Last week I told you how my fitness has really been effected by my poor food choices. Have you ever heard the term skinny fat? I am pretty sure that is me.
In my 20's I always struggled with my weight even though I worked out quite a bit. I am of the hispanic persuasion and had lots of curves. Even when I worked out I hovered around the same size and weight.
Then I had kids. I thought for sure my weight would increase. That's what everyone tells you. Well I had the opposite occur. I went from 130 in 2002 to around 112 in 2004.
What did I do differently? Well I had two small children I was chasing around constantly, but I have to tell you breast feeding cleaned me out! Seriously I think every ounce of extra fat I had in me was sucked out by my youngest daughter. She was always hungry and I was teaching full time. It definitely whittled me down. I was also so busy with babies and work that something had to give. What gave was that I stopped eating.
I didn't do it purposely I just focused all my time on making sure my kids were healthy and happy and I slowly just cut down on eating because I was so busy. My body adjusted to just eating a few bites here and there to fit everything in and it just became habit. I shrunk down from a size 8 to a 2.
Well 10 years later I am still the same size, but not eating nearly as healthy as I was even a year ago. (The picture above is from last summer)
Now that my daughters are 10 and 12, I am running them all over the place, still working full time, working on TpT items and now I am a Jamberry consultant! Whaaaat? I know I am crazy, but what's worse is that I am grabbing food at 7-11, McDonalds and Starbucks. I am always out and about and not taking the time to cook ahead and bring snacks with me. I still only eat a small amount, but it is a small amount of junk and my body is not looking fit.
So here it is summer time and I am taking back my health. No more skinny fat person here!! I need to overhaul my diet and get my body back into clean eating.
I found this great freebie from Rowdy In Room 300 to help me plan my meals.
Can I tell you how helpful it is for me to have this hanging on the refrigerator. Everyone can see what is for dinner and I can shop accordingly.
I have been stalking this site ----------> Clean Eating They have so many wonderful recipes that I know I can make with planning. This one looks so good and I can't wait to try it.
It's a Green Goddess Pasta Salad with Chicken. The ingredients look delicious.
Another thing I have changed up is my breakfasts. I love my breads. Bagels with cream cheese, or toast and honey are my go to favorites. I am cutting that down to once a week and am now having a smoothie each morning.
This is 1 cup of coconut milk, half an avocado, half a banana and half a cup of berries. I will be experimenting each week with local fruits. I just traded a huge bunch of bananas for a load of avocados that came off of my tree.
I should also be adding a little protein to my smoothies, but I'm not really sure what would be good for me. I need to do a bit more research, but I want to try this brand out as a supplement.
I have to consciously think about my food choices, but I also have to make sure I eat them!!! I am typing this post right now and am realizing I haven't eaten anything since 7 am. It is now 1 pm. ( smh)
It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I'm trying and that is the first step!
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