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I want to start doing this RIGHT NOW after looking at her legs!

I want to start doing this RIGHT NOW after looking at her legs!

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Trying not to binge

Had kind of a rough afternoon after a seriously draining counselling session. All I wanted to do when I got home was eat, but I know this an emotional eating pattern…. really feels like it’s the only thing that will make me feel better right now. 

So far staying strong… had some almond-nog and spaghetti squash casserole. 


Still trying to get used to posting, and not just liking all your amazing posts! 

If you’re interested, you can check out my movescount.com account. It’s only got my running on it at the moment, but I’m planning to start wearing my heart rate monitor to other exercises too. 

http://www.movescount.com/members/urbanwren

Thanks for being out there and motivating me to get fit and stay healthy! It’s really inspiring to see all the transformations happening. Slowly but surely I also feel like my personal motivations and perceptions of my body are shifting away from “get skinny/I’m fat”, to “I want to be healthy. I want to be fit. And I want to do it for me.” 

So thank you! 


Daily Update - 3

Three days in a row… doesn’t seem like a lot, but I’m a little impressed. I usually bail when I feel like I haven’t done enough or “failed”.

Today - great eating, especially considering it is Halloween. Didn’t get to do any exercise though. Just going to count today as my “day off”- tomorrow will be tricky getting something in though. I’ll worry about that then.

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Food:

Breakfast - sprouted raw granola (i <3 mom for making for me)

Snack - hummus and carrots

Lunch - greek salad and stuffed peppers, and small handful of grapes

Snack - **one little package of nibs -doh! The trick-or-treating pre school kids left over candy got me!

Dinner (late late) - green smoothie, quinoa with almond/miso/tamari sauce and black beans, kale, and cilantro chopped in. 


Daily Update - 2

Another good day, but my goodness my ass is sore from all those squats yesterday! Sitting down takes on a whole new meaning. 

BREAKFAST:

2 scrambled eggs in whole what tortillas with cilantro guacamole and tomatoes, and a little bit of parmesan. 

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LUNCH:

greek salad, and more of that vegan cheesy brocoli.

SNACK:

Luna bar and grapes.

DINNER:

Vegan cheesy brocoli, and stuffed peppers, and a few grapes

WATER:

Up to at least 4L today. 

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EXERCISE

Bikram Yoga Class


Daily Update - 1

Hey, 

So in a process to keep myself motivated and accountable, I’m going to try to update my exercise and meals each evening. 

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MEALS:

  • Breakfast - 1 slice sprouted grain toast with almond butter. Yerba matte tea with a little almond milk and sugar.
  • Snack - 2.5 carrots and hummus
  • Lunch - Potato and kale salad
  • Snack - Spinach, avocado, hummus sandwich (sprouted grain bread)
  • Dinner - peppers stuffed with quinoa, black beans, avocado, cilantro, and hummus. yum. and steamed brocoli with a nutritional yeast/miso dressing. 
  • Water ~ around 2L

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EXERCISE: 

  • swam laps for 30min… omg it has been a long time!
  • jogged home on a somewhat sore foot… now it is a definitely sore foot. (3.4 km)
  • 50squats, lunges, and side lunges.


Movescount

Hey… do any other fitblogers out there use Movescount.com? 


healthy-fit-happy:

My favourite mid-afternoon snack is a good old granola bar. I used to go for protein bars, but paying a mortgage on a student budget left me looking for cheaper options. These days, I’ve been going for Luna bars because they still have a reasonable amount of protein and some fiber. Thing is, they’re expensive too!
Enter the homemade protein bar.
Inspired by this blog and with some minor tweaks to the recipe, I made my very own granola/protein bars. The recipe makes 10 servings at 170 calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs (4g fiber), and 12g protein!
0.5 cup skim milk1.5 cup large flake oats1 medium banana1.5 tbsp honey1/4 cup whole wheat flour1/4 cup wheat bran3 tbsp unsweetened coconut2 tsp cinnamon4 servings protein powder1/4 cup raw almonds
Mix liquid and dry ingredients separately, then combine until well blended. Pat down in a greased (I used a light cooking spray) dish and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your bars, you may need to increase or decrease the bake time. Let cool, then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container or plastic wrap.
You can substitute the milk for almond or soy milk, use a different liquid sweetener (like agave or maple syrup), and swap the flour/wheat bran for almond meal or something of a similar consistency. They’re very versatile, and delicious!I’m actually used to not adding sweetener to anything I consume, so next time I think I would even omit the honey.

healthy-fit-happy:

My favourite mid-afternoon snack is a good old granola bar. I used to go for protein bars, but paying a mortgage on a student budget left me looking for cheaper options. These days, I’ve been going for Luna bars because they still have a reasonable amount of protein and some fiber. Thing is, they’re expensive too!

Enter the homemade protein bar.

Inspired by this blog and with some minor tweaks to the recipe, I made my very own granola/protein bars. The recipe makes 10 servings at 170 calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs (4g fiber), and 12g protein!

0.5 cup skim milk
1.5 cup large flake oats
1 medium banana
1.5 tbsp honey
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
4 servings protein powder
1/4 cup raw almonds

Mix liquid and dry ingredients separately, then combine until well blended. Pat down in a greased (I used a light cooking spray) dish and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your bars, you may need to increase or decrease the bake time. Let cool, then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container or plastic wrap.

You can substitute the milk for almond or soy milk, use a different liquid sweetener (like agave or maple syrup), and swap the flour/wheat bran for almond meal or something of a similar consistency. They’re very versatile, and delicious!
I’m actually used to not adding sweetener to anything I consume, so next time I think I would even omit the honey.

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