I don’t know where to begin. The last time I posted was about 5 years ago and I was VERY pregnant with my daughter. Now here we are, 5 years later, just her and I, trying to find our way.
When I started my blog, 10 years ago, I was feeling a desperate need for a healthy lifestyle change. Through blogging and praying, I worked my way to the healthiest I have ever felt.
I am having that same yearning and desperation to get back on track to my healthiest lifestyle. It is a strange time right now. The world has been shut down and we have been in quarantine for over 30 days due to Coronavirus. My job as a Market Analysis for a real estate brokerage has been furloughed, I am going through a traumatic, long break up. I am going through child support and school designation battles with my daughter’s father. I have not made healthy choices for myself, physically, mentally and emotionally and I feel like I have hit rock bottom. Which I am thankful for. I am forever grateful for my blessings and I know that when you are at rock bottom there is only one way to go…UP!
Now is time for healing and resolution. Now is time to re focus on what I already know works for me. Now is time!
So what works for me is photo food journaling. It helps me hold myself accountable and be more mindful of what I eat.
Today I started my day with warm lemon water:
About an hour later I had breakfast. Chobani non fat Greek yogurt with Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes and Flaxseed Cereal with mandarin oranges:
I think I also had a few chunks of watermelon that I was cutting up for my daughter. Later for lunch I had some frozen veggies, a mixture of lentils, broccoli, beans and spinach, topped with a veggie burger and drizzled with remoulade sauce.
Dinner was NY strip on the grill, with half of a baked potato, sauteed mushrooms, and homemade bruschetta with basil from my herb garden:
Finally for dessert a tiny piece of Publix tiramisu. So good! (I have always been pro dessert. A small dessert every day is a treat to look forward, and I do not believe in restricting any food completely.)
There were a few random things that almost made there way in to my mouth. My daughter’s Cheetos, and leftover mac and cheese, normally I would not have thought twice about it, but being more mindful, knowing that I am photo journaling, I was able to resist.
I also will focus on my activity level and exercise which I’m sad to report today was lacking. I still have not figured out the best way to get a workout in when I am at home with my daughter. Any suggestions?
Even in the most difficult times, my faith in God and gratefulness for what I do have, keep me afloat and pushing forward and striving for the next best version of me. It is indeed a journey!