February 7, 2013

New Year New Me...and I'm sick

That's right folks, I'm sick. Hubs came down with a nasty chest cough over the weekend, and I started to feel sniffly and gross on Saturday. I plowed through my Insanity Max Recovery on the weekend, which was really frustrating to me {will explain in a moment...}, and by Sunday exhaustion had set it.

Thank goodness for the healthy nutrition in Shakeology!
Month 2 of Insanity is so much harder than the first. How in the world am I going to get through this?

One word: determination.

Yes, I'm sick and my sinuses are disgusting, but my Shakeology is is helping my immune system and helping me to have the energy to push through. The healthy ingredients in the shakes are like no other product on the market. I love that it is holistic and allows me to start my day on a healthy foot, which means that I can push through whatever is in may way, sickness or not. I get up, I take care of Bear and do studio work, and I workout during his nap. Every day.

Why?


Because of that. He sees what I'm doing, the choices that I'm making, and getting a high-five from him when I'm done and sweaty and gross is the best feeling in the world.

Now, last week I mentioned that I would share some of my favourite healthy eating recipes. I've already told you what my healthy breakfasts are with Shakeology, so now we need to cover off Dinners.

Top R clockwise: Chicken meatballs w/longgrain rice and broccoli, chicken/swiss chard/muffins, roasted veggie muffins,
spinach and swiss omelette
Spinach and Swiss Omelette - 1 egg, 3tbsp egg white substitute, 1/2 cup chopped baby spinach, 1 slide light swiss cheese cut into tiny pieces

Chicken Meatballs with Long Grain Rice and Broccoli - lean ground chicken, onion flakes, garlic powder, crushed pita chips. Bake at 425 for 20mins.

Chicken with Swiss Chard and Roasted Veggie Cornmeal Mufins - cook chicken in the crockpot with whatever spices you like (I used lemon pepper and onion flakes)

My favourite are these tiny little mini Roasted Veggie Cornmeal Muffins. They have roasted antipasto veggies in them, and are small enough for toddler hands; Owen LOVES them!

1 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 c. skim milk
1 c. roasted vegetable puree (aka homemade baby food...roasted antipasto veggies - zucchini, red and yellow pepper)
2 tbsp. oil

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into paper lined muffin cups (2/3 full) and
bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes for full sized muffins or 15mins for mini muffins

Now, my frustrating moment this past week was during Max Recovery. I had made it through the crazy fit test and max interval circuit, but when max recovery hit, for some reason it felt like my body had shut down. I had done so well with keeping up in these 43-59 minute circuits that I was really disappointed in myself when I struggled doing the high-low plank during Max Recovery.


I actually sat on the floor and cried a little. Then I took a moment, picked myself up and kept trying.

I kept pushing.
I kept trying.

While I still can't do them, I learned alot about myself and the high expectations I have on myself. I chatted with my coach Dara about this, and what she said really resonated with me. We as women expect so much from ourselves and when we struggle with something, we get really down on ourselves. Why? What's the point? There's zero reason for it.

The only thing that matters is that I got up, and I tried again.

And when you try again, you leave room for amazing achievements like this.

The day I did REAL pushups!
How are you doing with your journey? Are you struggling? Let me know in the comments!


*Disclaimer: I am provided the Shakeology shakes by my Beachbody coach Dara Distel for the purposes of getting healthy, and blogging about the product.

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3 comments:

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Get it, mama! You never cease to amaze me. I'm not going at it nearly as hard as you, and I had to stop for a few days to recharge when I got sick. You're doing great!

Meghan @ Crazy Casa K said...

Amazing! Especially powering through when you are sick! I think it's awesome that you are setting a healthy example for the little guy too :) Hope you are feeling better! Happy Monday.

Chrissie@party paper scissors said...

Hope you are feeling better Shannon! Keep up the great work !

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