*6 oz. tortilla-lime encrusted talapia (from costco. They also have a pesto talapia. Both are soooo delicious and cook in 13 minutes)
*tri colored pepper and onions (I make a foil packet with a huge onion sliced, three bell peppers. A little salt, pepper and mrs dash steak seasoning, a little bit canola oil. 25 mins. in oven or on the grill)
I make some brown rice and a salsa/greek yogurt sauce for my family. I also change it up and do grilled chicken in place of the fish and serve with guacamole…fajita style.
Same breakfast everday and I love it. It gives me the energy I need to make it through my mornings.
1 egg + 2 egg whites + hot sauce 1/3 cup oats + cinnamon + stevia + 1/2 cup almond milk (i like unsweetened vanilla) 20 oz. water COFFEE with sugar free vanilla syrup…I a nurse, we need this stuff. :)
See that? It’s bacon. I was a vegetarian for most of my teen years and my adult life, up until I got preggers with my second kid and I craved meat….and NOT chicken breasts or ground turkey. I am talking about bacon and ribs. After having my son and choosing to become a healthier, fit person again, I had to seriously cut back on my new favorite things…like bacon. :(
Fast foward 4 years and a lot of trial and error (turkey bacon….big error, that crap is NOT bacon) and I realize what works for ME. I thrive on routine. I eat the same breakfast everyday. I eat the same handful of snacks everyday. I make the same 15 healthy dinners over and over again (and these meals I cook for my husband and two kids and they love them too), I know the nutritional info for the menu items that suit my goals at my family’s favorite resturants, AND I know I couldn’t live a happy life without bacon. Every weekend I have a cheat meal breakfast where I make my family french toast or waffles and bacon. I look up special recipes and wait all week to make it.
The whole point is BALANCE! I know what I need to successful for a LIFETIME. I am realistic and I don’t set impossibly high standards for myself. That is a recipe for disappointment and lays the groundwork for a vicious disordered eating cycle. Figure out what works for you. What can’t you live without? Pepperoni pizza with your family? Maragritas with the girls? Cupcakes from that awesome bakery? Bacon on the weekends? And then work hard, day in day out, getting the right amount of calories for your activity level, the right amounts of your macro nutrients for your goals, the right amount of water….all this for longterm physical health. And eat your favorite foods (in moderation) for your mental health…because life without your favorite foods isn’t living, in my opinion.
I love this picture for the guy in the background lifting in his panties. LOL!
bareboobsforfreedom asked: Today is Topfree Tuesday! Would you like to submit to our tumblr to help aid in our cause to liberate women?
hashtag-gymlife asked: Me and the wife are very curious of what you look like! And we luv the gals pix you reblog.
Thanks! I love your tumblr too. Much respect. I *finally* posted a picture of myself.
So when I started this blog I set out to inspire myself with a “dream board” of sorts with pictures of women with amazing physiques. As time passed and I gained followers (not something I set out to do but super awesome none the less) I started getting quite a few asks for what I “really” look like. Mostly from creeps but recently some from blogs I admire and follow as well.
I have never taken a picture of myself during or after a workout (i am a sweaty, red faced mess), squatting in my panties, or trying on swimwear….sorry to disappoint in those departments. I do however take prolific pictures on good hair days.