Lori: Yesterday morning was yoga time for me. I did a few different Tara Stiles youtube yoga videos.
Michelle: I did some planking yesterday morning for my quick workout. Love working the core and full body even when I am not at home and traveling. Planks make it easy to get a little movement in.
I enjoyed some frozen raspberries (that I heated up a little on a skillet) along with 2 whole eggs and topped my meal with coconut oil. It has been awhile since I have had raspberries and now I remember how much I adore them.
Later I enjoyed some leftover cod (from the night before) with white potatoes, zucchini, little fennel, coconut oil and nutritional yeast. I am playing around with trying different sources of carbs (starch) to see how my body does, here I tried white potatoes that I steamed.
Did some computer work while my buddy kept me company.
Drank some matcha green tea mid-afternoon, also added a little coconut oil to it. I liked the addition of the oil. Gave the tea a little more depth. Also snacked on some un-pictured carrots with more coconut oil.
Dinner was some scallops, with a handful of mix greens, sauerkraut, turnips, parsnips, half avocado, coconut oil and topped with black lava sea salt. Scallops are one seafood that I don’t get very often because they can be expensive but a favorite!
Overall I had a great day (emotionally too)! My skin is still doing about the same. Still have the same pimples I have had for a few days. Not getting discouraged just documenting for reference. One thing that I forgot to mention the other day was that I got my period two days ago. So I know some of these pimples are related to getting my period, still sucks. The last time I got my period was back in January when Michelle and I were doing our 30 day gut healing journey. Both of us have not gotten it since that time. Hormones still an issue but we are aware of it and making changes.
I started my morning with one egg, raspberries and perfect fit protein powder. And coconut oil.
I stirred it all together. YUM! I know it might look and sound weird but it was aaaamazing.
Today was set-up day for the event. So that means we spend a good bit of the day getting the booth built and then designing the booth with the clothing to look presentable.
I am not doing the challenge… maybe next year.
Snacked on a banana during set-up.
Also snacked on a raw chocolate chip cookies (recipe from our cookbook). Perfect little grab-n-go kind of snack.
It pretty much rained all afternoon. Hopefully the weather clears up for the event!
I also had a good day. A little tired from traveling and being non-stop since arriving getting ready for this event and getting orders shipped out. But all is good 🙂
Over these past few days we have been reading more and more health articles. Trying our best to educate ourselves so we can hopefully make right decisions for our individual bodies.
Over these next few days or so we will start sharing more of what we mean and what we are learning. Our thoughts on food is evolving. We are excited to keep experimenting with a few ideas in our heads – like eating more balanced meals. Trying different foods and different food combos. Still eating plenty of healthy fats. We are not really counting calories per se but we are trying to play around with our macros (which is another hot topic all itself that we will discuss in another posts).
Again we are trying not to get all crazy with numbers. We feel in order for us not only to help ourselves but to also help out others, we need to keep reading and experimenting. We know every person is different and will require different things. And handle different foods, which to us is almost the beauty in life — differences, change etc. We are all unique individuals so should our eats in a way.
We are trying to steer away from food ‘groups’ or food stereotypes and just figure out what foods are right of us. If that turns out to be white potatoes which don’t have any real nutrition besides being a carb so be it. If that is only eating bananas so be it.
Try for yourself not to get all caught up in following under a certain food ‘type’ or ‘diet’ but instead focus on doing what is right for YOUR body.
Oh geez we are already running off into a little tangent here, sorry about that. What it is about food and nutrition that can get everyone so stirred up and talk endless about?
We admit that we catch ourselves getting all caught up in reading health, food, and fitness articles. Debating what to believe or not. Now, we are trying to find the right balance of research to continue to educate ourselves but also not to become overly obsessed with it either.
Why is food and health such a hot topic? Do you feel people are becoming too obsessed that they are missing the bigger picture?
*heavy for a Friday we know – we will be back later with cookies recipes.
till next time,