Fit & Fabulous: Fitness and Food
So.. Fit & Fabulous.. not just something that’s fun to talk about.. but something I have to actually put into action. I’ve got to eat right and I’ve got to workout on a regular basis. Thankfully, since having Turner my cravings for grubby food have gone away and I’m returning to healthy eating. Working out is refreshing and feels so good.. but at times hard to fit into my new life with a baby.. but I’m making it work.
First, let’s talk about food. I’ve always had an up and down relationship with food. I was the kid who loved seconds, grabbing fast food and eating Krispy Kreme donuts in college. Then as I got older I realized I needed to start eating more “healthy”.. though sometimes this meant I either skipped meals or only ate frozen yogurt.. again.. not healthy. Finally, I started to figure out what healthy really meant. In 2011, I started struggling with acne and after seeing multiple doctors and trying all sorts of medicines, I looked outside of the medical world and realized my diet could really make a difference. I researched the Paleo Diet and dove in to eating mainly proteins, vegetables, fruits and nuts.. IT WORKED! My skin cleared up and I learned a lot about eating whole foods and staying away from unprocessed food. Hallelujah!
With Fit & Fabulous, I’m not sticking strictly to the Paleo Diet.. but taking a lot of the good from it. I’m eating whole foods, and being a lot more picky with what I put in my system.. here are a few of the meals I’ve made lately.
PALEO TACO SALAD
Lettuce, Organic Lean Ground Beef, Tomatoes, and Salsa..
*if you are making the meal for someone else.. add a little cheese and black beans.
SALMON, COUS COUS AND GREEN BEANS
Just as easy as it sounds.. A little olive oil on the salmon, add some herbs and cook up some cous cous and green beans.
When it comes to fitness, I’m starting with two of my favorites.. the old school Billy Blanks and the BEST workout.. Tracy Anderson. I’m easing into each workout pushing myself to do what I can.. but I’m definitely not at the level that I used to be at pre-baby. Every day I’m getting a little stronger and hoping for little results here and there.
Don’t forget to join me in your own fit and fabulous journey with the hashtag #bjsfitandfabulous. I’m already loving the little community that is popping up on instagram. We are each others cheerleaders.