1 Month down, another to go! I did pretty well on my January fitness goals, however the weather made my running routine rather difficult! The temperatures in the teens and with 3 feet of snow on the ground I wasn’t exactly putting on my running shoes. But to be fair, I did go out in the snow for walks, sledding & lets be real, putting on all those layers and snow suits is a workout in itself!
So when making this months schedule, I put the weather into account and decided this month will be the time of workout videos. I’ve always loved working out at home and I love having a video to watch that shows me how to properly do the movements and steps. My favorites are Tracy Anderson and Jillian Michaels because the really push you! Another thing I’m excited about is that there is a treadmill studio opening up in my area this month. They have numerous classes and routines to keep you motivated so I can’t wait to try it!
It’s the start of the new year and one of my goals was to be healthier. So I went ahead and made a calendar to keep track of what I want to focus on, fitness wise, for each day. I also wanted to use this month to get back into a routine my mom & I had over the summer of drinking a green juice every morning. We felt so much better when we did that so I think the beginning of a new year is a great time to start that up again!
If you are interested in making your own calendar, I got my template from Short Stop Designs! They are so cute and festive for each month! I also printed mine out and added a magnet to place on my fridge so I would look at it everyday to keep on track!
Now I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m really trying to keep to a healthy eating lifestyle (I’ve had a few slips… Pizza rolls get me every time.) Something that really keeps me full but is also satisfying are the smoothies I’ve been making!
My favorite one by far is the green apple! It is refreshing and very tasty! I’m not going to lie to you guys, if definitely takes some getting used to when you start drinking green shakes. But it’s a fabulous way to start the day and just get you moving!
I N G R E D I E N T S :
- 1/2 green apple
- 1/2 pear
- 1/2 banana
- Handful of spinach
- Handful of kale
- 1 tsp chai seeds
- Spritz of lime juice
\\ I added celery to this one and it was terrible… //
So I’m at that stage in my life wear I finally decided it’s time to focus are making better decisions when it comes to my overall health! You all most likely don’t know this about me, but for the majority of my life, I had the worst diet. I could literally survive off of pizza rolls…… Now the thought of them makes me sick, so let’s stop talking about them! Any who, I’m really trying to have a more healthy state of mind when it comes to food, exercise, and my surroundings! I’ve tried this on and off through college, but found it to be impossible living above Chickfila and Moe’s. But now I’m determined to make it work and yesterday was the first day & I’m pretty excited about! I felt so energized and clean, it was a great feeling! Here are some of the foods that I made and really enjoyed! Let me know if you have any favorite recipes that you think will help me stay on tract this time around!
First, I’m not a huge breakfast kind of person. I never have been and I probably never will be. However, I still like to have a little something so I’m not starving myself until lunch. I think yogurt is the best option if you are somebody like me. It’s quick, easy, and really light! Oikos Greek Vanilla Yogurt is my favorite. I added some granola for some crunch and protein and chopped up apples, blueberries, and honey for some extra flavor! So yummy!
For my afternoon snack I made my own ice-cream! First I chopped up strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. I added them to half cup of skim milk. I then added in 2 tablespoons of sweetener and half a teaspoon of vanilla. Put all ingredients in a bag, add ice and 6 tablespoons of salt. Seal the bag and shake for about 5 minutes. The ice-cream will start to form and will be ready for you to enjoy! I prefer to go a little heavy on the fruit, it tastes like and extra thick smooth, but that’s just me!
I can’t really take credit for dinner, I was at my sister’s house babysitting my sweet niece Maren and they had some pasta they made for me! They usually eat pretty healthy, and my sister is very skilled at making delicious meals! The pasta was actually avocado past salad, and it was amazing! She also said that it was super easy to make so I will definitely be trying this out on my own in the near future!