Ok… MIA for a couple of days…

Days 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14… Where did that 5 days go?

At the moment with all the studying that I am doing, finding time in my day to write is difficult, but I will continue to try.

The last 5 days have been a little up and down – I have started devoting my lunch time quietness to studying instead of working out. While remaining active and healthy is important to me, so is the qualifications that I am chasing at the moment. And, well, if you know me, then you know the list of qualifications keeps growing (that’s a story for another time)

The next couple of weeks is going to be insane – Engagement party, my daughter’s 3rd birthday, finishing off assessment pieces, clinic hours…..

So I’m going to keep this post short and sweet – My eating has been ok, not perfect, but what is perfection. I listen to a bunch of pod casts, and the one thing that has stuck in my mind from one was that I dont want to create an unhealthy environment of eating for my daughter – So occasionally we will have some ice-cream together 🙂 and thats ok! Balance, not perfection. You are all HUMAN! And ice-cream tastes good!!

I have scheduled some time at the end of the week to do a weekly recap… Hopefully life doesnt take over too much 🙂

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Day 4, 5 and 6 Recap…

Well… The body has a funny way of telling us things.

Friday (Day 4) I was so excited to try Bikram Yoga – Turns out my body had other ideas. Maybe I have been over-doing it a little lately. Studying like a crazy women, working, etc, etc. Friday afternoon I hurt myself. This was clearly my body telling me to slow down. I am always go, go, go, and sometimes I definitely push myself beyond my limits sometimes. So I have spent the last few days resting. Which means no Bikram Yoga on Friday 😦

Even though I didn’t get to do Bikram, I still made sure that I ate well –
Day 4
Breakfast: Omelette with Bacon, mushroom and spinach.
Lunch: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Dinner: Burrito Bowl with sweet potato chips.
I also had a very delicious banana, some cashew butter and an orange for an afternoon snack.

Day 5:
I did a good job on my back. I had to cancel work for today 😦 and I was definitely feeling very down about that, and it shows in the food choices that I made.
I don’t tend to eat a lot of gluten as it makes me feel bloated and sometimes can effect my PCOS symptoms.
Breakfast: 2 slices of sourdough with vegemite, avocado, and poached eggs (don’t knock the avocado and vegemite til you have tried it)
Lunch: 2 slices of sourdough with peanut butter (not the healthy kind, the kind that is packed full of sugar/salt and is absolutely delicious)
Dinner: We went to my mum’s house for dinner. My mum is one of those people that gets up every Saturday morning and goes to the local Farmer’s Market. There is a gentleman there that sells homemade pizzas. This is what I had for dinner 🙂

Day 6:
Breakfast: I woke up this morning, and was still bloated and feeling blergh from all the gluten that I had eaten yesterday. I had a glass of Lemon Water, and then had a coffee about an hour later.
Lunch: Roast Chicken salad – Perfect fresh lunch on this beautiful spring day.
Dinner: Roast Beef with Salad.
Today’s choices were a lot better.
I reflected on the happenings of Saturday and there is nothing I would change, I enjoyed my meals, and its not something that I do very ofter.

No meaningful exercise this weekend. Nerve pain, as I have learnt a few times this year is crippling. And its safe to say, that I would rather give birth then have nerve pain… This is going to effect any exercise that I have planned for the next week, so Im thinking some light walks in the afternoon/evening… Nothing to crazy!

Day 7 tomorrow, and I am hoping that I will wake up in slightly less pain.. Fingers crossed x

Day 3…

Well Day 3 was technically yesterday, but I didn’t get a lot of spare time yesterday to blog.

I took yesterday as a rest day. It’s safe to say that my body has taken a bit of a beating in terms of workouts this last couple of days.
Tonight though (day 4) I am going to go and try out Bikram Yoga (This should be interesting)…

Yesterday’s delicious food was…
Breakfast: Overnight Blueberry Oats – Pretty simple stuff. I use 1/2 a cup of Organic Rolled Oats, with 1/4 cup of almond milk, 1/4 cup full-fat greek yogurt, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, and a handful of frozen blueberries. Pop it all into a container, mix it up,, and leave it in the fridge overnight. Delish!

Lunch: I had left overs from dinner. I reheated the chicken and made a salad with some fresh lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion, capsicum, feta and popped a little homemade mayo in as well.. Good to go!

Dinner: I have stumbled across some really quick and easy Jamie Oliver recipes. The husband loves the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, and to be honest I am happy to cook it and eat it*

*Please note that my views on food have changed a little. I am not fully paleo/primal, I eat wheat, and gluten, and dairy sometimes. It’s delicious! This recipe does contain Hokkein Noodles.. I love them, and I believe that eating things occasionally won’t hurt 😉

Stay tuned for the update about Bikram Yoga 🙂

5 days….

I am about to embark on probably one of my biggest challenges to date.. Living Below the Line – Living on $2 a day, for 5 days (The equivalent to extreme poverty) – If you would like more information head to https://www.livebelowtheline.com.au

Every day there are thousands of people living this way, and to truly get an understanding of what there daily lives are like, you have to live it yourself.

While my family and I have a budget, this budget doesn’t mean that we don’t eat healthy and nutritious food. Each meal is planned, and cooked by me, and we don’t miss out on the good stuff. We probably take this for granted, putting things in the trolley and not really taking notice of the price.

Here is the hardest part… $2 a day, gives you roughly 65c per meal… or less.
The last couple of days I have spent numerous hours reading blogs from people that have done the LBL Challenge in the past, and how they planned their meals, calculated the cost, and how they felt.

In the beginning I wanted to maintain paleo/primal, and to an extent I have, but after have read a lot of different information I will be including rice, potato, and oats into some of my meals.

I spent majority of my free time yesterday calculating meals – I’ve decided keeping it basic is probably the best option (if your interested in seeing what I will be eating, stay tuned as I will be keeping a diary of the days on here)

5 days out and I am starting to question weather this was actually a good idea or not, I am very anxious about it, and weather it is going to be enough food. We shall see..

 

Stay tuned 🙂

Every little bit counts –

https://www.livebelowtheline.com.au/participant