Day 19 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Day 19 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

I really think that this challenge has helped me improve balance in life. Today I managed to juggle work, food, gymnastics training and social life particularly well. I did wake up a little sniffy today so hope I am not coming down with a cold, I’ve already had one this year and it was quite nasty. I had all my food prepped and made breakfast before work, including a delicious strawberry vanilla protein shake with fibre. I had packed my shake for later and my lunch of leftover shepherd’s pie. I managed to improve balance in hunger and work. It is tricky at the gym to eat but having the shake was quick enough to drink in a 15 min break between preschool and junior gym. And my leftover shepherd’s pie from yesterday was easily heated up around 3:30 on my break before my general girls came in.

Luckily I got to finish work early again today that won’t last long but I just felt so tired so was happy to go home for 2 hours. I had a little casserole and a nap. Afterwards I felt a little feverish which was not good, keeping my eye on that! At gymnastics I worked to improve balance of training and socialising whilst at the gym. Now I did really well and worked my beam routine and did a little tumbling with my friend. We then went out afterwards for a coffee, I didn’t buy anything but we all sat and chatted. We mostly talked about future events and holidays, but we also shared training stories and what we are all working on. I brought some food home for my brother and her Fiancé and snacked on a couple of chocolate protein fudge bars I made before I headed to bed. I have a little headache tonight, sleep should cure that, cross fingers. Good night everyone.

Day 18 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Day 18 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Started my morning with a strawberry “lemonade” vanilla protein shake following a recipe given on the facebook page for 30 days to healthy living. It was very nice, I will be making that one again, yummy. I was excited for lunch because I had leftover shepherd’s pie and I love all the benefits of eating leftovers. Not only do you not have to cook again you also don’t have to buy more food for that day. There are so many more benefits of eating leftovers too, I think the food tastes so much better the next day and there also isn’t any food going to waste. Although I was disappointed in the appearance of the pie it tasted good.

My strawberry “lemonade” shake this morning was super scrummy!

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At work my energy levels were good, good enough I didn’t need a fizz stick and I went on well until 6. I had aerobics straight after work but it was a little different today. There were hardly any people who turned up because it was so cold outside, apparently it is forecasted to snow again soon. We did body conditioning which for me is super easy but I love conditioning so enjoyed it. It went by so fast and before I knew it I had to be at gymnastics. I quickly ate an avocado, carrot, some cucumber and raddish wish humous, again having these foods so handy really shows me the benefits of eating leftovers and having them available to hand. I definitely feel a lot happier eating these healthy foods.

Gymnastics was pretty good and I worked on a couple of things I don’t normally work on. My routines need a lot of work but at least I have goals set and ready. Me and a friend went shopping and I was so good, not tempted by anything and left buying only water! When I got home I planned what I needed to do for tomorrow, I work a full day so need to make sure I have everything in order. I am getting much better at organising my food much more so than the frantic state I was in on day 11. I had a nice chat on the phone and writing this is the very last thing I’m doing before my head hits the pillow tonight, goodnight everyone.

Day 17 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Day 17 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Straight away this morning I had a shake and headed off to work to coach junior gymnastics. I then decided I wanted to do some meal preps for this week so went shopping. I bought only a few things and snacked on raw veggies with humous when I got home. I did a little online work, ate leftover soup and avocado and went swimming. I swim every week with my brother, his fiancé and my mum. We swim in the diving pool, me and my brother practice diving and testing our breath hold at the bottom of the 3m deep pool for fun. I was a little sad because Wednesday’s are usually my date night and my boyfriend wasn’t feeling well.

I didn’t know what to do with my time so went shopping again and bought more food for meal preps. I had a snack of hard boiled eggs and also tried gluten free artisan tiger bread, it’s not bad! I worked on my meal preps and cooked these weird little chocolate protein fudges and a sweet potato shepherds pie. I didn’t seem to correctly convert the american recipe units so my tray was too big. Lots of surface area but a very thinly layered shepherds pie was made. I placed both meal preps into the fridge for tomorrow. I had another protein shake and a herbal tea before bed time. Not sure that I spent my time wisely today or not, not used to having so much time on my hands! Compare today to yesterday and you can tell I really like to be busy.

