healthy planning

‘You only lost 1 pound’ Do not be disheartened!! Imagine that sitting on one bum cheek, that is a lot of fat loss!

Don’t give up, don’t be disheartened, don’t be ashamed, don’t get upset! One pound fat loss is a lot! Also isn’t it better than nothing!

Be positive! If you want to lose more next time reflect on your week and see what you could do to lose more. Could that be to eat healthier, drink more water, exercise for a little longer, skip than glass of wine every night, only treat yourself with that cake once a week. 

Confessions....

Anyone else sometimes not true to themselves about what they eat and how little they workout and still expect to be dropping pounds every week?
Yes! SAME!

I’ve put on 4lbs the past two weeks and have been so disappointed yet I haven’t worked out once and have eaten chocolates, crisps, cakes all lots of other bad things! I didn’t log them and when I went back to look at my log it was all heathy foods I had eaten but then actually thinking back I ate rubbish but didn’t log it!

I can’t be annoyed at myself at all because I was not true to myself.
Weight loss is hard. VERY HARD. EXTREMELY HARD.
If it was easy then no one would be posting about their journeys and everyone would be skinny!!

I bought a weight loss diary and I am going to track everything I eat everyday! I am also going to make a weight loss board with pictures and also pegs so I can move the pegs down when I lose weight! I am so motivated to stick at it for the next 10 weeks and see what I can lose! 10 weeks from today hopefully I will lose about 18-20lbs 🏃🏽

The Tests In Origins

So I don’t know if anyone noticed this about the tests, but after watching Origins after the Christmas Special, I realized there was a bit more depth to them than I first thought.

It’s an old fairy tale cliche. A fairy or a god is in disguise of some poor old soul and they see if someone deserves a reward or punishment depending how they treat the old soul. This is what Master Fu does with both Marinette and Adrien.

But something always stuck out as odd to me. While Marinette’s test had a lot of possible candidates, Adrien only had three other people besides himself and more than that, there was no danger of a car in his. But after seeing the Christmas special, I see what the tests ACTUALLY were.

There is that whole making sure the person is nice enough to help someone in need, but there’s also the details of it.

In Marinette’s scenario, the car makes a time crunch. But there’s also the crowd. Everyone is on their phone, distracted, not paying attention. The test isn’t to see if someone is just kind. It’s seeing if someone Will Notice and Act. Because that’s what’s necessary for Lucky Charm. To take in your surroundings, notice what you need, make a plan, and act on that plan. The test is not just kindness, but a test on how well she would be able to use the powers. 

Then there’s Adrien’s test. The test is actually directly made for Adrien, none of the other three are candidates. Why? Because Adrien’s scenario is harder to find and this is why I realized it after the Christmas special. Adrien’s power is that of destruction. This is a terrifying power in the wrong hands. This takes a very particular personality.

Master Fu doesn’t fall when Adrien is running to school. He falls when Adrien is about to get into school. When it would be harder for Nathalie and Gorilla to grab him without causing a scene, he could be inside before they have a good grasp on him.

Fu falls then because Adrien is given the choice. Does Adrien go for what he wants, or does he go to help even if it means losing what he wants? Adrien does the latter, and now he has to get through Nathalie and the Gorilla to get to the school. Less of a scene, and he’s lost his chance. But he doesn’t show any bitterness to Fu for it.

Adrien’s test was not just that of kindness, but if given the choice between being selfish, or being selfless to the point of hurting himself, he’s going to chose the latter. It’s a test to make sure if the hero of destruction ever breaks, instead of destroying the world, he’d destroy himself first.

anonymous asked:

Hi, do you know something about her diet?

hello! it’s always varied but this is one example of phoebe’s day on a plate from yourzenlife :)

breakfast: a glass of water, hemp milk latte, fruit salad with blueberries, raspberries, chia seeds and almond butter

lunch: hormone free organic chicken, baby spinach salad with walnuts, avocado flaxseed oil and tamari sauce as a dressing

dinner: grilled salmon, steamed/grilled vegetables, sweet potato cooked in coconut oil

snacks: green juice with lemon, cucumber, apple and spinach, gluten free muffins, sea salt dark chocolate, dark chocolate covered ginger

other drinks/foods she enjoys eating: brown rice, carob, kale chips, quinoa, hummus, hot toddy, rice crackers, cheese, avocado, wine, vegemite, carrots

phoebe eats extremely healthy and she sticks to mostly organic whole foods. she also takes probiotics, omega 3, vitamin d, magnesium supplement. she drinks A LOT of water, almost 3 litres a day. phoebe avoids red meat, sugar, dairy and high carb junk foods. currently, she is obsessed with sakara life which is an organic meal delivery based in us!

