Michelle – Workout yesterday for me was our 8 minute #plankworkout followed by 3 rounds of sexy strong arms routine. Slowly starting to get more definition in my arms – motivation for me to keep pushing.
Lori: I also did our 8 minute plank workout along with some bridge holds and push-ups. Love the simplicity of all those moves but also love how empowering I feel when doing them.
And we are both glad everyone enjoyed our 100 rep burpee workout! Let us know if you try it out.
Simple juice to start my day.
I enjoyed a banana after my juice. I have decided to test out bananas again.
Not much food in the house, so I just grabbed what I had on hand. Lettuce mixed with eggs and coconut oil.
And runny yolk for dressing 😉
Yep, my next meal looked pretty much like my first one haha
This time added in some brussel sprouts. And yes I had 4 whole eggs in one day!!
Made simple hot cocoa to sip on while I worked.
Afternoon snack was a hemp protein english muffin topped with coconut oil.
Soooo good! I love having something like this every day.
Dinner was grilled salmon, shrimp salad with tomatoes and cooked zucchini topped with dulse flakes and coconut oil.
And before bed I enjoyed some goat yogurt that I mixed in l-glutamine, gelatin and additional probiotic.
After my morning workout I gathered my juice ingredients: 3 carrots, fresh ginger, half cucumber, head of romaine and 5-6 stalks of kale. I also threw in half a lemon.
It made about 15oz of fresh juice.
Next, I enjoyed some steamed sweet potatoes with eggs, sauteed greens, and coconut oil.
As Michelle is trying out bananas, I felt like experimenting with sweet potatoes. I am having them in small amounts to see how my body does.
Next meal was lettuce with liver meatballs, brussel sprouts, one whole egg and coconut oil.
Made some ‘skinny’ hot cocoa as Michelle and I like to call it. This time instead of adding in some protein powder to the hot cocoa I did 2 teaspoons cacao powder. Delicious. Michelle and I are fans of water based hot cocoas over milk based ones, not sure why we just prefer it with water.
Perfect for warming me up (still a little chilly here in NC, hoping for Spring soon).
I was talking with Michelle and she mentioned she was making our hemp protein english muffins so made me crave one too. After getting off the phone with her I quickly whipped one up and topped with coconut oil. YUM.
Dinner leftover roasted parsnips, steamed rutabaga, mushrooms, sauted swiss chard, half avocado, olive oil, cod and sardines. I ended up adding some black lava sea salt to my dinner. Love that salt!
Why are we adding bananas (michelle) and sweet potatoes (lori)?
One reason why we are experimenting with adding these forms of carbs back into our diet is for the carb factor. We were eating a low carb diet for awhile which we feel really helped calmed down inflammation and helped with our digestion. Another reason why we are bringing them back is we just wanted more variety in our diet and we missed them. Also, we are becoming more active now with training clients and creating more workouts so we know our bodies needed some more fuel!
For Lori –> I am trying to bring back in carbs mainly sweet potatoes (in small amounts) to see how I do. As I am still getting a few acne flare-ups that obviously I would like to stop. No one wants pimples on their face. Now I am not going to go crazy with eating a lot of carbs, just seeing if eating little each day does help balance everything out or not. I still deal with hormonal acne so eating a low carb diet is really good to help control that so I still plan on keeping my carb intake on the low side for now.
For Michelle —> Looking back when I ate a banana (well fruit in general) just about every day I seemed to go to the bathroom often. So, I wanted to experiment again with having one a day and see how my bowel movements become. It may or may not be from the fruit, but thought it was worth trying out. Plus, like Lori, wanted to see how I do with more carbs for just overall health.
We know many of you are probably wondering why we are doing this – and hopefully we answered your questions. We are still experimenting with our eats to find our balance that makes us feel our BEST. Check out this article if you are interested in learning more about carbs, hormones, and acne. As we are hoping our bodies do okay with glucose carbs since we do feel we react to fructose. Bananas and sweet potatoes are more glucose than fructose so that is why we picked them.
Twins question: Do you see a connection between carbs, hormones, and acne?
til next time
L and M