Days 44-47: BALANCE

Days 44-47 (4.28-5.01) just didn’t have anything too exciting to each have their own blog post. I normally don’t blog over the weekend anyway but there’s also just not always something to say about each and every day! I don’t want to get too repetitive since I eat a lot of the same foods and let’s face it my life just isn’t that interesting some days 😛 .

I had a great relaxing weekend with the boyfriend: we worked out (legs, abs, back), ate some good food, and watched a movie every night: The Revenant (2015), Congo (1995), and Crocodile Dundee (1986). I had never seen any of the 3 and I LOVED all of them! I love older movies as well as action/adventure/survival type plots.

Here are some pictures of the food we had over the weekend. Definitely indulged and in tomorrows blog post I will show you how I bounce back after a long weekend of indulging. Also, make sure you read the text at the bottom because I talk about balance and not stressing too much over your diet and exercise!

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Traded my regular morning oatmeal for some peanut butter and banana toast!

That green though 🍃🍋 #nofilter •mango, spinach, lemon, banana, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, yogurt & almond milk 💚#smoothie #instafood #foodporn #foodie #food #foodblogger #healthy #healthyfood #healthyeatting #greensmoothie #spinach #gym #gymlife #healthylifestyle #flexibledieting #nutritionist

Is that not the most gorgeous natural green color you’ve ever seen!? Spinach, mango, banana, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, yogurt, and almond milk.

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TEXAS HAS IN-N-OUT. Being originally from New York and then Georgia, this was my first time trying their food!

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It definitely lives up to the hype! Got our burgers animal style. Not pictured: the chocolate shake that I dipped my fries in 🙂

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Steak smothered in sauteed onions and mushrooms with a side salad. Once again, cared more about eating it warm then getting an amazing pic haha. P.S.- That’s sriracha not ketchup!

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Had to make these zucchini noodles again! Used the “thick julienne” attachment this time and used 4 zucchini instead of two!

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Steak again topped with a fried egg, zucchini noodles, and cajun sweet potato fries (more were eaten than pictured here). This steak was perfectly cooked! (rare)- props to the boyfriend.

I really slacked in taking pictures this weekend! Also consumed were some chocolate covered raisins not shown, more homemade smoothies, more salads, as well as a late night run to sonic for a cookie dough and snickers ice cream blast! I get the kids size- they call it a “mini”- and its the perfect size. The small is just too big and if I order it I WILL eat it all. I wish I took a picture of the mini to show the size! Next time. (which won’t be for a while). And yes I had steak two nights in a row for dinner! Love me some steak, and you do need red meat in your diet too! (if you are a meat eater, that is)

If I’m not the definition of #balance right now I don’t know who is! Some people believe you have to be 100% strict and only eat “clean foods” all the time and some people believe “if I’m going to eat bad there’s no point” and forgo all the salads and healthy options and just fit in as much junk as they possibly can everyday.

I’m not prepping for a body building show or a photo shoot, and I don’t care right now if I’m up an extra pound or two because I indulged in ice cream and candy. I care about taking care of my body, feeling good, being happy, and enjoying my time/making memories with others. As long as I’m healthy (and yes, all my blood levels say I am :P) and happy, that is all I care about.

And I’ll work my butt off in the gym because I LOVE working out. I love the feeling it gives me, the rush of adrenaline, I love sweating out any frustrations and always leaving in a good mood, and I love the mental impact being able to over come my fears and weaknesses in the gym brings to my life.

I’m not only eating salads and stressing over everything I put in my mouth, and I’m not spending hours in the gym doing endless cardio to try and burn more calories. I am enjoying my food and my workouts.

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Say hello to my morning face and bruised leg!

IMG_4895 - EditedAnd just some proof that a little balance works! This was the morning after a night of eating way too much chocolate and skipping my workout, followed by a morning of a big breakfast while drinking over 40 oz of water. I’m not saying to eat a ton of candy and don’t go to the gym and you’ll have a six pack, all I’m saying is stop stressing so much over all of it. Just trust that if you are working hard and you’re eating more good foods than bad, you will see results.

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