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