Happy Monday my dear friends! I hope your weekend was just fantastic. I did a few things this weekend INCLUDING going to see the new Beauty & the Beast in theaters.
Let me just be the first to say that it was super good. Personally, I think I enjoyed the real version of Cinderella a little better. I really like the story line of B&theB but it goes so fast. I almost felt like they should have added more relationship and character building between the Beast and Belle.
I WANT TO SEE SOME ROMANCE! They showed little cute moments but that was about as far as it went and it drove me up the wall. Maybe I’ve been too exposed to crazy sexual romances between Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele… maybe.
Anyways, the movie was good and I do highly recommend for people who enjoy singing in movies. I personally fast forward past all singing parts in movies unless it’s Frozen. Then I don’t.
Let’s talk about the rest of the weekend. Did anyone else end up laying in bed on Friday night at 9 p.m. super excited to have a nice, restful night? I sure as hell did. I feel like I’m 50. I’m 50 years old in a 25 year old body. I seriously can’t kick this streak of wanting SO much sleep. It’s been happening ever since I had a child. WHY?!
This didn’t happen in University. In Uni I literally stayed awake all night. It was like my own personal private time that I couldn’t have during the day where I watched movies, ate junk food and pondered life. Why did that have to go away once I had a baby? Maybe I can just lie to myself and call it maturity. Ha!
I honestly don’t think I’ve drank alcohol for months. Seriously, I don’t remember what it feels like to feel a little buzzed. I think my subconscious mind knows that in the summer I have about 6 weddings to go to, and all 6 will be a riot so I need to store up my energy now. Maybe that’s why I’m so lame right now. Can I use that as an excuse? Ok good.
Now let’s talk food. I think it would be cool to take a snapshot of what I ate in a day for all of you weird people like me who LOVE to stalk what other people eat. I’m all for intuitive eating, so don’t take what I ate and think it’s what you should eat. Your body is different, I don’t know you or your metabolism. This is simply something you can see so you can ask questions and maybe learn something.
Decaf coffee with a splash of heavy cream and maple syrup. WARNING: Do not add a huge amount of maple syrup, it is SO sweet. You only need about a tablespoon. I don’t drink caffeine because it gives me anxiety, so the odd time (especially on the weekend) I love to drink a nice hot decaf so I can feel cool.
This is definitely a treat. I try to limit my intake of gluten free bread just because it isn’t the most nutritious thing you can have. Today I didn’t have any, so I just try to space it out and only have it when I’m in a pinch. As you can see I was really treating myself this morning. BTW, this toast is money.
I don’t really know if these are the best of the best eggs, but they are the closest things to actual farm raised chickens that I could find around here. If you have ever had farm raised chicken eggs, you know that there is such a huge difference in taste and color. I usually have 3 eggs every single day because it doesn’t affect my skin. Some people have issues with this, so make sure you’re not one of them.
I add a tiny bit of this goats cheese to my eggs because yum. This way I don’t feel like I need to add a bunch of ketchup just to get food flavor. I like to sprinkle this and side my eggs with lemony kale, but I didn’t have any kale at home.
I also top my eggs with Himalayan pink sea salt and some Primal Palate Abode Seasoning. OH! And I spray the pan with coconut oil spray.
I top my toast with pure organic cashew butter and no sugar added strawberry jam. SO good. Don’t get “no sugar added” mixed up with “sugar free”. Jam should not be sugar free, it’s fruit for gods sake.
While I was indulging in bad TV, Blaize had to come show me her purse. She felt like such a boss.
Next on the menu was lunch. Since I had maple syrup AND toast that morning, I took it easy on the carbs at dinner. Normally I have a balance of both, but I knew I didn’t need all the extra carbs since I wasn’t really doing anything that day. I settled on broccoli and Tilapia which I bought them frozen from my local grocery store.
This is super handy because they take ZERO time to cook and they’re very good for you. I also sprayed my broccoli with coconut oil spray, garlic powder, pink Himalayan sea salt and Parmesan flakes…YUM.
I cooked the fish in unsalted butter (grass fed would be better, if you can find it) and topped it with Primal Palate Seafood Seasoning.
I was planning on making a meal at home for myself that night, but we ended up eating supper with Tyler’s family. Nothing I love more than a free meal, but it definitely makes it hard to eat really clean. Just choose wisely. I’ve already accepted that some of the ingredients used are probably not ideal, but I’d sooner have those in moderation than end up really hungry.
We all know what happens when you let yourself get really hungry, amiright?
So for supper we had roast beef, mashed potatoes (with nothing added. No cream, milk or butter), peas and coleslaw. I topped it with some gravy because yes, and added some horseradish on my beef. This was the only plate I ate and I was completely satisfied with that.
I normally don’t really need a bedtime snack or after supper dessert, but I still choose to eat them from time to time. Today was an exception, and I let myself have a big bowl of chocolate ice cream. Normally if I want something sweet, I try and make sure I have access to a “healthier” dessert, but I unapologetically ate that bowl of ice cream and didn’t need anything the rest of the night.
I didn’t work out on the weekend, but normally I do on Saturday. What do you guys think of me adding my workout schedule in? Let me know what you think!
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