Hey everyone!!! Today I decided to switch up from my regular fashion posts and talk about my health and fitness lifestyle. As it is the new year, many people tend to make goals about eating healthier or working out more, and if you’re one of those people who want to do that but have no idea where to start, I’m here to help!
For fitness I do 2 different fitness programs: High Fitness and Jazzercise, I do one of them everyday. High Fitness is 50-55 min filled with High intensity interval training (HIIT) alternating between cardio and toning tracks. Jazzercise is an hour class filled with a combination of aerobic exercise and dance fitness. Both are super fun and keep my heart pumping! A mix of both of these keeps me active and gives amazing results to my body, but I mostly love these workouts because of how I feel afterwards, I’m always in the best mood. I love to challenge myself, and these workouts REALLY push myself to work.
I don’t like to call what I eat a diet but a healthy lifestyle. I genuinely enjoy eating healthy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t indulge in junk food every now and then. I am not a vegan, but I am in the process of going vegan. I eat foods that work best for my body and give me energy for my workouts which consists of whole, real and nutritious foods. I do not eat/drink dairy milk, cheese or red meats, I like to stick to veggies, fruit, carbs and lean proteins. The only dairy I eat is eggs, and the only meat I eat is fish, as I said I am currently trying to go vegan, but I’m taking small steps. The main thing you want to focus on when eating healthy isn’t calories, but the ingredients label. A lot of people think they are eating healthy by eating diet shakes or diet yogurts filled with sugars and other ingredients that you probably couldn’t even pronounce. The key to eating on a real, clean, healthy lifestyle would be to LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS! :)
Some examples of what I eat:
BREAKFAST: This is my favorite meal of the day. I always start off my day with coffee, sorry but I can’t live without it ;). It is the only caffeine I consume though, I otherwise only drink water. I like to eat fried eggs, avocado toast with eggs, my banana and egg pancakes, and smoothie bowls. My smoothie bowls usually have fruits blended up and I top it with peanut butter, chia seeds, berries, fresh fruit, and almonds.
LUNCH: I usually like to eat a salad, I usually have kale salad with quinoa, corn and black beans or I sometimes like to eat zucchini pasta! So yummy!! I also like black bean, pepper, and onion salad.
DINNER: For dinner I like to eat a lean protein with veggies. I generally eat salmon (my favorite fish) with sweet potatoes, sautéed spinach or asparagus. But since I’ve been trying to go vegan, I really like this black bean, corn and sweet potato hash I made.
SNACKS: I usually eat nuts, fruits, veggies, carrots and hummus, chia and quinoa tortilla chips, and my favorite - peanut butter protein bites!!! (Recipe?)
Please remember that this is what works best for my body and everyone is different :)
If you want more ideas on healthy recipes, I have a Pinterest board full of healthy meals! Click HERE to check it out.
Here is some pictures of what my meals usually look like: