Riley really wanted me to go for the red ones but that was not happening. lol! I’ve been getting weird blurry spells where I can’t see straight and I lose my balance. When it first happened I thought it was a migraine coming on, but it went away after a little while. I decided to get my eyes checked! I have 2020 vision but I am slightly farsighted. They prescribed me some glasses to wear while at the computer going forward. My eyes are fine, but this will just give them a break for more preventative measures. I’m happy with my selection. That was hard to choose on my own but the super nice ladies at @costco helped me! 🙏🏻👩🏼💻👁🤓
Today I’m starting 80 day obsession. 🏃🏼♀️The biggest question I’m asked is about my diet. The eating plan with this program is pretty strict in terms of when and what you eat. After some serious thought, I’ve decided to continue just doing what’s worked for me over the past four months. I don’t see myself fully succeeding on something that I have to shift what’s already working. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Basically my diet is something like this::
I don’t eat until 11 or 12. I eat a lot of eggs. I always have a bin of hard boiled eggs ready to go. I eat meat (like elk, deer, and beef) but not a lot at a time - just enough to feel satisfied and usually with something like avocado or side of veggies. I’ve cut bread almost completely but will still have pasta from time to time... like last night when my sister and her man made homemade pasta ahhh delicious! I use Shakeology everyday either alone or a scoop in my smoothie. I don’t use shakeology alone as a meal replacement but more as added nutrition to my diet. Riley loves it too! My smoothies are packed with stuff like chia seeds, avocado, berries, carrots, etc. I blend it all up in my vitamix and they are always my fav!
Then I eat lunch around 3:30 and that’s usually the smoothie with a salad or some protein like grilled chicken. I tend to eat pretty light at lunch because I like to eat more for dinner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Dinner is usually always a protein with greens and this is also when I like to grab my Tupperware of cubed sweet potatoes I always have on hand to cook up in the oven with whatever seasonings I’m feeling. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For sweets I’m a huge fan of coating apples in ghee with cinnamon and baking in oven for like 40 minutes. I usually cook up 3-4 apples because I love them as a cold snack too! 🍏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I try to have dinner done by 8 so I’m eating in a 7 to 8 hour window so every day I’m fasting for 16 hours every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With this new program I simply don’t want to rock the boat. What I’m doing is working. I feel full all day and feel like I’m still able to enjoy things I love just minimally. 🥗 Anyway, I’ll be blogging about my food in more detail but that’s the jist of it! 🍌
Don’t let this sweet smile fool you - someone is a sassy pants today haha. Mom just took her off my hands while I get my eyes checked 👀 and then attend a hot yoga class at @bhy.wenatchee! So excited! 🧘🏼♀️💕 THENNNN I’m going to @nicoleconner ‘s chalk class! Pinch me it’s so good to be home! ☀️
MILESTONES baby... celebrate all of them along the way because it’s so important! In the second photo you’re going to see me pushing the stroller up what we call Hospital Hill here in our town. I barely made it walking. I went to coffee with my friend who walked the hill with me afterward and I could barely talk because I was so tired and sad. I was angry with myself for how out of shape I’d let myself get. This was early December when #myfighttofeelbetter began. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of giving up like I’d always done before when faced with challenges, I used this day as a symbol and to push myself to be better. I vowed that day that I wouldn’t just walk the hill again but I’d get myself to a point where I could RUN the hill. 🏃🏼♀️
Today I ran Hospital Hill. 😭🤸🏼♂️💪🏻☀️🧘🏼♀️
What the what? Yeah I was tired but I kept my legs pumping and remembering where I was when this all started. I smiled through the sweat and quite literally jumped for joy at the top while still jogging. I might have cried a little. I’ve cried a lot on this adventure lol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To some this may be no big deal, and that is perfectly fine with me. The biggest lesson I have learned since choosing to change my life is that this is my journey. These are my milestones, and it’s important to celebrate them along the way. I will never forget how I felt that first time I walked the hill. It was one of those HUGE wake up calls for me and today I’m simply overwhelmed by my progress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m starting a super fun 7 Day Clean Eating group and the doors close on FRIDAY at noon PST to join me and several other women inspired to get a FREE and awesome kick start to healthy living! I am fired up! 💪🏻🌷💕☕️🙋🏼♀️. Use 3 of your FAV emojis in the comments below if you want in and I’ll DM you for your email to add you! 🧘🏼♀️
100 days of working out and cleaning up my diet has basically been one big shopping spree through old clothes of mine. 😂 The only “new” clothes I’ve bought have been better workout clothes! There’s nothing better than comfortable attire for sweating every day! These babies were purchased almost two years ago and were too small but I stowed them away hoping someday they would fit me properly. You’ll see in the second photo how majority of my jeans used to look — legs fit alright but my waist was the issue. 🤦🏼♀️ Yeah, this was not comfortable and getting to take that rubber band off feels like a FRESH START. 🌷🙌🏻🏃🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I calculated my BMI today for kicks to just see where I am and 32 lbs later I have gone from 29.8 to 25.1. Normal range for me is 18.5–24.9. So yes, I've dropped 4.7 points which is AMAZING but I still have a lot of work to do. I'm SO CLOSE to "healthy" but I'm not stopping there. I don't want to be on the border fluctuating between healthy and overweight. I want to be in normal range and stay there for good.
Why do I share this? I'm all about transparency and keeping it real. 32 lbs is a LOT of weight and I'm so proud of my progress but when this started this I knew I had more than just a lot of work to do - I had to quite literally change EVERYTHING about my life and habits. I feel good. I feel healthy and my body is responding so well but I still have 20 to go to get my BMI to 22. This next "phase" will be hard but once I get to that range it's going to be all about maintaining and keeping up with my diet and exercise! 🧘🏼♀️☕️🙏🏻🏃🏼♀️🤸🏼♂️💃🏼☀️ .
This picture was taken last week but this is basically what our life has looked like around here - except the only difference today was that she was rocking a tshirt and sunnies because it's GORGEOUS today! ☀️Ahhhh these are the days that make living over here totally bearable. I can feel the good moods of our citizens all over town when it's like this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today Riley slept until about 10... lol - we got ourselves together and jogged to town to meet my friend @kendramlorton for a walk with the kiddos and lunch at @elixircoffeeshop. It was perfect! I love having friend time even if it's sometimes difficult with the littles - it's so important. Thank you for a wonderful time Kendra! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Riley and I then jogged back home, hopped in her beetle and cruised on down the street to see Grandma! 😂Riley always makes a scene blasting her tunes and cruising down the sidewalk in this thing... it's hilarious. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I'm counting my blessings for this girl, our life, health and happiness. It ain't always rainbows & sunshine that's for sure... but it's more fun to focus on all the GOOD that is all around us instead of the more difficult and frustrating things outside our control. I've realized that I have a choice in my life to make things positive, or make them negative. I'm pushing myself to remember that the universe DOES have my back if I choose to see it and accept it. I know that sounds weird but it's helped me be a lot happier every day. I've been reading “The Universe Has Your Back” by Gabrielle Bernstein. I'm learning to stop chasing life & LIVE. I'm trying to make the shift from fear to faith to find more power in a world where it's easy to feel powerless. Each lesson through the book guides you to release the blocks in which we all long for in our life which are: happiness, security, & clear direction.
I know, it all sounds very deep - and it is. I'm reading it with an open mind and heart and already it's making a huge difference in my life! Highly recommend. Anyway, today is just beautiful, I hope you're enjoying it! ☀️🌷🚘 #athomewithemmarose#myfighttofeelbetter#optoutside#theuniversehasyourback#wellness