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Salads, this week is about salads. But first a recap.
I was…correction, I AM so blown away by the response I got to this challenge. I thought maybe one or two of you maximum, would want to follow along and help me on my way, but it seems I am so not alone on this journey and that in itself is inspiring me. It also holds me accountable because I can’t just very well quit something that I said I was going to do now can I?! So how did you do?
Me? Well to be honest I think this challenged actually made my week easier in some ways. It helped to have the oatmeal made ahead of time, giant thank you to my husband for making a big batch on Sunday for me. Instead of having to think about what sort of toast I wanted for breakfast and make it, I knew I had a batch of oatmeal ready to go so I could easily spoon out a bit of it, heat it up, throw cinnamon, crushed nuts, and berries with it and have that along with my giant glass of water and coffee for breakfast. Johannes even wanted the same thing so it made breakfast a no brainer. For next week I’m going to try my friend Julie’s recommendation and boil some eggs that I can easily mash up with avocado or even eat along side my oatmeal.
Water…I think I did ok, but not amazing. I could do better. I will do better. I’m going to make sure every day that there’s a bottle of water in the car so when I’m driving the kids around I can sip as I go.
Now before I explain next week’s challenge I just want to say that the next challenge is meant to build on this week’s not replace it. So keep drinking the water and keep making healthy breakfast choices. I’d also love to hear how you did, what breakfast choices did you make? any tips that can help me, and anyone else who reads this blog?
Week 2 challenge – SALADS. I don’t eat enough salads generally opting for the sandwich at lunch or the pasta/pizza dinner. So for the next week the challenge is to have one salad a day. Small or large. As a side or as a main course. For lunch or dinner, it’s yours and my choice (for now). But just get some healthy greens and antioxidants in. And if you happen to order the salad while out for a meal, ask for the dressing on the side so you can regulate what and how much you put on. Personally I’m going to stick to vinegrettes for the dressings, and as often as possible I will make it myself. Dressing can sometimes contain more sugar and more fat than a Big Mac…this is legit I promise.
So how does this sound? Doable?
Here are some healthy hearty salads I pinned on Pinterest. And also one that I made myself a while back (above), to get you inspired and started with this week’s Get Fit Challenge.