Monthly Archives: April 2014

When you are going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

This showed up in my Buffer account today. I thought it was fitting as yesterday wasn’t an easy challenge day. I passed up wine, French fries and cookies to stay on track! But I’m glad I did as I’m seeing great results.

Just remember that when things seem tough, they do get better 🙂

Another meal on the go

My packed schedule means sometimes, I have to eat on the run. While the first day of the challenge was easy because I prepared all my meals at home (or brought from home to work), the days since then have been more of a challenge. Tuesday lunch was at a restaurant, and so was Wednesday dinner (in both cases, it was pretty easy to get the necessary protein/complex carb/veggies mix off the menu). 

Today, I needed to find a to-go option as I was traveling from one meeting to the next (the second was a BYO lunch). I opted for Mediterranean, always a favorite for me. Lamb kebab brought me the variety from chicken I was craving, while the kale salad and spicy hummus were great sides to round out the meal.

You’ll notice no pita bread…that’s because I gave up bread for Lent! Just 2 more weeks without it, and then I will reincorporate wheat bread since I’ll be finishing my last few challenge days after Easter. I miss it less than I did at the beginning, but it’s pretty tough to eat out and pick bread-free options. I do not envy my friends who have to be gluten-free!

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Enjoy this Super Simple Salmon Recipe – just chop up the ingredients, wrap them in foil, and pop them in the oven – doesn’t get easier (to make AND to clean up) than that! You can also try subbing other types of fish, chicken, and veggies.

via Prevention

Want to try this!

Day 1: 24 day challenge

I ended the day with calories remaining! That hasn’t happened in a long time. But not too many (165), and I felt like I had plenty to eat all day. Nearly an hour of Zumba helped that too. 

I also didn’t really miss coffee (gasp!). Since Spark has caffeine, I got what I needed from that…plus some vitamins and minerals too.

Day 2 will be a challenge with a meal out at a restaurant, but I feel confident I can handle it!

I will say: eating healthy takes time and effort. Extra time this morning to prep my lunch for work, plus the time to cook tonight. I think it will be worth it though to feel healthier.