New Year: New Challenge
I have done this challenge before and believe me it starts out very hard, but get’s easier as you go and you won’t even crave sweets after a couple of weeks!
Sometimes I will have major cravings for carbs like pasta, or pizza so you have to be careful :)
Whatever you do, try not to give in! Just think of how great you will feel in a month! I do eat some food that has sugar in it, but I do not count these as a sweet (such as cereal, protein bars, greek yogurt.) I also have my work holiday party this weekend: It is a beer and wine tasting, so I will be enjoying some of that!
(When I think of sweets, I think of real sweets like cupcakes, cookies etc.)
Some replacements for sweets that I like are:
- Apples with peanut butter
- Peanut butter on anything
- Fruit with cool whip (2 tbsp of cool whip only has a couple of grams of sugar in it)
- Protein Shakes
- Cereal (I like Special K Protein Plus)- It does have SOME sugar, but I don’t count this as a sweet!
- Protein Bars (try to keep the sugar count under 10)
- Hot Tea with stevia
- Greek Yogurt : I know this has sugar, but I don’t count this
- Apple Nachos (see below)
For breakfast I had leftovers: veggie omelet, surprisingly enough it still tasted great! I also had some cinnamon almond butter oatmeal that my husband helped me finish.
Cinnamon Almond Butter Oatmeal:
- One packet plain oatmeal
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 packet stevia
- Cinnamon to taste
Top with Peanut Butter!
I woke up late today, but I still managed to get a workout in:
Starting the new year off on the right
I also worked on my butt
Lay on the floor in a bridge position for 3 minutes:
1st minute: Feet flat- squeeze buttocks (small tight movements)
2nd minute: Raise up to toes-and repeat squeezing
3rd minute: Flat feet, alternate squeezing R and L buttock
This should burn when you are done!!
I wanted to show you my new top from Nike that I got for Christmas. I am absolutely in love with it!
It also has thumb holes!
I drank my cookies n cream protein shake when I got home. This taste so good, it’s almost like a dessert!
Lunch was weird today…It was about 3:o0 and I just needed something to hold me over because I wasn’t starving. I was craving cereal so I had a bowl of Special K Protein Plus with some string cheese.
My snack was APPLE NACHOS!
1 Apple drizzled with melted peanut butter. Topped with chopped pecans and coconut!
We were supposed to have Skillet sweet potato, sausage, and spinach hash for dinner but I didn’t feel like cooking much so we had Laura’s Lean chili with some whole wheat pasta noodles. I had my water with lemon (One new years resolution is to drink more water!)
I also had a Greek yogurt after dinner!
How was your New Year’s Day?
What are your favorite Non sweet treats?