Healthy almond butter & chocolate protein fudge bars, totally weird and 100% moreish!

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Day 16 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Day 16 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Had a pretty busy morning preparing food for the day and working on my online business. I made myself a butternut squash soup and had boiled eggs for breakfast. I had two protein shakes with fibre support and digestion aid in. I am looking forward to my herbal tea in the evening. Before work at the gymnastics club I drank my fizz stick to bring my energy levels up now these are just amazing I have a link to all the nutritional products as part of my challenge on my day 1 post. I had a few pistachios as a treat too. I’ve had lots of people asking about my clean eating challenge 2018 and a lot of them refer to it as a diet. Now I don’t like to use that word because to me it implies limitations and seems negative. That is why I changed it to clean eating challenge 2018 because a “challenge” is competitive and something you want to do well at. I’m very good at tricking my mind just through positive thinking and changing words to portray what I want.

Homemade butternut squash soup 😍

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Best thing in the world! Fizz sticks 😍

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I do love how supportive this 30 days to healthy eating challenge 2018 is and all the before and after photos of peoples’ weight loss is incredibly inspiring, it really works. I love that there is a facebook group full of people sharing their recipes and how they are doing with it. Health and nutrition coaches, recipes, shopping lists everything you need to actually motivate you to do this is just given to you – love love love it. I’m already planning on doing a shop tomorrow to try out some of these recipes I haven’t tried yet. Work was fun and my gymnasts worked hard, my energy throughout the evening was steady. At pole fitness I had finally mastered all the moves on level 12 and I wanted to get graded to move up a level however I was knackered and my hand ripped! I will try next week.Time to have my herbal tea before bed, good night everyone.

Day 15 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Day 15 to 30 Days to Healthy Living

Now everyone dreads a Monday morning, but my Mondays are not so bad! I got a nice lay (sleep) in until 9am and was in no rush for my morning routine. I prepared my chocolate protein shake and even had time to paint my nails and pamper myself. I worked a little online throughout the morning and had my lunch of leftovers. I discovered veg crisps from my friends gathering on Saturday and had bought myself a pack, I munched a few, I have no idea if they are bad for you or not but lured myself into a possible false sense of security that they were healthy. I couldn’t do some of my website design work at my brothers, having trouble with his router, possible firewall issues but had no idea so planned on visiting my Dad to work a little at his.

Packed up my shake, my fizz stick and my work and work out clothes for the gymnastics club. I headed off to my Dad’s house. The wether was absolutely disgusting, spitting with rain and grey sky, was a little cold too. When will spring come? All my website design worked at my Dad’s so that is good, my website isn’t broken – phew. I had a spearmint and chamomile tea infant of our gas fire and watched one episode of Dark on Netflix with my Dad, it is all subtitled but we are on episode 9 and it is getting very interesting and a little bit confusing. Mondays are not so bad for my Dad either, he also works from home and had done most of his work already. I started to feel sleepy so drank a fizz stick however it didn’t work today! I fell asleep straight after and had a 10 minute power nap, although felt pretty good afterwards. My valentine’s flowers looked absolutely gorgeous today so lucky to be spoilt with their beauty they keep getting prettier and prettier compared to day 10.

Aw aren’t these getting prettier by the day 😍

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At work I had all my 9 gymnasts in the first group and the gym was very busy, A new gymnast joined the group, they all worked hard and had lots of fun, my energy levels were good too and I liked the new gymnast. Later I had a little tummy ache, I put this down to the Indian to be honest. Gymnastics training went well and I chatted to a lot of my friends. To prove that Mondays are not so bad I even had enough energy after training to chat with my brother and his fiancé before bed. Lots of meetings and catch ups planned for this week had been re-arranged so my calendar looks messy annoyingly. I have food planned for tomorrow and glad the start of the week began so well for me, bring on tomorrow, can’t believe I am halfway through this challenge.