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I guess I should put up the meal plan? and some thoughts.

My life changed the day I decided to stop listening to the excuses in my head and started creating reasons why it all WOULD work.
My gym times have changed from 5am(which was a mental obstacle at first) to the opposite time of day- 6:30pm. Every day I'm either at the gym or doing insanity in my basement. Every day I have reasons not to go. But every day I talk my way out of those excuses. I don't know whether or not they're valid, but I don't care anymore. My fitness journey is important to me and I do not plan to give up on myself, because in my mind, that would mean I am giving up on those around me. Now that I know how it Can Be, why would I want anything less? 

This was my Monday . Kombucha tea flavoring, the long awaited merry Larry Christmas DVD with my sick kid, cooking almost a weeks worth of food (And cleaning the dishes)during nap time, and the starting of the decaf coffee experiment. I didn't decide on the decaf until my caffeinated cup this am. Convenient, yes? 

Things I'm thankful for today:

Not having to be away from this kid when she feels so gross. 
(Hearing "mommy! I need you" simultaneously breaks my heart and comforts me that I'm here for her.)
I am able to get into te gym almost every day.
Snacks like this are better to me than anything else:


Last weeks meal plan went out the window come thanksgiving. But generally when there's a big change in schedule we just kind of go with the flow. The good news is I kept the food clean and didnt freak out. Was well prepared with plenty of leftovers, clean bars(Lara bars) seasnax, almond butter and baby food pouches :) 

Sun- burgers- grass fed - seasoned with a couple of our favorite spices and cooked at 350 for about 20 minutes on a foil lined baking sheet. served with sweet potato fries.(Cooked at 400 drizzled with coconut oil and sea salt and a little black pepper. for 20-30 minutes) This meal is always a hit.

M- Chicken chili with homemade turkey broth my kind mother decided to share with me :) this was a spicy dish but I'm thinking adding some coconut milk might tone it down. 

T- carnitas I made earlier in the week. (I've basically been using the recipes I find as templates, as I don't feel ready to go off on my own... like with this one I added no citrus and maybe tweaked the spices a bit.)

W- porkchops with mushrooms and cauliflower mash (the pork chops were a really amazing healthier cheaper find from The weekend)

Thurs - breakfast for dinner 
(I currently have an obsession with sweet potatoes)

Fri- tacos (ground turkey this week. I season with homemade taco seasoning and while the rest of the family uses tortillas, I'd much rather eat mine in a bowl or plate, and top it with veggies spinach clean salsa and homemade guac. 

Sat- leftovers before we leave for the evening - this is hubby's birthday! :)


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