Finally Back to Normal

For the past few weeks, I’ve been b-u-s-y. I’d say I can’t complain, because I love to stay moving, but unfortunately my workout routine has been severely effected. Between work and my series of dental procedures, I’ve had virtually no time to run, elliptical or any other type of physical activity. I know, I know; boo-hoo. So now that everything has calmed down, here is what I hope to accomplish over the next few weeks.

  1. Run 1-3 times per week.
  2. Complete the **30-day challenge.
  3. Clean up my diet by cutting back on starches and ramping up the veggies.

So far, I’ve managed to squeeze in two 3 mile runs last week, but filled my diet with sugary granola bars and way too much ice cream. The cure for this? Sunday Funday must be eliminated. Instead, I will now allow myself 3 ‘bad’ meals a week, so I can better control them. This may seem crazy, but I’ve found that if I allow myself to splurge a few times a week versus all at once, I’ll find more excuses to skip that piece of cake. When I first tried this, I would save all of my fun meals for the weekend and would usually push them back to Sunday. Thus, Sunday Funday was born. However, now, I’m realizing that the best course of action is to limit myself to only one of these fun meals per day. We’ll see how it goes!

Tonight, I decided to celebrate the end of Sunday Funday with Alexia Saute Sweets. This yummy side of sweet potatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red bell pepper, and onions is ‘blended in chipotle-infused oil and finished with chipotle infused 100% olive oil.’ I also sauteed some spinach with onions, garlic and topped it with a pinch of mozzarella cheese. So good. Leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

 

Want to try out the 30-Day Challenge with me? Well here is the great little workout I discovered on, none other than, Pinterest!

My Healthy Tip of the Day: Challenge yourself and try this workout with me. If  you feel sore, do it every other day, but just keep track so you can make sure to do it 30 times.

Hoisin Spaghetti Squash

Inspired by a dish I saw on a fellow blogger’s WIAW post, I decided tonight I would whip up a healthy take on a typically carb-heavy meal.

I started by peeling one carrot and a little less than 1/2 a small zucchini and sautéing the veggies in sesame oil and hoisin sauce. I then added some minced garlic and got busy preparing the spaghetti squash. I take the lazy way out when I’m preparing this veggie by popping it in the microwave for about 8 minutes. Halfway through, I took 1/2 cup of frozen edamame and tossed it in the microwave with the squash. After everything was done, I tossed it together in the zucchini and carrot mixture.

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They look and taste just like real noodles! I gobbled down this in 2 seconds and felt absolutely no guilt. What a perfect way to satisfy my bad-for-you cravings! After dinner, I popped open a key lime pie Greek yogurt cup and a handful of trail mix. What a perfect (and healthy) Sunday Funday.