Monday, January 27, 2014

Motivation Monday

Today's theme is Healthy Super Bowl Snacks; however, I have a bit of a different view when it comes to "special events" (which, in my house, the Super Bowl most definitely is a special event). If you are going to splurge a bit. Just do it. Watch your portion sizes and get back on track the next day.

For me personally, if I'm really craving something, a low calorie, low fat variation is rarely going to satisfy me and I end up over eating. Make sure there is a veggie tray and fruit around to fill up on, but have a wing or two. Bite into that burger and get back to it the next day. "Fat free" versions of things are not good for you. Sure, the calorie count is going to be less, but you're better off eating whole foods.

Since we are on the topic of the Super Bowl, let me just say what a disappointing year this is. My two least favorite teams in the NFL have made it. Waaaahhhh. On the bright side, I won't have to worry about having a heart attack like I nearly did in the last three minutes of the 49ers game last week. My heart will mend, and Quest for 6 can continue next year!

Brad and his family are all Broncos fans (most people are around here since I live 2 hours away from Denver). So, we will be going to his mom's house for a Super Bowl party and I'm really looking forward to it!.

Moving on from the Super Bowl. Today marks day 1 of T25 again. Knock on wood that I can stay healthy this time. Today is also day 1 of going mainly wheat free. I have been researching this for some time. There are differing views on whether or not taking wheat out of your diet helps Lupus patients. I've spoken to other Lupus sufferers and some say it changed their life, some said it did absolutely nothing. Honestly, that's to be expected. Lupus varies so much person to person. But, I figure it's worth a shot and definitely can't hurt.

I have to share a NSV victory today, because let's face it, it's been a hot minute since I've had any victories - scale or no scale. One of my goals for 2014 was to incorporate more yoga into my routine. Also, Lupus beneficial. As I was laying in bed Friday night, I decided my goal for the weekend would be to try Crow Pose. Now, this is something I never fathomed I could ever do. I've always been amazed by people that could pull it off.

Shockingly, it didn't take me long at all to be able to hold it. Understand that this is not a full crow position. But I'm still extremely excited about my progress so far. My goal is to be able to achieve a full crow (arms clear under the arm pit) by the end of the year.


  1. Congrats on the yoga thing! :)

    I didn't know you were a fellow Niner's fan, did I? Or did I forget? LOL

    Oh, and check out my snacks for super bowl. DEFINITELY not low fat or calories, but still mostly 'primal' approved, and most decidedly delicious! :)

  2. Sometimes I see these "healthified" recipes ... putting black beans in brownies, or something like that. If I'm going to splurge, I'll just splurge, count it, try to control it, add it some exercise and like you said, get back to it after ...

  3. Check you and that pose out! Wow! I had a cookbook by Jerry Seinfeld's wife that I need to find but beets are great in certain foods and you don't even taste them! But I hear ya and sometimes you just want something that's not super

  4. Good advice! I am a Nutrition Teacher and I keep telling my husband that just because a product is Fat Free doesn't mean it is healthy. Products that lack fat have to make up for it with other ingredients and it is usually carbs/sugars!

  5. I'm so proud of you for doing Focus T25! I am on week 5 of the program...I've started and stopped twice before so this is my third time and I've made it to week 5 which is awesome because I never made it past week 2 the other times I tried it! Also, I have a major gluten and wheat intolerance (my doctor thinks I have Celiac Disease) and I can tell you since I cut out wheat and gluten from my diet a few years ago, I feel really good...I'm sure it will help you too...anything is worth a try! So excited to hear more about your journey with T25 again :)

  6. Great job on getting that Crow Pose down! That looks suuuuper hard. Also, I totally agree with you that "healthifying" splurges just doesn't make them as enjoyable. I splurge in moderation when life calls for it. Anyway, thanks for joining our Motivate Me Monday link up! :-)


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