I have to admit i've been pretty bad about working out lately. Consistency is usually my strong suit but after having Ava (which I am sure many moms can relate) I just haven't been hitting the gym like I used to. Staying in shape is something that has always been a passion of mine and I'm on a mission to tone up and be more consistent about going now (especially since bikini season is just around the corner already!). Even with slacking on the amount of times I hit the gym I'm still at my pre pregnancy weight! I can only attribute that to the fact that I eat well the majority of the time. I truly believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is KEY to staying in shape and keeping the weight off. Learning to make healthy choices that you can enjoy and incorporate in your daily life is the goal! I know a lot of you have requested more Honeybee Health posts so I promise to do these more often!
Here are some random shots from my trusty photo food diary....
I usually opt for high fiber, low sugar cereal in the morning with unsweetned almond milk (and of course a coffee with creamer) but this morning I had 1egg 2 egg whites with peppered turkey, feta, spinach and tomatoes with a half of an ezekiel muffin (I also put a thin spread of manuka honey on the ezekiel).
I always order pretty healthy whenever we go out to eat (Ive been like this for forever and my husband actually hates this lol) Whole wheat bread with hummus, tuna, white beans and tomatoes from La Pain Quotidien. It comes with a pesto sauce but I had mine without.
Quick snack of kale salad from Whole Foods
A healthy dinner I fixed...Stuffed peppers with ground turkey,quinoa, ground flax seed, black beans and topped with fresh Parmesan. (This was my husbands portion. Mine looked the same minus the extra serving of quinoa). You can find my recipe HERE.
My husband isn't a huge fan of sushi so I have to get my fix when I can. This one is from Whole Foods. My go to picks are the Veggie and brown rice and a salmon, avocado and brown rice rolls. I steer clear of the ones with tempura (crunchy) flakes, eel sauce and ones with mayo.
Ordering at Chipotle...I went with the grilled chicken burrito bowl (theres not tortilla) I had mine with white rice, black beans, double lettuce, extra tomatoes and a scoop of guacamole. I opted out of the cheese and sour cream.
The husband orders his burger with meat, cheese, sauce and fries. Mine is a tuna burger with avocado, carrots and sprouts (hold the aoili...another fancy word for mayonnaise) I skipped the fries and had a glass of bubbly instead! (that's my calorie preference ;) I also had sprinkles cupcakes later that day! Its all about a balance right?! ;)
I wish I could say I was one of those girls that can eat everything and not gain a pound. The truth is it takes work and I really make an effort to make healthy choices. If you're not used to eating this way it can be a bit of work in the beginning but I promise it will eventually become like second nature and you'll enjoy it! Here's to getting and staying healthy in 2013 loves!