This has all the time been my FAVORITE vacation of the yr. Scratch that, it’s my favourite DAY of the yr. 🙂
For the final 17 years straight, I’ve spent each February 14th celebrating every thing I really like and recognize in life.
For lots of these years I might additionally deal with myself to all of the issues I liked most.
This yr is not any totally different. Except “what I love most” has modified… lots. I really like feeling pleased with myself, leaner, extra assured, happier, extra energetic, and more healthy.
That doesn’t imply I can’t take pleasure in a standard Valentine’s Day deal with in fact. 😉
I made some scrumptious low carb melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and nut butter sweet hearts final night time!
Choosing to reside a healthy, lively low carb way of life is one of the best factor I’ve ever carried out for myself.
THAT is value celebrating!
It has turn into SO a lot simpler since I ended treating it like a “diet” and received off that loopy weight-reduction plan curler coaster. You know, the one the place you inform your self you deserve a “reward” for dropping 1.four kilos. Or you eat a donut to spite your scales that gained’t transfer for you (as in the event that they care, lol). 🙄
Love Yourself As You Are
To love your self as you’re, proper now (at the moment), doesn’t imply that you could’t change.
I don’t assume I stated that proper.
I do know that I really struggled with letting go of my old self and embracing the changes in my body – and in my thoughts, and simply in my life usually.
I struggled with that so exhausting that I stored going via a self-sabotage cycle each time I might get inside 10-15 kilos of my aim weight.
I used to be afraid of who I might be, or not snug with getting snug, or simply making some bizarre transition between nonetheless having an unhealthy obese MIND in a lean BODY.
I don’t assume I’m making my level – apologies, I’m distracted.;)
Yesterday I awoke with my hand resting on my hip, and nonetheless fuzzy and half asleep I felt myself grip the squishy fats there. *sigh* I threw off the covers and obtained away from bed feeling deflated and disgusted with my physique.
Thoughts like final yr I used to be actually lean and geez I’ve misplaced plenty of muscle tone this yr adopted me to the espresso maker. “Ugh.”
In my current publish about motivation to stay on track I discussed that the interior dialogue HAS to vary, and YOU need to be the one to vary it.
Okay so I’m not as tone and match as I was. I’m the identical weight and in the identical pant measurement, however my physique composition has modified. There’s no sense beating myself up about it.
I do know precisely what to do to get again to the place I felt my BEST – so simply do it!
It gained’t occur in a single day. I keep in mind the method earlier than, and the method itself was FUN and GREAT – which obtained me enthusiastic about doing it once more!
I really like Valentine’s Day a lot that I began a day early. And I often maintain celebrating a day previous. Because you understand: February 15th is a GREAT day to purchase flowers and jewellery.
I like to exit the morning of the 15th and purchase myself lovely bouquets to brighten up my “winter home” and refill my empty vases – as a result of they’re tremendous low cost the day after.:) lol
Anyway, right here’s what I ate yesterday… plus the low carb sweet I made final night time (in my PJ’s, with the music blaring, singing on the prime of my lungs and dancing across the kitchen making a superbly scrumptious mess!). 🙂
My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday
Breakfast was two fried eggs over recent baby spinach, with the butter from the skillet drizzled over my spinach leaves. Plus a babybel cheese on the aspect.
Lunch was a scrumptious bowl filled with healthy low carb meals…
30 grams of pecan items, 2 servings of KZ Clean Eating Low Carb Cereal (YUM!), 1/four cup of Daisy model cottage cheese, four small strawberries and 18 grams of blueberries.
Dinner was a toss up between a Ribeye steak and hen sausage…
I had my coronary heart set on the ribeye. 🙂
I ate the complete eight ounce steak by itself, saving my carbs for dessert.
I didn’t actually have a selected plan for dessert, aside from to PLAY and simply get artistic with all of the enjoyable low carb merchandise I had available from current evaluations – to make some enjoyable low carb sweet creations, in fact.
You can make low carb fudge easily with simply peanut butter & coconut oil – then add unsweetened coconut, salted macadamia nuts, pecans, and even berries.
The choices are countless! Just see what you have got in your kitchen to work with and get artistic with it.;)
Here’s what I gathered up:
Some of it turned out GREAT, some did NOT -lol…
MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday
Net Carbs: 18
80% Fat, 15% Protein
Protein: 62 grams
Water: 56 ounces
I made a enjoyable number of low carb sweet to take pleasure in:
My FAVORITES have been the totally different nut butters in milk & white chocolate:
Yum! So scrumptious, and VERY low carb the best way I made them.
Mixing coconut oil with nut butters makes a very quick & straightforward fudge – nevertheless it additionally lowers the carb rely of the nut butter WAY down too. 😉
I attempted a number of enjoyable mixtures, so I put all the pictures in an album with the details to provide you some artistic concepts to work with – and a few flops NOT to attempt.:) haha
You can make low carb fudge easily with peanut butter & coconut oil like I stated, however I used to be utilizing some enjoyable merchandise I’ve been reviewing.
I’ve coupon codes for most of these merchandise, so when you’ve got any questions on them or need the coupon code, let me know…
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?
I all the time sit up for your ideas, feedback & questions!
Wishing you a stunning day filled with LOVE and smiles. ♥ *cheers*
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