RSS Feed

Tag Archives: dinner

2 month update

So I’ve been at this “eat clean, train mean, live lean” way of life for a little over 2 months now, and i have to say i feel GREAT!! I don’t miss sugar at all, i don’t miss the junk food either.
i love eating healthy and clean, and i love finding new recipes to try and way to make old recipes “clean”

I LOVE working our regularly. I have become addicted to the gym lol. I used to have a workout day in the past, and the go many days without, but now I make the time to workout at least 5 times per week. I am so motivated by the changes that are happening in my body that i don’t ever want to give up!
I want to keep going!!

I notice how much more toned and defined my body is getting day by day, more muscle definition. My clothes fit completely differently, I’ve lost 8 lbs!!!

I have also noticed that my cardio endurance has significantly improved. I can run at a faster pace for a longer time.

I’m so happy with the results I’ve been seeing, and I am so happy with how much healthier I feel. I can handle Stress better which is important with you are a mom of a toddler, lol!

Speaking of toddlers…I think my son has noticed the change in me as well…he wants me to play with him ALL the time, beause now, I can actually keep up!! LOL.

It’s a great feeling to be able to build memories with him, and feel great at the same time ūüôā

Advertisements

The Importance of Being a Fit Mama

What it means to be Some FIT MAMA!!!

Being a mother is one thing that is entirely in it’s own universe. There are so many life joys that come from being a mom, that life before kids just doesn’t seem to hold a candle to life as a MOM. That’s my take on it, others may not see motherhood that way, but I do. Now add being a FIT mom into the mix, and things get kicked up a few notches.

I feel that since I have started my fitness journey, my road to being Some FIT Mama, I have gained a further appreciation for motherhood. I kind of see things a little differently. I’ve stopped to smell the roses I guess, I think I’m just appreciating everything in my life a little more than I used to.

To me, the benefits of being a Fit Mama are endless, but some of the most considerable ones are:

INCREASED ENDURANCE:

  • I can actually play with my son, on his level, on his terms. I’m no longer sitting on the sidelines watching him play, I am right there playing with him. Whether he’s colouring, or running around, wanting to play hide and seek, I can go along with him. This feels good. I’m building memories for both of us, all of us actually, my husband watches and wants to join in too. The delight on my son’s face is just priceless.
  • I can keep up with him, in the past part of the reason i¬†didn’t run around with him was because i couldn’t. It is truly a great feeling to be able to keep up.
  • The increases energy and endurance I have from my workout’s help me in multi-tasking. We all know that parents have to be great multi¬†taskers. As a working Mom, I feel like I have a million and one things going on at once, and I feel like I am now getting all of those things under control.

SETTING A POSITIVE EXAMPLE

  • Children learn by example, and I feel that setting a positive, healthy example for your children to follow is one of the best things for them
  • by watching us, and bu only having healthy foods in the house, my 2 year old¬†actually prefers tomatoes and cucumbers to other snacks. He just loves tomatoes!
  • He adores being active, not the kind of kid that just sits down and watches TV. He’s always into something, that’s why I’m so grateful for my increased energy levels.

CONFIDENCE

  • I believe that increased confidence radiates on to those around you, especially little ones.
  • I honestly feel that children are more well adjusted when both parents exude confidence in everything that they do.
  • becoming¬†more fit, and feeling better about myself has increased my confidence levels like crazy, and it’s not all just about how i look. I have more confidence in what I am able to tackle as well. I feel like I can handle anything.

and most of all

IMPROVED HEALTH

  • I like knowing that by Eating Clean, and training mean I am improving my health
  • I like knowing that this means I will more likely be generally well for my family, and hopefully lead a healthier life, and a longer life – which means I won’t be a burden on my children in my old age. This is something that is of great importance to me.

So these are what I feel are some of the greates benefits of being a fit mama! These points are things that have always been important to me when I’ve thought about what type of mother I want to be. I guess it all boils down to being the most positive influence I can be for my son, to help him become the best person he can be!!

Eating Clean, Training Mean, Living Lean – 40 day check in

Eat Clean, Train Mean, Live Lean! That’s been my moto for¬†just over the lastfourty days now and I really feel great!

I completely see this as being my new way of life. I have no desire to stray off of¬†this plan at¬†ALL! I havn’t craved sweets or anything refined in about 3 weeks. I have also noticed¬†many¬† other changes:

EATING CLEAN

  • Increased energy – and I means TONS more.¬†Having spent so many months wanting to crash at 9pm, and always feeling like I’m running on empty, this was definately a very welcom change.¬†I feel energized upon waking, which never happened before, and¬†I don’t get the¬†mid-day dips in energy that I used to.
  • Weight Loss – not a huge amount, about 5lbs but I know that¬†it is the net result of loosing fat and gaining muscle. My clothes fit much better and i can see my body starting to trim up
  • a general clean, detoxed feeling – not eating processed foods for this long has this clean, detoxifying effect

TRAINING MEAN

  • A firmer body – in no way am I done, I have not reached my goals, but I see shape and definintion in my waist, arms, legs. I feel more muscle tone, and less squishy lol
  • Increased endurance – when I started this plan, my cardio session were completely different, lower intensity, lower pace. Now I can run faster and for longer periods of time than before, I can push myself harder
  • Increased strength – I have increased the weight i use when I work out – up 10lbs when working on my chest and back, up 8lbs when working on my arms and legs.

LIVING LEAN

  • I love the effect that all of this has had on my mood and body, I feel confident enough to wear some more fitted¬†clothing because I feel leaner than before.

All in all, I can say I am happy with the progress I’ve been making, and I have no intention to stop. I want, week by week to post some updates as I really feel that having this blog is what is keeping me motivated. I love finding new recipes to clean eat! And so, for the next little while I will be searching for some new clean eating recipes so I can share them with everyone!!!

on my way to becoming Some FIT Mama!!!!

Spaghetti Squash – my new favourite meal

What is spaghetti squash?

It is a mildly flavoured yellow winter squash. It’s quite cool actually, when cooked it’s¬†flesh strings apart like little strands of spaghetti! I normally cut the squash in half, and microwave for about 15 minutes (shorter or longer depending on the size of the squash) When it’s cooked, I scoop out the seeds, and run a fork through the flesh to get those “spaghetti” strings.

I don’t really do much more to it than that, since it has such a great flavour on it’s own, but you could drizzle a little EVOO¬†and some oregano and toss. I usually just leave it plain¬†and ¬†put a home made sauce on top with a few meatballs…b/c who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatball, right?

If I’m looking to kill a carb craving, this is my meal! It actually is a great substitute for pasta, with only 44 cals per cup and virtually no fat, also a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc. You could find some fortifies pastas out there, but hey…this is naturally fortified!

this is what it looks like incase you’re wondering:

 

 

 

 

and this is after cooking and forking:

 

 

Try some today! You’ll love it!!!

%d bloggers like this: