Finals week is finally over! Huzzah!
And I wasn't being such a good girl either. I have the muffin top to prove it. Nah, I wasn't that bad (the muffin top was already there) but I didn't really have time to exercise amidst that many assignments, papers and tests.
It's a new week and I'm ready to get back on track!
I've recently become interested in whole eating. I've been eating a lot of organic food, and everything else I eat has to at least be natural and have ingredients I can pronounce and identify. I've been doing well with this and not just because I want to do well - I really like it. The food, 95% of which is home cooked or raw, is just GOOD. I don't overeat, I don't feel sluggish or bloated after eating it...what is the new concept in eating???
Well, it's what we are supposed to be doing, duh! Eating REAL FOOD that is GOOD FOR YOU.
I'm kind of shocked when I think about what I used to eat. Not just the junk from fast food restaurants or the vending machine, but the "health food" (bwahaha!) I was eating for the sake of weight loss. Really? I was loading my body with as few natural items as possible, full of chemicals that I can't pronounce, in the interest of losing weight. Geez, um... that sounds healthy.... yeah *blushes*.
So what have I been eating? Well, remember, I'm new to this so I've started slowly. However, I've gotten a TON of inspiration from Kath Eats Real Food and Oh She Glows (I'm seriously addicted to these blogs, as well as Bites + Bowls - check them out, you will be too.) Anyway, I've been eating:
Oat Bowls for breakfast - Oatmeal, ground flaxseed, and various additions. I've got bananas, walnuts, honey, almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanut and almond butter, cranberry apple butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, granola, raisins, pumpkin... the options are endless! I'll start taking pictures, but I have a crappy point + shoot, so they won't look very cool. Still, it'll be neat to see what combos I come up with.
Snacks have been greek yogurt with a bit of honey, or plain fruit, or a jazzed up piece of fruit - like a sliced banana with organic peanut butter, unsweetened organic coconut, organic raisins, and a few butterscotch chips on top! Yum. I do like to nosh on Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax bars, as well.
For dinner tonight, I took inspiration from somewhere (can't remember where, but probably one of the aforementioned blogs) and threw together an organic, vegetarian enchilada bake and it. was. AWESOME. Inexpensive (due to being meatless), easy, one pan, ample leftovers and incredibly TASTY. What more do you need? I'm pleased. I can't wait to eat leftovers for lunch tomorrow. :)
I also found a yoga studio nearby (that is also part of a health foods store - bonus!) and am looking into taking some classes, but I'm still weirded out by being so sucky at it. Why can't I just be coordinated?