Staying on track with your fitness/diet routine?

Hey guys!

So lately I have been doing excellent (if I do say so myself…) with staying on track when it comes to working out and eating clean so I thought I’d share some of the things I have been utilizing to do that!

Eating clean doesn’t mean you can’t eat good food. When eating clean, I eat as many fruits and veggies as possible. I also eat oatmeal, healthy grains, walnuts, etc. However if I do feel like I want something sweet, I’ll have some walnuts and chocolate chips or chocolate Cheerios with peanut butter. Usually when I indulge I try to keep some nutritional value (such as protein) in the mix.

You don’t have to work out as much as you think you do. I work out for about forty minutes to an hour about 3 times a week. In addition to that, I try to do two planks every day. Planks do wonders. I’m sure you’ve heard that before but you should try planking everyday and you’ll notice the difference! Overworking yourself can actually do more damage than good.

Time to yourself can do amazing things. You’re probably wondering why I’m including this into a fitness related post. Well, it has made the difference for me so I thought I’d share! I go to sleep at eleven or twelve every night and wake up at eight or eight-thirty every morning. From eight to nine in the morning is my time to sit and write, plan or read. I don’t use technology during this time. This time is used to help sort my thoughts and establish my “happy place” before my day starts. By making this time in the morning, nothing can get into the way. If you set time aside later you may push it off to complete other things.

I really recommend trying these ideas. I know some of them are somewhat common knowledge  but I never really set my mind to doing these things. Ever since setting my mind to be on a sleeping schedule, set time aside for myself, work out and eat clean, I have felt so much better physically and mentally. I have felt so much better since I have eaten cleaner, slept more and had time to myself. I want you guys to feel that improvement in yourselves!

What do you do to stay on track?

-inspireafeeling

 

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Eating Clean Challenge

Starting today I am going to eat as clean as possible. I’m writing this two seconds after I randomly decided to do this. I’m actually really excited! (It has now been two months since I originally wrote this, and I’m still eating clean for the most part.)

I generally eat clean anyway, but I want to clean up my diet even more. Along with this, I’m still going to continue my workout routine but with cleaner eating to find out the results.

My rules:

  1. Stick to a plant based diet.
  2. If you feel like you want carbs…chances are your body probably wants them. That’s okay, just make sure it’s within reason.
  3. Drink lots of water.
  4. Eat slowly. If you eat slowly you will be less likely to over-eat.
  5. No processed foods.
  6. You can have small treats a day. It helps to get you started on eating better. Then, slowly start removing the sweets.
  7. Try eating more veggies and fruit than non fruits and veggies. Think of your classic portion sizes.
  8. If you end up cheating, don’t beat yourself up. Just pick up where you left off.

You got this!


 

I have now been trying to eat exceptionally clean for the past two months, and yes I have had a cheat meal or even a few cheat days in a row. However, I am still making progress with every decision to eat cleanly. The way I eat is based off of what has been working for me and on research I’ve done. I just thought I would share my eating clean journey with you guys, in hopes that something I’ve been trying might work for you. It’s a process to eat clean, just take baby steps.

How did you start eating clean? 

-inspireafeeling

What I Eat in a Day! 4/6/2016

Breakfast:

  • Organic Quakers Maple Oatmeal
  • Orange Juice

Lunch: 

  • vegan chicken sticks
  • quinoa, rice and grain bowl
  • banana

Dinner:

  • steamed asparagus
  • seasoned, steamed zucchini
  • half a baked potato with only salt as a topping
  • some of an ice cream sundae (It was Wednesday at school, meaning it was ICE CREAM NIGHT!)

Snack:

  • apple
  • walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips