So ... last night Greg and I had pizza night Friday. It’s been our tradition since the dawn of time.
We order pizza, drink wine, and watch a movie. It’s a ritual.
Last night, we followed tradition. We ordered in some delicious Domino's.
I ate four pieces, which was kind of a lot. Then I had an ice cream.
But here’s what I didn’t do.
I didn’t write off eating healthy.
I didn’t tell myself I “blew it”.
I didn’t beat myself up or feel guilty.
I didn’t “punish” myself this morning with restriction.
Yesterday I overate. And today, I still need to eat.
It doesn’t mean that I’ve “ruined” this whole thing and I can just write it all off til Monday and eat junk food.
It doesn’t mean that I have to live on spinach until I “make up” for all the calories I ate.
It just means that last night I ate a bit too much.
It means that I got to listen to my body and decide that eating a LOT of pizza doesn’t feel great.
It means that I have an opportunity to learn from it and choose differently next time.
It means that with the next meal I have an opportunity to nourish my body with useable nutrients.
This morning when I woke up, I ate a healthy breakfast and lunch like nothing happened. I did the workout I’d been planning to do anyway.
And tonight with the leftover pizza, I’m going to have two or three pieces with a fresh homemade side salad, because that will feel more nourishing. And next week, I’m going to make my own with less cheese, a wholemeal crust, and lots of fresh, healthy toppings.
Sometimes (many times), you won’t get it right.
Sometimes, you’ll slip up.
And sometimes, you’ll just want to enjoy the moment and live your damn life.
And there is NOTHING wrong with that.
You don’t have to feel guilty.
It’s just food – it’s not good or bad.
You don’t have to give up just because you ate some pizza, or ice cream, or chocolate.
Every moment provides the opportunity for a fresh start.
Every moment is a new moment to choose yourself and your health.
Now, with that said, onto yesterday’s log.
For breakfast I treated myself to a favourite: oatmeal with raspberries, Greek yogurt and some acai/LSA powder. It tastes sinfully delicious AND is so great for your tummy.
This meal is also full of fibre, so it will keep you full and more satisfied for longer, help with digestion, and even improve your heart health.
Lunch was my trusty chicken and salad sandwich, just like yesterday’s. I also snavelled the last muesli bar.
Hmm ... starting to realise that I literally eat pretty much the same thing every day. Hope this blog doesn’t get too boring too fast. Ah well.
After my workout this afternoon (more about that below), I was RAVENOUS, so I had my daily green smoothie as a post-workout treat. It was just what the doctor ordered.
You can combine your post workout protein shake and green smoothie in one by adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie. It’s the perfect satisfying snack after a workout!
Dinner, as you’ll have read above, was Pizza Friday night. I was feeling super hungry, even though I’d had my post workout smoothie quite late, hence I enjoyed a little more pizza than I usually do.
Because I forgot to take a photo, here's a pizza commercial from the 1980s - do you remember when pizza night looked like this?
Hmm, I don’t know, as much as I love Domino’s, I just didn’t feel like it sat well with me after a few days of eating lovely healthy food. It’s not that I feel guilty or bad about eating it, but I guess it just didn’t feel great.
I’m going to try make my own pizza for Pizza Friday next week, but I don’t want it to be some sad weird rice cake or cauliflower crust pizza (it is NOT the same). I’d like to try my hand at making something that is just as delicious, but LOTS better for you.
Do you have any healthy pizza recipe recommendations? I’d love to hear them!
Now, I don’t count calories, but I am aware of the concept of calories in vs calories out.
I feel like it helps me make more educated choices around food consumption.
For dessert tonight I was going to make myself a protein mug cake, and a lot of the recipes were around 190 calories.
Here’s the thing.
The choc-covered ice creams my husband has in the freezer are ALSO 190 calories. From a fat burning perspective, they’re not really better or worse than a protein mug cake.
Now, I wouldn’t want to live on choc-covered ice creams, or eat them every day, because that 190 calories is low in nutrients, and I don’t want to consistently deprive my body of goodness.
But every now and again, the ice cream is also an okay choice when I really feel like it.
So I went for it. And it was good.
And now we can move on.
So as per yesterday's post, I had intended to get up early to work out but ... yeah, that didn't happen, so I had an afternoon workout instead.
I'm so glad I did - I worked on the choreography for a new workout I'm designing and I can't wait to release it later in the new year. It was intense - it totally kicked my butt, got my heart rate up, set my abs on fire, and best of all, I was having a great time doing it.
Despite what these pictures say.
Yes, my glam babies, there are gals who look like badass mega babes when they work out, and then there's me, who basically turns into a sweaty beetroot.
Comment below if you're the same!
It's the sign of a good workout, if I do say so myself. How did you choose to sweat this week?
Okay, glam babies, let’s huddle in for today’s motivation message. Our results don’t come from one action we do perfectly, but rather from good action we take consistently over time.
This journey is more than the last meal you ate, or the last workout you skipped.
We’re in this for the long haul. And we know that next time we’re going to seize the opportunity to nourish our bodies with good food and exercise.
Because we’re worth it.
Until tomorrow, keep shining bright.
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