New Tea

Since doing my Whole 30 back in December I’ve become a tea junkie. I would drink a cup of hot tea in the morning during the winters and add some sort of sweetener to it be it honey or stevia, but on Whole 30 that is a NO NO. Before Whole 30 if drink flavored water again a big NO NO as they all have artificial sweeteners, so I had to come up with fun ways to make drinking water and tea easier for me. Anyway, since the Whole 30 I’ve been drinking tea a lot. And, I don’t even think about adding sweetener to it as I’ve been finding really fun and exciting flavors to try.
My husband looks at me like I have 6 heads when I come home from the store because I usually have at least 1 new box of tea, and well let’s be honest it’s usually more like 2 or 3 new teas. I’m pretty sure the people at the grocery store are starting to wonder what I’m doing with all of this tea.
So, yes I’ve been getting some fun teas and trying them out. Every day it’s a new little surprise. In the last week I’ve bought 2 different coconut flavored ones, sweet coconut Thai and toasted coconut, a chocolate peppermint, salted caramel chai, mint cocoa maki, passion fruit, and then 2 specialty teas, the first is a metabolism boosting tea hot cinnamon ginger it’s awesome and a detoxing tea which I’m not a fan of. I may have to add something to that to make it bearable. I’ll give it another shot tonight and see how it goes, but last night I had to choke it down pretty much. We shall see I may develop a taste for it.
So, yes tea I love all of the crazy flavor combinations you can get and put together. It’s kind of like dessert in a cup, guilt free dessert at that as it has no calories.
I am almost done with my DietBet and was right on track to meet my goal. But, as all females know there is that dreaded time of the month and well thankfully mine came a few days early which means it shouldn’t cause havoc with my official weigh-in I currently have no idea how far from my goal I am since I’ve definitely gained the period weight. And, of course it’s never the same from month to month so I have no idea where I really am and how close I am to reaching goal. I’m hoping by Friday I can be back to normal weight and then work my butt off over the weekend to get to my goal weight. I really want to win this DietBet. Damn being a female sometimes.
Sorry guys for the TMI there but I’m done I promise.
Enjoy your Tuesday.

Getting Back Into It

With the holiday weekend that meant 3 days of no gym classes. And, well when you go 6 times a week and take 11 classes a week, going 3 days without those classes messes with you.
I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed yesterday’s classes. I attended yoga and belly dancing. Usually Tuesday’s I go to Krav after yoga however, my friend who I attend class with is on vacation so no Krav class until she comes back. But, I was okay with that because I attended my second belly dancing class.
First, though I had to get through power yoga. Man, I don’t know if it was the extra day off from doing yoga, or if the instructor was just making us work for it, but the hour class was a bit brutal. I was definitely working up a sweat and had a bit of a shake going at times. It was a great workout, but I definitely was feeling it.
And, well that hour class was immediately followed up by an hour of belly dancing. The thing I like about the class is that it’s a ton of fun and the entire time it doesn’t fee like a workout, but let me assure you it is. My abs are a bit sore today. They are definitely feeling all of the work they did yesterday. It’s a great class and a ton of fun and so worth the hour spent in class.
It feels really good to b going to class again. I miss it when I can’t go or the classes are cancelled. I’m looking forward to today’s Zumba and slow flow yoga class today.
I also completed Workout #8 of the Fit In 15 challenge I’m doing. Which means that I’m more than half way through that challenge. I need to start thinking about what February’s challenge is going to be. And, I’ve got a week and an half left of my DietBet.
This past weekend away definitely hampered the DietBet results a bit, but I’m confident that I’ll get there. I’ll be eating more Whole 30 meals instead of Paleo/Primal meals next week which will hopefully also help to shed the last couple of pounds I need to lose. I can do this.
When we got home I did get on the scale and it went up but as I got on it this morning and I was back to where I was before I think it was a bit of water weight from eating a lot of salty food. I also had some inflammation going on as my ankles and feet were swelled up a bit. Probably a combination of salt, water retention, and a bit of gluten ingestion. So, I’m confident that I can get to my DietBet goal.
Happy Hump Day

Mexican

Okay, so I finished the Whole 30 and survived, learned a whole lot about food and myself. However, tonight I’m going to be eating some Mexican. And, well I can’t wait. I love Mexican food and I plan on eating it tonight.
However, I am quickly developing a plan for this little night out eating. I will have some chips and salsa because I love chips and salsa. However, I’m going to not eat them until I’ve consumed an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting. 10 chips and salsa will be my limit.
For dinner I will be having enchiladas because well those are my absolute favorite and the place we are going has an excellent enchilada sauce that is gluten-free. I’m going to eat my 2 enchiladas with a little rice and that will be it. I’m sure I could, actually I know I could eat way more than that but I won’t. I’ve developed my plan and that’s what I’m going with.
I’ve come a long way and lost a lot of weight and inches the past month and no need to sabotage it by overindulging tonight. Especially since Wednesday night there was some indulgence and Thursday there was a bit of indulgence too. Yesterday I did really well with my clean eating as well as today for breakfast and lunch. So, yes I will be indulging a bit but I’m going to keep it in check.
Tomorrow, is weigh-in day for my DietBet so I need to definitely keep myself on track and moving towards what I want.
Today I also got my email for the first week of FitIn15 with JessicaSmithTV. It gives the break down for what the workout routine is for this coming week. The plan for this week has 3 days of 15 minute or less workout and 3 days of taking a 10-15 minute walk. So it’s something easy to add in to your life it’s 15 minutes. Seriously go check her out on YouTube JessicaSmithTV and subscribe to her it’s not too late to join the challenge. She’s worked it out so that it can work with any fitness level. I’m going to stick to the beginner version right now, which is just doing the 15 minute workouts because I am adding them in addition to my fitness classes that I’m already doing. However, she provides links to keep going if you need more or want more. When you join the challenge you’ll get her mailing which breaks it all down for you. And, well week 1 looks pretty doable. I’m excited about it. It’ll be the first challenge like this I’ve ever done. And, this added with my DietBet is just what I need to keep me on the right track.
What are you doing to get on or stay on track now that the new year has started.