Monday, September 24, 2018

A Bad Case of Mom Guilt

Feeling the mom guilt HARD today. 

My allergies got the best of me this weekend and, to say I'm miserable, is an understatement. The baby also woke up snotty and puffy eyed so we are a matching pair. No fevers, thankfully, but I almost wish we had one. I'm supposed to take her to gymnastics this morning and I just can't. When I'm not blowing my nose, I'm sneezing. 

So, why do I feel so guilty about missing this optional activity with her? Is it just mom guilt or is it my anxiety manifesting itself as perfectionism? I'd like to think I'm a smart woman so I know I should take care of myself, but I have the hardest time staying home because I'M SICK. In fact, it's so bad that I took an allergy pill this morning so I can rationalize to myself that now it is not safe for me to drive across town to my 15 month old's gymnastics class. 

Sigh.

I still feel guilty.

And it's Monday.  

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Egg Fast Diet Success!





I mainly posted about this on my Instagram Account , but I've had a few followers reach out with questions about it so I decided to dust off the old blog to jot down my thoughts on my second Egg Fast.

The plan I followed is from fellow blogger, I Breathe I'm Hungry.  You can find the plan HERE.

I've followed this plan once before over 2 years ago so I decided to refer back to it this time, although there are other Egg Fasts out there.

But why you ask?

I decided to follow this plan because June consisted of 2 weeks of fun albeit unhealthy eating and I knew without stepping on the scale that I'd gained back some of the 20 + pounds I'd recently lost.

An egg fast would help me clean out my liver, get back the energy I so desperately needed and help me loose the bloat.

Did I succeed?

Hell yes!

Do I hate eggs now?

Kinda.  I did eat 3 almost 4 of the cartons that I bought to do this.

How much weight did I lose?

5 pounds which is what I gained back from all that celebrating and vacationing.  The first time I did one I lost 6 or 6.5 pounds in 7 days.

What will I do now?

My plan of attack now is to keep eating at least one egg based meal a day and keep fasting for 16 hours minimum a day.  I think I am also going to work on fasting 24 hours at least once a week.

Why Intermittent Fasting?

Well now, that's a question for another post.

Questions about the egg fast?  Please message me.  I'll try to answer them the best I can. 


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

High Protein Breakfast Bowl



I created this recipe because the sausage patties I bought were originally for a different recipe, BUT that recipe involved almond flour which I am highly allergic to so I needed to find another use for them.  Voila!  I came up with this high protein breakfast bowl! 

On a whim, I decided to throw the patties into a frying pan, crack a few eggs over them and then add whatever else I could that would add flavor.  Sometimes it's bacon bits or onion or pepper. Even pepperoni gets thrown in there!  This is really anything goes type recipe except​, you know me, I stay away from the carbs.

Ready for the recipe?  Here it goes!

Ingredients



  • 2 frozen sausage patties
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Handful of shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Any other ingredients you might want to toss in like chopped onions or peppers


Place your sausage patties into a heated skillet. Crack your eggs on top like you are going to fry them then toss in the rest of your ingredients. Cook until the eggs aren't runny.  It's really that simple.

Let me know when you try it.  I want to hear how it tastes! 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Preparing For My Next Race: A 3K!





 My next race is a 3K.

Now if you're a die-hard running enthusiasts, you're laughing at me right now. You're preparing for a 3K?  Really?
Even if you're a casual runner you're probably still laughing at me right now.  And if you're like so many people and you don't like to run at all, you're probably pretty impressed.  You're probably also wondering how far a 3K is.  

Well, don't get too impressed. A 3K is just under two miles or about 1.86 miles. Now, why am I preparing for this race? Well, I haven't run a race in a year now and a year is a really long time to be out of the running game. At least that's what I think so I need to get both my mind and my body ready to race again. 

Before we go any farther, I should be clear that I really only race against myself. I'm not fast enough to ever place. Maybe when I'm 70 and the field has thinned out a bit.

Back to what I am doing to prepare myself for this race.  Well, running is obvious but here are a few others:


  • Strength Training:  I'm keeping this really simple.  Typically, my strength training involves doing lunges and squats during our daily walks around the neighborhood.  To work on my arms I'll do push ups against the stairs or tricep dips on the back of the couch.  I'll also use our weight machine downstairs to work my hamstrings (boy, do they need it) or quads.
  • Foam Roll:  This has been so helpful for my back!  In the past, I've mostly focused on my legs, specifically my shins and calves, but I'm finding the more I work my lower back, the better my feet and calves feel.  I'm also working on loosening up my hips to help my Achilles which was tight during my last run.  
  • Working on my Form:  I wrote a blog post about that HERE.  While I run I'm really concentrating on keeping my shoulders down, my arms low and my foot strike and less on how fast I am running or how fatigued I feel.  
Is this all helping?  I ran 2 miles recently, the longest I've run in about a year, and I felt great the next day.  Even my feet feel fine.  



I can genuinely say that I am excited for my first race of the year on October 28!



When is your race?  Tell me in the comments below!  I want to hear about it.