Ok, so maybe health challenges just aren’t for us. ?
But seriously, every time we sign up for one it seems like the world decides to just give us hell and we don’t stick to it. It’s not like we totally bomb and then keep up the crap food, but we do eat things that aren’t according to the challenge.
What I DO like about challenges is that they get you eating foods and trying other thing that you might not have. This challenge focuses heavily on sleep, which is something we struggle with getting enough of, so it has been eye opening to see what time we really need to be going to bed in order to get the minimum of 7 hours! Challenges also teach you things that you may have either forgotten or didn’t know. Like eating fruit with a fat so that it increases your blood sugar slowly instead of that fast spike!
The one thing I’ve learned that is so important for me, is to give myself GRACE!
Before, if I would fall off the wagon, I would beat myself up about it and feel so guilty that I would stay eating the crap that I “cheated” with. This helps absolutely nothing. Every single time you choose to eat something can be a new start. Don’t think you have to wait until the next day, the next Monday or even the next month.
So even though last week we made some choices that were off the plan, we are still always going to fall back on the paleo style of eating as much as we possibly can!
Meal Plan Monday:
Monday: Oven baked BBQ chicken thighs with sweet potato and roasted broccoli
Tuesday: IP Whole chicken with crispy brussel sprouts and home fries
Wednesday: Fed and Fit’s Barbacoa with sweet plantains and ALL the toppings!
Thursday: Ground turkey sauce over zoodles
Friday: Parent’s night out! Whoop Whoop!
Saturday: Grilled chicken breasts marinated over night (olive oil, lime, honey, coconut aminos, cumin, garlic and salt!) with roasted asparagus, baked potato and some watermelon!
Sunday: Burgers with all the toppings and green beans and fruit!
IP = Instant Pot1