Or maybe going underboard.
The past couple of weeks have been a combination of too much junk food and not enough exercise. It happens. Blame it on Texas, blame it on half-off wine, or blame it on general summer activity. If only walking to Sweet Frog counted as exercise.
So I’m making an effort to get moving. Life has been crazy busy, but that’s no excuse to skip a workout!
I made a step in the right direction on Sunday, when I got myself back in the gym. (No, not that gym.) THIS gym!
I forgot how much I love gymnastics. I also forgot how much my calves would hurt the next day. Ouch. Talk about a calorie burn.
I’ve also tried to return to balanced eating. (Note: eating an entire bag of love grown granola at your desk does not really count as balance.)
I’d been getting really hungry in the middle of the morning, so I pumped up my breakfast with a little extra protein. (For details on the protein powered yogurt, click here!)
Ready for the easiest lunch ever? Here we go.
- Step 1- Open bag of greens
- Step 2- Add a handful of trail mix (I used Wholesome Goodness Yukon Mix)
- Step 3- Add balsamic vinegar
I love veggie-packed dinners, but they tend to take a little more thought and preparation. I made it easy on myself and went with a classic stir fry. I did, however, mix in a little something new.
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, which are amino acids derived from soybeans, taste just like soy sauce. I used a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen veggies, 1 1/2 oz rice noodles, a few sprays of olive oil, and some of the Braggs.
The results was delicious & veggie packed. Plus it was low in calories and sodium. Win-win! Have you tried Bragg’s amino acids? I really couldn’t believe how much it tasted like soy sauce!
So I’m starting to get back on track! If I can’t get to the gym, I try to squeeze in a workout at home, or a walk in the evening. It’s the little things that add up to big changes!