen extra calories and sheer foodie richness and we’ve got ourselves an acidic ticking time bomb. It was so good..and I am SO paying for it. I’m eating rolaids like it’s my job. Isagenix Cleanse tomorrow. It will be my first. I want to apologize to anyone I my come in contact with tomorrow. I will be going through the Gruyere Shakes and the Chocolate tort DTs.
So, it’s be come obvious to me that I have to make things an obsession if it’s going to work. What does this mean? Well, it means that I have to keep up on the Social Media side of things to keep myself in check. I’m not starting a New Year’s Resolution this year, but I am starting my new journey to babyville.
There. I said it. My husband and I are ready to have another, but I refuse to put my body through that again until it’s healthy..again. I lost 75+ lbs to get ready for baby number one and then lived the life of a dairy queen who loved cheese, milk, ice cream and tacos. What?. nevermind, but seriously. I ate tacos probably 2x/week and ice cream almost daily. Oh and my friend Mr. Exercise. I broke up with him.
Let’s just say that Mama was nesting more than in a nursery. My waistline turned into a large eagles nest and I’ve hung onto it like it’s on the endangered species items of necessity list.
So, I told my husband that we’ll try again once we’re through with our ACM Award / Las Vegas Trip this April with the Radio Station. So I’m counting down the days til my health deadline, he’s counting down the days til…well, you do the math.
Needless to say, we’re both motivated. ha!
Last night we arrived home after a full week in North Dakota visiting family. The fridge? Empty. The Cupboards? Empty. My Blood Sugar? Drastically falling like a bad day on Wall Street since I’m officially 8 hours off the “High Fructose Family” diet. I will admit that my eating was FAR SUPERIOR to most holidays where I graze like a Guernsey on Chocolate, Chex, Meat, Potatoes, Bread, more bread and well anything that resembles anything edible. This time I watched that I mostly only ate at dinner times and portioned out things if I snacked. Not great, but better than before.
I did a quick Pinterest Search or two and made a list for restocking. This time, with Clean Eating in mind and items that wouldn’t break my bank.
I kinda became addicted to MIO. In the end, it was just artificial sugar and flavor, not doing much for me. I still love it, but opted for something new. Here is one of the water recipes (if you can call it a recipe) that I will drink this week. I will try to post/try a new one each week!
- 1/2 Lemon Sliced
- Mint Leaves (torn)
- 1 small/med cucumber sliced
Wash everything, slice em up and add them to a pitcher of water. let them meld overnight. Then enjoy. I will continue to refill the pitcher for a day or two til I need to change out the Lemon/Cucumber/Mint. tada! it’s that easy!
**Note** the acid in the lemon kinda ate away at my plastic container (i suppose it depends on the container), but I use a glass pitcher now just in case. 🙂
Thanks to FitSugar.com, here’s why you want to add these to your water:
Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.
Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.
Cucumber: Cucumber water isn’t just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties, as well.
So as I drug my tired ass self into the gym this morning at 6:04 for my 6:00 appointment, the first words out of my trainers mouth were, “Let’s get you on the scale”. This is about the point I contemplated faking a ruptured appendix and fleeing.
I am not normally afraid of the scale, nor do I usually avoid it. On a typical day, I will weigh myself multiple times just to see the crazy fluctuation that I will have in single day. Neurotic? Maybe. However, I think it’s fun and I tell myself it’s for the better of science and mankind. I digress.
Of course, as I stood on the scale, sans shoes thank you very much, there it was staring me in the face: Green Bean Casserole and Pumpkin Pie.
Now, before you go and freak out, no there wasn’t a single fatty carb in sight, just a big fat number that was 4 lbs higher than 1.5 weeks ago. Shit just got real.
This is the point where my outgoing, fun bubbly self turns in to an ostrich with my head in the sand. No eye contact here, just a slight shuffle of my feet and hushed mumblings of absurdities. After a quick reality check with Ben, he looked at me, said “ok, let’s do this” and we went on to workout.
Not really sure if this early am workout thing is for me, I honestly fell asleep on the way home at a red light, then again in my car, parked in my garage. Usually, even after early morning workouts, I’m totally pumped up, but today I was contemplating whether or not single arm rows had just given me mononucleosis. Then I remembered they kicked not kissed my ass.