Faith Fitness and Laughter

Apples, eggs and english muffins.

Hi!  How’s it going?  I am going to apologize up front for the randomness of this post.  😉   I feel like I have so much in my head and it just has to come out!

So I feel like baking all of the time now.  I mean I could go in the kitchen right now and bake cookies, a cake, a cheesecake.  Anything!  I love baking!  The problem?     I like to eat it too.  🙂   And this wouldn’t be a problem, but I sometimes can get on a roll and not stop.

 

Last nights sleep was pretty interesting.  Sometime around 1:30 these cats outside decided to get into a fight.  This woke me from a dead sleep!  The next thing I know I have the flashlight in hand and I am standing outside searching for the fighting cats!!  After checking on the two cats that I have outside (they are ok mom) I went back to bed, but I didn’t go right back to sleep.  I tossed a bit and then finally dozed off a couple of hours later.  I even woke up before my alarm went off, which makes for a sleepy morning.

Instead of getting my run in this morning, I did it when I came home from work.

 

Workout:

2 mile run.

Mile One:    8.58

Mile Two:    8.57

 

Total time:    18:03

Average Pace:    8.57

 

I felt really great on this run!

 

Do you watch General Hospital?   AJ is back on there!

 

Breakfast:

One english muffin with one cinnamon skinny cow cream cheese, half an apple and one egg

 

 

Snack:

 

Lunch:

 

One english muffin with two slices of turkey, one slice of cheddar cheese, spinach, half an apple and…

 

….

….some Greek Yogurt.

 

 

A few hours later I grabbed another snack:

2/3 cup of cottage cheese and some grapes

 

 

Dinner:

Grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and some sweet potato wedges.  I also put some cheyenne pepper on the sweet potatoes and oh my word they were so good!  My mouth was completely on fire when I was finished, but it was so worth it.

 

I cannot believe that October is almost over!  I mean oh my word this year has gone by so fast.  Thanksgiving is coming up and then Christmas.  Wow!

 

Have a great night!

 

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Sleepy already…

It’s Tuesday night, 6:45, and I am already sleepy.  Last night I think that I ended up closing my eyes at midnight and didn’t get a restful sleep once I closed them.  Makes for sleepy eyes!

Once I got to work this morning, I started working on an issue one of our tellers had and it ended up being a busy morning.  Before I knew it, my tummy was talking to me.

 

Snack:

I grabbed half an apple and some greek yogurt.

 

Lunch:

Grilled chicken and greens on one slice of whole wheat bread and one orange.  This orange was SO juicy and sweet!

 

 

Snack:

1/2 cup of cottage cheese and one tbsp of almond butter.  Don’t knock it until you try it!  🙂

 

Dinner:

Sweet potato rounds with extra virgin olive oil and some crushed red pepper along with one chicken link.

 

 

Workout:

Here is my 3 mile run from this morning….

 

Mile one:    9.21

Mile two:    9.36

Mile three:    9.17

 

Total time:    28.22

Average pace:    9.25

 

You know, I don’t know what I would do without my play-list while I run.  🙂   Another thing that I love about running is that you can just get lost in what you are doing.  I mean you legs literally just do the work and you can almost shut the upper body down.  Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true!  Running allows me to just think about that…….running.  It also allows me to work thru some things that might even be bother me.  I think it’s the endorphins, but it could also be my amazing super powers!  Lol!  I think that I have been watching the Avengers too much……ya think??

 

 

 

I am about to go wash my face and relax for the rest of the night.  🙂

 

Catch ya later!

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Tips for Binge Eating

Morning!  It’s Hump Day!  I don’t know about you, but I am already ready for the weekend.  I have to work, but it’s no big deal, the time will go by pretty fast. 

The past few weeks I have been getting into bed early and can I just say that I am pretty excited about that.  That was one of the goals that I wanted to make for myself and right now it’s working out.  I don’t know about you, but I like sleep.  🙂  Aaaand it helps me feel more focused.

Dinner:

Grilled pork chop, sweet potato wedges, and some green beans.  Yum!

A few hours later I wanted something sweet, so I made me some Decaf Green Tea and made the last piece of Ener-G toast.  I also added some Dark Chocolate Dreams to it. 😉

Snack:

Over the last few weeks, I have thought a lot about binge eating.  I have never been formally diagnosed by a Doctor, nor have I have sought help for it.  My thoughts come from years of struggling with food and weight.  I would fall into the binge/closet eater spectrum.  With that said, I wanted to find some tips that would help me focus more on being healthy and not put so much pressure on myself with food and diet.  (and when I say diet, I mean food intake.)

