I knew when I started my journey toward wellness I would experience setbacks along the way. I would have great days that I was completely proud of and that made me feel fantastic. I would have other days that did not make me feel good and like I could have made better choices. I knew things wouldn’t be perfect and I knew I would stumble. My goal from the beginning was not give up when I did experience those setbacks. To let those times be just that, setbacks, not the end of my journey. Having come out the other side of my first setback, I am proud that I have not given up and that it isn’t the end of this journey for me.
A few days ago I posted the most personal post I have ever written. In reality it has been a couple of weeks since I finished writing and editing the post and it took me another couple of weeks to finally post it. All in all, it has been a strange few months. Not only because of this news, but because of everything that has been going on.
This is a post I never thought I would be writing. It is not a post I ever wanted to write. However, it is one I feel I need to write. I try to be open and honest on this blog as much as I can be. By holding this back, I feel I am not being completely honest. There are things that are far worst in the world, but for me this is something that has really affected my mental health and overall outlook.
So here is my first update after my first official week on the fitness train. All in all it went okay; not great but also not terrible. The week was not the best I could have done, but I am thinking of it as a good start. Overall, the week had ebbs and flows. There were a couple of days where I just felt like a blob (for lack of a better term) and didn’t want to do anything (including cooking). What I decided, is sometimes we have blob days and that is okay. But instead of letting one blob day ruin the whole week, let it mess with that day then bounce back. But lets talk about how things went.
I’ve written about my relationship with fitness and my trends with working out in past posts (you can find those here and here). Well I am back with an update on how things have been going lately. Probably unsurprisingly, I have been off my fitness game since I moved to Seattle. With everything that has been going on in my life (confused? read my last post!), fitness was the last thing on my mind.
Quick, easy and healthy meals are my favorite type of meals. I also don’t necessarily differentiate what types of food I eat for different meals. For the most part, I have a few meals that I love to make and will eat at any time of the day. A lot of people find that weird and I can’t really argue with them. I have weird eating habits, what can I say? One of my favorite go-to meals that I will eat when ever is a delicious acai bowl. Memphis doesn’t exactly have a large acai bowl market, so after I moved I started making my own. So here goes with my recipe for a yummy acai bowl.
Me and fitness have an on-again, off-again relationship. Sometimes we are on great terms and see each other all the time, and others I am scared to go within ten feet of a scale. Lately, I have not wanted to go within ten feet of my scale.
I try to eat salad pretty much everyday for lunch. Obviously I go rouge sometimes and eat barbecue (bless you Commissary), but I try to eat salad every day. With that being said, I gotta mix up the ways I eat my lettuce or I will get really bored. I have a million different salads that I make and I am going to share them over the next few weeks. Up this week, is a yummy breakfast style salad.
Eating Well is one of my favorite cooking magazines and websites to find recipes in/on. The recipes are fairly healthy and easy to adapt to fit your needs and tastes. Being from California tacos and fajitas are one favorite foods and they can be quick and easy to make. One of my recent favorites is an adaptation of this Eating Well recipe. Plus the recipe is dairy, egg, nut and gluten free!