Healthy Beauty 002: NikeFuel, Hula Hoops and Food!
So, last week I lost about 4 pounds, and I didn’t go to the gym. I kept meaning to, and thennnn didn’t. I’ll blame it on the fact that I can’t seem to get my sleeping schedule right- I’ll be tired at like 7pm, but don’t sleep then because if I did I know I’d wake up at 11, but by the time 11-12 comes around (when I actually want to fall asleep) my brain decides to wake up, then I can’t sleep until 4-5, then I sleep until like noon or 1, and then don’t want to go to the gym. It’s dumb. It also doesn’t help that I was sick all day today, slept until 8pm, and it’s now almost 3am and I’m wide awake. blah!
So, enough of the excuses.. Something i DID do this week was focus more on what I am eating. Last Sunday I made a bunch of food- poached some chicken breast, boiled some eggs, cut up fruit, cooked quinoa, etc- all so it was readily available, and I didn’t have any excuses to not eat well. It was super helpful to have all that food pre-made! I also was more conscious of when I ate, and if I was eating because I was hungry or bored. It’s crazy how much the food you eat plays a part in how you feel.. after just one week I already feel lighter and have more energy. Really happy about that!!
Tuesday I got my Nike Fuelband in the mail, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love it. It has already pushed me, just like I thought it would. Although I didn’t go to the gym last week, I can tell you I had some really fun solo dance parties/ hooping sessions in my living room. One night I realized I was about 300 Nikefuel under my goal, and had a blast dancing around at 11:45 at night to hit the goal. I know that it isn’t 100% correct in the calories and step count and such (i mean, it IS on my wrist and it isn’t a heart monitor, so it can only know so much) but honestly, it doesn’t bother me. it’s giving me a ballpark idea of where I stand for the day, which for me is so so so much better than nothing!
Food of the Week: Cinnamon
I found out this week that adding 1/4-1tsp of cinnamon to your diet every day can actually speed up your metabolism 20fold. Crazy, right?! I’ve been adding it to my quinoa (I eat quinoa like oatmeal- with milk and cinnamon and honey, mashed banana, sometimes strawberries.. mmm) and yogurt and basically anything I can get away with it tasting good.
Best thing I Ate this Week: Roasted Cauliflower & Baked Salmon
-Cut Cauliflower into pieces (I use about a third of a head of cauliflower when I make it) and either toss with olive oil, or if you have an oil sprayer, use that so you use less oil. add salt, pepper, garlic powder (or minced garlic) and parmesan (I omitted this but its soo good with it!!)and bake at 425 for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. you can also broil them for the last 3-4 minutes for more awesomeness.
For the Salmon, I just put a piece of salmon in a foil packet, squeezed some lemon juice on top, added lemon pepper, and closed the foil packet and baked at 425 for 15 minutes. I opened the foil packet for the last 3 mins and put it right under the broiler. sooooo gooood omg
Okay, so that’s all for this post. Goals this week include cutting back sugar more, getting my ass to the gym, and