As much as I don’t want to face it, I think I might be starting to experience the mid 30′s metabolism slump. Boo!!!
In the last year, I have most definitely noticed that losing weight and keeping it off is becoming more and more difficult. In the past, I could simply cut my carbs and count my calories for a couple weeks and BAM, those unwanted few pounds would be banished. Well, let me tell ya, it simply isn’t that easy anymore!!
I have been counting my calories the last few weeks and staying in my calorie range( or pretty darn close) most days of the week but the scale is moving slooooowly. On a positive note, at least it is moving but gosh darn it, I want to see it move a bit more quickly. Sigh.
I won’t let myself become overly discouraged though because that never did anyone any good. I am just going to have to get a bit more strict with my diet by eating more whole foods and less of the processed stuff. It seems that calories are not created equal, at least not to this body.
Getting older sucks!!!!
Speaking of healthy foods, let’s get to breakfast this morning.
It doesn’t look too pretty but you know what they say, “Never judge a book by it’s cover”. The same can be said for this yogurt bowl.
In the mix was: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 TBSP Pb2, 1/4 cup oats and a sprinkle of chia seeds. It was quite delicious and really filled me up. I think I will make it to lunch just fine!!
I got up extra early this morning at 5:45am. That was about 30-40 minutes before my kids and it is amazing what I have been able to accomplish. Drinking my coffee in the dark and silent morning was incredible!!! I also got my workout in, daughter fed and off to school and my house cleaned all before 8:30am. As hard was it is to drag my butt out of bed so early, I think I need to make it a habit!!
Backing up a bit to last night……..
I crushed a craving for Mexican food all in the comfort of my own home last night AND kept it pretty darn healthy!!!
That huge plate of nachos only ended up being 550 calories. Maybe that sounds like a lot to some of you but if I were to have this at a Mexican restaurant, this would easily be double if not triple that amount!
The beans you see buried under the meat and salsa, well…those are homemade!! I found the recipe at 100 Days of Real Food and they are divine. I don’t think I will be buying the canned stuff anymore. The only ingredients in my beans were BEANS!!! A bag of pinto beans is cheap, cheap, cheap(under $1.00) and it makes a large enough portion to freeze some for future meals.
After dinner, I took the kids out on an evening walk.
Getting some extra cardio in was my motivation. Pushing 100 pounds uphill in that jogger is no joke!!. My glutes were feeling it for sure!! I could have stayed out all night because it was incredibly beautiful. It was near 80 degrees yesterday and I wanted to soak up every last bit of warmth. . Fortunately for me(minus the rain today) the weather forecast looks like it will be nice and Spring like for a good 7 days or so. That to me = happiness!!!
Do you tend to lose weight quickly or is it a struggle for you?
Do you watch calories, carbs or other macros or do you just try to make healthy choices?
cheat treat food?