I was totally feeling the post Thanksgiving hangover towards the end of last week and even starting into this one. Eating delicious food and enjoying time off can be relaxing but it’s hard to get back to reality. I just didn’t have it in me to be too productive the last few days. But after starting this week with a few great morning workouts and eating healthy I’m feeling more and more like myself. How about you all?
With my diet I really try to follow the 80/20 rule. Where 80% of the time I eat healthy and 20%, which is about 3 meals, is something I wouldn’t normally eat, usually dessert or pizza. In my Weekend Highlights posts you typically see those three meals where I allow myself to give into a few of my cravings because during the week I am all about the fruits, veggies, lean protein, and complex carbs. I find this works well for me as it gives me something to look forward to during the week to know that although I am eating healthy most of the time, I’m entitled to have indulgent moments over the weekend. I know a lot of people struggle with food cravings throughout the week and often purchase supplements to curb them, for example using a nucific coupon code. Everybody is different and as long as you aren’t completely cutting out the things you enjoy, eating a healthy diet 80% of the time is something that works for a lot of people in order to keep a balanced diet.
Knowing the Holidays are only a few weeks away and after more of a 60/40 week during Thanksgiving, a part of me really wanted to restrict myself from giving into ANY of those cravings the next few weeks. But I just know that’s not reality. By the time Saturday rolls around I am going to want a meal with lots of cheese, bread, and a glass of wine or two.
I feel like restrictions will only lead you to failure in the long run. After an indulgent meal I used to tell myself, I’m never eating “_____” again. But in reality, it happened, and it was most likely a binge. The 80/20 rule is something that has worked incredibly for me in maintaining my health and even becoming stronger than I’ve ever felt.
It also helps that I feel like I have the support of others around me. My husband prefers to eat a healthy diet and I also run my Online Challenge groups where we share healthy recipe ideas and hold each other accountable to workout and make healthy choices in the kitchen. Knowing I have these women counting on me to be their coach always encourages me.
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Which is why tomorrow I am starting a FREE Online Accountability Group, yes no string attached, just a little gift from me to you. I will help you get 30 day access to Beachbody On Demand where you will be able to stream workouts such as the 21 Day Fix Extreme, P90X, T25, Hammer &Chisel. Each day I will provide a workout of the day for beginners and intermediate/advanced, a healthy recipe idea, and daily motivation. I want you to finish the year strong and get a head start into your New Years Resolutions. And because helping make people become happier and healthier puts the biggest smile on my face.
If you’d like to be added to the group message me on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love for you to join us!
Now lets get to my healthy eats on Tuesday after my Thanksgiving Hangover for What I Ate Wednesday hosted by Jenn from http://www.peasandcrayons.com, Laura, and Arman.
Post 5:00 am arm workout was the usual smoothie with vanilla Shakeology, almond milk, strawberries, spinach, and a little banana. And when I got to work I had some steel-cut oats with egg whites and almond butter. I can’t believe I’m not sick of this breakfast yet, I’ve been eating it for well over a year.
For lunch I had leftover turkey on a salad with some roasted veggies and grapes. It was a yummy combo. Then I also snacked on a few apple slices.
When I got home from work I walked the dog and then ate two hard boiled eggs.
For dinner I made Chicken Fajitas in the crockpot. Super simple just chicken, peppers, onion, I make a homemade fajita seasoning, and also added a can of tomatoes. I ate mine on two corn tortillas I got at Whole Foods with some lettuce, hot sauce, and avocado.
And dessert was two of these Chocolate PB Protein Fudge Bites, no photo but so yummy!
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What do you do with your turkey leftovers?
Did you have a Thanksgiving Hangover this week?
What do you do to stay Healthy during the Holidays?