After many years of using Splenda, I finally stopped the obcession. I used to put Splenda in everything coffee, tea, greek yogurt, sweet potato, just to name a few. After reading many articles on the dangers of Splenda and Aspartame and started to adapt a clean eating lifestyle thats when I new it was time for a change. I did’t realize how much food and beverages I was eating that contained Splenda, lemonade, diet coke and low fat anything! Here are some of the changes I made
Truvia for Splenda
True Lemon for Crystal Light
STOPPED drinking Diet Coke, that was a hard one!
These little changes tapered my cravings for sweets and I was less bloated during the day, yay!
Since Dino and I don’t get to work out together during the week, I am trying to start a Saturday ritual where we go running through the trails together, then stop by an Einstein Bagel or a smoothie joint for breakfast. So far we’ve done it two Saturdays in a row, SCORE!
Bubba’s game face and bright yellow shirt, can you tell we’re from Miami
Game face #1
Game face #2 (The same as #1) Plato is ready too!
Plato’s pre-run pee
Plato leading the pack
Still got the game face on
Im not sure what this building is, but I know it is known for its beautiful gardens, and the flowers match my outfit!
No more game face
We had a quick smoothie since we were going to eat lunch in a couple of hours. The run was great and it was a great start to our day.
Do you have a Saturday morning ritual?
We decided to spend our Friday night in Georgetown. I LOVE Georgetown! It is fun, retro and full of history. We walked around in a daze from a lack of food, so all we could think of was finding a restaurant. We found a great italian restaurant called il Canale. They are known for their pizza so we made sure to order their specialty. We ordered a red and white pizza, but I preferred the red sauced pizza. It was a great meal and I can’t wait to venture off more into Georgetown and find more restaurants to fall in love with.
Grilled Flank Steak (substituting with skirt steak) with Tomatoes, Red Onion and Balsamic-Skinny Taste
Skirt steak cooking music! Station: P.Y.T! Thanks Pandora!
- Skirt Steak Ingredients
- Now that’s some skirt steak!
- Final product! Yummy and healthy!
Thanks Skinny Taste!
Chipotle Bean Burritos-Cooking Light Magazine
Chipotle Bean Burrito, half eaten: -/ I was hungry
Homemade Flat Bread Pizza
Bubba and I
Plato waiting for me to drop a piece on the floor
Missed a photo opportunity here
Baked Ziti & Pumpkin Soup
Basil for garnish
SCORE!!!!! Cooked five out of the seven meals this week!
What will this week bring, not much. I’m preparing for a big move so my mind is more focused on packing boxes than cooking all week. Let’s see what the week brings.
Go to the gym at least 4 times this week: FAILED (It was that time of the month and it was hard to get motivated to do anything)
Do P90x Yoga at least one day: FAILED
Stretch out after each workout: DONE!!!! YAYA!!!
Nutrition was not a goal for this week, however for this week it is going to be a major focus. I had a few days off from work and I took full advantage of the dinner dates with my hubby. We went out to eat Thursday, Friday, Saturday and had a huge brunch Sunday for Mothers Day. As you can see I did not say night after each day because we pretty much ate out for all meals except breakfast, UGH!
So what are my goals for this upcoming week?
Go to the gym at least 5 times this week
Eat clean (eat out one night and no cheating during week (cheating is random eating and nibbling on sweets)
Stretch out after each workout
Weights 3x this week & Nike Training 2x this week + cardio all five days
What are your goals this week?