Well, Today is Day 7.
It started out well with an early breakfast of turkey and egg whites. Snack was 1/2 cup Fage yogurt. Lunch was a medium sized cup of 1/2 Chicken Tortilla and 1/2 Vegetable Medley which filled me up and warmed me up (our air conditioner @ FL got fixed, maybe a little too fixed).
Then, I felt, like it all came crashing down- I sat down and had 2.5 coconut muffins from last night with about 3 tablespoons of raspberry jam. Since I have been focusing more on what to eat, it made me hyper sensitive of this little mini binge.
I think I have come to a place where I love my workouts, love my food amount and love my weight.
Shocking, I know.
Here’s what I have learned from this week:
I am content with my size (unless I go to Lululemon where I feel the need to be a size 2)
I never ever use a scale so I am content not letting 3 numbers dictate how I feel about myself
I know I can hold my own strength wise and I can out hike just about anyone (said with complete humility)
I like my thunder thighs and curvy hips (My hubs does too!)
So my arms jiggle, who’s don’t???
I feel confident enough to strut around in a swimsuit (how many can say that?)
I loooove to eat and judging by the choices I am making, I am not too worried about gaining too much weight
I love to workout hard, every day if I feel like it.
So, it is with these new lessons learned and truths reaffirmed, that I officially end the ME diet and will go back to baking my socks off, working my butt of and sweating until I can’t see!!
My challenge to you is this….
What do you believe about yourself?
What do you like about yourself?
Do you demean your body, or appreciate what God has given you (including good health??)
Here’s to you, beautiful, strong, adventurous friends!
Oh, and in good old Kim fashion, here’s my latest Muffin Recipe :0)
Summer Berry Bliss Muffins
2 eggs and 1 egg white
2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or butter)
4 tablespoons Almond Breeze (or whatever milk)
Truvia/Stevia/Agave/Honey (I used 4 packets of Truvia and I should have done 1-2 more) around 3 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2-3/4 cup mixed frozen berries (frozen are great because the colors don’t run)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 7 muffin tins and set aside. Mix all ingredients together until all the lumps are gone. Fold in berries and spoon into muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 7 muffins (probably could have done 6 big ones).