Tips To Avoid Binge Eating:

  1. Don’t eat while watching tv.  I have noticed that if I eat while watching television I have a tendency to eat more.  I don’t even realize that I am even continuing to eat!
  2. Slow down while you are eating.  My very first job was at a fast food joint and we got two 15 minute breaks.  So you can imagine how I would inhale my food.  I did this for five years, so the habit was pretty much formed. 
  3. Are you thirsty or hungry.  Dehydration can sometimes be confused with hunger pains.
  4. Go for a walk or hit a great workout.  When you feel a binge coming on, get up!
  5. Listen to your body.  Learn to tell the difference between hunger and cravings.  A craving is for something specific. 
  6. Keep your stress levels in check.  This is something that I really do struggle with.  I have such a tendency to let others affect my mood, which usually ends up stressing me out.  I have to remember that God is in complete control.  I am only responsible for how I handle a situation, not the other person.
  7. Eat!  Do not skip meals!  Enough said.  🙂
  8. Know your emotional triggers.  I am such an emotional eater.  Happy, sad, mad, glad, tired…you name it.  There are other ways to reward yourself other than food.  Treat yourself to a day drive, go for a hike, or a spa treatment. 
  9. Watch your portions.  I think we fool ourselves into thinking that we need more food than we do. 

Breakfast:

 

Update:

For the past week I have been incorporating a probiotic supplement into my diet.  I didn’t think that I had any issues in this area, until I made this change.  It reduces bloating and basically makes the digestion process work the way it’s supposed to. 

Question:  Have you ever tried a probiotic supplement?   and What are your own tips for avoiding binge eating?

I hope you guys have a great day!!  It’s Day Three in the Ripped in 30 Challenge!!

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Day 2 Ripped in 30 Challenge

Hello hello!   How’s Tuesday treatin you?  I hope it’s been a good day for you. 🙂    It was a fairly busy day at work, but I had a  half day, so it was nice to leave at noon.  Yay!

 

The Challenge is going really well.  I got up early this morning, but chose to enjoy the morning and take my time eating my breakfast.  It was nice. 🙂    There were mornings that if I didn’t get my workout in I would feel guilty about it.  That is something that will change.  I don’t want to feel guilt when it comes to my workouts.  You know?  🙂  Anyway, back to my breakfast.

 

Breakfast:

I am down to one slice of the Ener-G bread.  Overall, I have really liked the bread.  When it comes to nutrition it basically ranks right up there with the English Muffins that I was eating. 

 

Lunch:

I seem to be the queen of random lunches, but I really do like this lunch and it really fills me up!  Dannon Key Lime Greek Yogurt, gluten-free granola (yum!), and 1 tangerine.

I also had a dark chocolate adora disk.  Calcium!

 

Workout:

I wanted to give you a break down of the workout that I am doing this week. Level 1 on Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 goes like this:

The basis of the workout is the 3, 2, 1 system.  3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs.  She starts the workout with about a 3 to 4 minute warm-up, then you move into the workout, and finally she ends it with a short cool-down.  Three circuits make up the 34 minute workout.  Some of the moves that you will do are: push-ups, fast feet, skaters, squat press, and single arm rows.  Trust me, you will be drenched after you finish.  🙂

 

Post workout snack:

Banana/blueberry smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp of PB2
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of Coconut milk

 

Dinner:

On the menu:  grilled pork chop, sweet potato wedges and something green. 

 

I am off!  Have a great afternoon! 🙂

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A quick note, super foods, and bed time

I don’t know about you, but this week has flown by!  I am getting adjusted to the medicine that my “lady” doctor prescribed and it’s taking a little longer than I want it to.  The last couple of nights I have been in bed before 9!  Not tonight though…:) 

The meds have really thrown my appetite out the window and it’s been a little all over the place.  I did manage to have breakfast this morning, but without a picture.  I went with one of the smoothies that I love!

 

Breakfast:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tbs of flax meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of 35 Calorie Almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein mix
  • 1 handful of Kale

 

 

Lunch:

Soy chicken sandwich with some provolone cheese

 

Dinner:

3 oz of steak, sweet potato wedges, and some lima beans

 

Workout:

Jillian’s Killer Buns and Thighs/BodyRock Challenge Day three

 

Before I go off to bed, I wanted to share some super food info with you.  Here is a list of some great foods that you can incorporate into your diet.  Some I love, some I had to get used to, but they are all great additions to anyone’s food intake.  🙂

Super Foods:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

 

These types of foods are packed with tons of nutrients that are vital to a healthy lifestyle.  I promise they will make you feel better!

 

Ok….I am off to bed!  Have a great night! 🙂

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