It’s cold y’all

Happy Wednesday! I may move my posts to Wednesdays moving forward, they seem to be easier for some reason haha. I hope you all are having a great week so far. I am back in Frederick, Maryland and it snowed yesterday. Like all day. Picture attached. BUT guess what I did? I worked out at the hotel gym!

This being my first time at the gym, you never really know what to expect. I did 20 minutes of treadmill with some brisk walking and then I did some leg workouts. I got tired and winded real fast but it has been a good 2 months since I’ve worked out. But hey, it’s better than nothing right? I have also stuck to eating healthy! I went to Target the first day I got here to pick up some snacks. I had a salad for dinner Monday, an un-wich from Jimmy John’s yesterday for lunch, and soup and salad last night. Look at me go. 😊

Real quick though, I have signed up for 2 runs in the next coming months! One is the “Miles for Migraines” run in Dallas. It’s on March 23rd and I signed up for the 5K. If you would like to participate, it’s a $20 registration and here is a code for a discount: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20921/miles-for-migraine-dallas-2019?aff=UAXXH

If you don’t want to run but would like to donate to the cause, you can do that here:

https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20921/miles-for-migraine-dallas-2019/pledge/participant/5244266

I will also be signing up for one more for Q2. I may run 2 races, one in April (Tanner Higgins Warrior Run) and a WW Military Miles in June. More to come on those 😊

I would like to recap my first month with Keto. I was supposed to do the intermittent fasting but that honestly didn’t work out very well. That’s my goal for February. BUT I have kept track with all of my shopping and receipts on the weeks I have been home. And my grocery bills for food has ranged from $65 to $80 weekly. Now, when I plan out meals and recipes, I’m typically planning for 2 people (at least with recipe serving size). One of the things I have discovered though, is to keep your menus somewhat boring. I typically stick to staple recipes and meals each week and may throw in one I found online or from Pinterest, but when you start doing all of these different recipes every day, it can add up! And if you make the meal on Sunday or Monday, and make enough for left overs, you can have it again later that week (saying that the recipe is good ha). The only thing I struggle with is making sure I’m getting enough protein. It’s not that I’m not eating it through chicken, eggs, or meat, but when you are on keto you need a lot of fat but also a lot of protein. And when I look through adding in protein shakes, most of them have lots of sugar.

So what are other good ways of adding protein? One of the best ways (for me) is eating Cottage Cheese. Which, I know, sounds gross. But Cottage Cheese is the bomb dot com. But did you know that one cup of cottage cheese has 25 grams of protein? That’s quite a lot! Almonds are a great source, Greek yogurt, blah blah. I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt for some reason and almonds are good, but you have to be careful not to have too many. I love a good scoop of cottage cheese. If you can’t have it alone, try it with a veggie or even a triscuit (if you’re not doing keto). Another great source? Edamame. One cup has 17 grams of protein!

I’m hoping that once I stop traveling (should be after the 8th) that I can be a little more consistent with my workouts and back to running. I plan on posting my running plan next week so hopefully you can start too!

I hope you have a great week – stay warm if it’s cold out there. Thank you for reading!

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