My Overnight Oats
chia seeds, blackberries, cinnamon, ginger and oatmeal covered with coconut milk left in the refrigerator overnight to soak up. Take out in the morning eat and enjoy. I make sure I add a different fruit every day.
I get asked often what I do to stay fit. I am a member of the YMCA since my oldest was about four years old. We have continue to stay a fit family today even after my second son was born in 2010. It took me a little while to get back to working out like before after I gave birth though a c-section. I made little changes like walking every single day. It also helps that we work out as a family.
I have always suffered from arthritis my whole life but never realize that certain foods I ate made it worst. I feel like I'm always eating snacking on something like nuts. I try to live by eating as clean as I can. I do however hate to hear people talk about losing weight and not eating. When truth be told the only way to lose weight in a healthy way is to eat. You don't have to eat like me but please don't try to stave yourself or use those meal replacement shakes. I don't agree with those. You should fuel your body with the right Foods. Fiber and protein is a very important part to a successful way to stay fit. Fiber will help relegate your digestive track and protein will help to keep you feel full. Here are some proteins to consider.
He also lights weights with me every other day. We make sure to rest on the weekends which is just as important as working out.
We all have a cheat day on Friday's which can be anything from eating ice cream or just something we don't normally eat. It's not necessarily sweets. We eat to fuel our bodies. It's the only one we will ever get. Yes, Justin tends to want to eat pizza then go workout but finds that he doesn't feel the same as when he eats something healthy. He laughs when I tell him you are what you eat. It's as plain as day. Self control is hard so if you want a cookie eat one just not ten of them. I hardly ever tell myself no when it comes to food. I just eat it in moderation which is very important. I always drink a glass of water first thing in the morning a glass before each meal throughout the day with a cup of lemon ginger tea before bed.
Take the time to write out your grocery list plan for the up coming week. I found some awesome recipes on Nuts.com like the Quinoa Veggie Wrap which I love to make. Make your biggest meal for lunch lightest meal for dinner and always eat breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day. If you seem to always be on a rush in the morning try packing a lunch the night before with a few extra pieces of fruit or a handful of sweet peppers, carrots, cauliflower,broccoli in a sandwich baggie to help keep you on track. You can do anything you set your mind too just don't give up. You are worth the time you put into making yourself healthy it's a lifestyle not a diet. Once you start thinking of it in a different light it becomes easier. Trust me I have had my share of downfalls I'm human. What sets me apart from everyone else is that that extra cookie I ate doesn't bring me down. I'm not a bad person. I will live and learn to fill my kitchen with fruit and veggies maybe even with
This healthy and gluten-free homemade granola bars YUMMY!!!
In the end always do your research and just because this works for me doesn't mean it will work for you. Don't be afraid to try new things. Take a class at the gym don't just stick with the same thing you did a year ago. Your body needs to experience something new. The only person you have to prove anything to is you. The only person you are competing with is you. The only person standing in your way is you. You can always ask questions maybe leave a comment. I love to hear your thoughts.