I make a lot of fancy meals, but to be completely honest, most of those are for Nathan. When I got engaged I went into fitness overdrive. I got an amazing personal trainer, went to the grocery store, bought all new food, and literally changed my eating over night in preparation for our wedding! After the first month of this change, I got into an extremely satisfying and consistent groove. I began this change in July and by my wedding in October I lost a whopping 26 pounds! I truly had no idea I had that much to loose or that it was even possible to feel so good. Since our wedding and month long honeymoon I have gained some of that back. We spent a month in Europe, it was expected! I am not discouraged though; I am back on my pre-wedding regiment and am beginning to feel just as amazing again! It really is a whole life change.
I used to be a food addict, I admit, but some simple changes I made have really shifted and changed my thought-life completely. That's exactly what unhealthy food addiction is: the result of an out of control thought-life! I used to find myself thinking of food from the minute I woke up. It was an out of control battle, truly like an addiction! I wanted to be healthy but the mental pull to eat the bagel with a pound of cream cheese overpowered the much smaller voice that said "don't you want to feel great AND look great?" I actually used to cry - CRY - to Nathan, asking, "am I really going to live my entire life with this out of control mindset?" The unhappiness that comes with wanting to look and feel better but for some unexplainable reason wanting food more seems crazy, but people who aren't driven by food simply can't understand.
When I got engaged, I got an amazing personal trainer who basically gave me the most straight-forward guide to weight loss. Even though the formula was SO simple and SO familiar to me, hearing it from someone else made it completely click. I rushed to the store, bought an excessive amount of salad things, veggies, some quinoa, black beans, and literally GALLONS of water. I got home, tossed anything that was not organic and completely natural away, and started with this clean slate. I viewed each meal as an opportunity to make something amazing out of a few clean ingredients. I even started to food journal! This was a WHOLE new me. I found myself feeling amazing and even getting extremely excited and happy to deny unhealthy food and stick to my regiment. My anxiety levels were down, my happiness was at new heights, my skin was glowing, and a bonus was I was dropping pounds QUICK, and it did not even feel like I was trying!
I wanted to start by sharing my lunch I actually eat EVERY day! I know it is not very exciting - just a simple salad - but I love this salad and look forward to it everyday! If you guys are interested in hearing more about my daily health routines comment and I am happy to share!
-organic baby greens
-organic heirloom baby tomatoes
-sun flower seeds
-I usually add a blob of organic hummus right on top
Thats all; so simple yet so tasty. The sunflower seeds satisfy me and fill me up completely!