Wow...is anyone else in complete shock that it's practically mid-December already? I can't believe how fast this month is buzzing by...which makes me sad because this is my absolute FAVORITE time of year! But I'm also looking forward to the second half of December because CHRISTMAS and we are going on a cruise for New Years!! AHHH, so many things to look forward to!
Last week was the first week that I felt like I was back on track regarding workouts! I got rundown the weekend after Thanksgiving and took a few days off of working out because my body NEEDED that. I was ready to come back full force last week with a special guest...my husband! He decided to join me on about 4 of my workouts and I couldn't have been happier! It was so fun to be working out with my best friend and pushing each other to be better!
Last week was my first week of my 3rd round of the 21 day fix extreme program! I want to get one more good round in before our cruise, and before starting Hammer and Chisel in January! Except that I got impatient and tried out a H&C workout the other day and am officially in love! Sagi hit every single muscle group in about 23 minutes and I am SO sore right now! It felt amazing to focus on strength and toning and push myself farther than I ever have...soooo looking forward to this program! If you want to join my exclusive test group for Hammer & Chisel that starts January 4th, please email me (TveenRD@gmail.com) or send me a form via the contact button!
I was also proud of myself for going on an afternoon run last week! I am a morning runner and usually lose steam by 3pm, but I was able to run on Wednesday afternoon and it made me SO happy! I love running and am excited to start slowly incorporating it back into my routine as I start training for my 4th half-marathon! More info on that coming soon...
Meals were also beautiful and balanced! I ate mostly plant-based (mostly veggies and fruits and things from the ground!) all week and filled every plate with fruits and veggies! I feel amazing when I eat real, whole foods. I've also been practicing intuitive eating and am surprised at how much of the HEALTHY foods I am craving....
Now don't get me wrong...we had 4 holiday parties last week, and I definitely indulged! But I ate what I wanted and stopped when I was satisfied, instead of obsessing or feeling guilty, or restricting myself all together. I was mindful, which feels amazing because I was actually present with the people around me, while thoroughly enjoying my time at these parties without hyper-focusing on food! But I definitely enjoyed some cookies, pizookie, cake, and pumpkin bread...YUMMAAAAY!
Overall, I'm proud of myself for sticking to my workout routine during the week and sticking to plant-based eating 80-90% of the time, because that is what I have been intuitively wanting. I'm eating in a way that makes me feel good, and the fact that I am getting SO many plants kinds of balances out the cake and cookies...right? :) When we fill up with the healthy stuff, there is room in our health for the treats! Focus on the foods that make you feel GOOD, and then mix in a small amount of treats if desired!
So for this week, my goals include:
- the 21 day fix extreme workout plan
- try another Hammer and Chisel workout...seriously no patience with this one! I want to do little bits of it here and there because I am just SO excited!
- stick to foods that make me feel good, healthy, and vibrant
- continue my "Seamless" Bible study (by Angie Smith...I'm loving it!)
- read and find cozy time in my day
I hope you all have a great Monday night and a good week up ahead!