Friday, 08/10, marked the day our first week of instagram takeover came to an end. Therefore, we wanted to post a written follow-up of how we did the rest of the days with our respective challenges! Do not fret! If you didn’t get a chance to follow our journey this week, you can still do so! We have created a Highlight for it and it is on our Instagram profile 🙂
Hello there! My personal challenge was to eat healthy during the week and I have to be honest with you… I failed miserably! I did great on Monday (my assigned day to takeover) but the rest of the week I succumbed to my anxiety and ate sweets like the mad sweet lover that I am. I have been dealing with some personal issues lately that have driven me sweet crazy. I had Ice-cream for breakfast and dinner on two separate days so you can imagine how I did the rest of the week… I am aware that I need to take control over myself and do not let stress guide my eating patterns, especially if I want to be healthy and set a healthy pattern for my son.. Let’s start all over?
My challenge was to overcome my diet of convenience and make three meals from scratch. I’d count this challenge as a success, I made three delicious meals from scratch.
Quinoa Salad (I added fresh lime juice to top it off)
Israeli Couscous and Cheese (I added green chilies)
All three recipes were phenomenal, but I don’t think I’ll stick to this type of diet. The reason being; I think cooking is more about community than it is about food. The whole time I was cooking I was looking at how long it was taking, I can see how the process could be meditative, but I’d prefer the sound of waves crashing in front of a sunset while eating a PB&J over the smell of nostalgia and the taste of delight! Cooking for yourself and by yourself provides a delicious meal. In the past cooking with family and for family provided so much more. It turns out that my favorite part of this challenge was driving to Gaia’s house at 9PM just so I could share my leftovers…so for the next challenge (if there is one) I think I’ll make it more about sharing and less about me! BUUUUUUUUT there are a few desserts I really want to try!
Until next time, thanks for your support! (If you cook, please let me know why, is it for the food, the fellowship, the escape, or something else?)
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof. Sleep, treats, ditch, I had to take a shower and woof, woof.
My takeover was challenging myself to jumpstart my cardio routine! Friday I ran a mile in the morning, rock climbed during the day, and ran a mile in the evening.
One of the most interesting parts about the takeover was the poll I took to see who liked doing cardio and who didn’t. 67% of people said they HATED cardio! That was interesting to me because I love to run. But then I realized, I probably would’ve said the same thing before I actually started running.
So here is my advice to those who hate cardio. DO MORE CARDIO. It’s good for you to do things you don’t like. It makes you stronger. Do what you don’t want to do, because of who you want to be. I’m trying to create a habit of that in my life. So thanks for joining me!
Thank you for joining us and make sure to follow us on instagram for a future challenge that will involve you too! Will you be up for it? 🤔Woohoo