It’s time for the Friday Five! Today’s theme is “Friday Favorites” and I am linking up with Courtney of Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia of You Signed Up for What?!? and one of my fellow Pittsburgh Marathon Bloggers Mar from Mar on the Run, for their Friday Five adventure. Please check them out!
This week I really want to talk about food and fitness. I started the 21 Day Fix over again this week and am really loving it this time. I think there are a couple of reasons why….
1.) I have a great support system.
The ladies in my 21 Day Support group are fantastic. If I don’t post about my successes its like they didn’t happen. I like being accountable to them and knowing that they know when I don’t get in my workout would make me feel guilty – so I don’t skip!
Even on snow days. Surviving snow days has become a full time job! But getting this little cutie to workout with me, even in her jammies has been fun. She even brings me my towel and water during water breaks. Love this kid.
2.) I understand the foods this time.
I know I’m doing ok at staying on a plan. It took me one full round of 21 Day Fix to really understand how much I can eat and exactly what to eat. I’ve really found that I enjoy cooking healthy flavorful meals for our family. I’ve used the Relay Foods Meal Planner to find recipes that are full of flavor, are kid friendly and recipes that are easy to follow. This week I made the Tangerine, Apple and Celery Root salad with chicken that I served with the 21 Day Fix Lemon Vinaigrette dressing (that I have pinned on this Pinterest board).
I was selected to be a Relay Foods Tastemaker and test out some of these recipes in the Relay Meal Planner. If you are in the Baltimore & Annapolis Maryland, DC, most of the cities in Virginia or Raleigh, NC areas, check out Relay Foods! This is a grocery delivery company that works with local farmers and vendors to bring you local, organic foods. Use this link to earn $30 off your first order of $50. That’s $30 in free groceries, yo! (If you aren’t in those areas, still check out the meal plans for ideas!)
3.) I found a paleo gluten free bread I enjoy!
I missed bread. And peanut butter. And sandwiches. I found this bread from The Great Low Carb Bread Co. Is it crusty amazing hot french bread I crave? Nope. Is it garlic breadsticks dipped in amazing olive oil. Not even close. Is this the solution I’ve been needing? ABSOLUTELY. Don’t get me wrong, I can eat peanut butter on bananas, apples, celery, spoons. I can eat a burger in a bowl or a lettuce wrap sub (Jimmy Johns, you and me, together 4ever?). But sometimes you need some damn bread around your sandwich. And I’m thankful for this bread. Their everything bagels are not gluten free but if you are eating low carb you MUST get these bagels. You can find their entire line at Amazon.
4.) Snow Days Really AREN’T the Worst
Ok. I lie. Snow days aren’t my favorite, it throws me off schedule and everyone is getting cabin fever… but it’s ok. I’m ahead of the laundry for the week. I’m getting extra cuddle time with kiddos. I don’t feel rushed. I have had an extra lot of time to look at recipes and work on past due projects. But OMG. Let’s stop with the snow. I am a total klutz and can’t run in this icy stuff and my training is suffering. So, I’m thankful I have 21 Day Fix to workouts since I can’t do anything outside except shovel. While shoveling I realized some of the exercises are the same — wood chopper = snow throwing. Ah functional fitness, I finally get you.
But seriously, I really need to get outside and run. So, how about we all agree to have 3 day weekends every week, but 60 degree sunny weather for here on out.
Running, I no longer hate you. I’m actually starting to love you. You and me, we are good together. I can’t wait to do you more (see #4). If you are a runner, how did you start to stop being a fair weather runner? Do you run no matter what? Snow, rain, cold, sickness? How do you do it?
What are your five favorites? Do you like or not like snow days —- this answer probably depends on if you have kids!
Happy Friday. Happy Weekend.
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