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

There are one million and one ways to make roasted sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables and can be dressed up in many ways ranging from savory to sweet. Here is just one way that I like to prepare these for meal prep. 

Ingredients 

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, ½ tbsp lemon granules, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ancho chili powder, 1 ½ tsp Herbs de Provence, ½ tsp smoked paprika. 

Olive oil 

Directions 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, arrange your sweet potatoes into a single layer. 

Drizzle a layer of olive oil over the potatoes and then sprinkle over the seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it – if you don’t, save the rest from chicken, it’s incredible). 

Using your hands, toss the potatoes so that they are evenly coated. 

Roast in the oven until the insides are tender when pierced with a toothpick.

NOTE: For meal prep, I tend to “under roast” my potatoes because I do not want them to become too soft after reheating for a meal. 

Divide into meal prep containers after the potatoes have cooled. 

Enjoy! 

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I’ve come so far from who I used to be.

Food and exercise used to control my life. I would plan my meals days or weeks in advance. If anything got screwed up in my plan I would spiral out and devour everything in sight and spend the rest of my day feeling overwhelmed with guilt. 

Now I don’t plan ahead, I listen to what my body wants and I don’t question it. I’ve ditched the idea of good and bad foods and the emotional toll that comes with those terms. I make my best effort to balance wholesome, natural foods with the junk that I love. I make my best effort to hit the gym when I feel mentally up to it. I don’t feel guilty for taking time off from the gym like I used to.

I spend more time with friends. I put more effort into my relationship. When I do decide to go to the gym I’m happier because it no longer feels like a punishment. I’m nowhere near where I want to be in terms of my physique but right now, I’m really okay with it.

I’m setting up my goal plan. I’m recognizing that I’m not where I want to be and I’m setting a healthy course of action to get to where I will be sustainably healthy and happy. I’m exploring what exercises I’m interested in trying. I’m searching for new foods and recipes to fit into my healthy lifestyle. I catch me beating myself up now and then due to the fact that I haven’t “started” yet…but I have.

The difference is that I’m not rushing into this. I’m doing my research. I’m writing everything down. I’m establishing realistic goals and rewards for reaching those goals. I’m discussing all of this with my loved ones. I want to be all in. I want those around me to know that this time will be different…that this is the lifestyle change I so desperately want that I’ve sought after in so many horrible ways. This time I’m doing it right. I’m all in and I have all the support in the world.

My Gym Bag!

The benefits of packing a gym bag? The obvious one is having all the supplies you need for a successful pre-, during, and post- workout, and some preparations for a mini emergency. Ready, go, out the door! The maybe not so obvious reason that I would like to plant into people’s brain space is that packing your bag might actually motivate and excite you for your workout. It’s an intentional action and the simple act might help you commit. At least it does that for me! My brain gives me a lot of positive feedback when I organize and plan. Make your plan of attack! If you have gym anxiety this could be a life saver.

What’s in my gym bag? I gym in the AM and shower at home immediately after, so my bag tends to reflect that. The size and materials of my bag also reflect that!

  • Obvious essentials like phone, wallet, keys
  • DO NOT FORGET THE GYM KEY/CARD
  • Wireless headphones
  • Backup headphones in case those suckers die on me
  • Lip balm, because huffing and puffing on that treadmill dries my mouth out
  • Face/body wipes, hand sanitizer, and blotting sheets
  • NSAID pain reliever, because unfortunately sometimes my workouts trigger migraine prodromes/auras, but also just in case of any ouch
  • Simple first aid essentials such as band-aids and ointment, crap happens
  • Recovery snacks such as bananas and a protein shake
  • Water bottle
  • A couple “crap, my period wasn’t supposed to start today” pads/tampons
  • Comb
  • Extra hair elastics in case mine breaks or I need to help a long haired sister or brother out
  • My own sweat towel, because “ew…”

If you need to head to work immediately after your workout or workout during a break, other essentials might be–

  • Your workout clothes if you have to change into them at the gym
  • A change of clothes
  • A plastic bag to separate dirty clothes
  • Deodorant
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Dry shampoo
  • Flip flops
  • Any medications you need around the hours of your workout

So, what do you keep in your gym bag?