Hi ya’ll! How is your morning going? I just got back from an early morning Body Pump class so I am starting my day off feeling great! I’m sure I will crash by the time the afternoon rolls around as I was tossing and turning all night! I hate that. Oh well… probably means I am due for a good night of sleep tonight… let’s hope.
I have been meaning to fill you guys in on a little challenge I am doing for the month of January. My best friend Rachael and I decided to do Ashy Bines’ 28 Day Challenge for the month of January. (PS. This post is not sponsored, just sharing my opinions freely.) We were both lacking a little motivation and needed an extra push. The challenge is all about women motivating each other to make nutrition and exercise a top priority to help us all feel a little better inside and out. This is in no way a diet. I have actually been eating more food than I usually do while eliminating alcohol and sugar. The other big change is an increase in my water consumption. It is quite amazing how much better you can feel when you are properly hydrated.
I thought it would be fun to show you guys a few of the meals I have been enjoying regularly. I always love seeing other peoples’ meals and getting new ideas.
The other big thing this challenge is helping me with is meal prepping. I had definitely gotten out of the habit and it was time for a change. Life has been a lot less hectic around meal times this week having already prepared my food ahead of time.
For example, these overnight oats were consumed this morning after the gym.
Yesterday, I had chia seed pudding for breakfast!
A delicious quinoa and chickpea salad for lunch! Yesterday I made a broccoli and tofu stirfry, but forgot to take a picture! It was my favorite meal so far.
Last night I had grilled swordfish with veggies for dinner.
I am really loving the challenge so far especially because I tend to get in a food rut and make the same meals over and over again. I am mostly sticking to the vegan meal plan, but incorporating some fish a couple times per week and that seems to be a good plan for me.
But oh my goodness, you guys, I am so sore. I am still doing some Body Pump classes and running each week while incorporating the set workout from the challenge each week. Yesterday’s workout made my legs so sore… they were shaking in the lunge track during Body Pump this morning. Ouch! I am really trying to be proactive with my stretching during this challenge as I am doing incorporating more activity in my daily routine. This is always a hard habit for me to stick to. I will update you guys along the way during this challenge and share more meals if you want.
I am off to get ready for the day! I have some shopping to do! Have an amazing Thursday friends!
- What did you eat for breakfast today?
- Favorite pre-workout or post-workout snack?
- How cold is it where you are? It is in the 30s in Dallas.