This past weekend I went to the Arizona Health and Fitness Expo. There was a lot of “other” vendors there and I was a little disappointed with the turn out of vendors for actual health and fitness. The The Spartan Race was there and that was fun to watch. It has sparked interest and will take place in February, 2014. Might be added to my bucket list.
I then walked up to a booth with 2 ladies that were in bright workout clothes, were fit and looked like followed a healthy daily diet. I went over to them immediately and it was Shannon Jay Dougherty and Kimberly Kay Miller of the The Fit Mom Diet.
They are my momspiration!! My personal goals are to be an amazing mom, be active and live a healthy life. They sparked my motivation to challenge myself to its fullest.
This is where my clean eating challenge has surfaced. I admit it, I eat clean all day long, no slip-ups, no cheats, am on track and head to the gym… Then that nightly craving comes around and BAM- I start snack on horrible things. Cheerios, Pirates Booty, Veggie Sticks and whatever else I can get my hands on. Ugh, mindless eating.
IT STOPPED SUNDAY!
“There is no diet that will do what healthy eating does.
Skip the diet. Just eat healthy”
The challenge: Eat 6/7 meals per day. No sugar, no processed items, workout and take accountability pictures. If I can get through one week, I know I can get through 2 weeks, and then 3 weeks, and so on.
What am I eating? Lots of egg whites, oatmeal, fruit in the morning, lots of green vegetables, lean proteins like tilapia, turkey, chicken and tuna, complex carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice and quinoa. Healthy fats like peanut butter, EVOO, coconut oil and avocados. My snacks are some of my homemade protein breads, cottage cheese and hard-boiled eggs . I am using lots of spices and salt free brand like Mrs. Dash.
I have a serious sweet tooth, but I want to see changes in my body. I want that fit look. The body where people say, I can tell you take care of yourself and workout! But its 80% diet and 20% gym…..
I can do it! I can do it!
Stay tuned for the transformation!