Summer Fitness Challenge: Week 1 Recap

Hi, friends!

Recently, I've been focusing more on my health and fitness life. I've meal prepped pretty much every week and have started working out more. I try to do hot yoga 3-5 times a week, although some weeks I only go to a few classes. During the school year, I barely work out because I work full time while also attending school full time. It's rough. :( I definitely love that I only have to work this summer. No summer classes for me!

This summer I've decided to set some fitness goals and track my progress here on my blog. In this series, I will be updating you all on my progress and will be posting some of my workouts, schedule, tips, and meals. I'm obviously not an expert, but I do love working out and eating food so I thought I would share! Also, I hope this series inspires you to get healthy and workout more!

I am super excited to commit to this and am glad these blog posts will hold me accountable. My goals are to:

1. Eat healthier, whole foods

2. Eat at least 3 salads a week (this is gonna be rough because I'm not the biggest fan of salads), I'm more of a burger gal hehe)

3. Drink more water- 1 gallon a day

4. Limit eating out

5. Mix up my workouts

6. Stick to a workout schedule

Eats:

I wanted to include a few meals and snacks that I ate this week. Below are a few pictures with descriptions. As I mentioned, I meal prep my lunches every week so my lunches are the same for the whole week. This week I ate stuffed butternut squash for my lunches. My dinners are the only meals that really change. 

This smoothie bowl had 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/3 cup of fat-free yogurt, 1 whole banana, 1 cup of almond milk, 2 scoops of pea protein, 1 tsp of goji berry powder,  and 1 tsp of cacao powder. I topped it off with a scoop of Chia seeds, 1 banana, and organic coconut flakes.  

OMG. You have to try this! I used the Kodak dark chocolate protein pancake mix. I just added water so it was super easy to make. I am being completely honest when I say that it literally tasted like a brownie. So good! 

I usually don't eat a lot of dairy products, only in my smoothies and coffee, but every once in a while I get cravings for yogurt. This yogurt brand is called Nosa and it is so tasty. I also like to add granola. This granola is from Trader Joe's and has rolled oats, cornflakes, sprouted quinoa, almonds and toasted coconut chips. 

I was really craving salads this week. How crazy?? This salad was super simple and had mixed greens, broccoli, and grilled chicken. 

I love, love, love Whole Foods! A lot of their stuff is super expensive but its definitely worth it. I found this Detox salad and it has chopped up broccoli, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts and cabbage. 

Whenever I have a sweet tooth, I always make a smoothie. If it's after a workout, I add protein! This smoothie had strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, and non-fat yogurt. 

I did a lot of yoga this week! Next week, I want to try to do more personalized workouts if I can. My biggest tip for sticking to a workout schedule is to not think about the workout. Don't ask yourself whether you feel up to working out that day. Just do it. It's definitely helped me a lot. :) 

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Thoughts: This week was such a great week! Eating healthy makes me feel so much better and even though working out takes a lot of my time up, I really enjoy it. I ate out a lot this weekend, so I'm hoping to do better next week. :)

Hope you enjoyed this post. Go get fit!

Have a blessed day!

Addison