Oh Hey Loves!
How YOU doing? Having a great summer so far?? I most certainly am! This marks the FIRST summer where I TRULY feel good in my OWN skin. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve noticed that I’ve reached “goal” aka “oh-hey-I-reached-125pounds-now-I-can-pig-out-and-go-on-with-my-life” only to gain most of it back within a few months. So what’s different now? I don’t have a weight goal. In fact, my goal isn’t SPECIFIC. My goal is to KEEP KICKING A$$ and get stronger every.single.day. Oh baby we got this!
If you don’t follow me on instagram, then you wouldn’t of seen my current progress pictures, so let’s get that out in the open, shall we?
Yeap. That’s me! Picture on the left was exactly 11 weeks ago and the picture on the right was this week. Hard freakin work baby! But oh so worth it. Exciting news? I’m heading to OHIO in August to train with my coach, Michelle Davis and my fellow MShell Bombshell loves! She’s hosting a campout/workout weekend and you KNOW I’m there. So I got 4 weeks to KEEP KICKING A$$ so that I can look and BE my best when I go down. Here’s my latest 4 week difference
Crazy right? I thought I looked great 4 weeks ago and didn’t think MUCH had changed and this progress picture proved me wrong! So I KNOW I can keep GOING and feel like I did everything I could to represent a STRONG and FIT body when I finally meet my trainer and wonderful teammates <3
Ok now that we’ve caught up a bit, let’s get to WHY the post is called “For the Love of Clean Foods”. If you’re following along with TrulyCommitted, then you know tomorrow is a FULL day of clean eats. So I wanted to share with you my personal favourite clean eats! Who knows, maybe it will help YOU make healthy choices tomorrow! Ready, set….GO!
Eggs (white and whole)
Fish (my favourite is tuna and tilapia)
Lean Ground Meats (chicken and turkey)
Chicken (grilled, boiled of baked)
Whole Grain Rice
Sweet Potato (baked, steamed, mashed, homemade FRIES – mmmm)
Cream of Rice (SO freakin’ GOOD)
Veggies (GREENS are my fav)
Now this is not a WHOLE list of clean eats. This is simply me giving you some of my favs <3 And if you have a sweet tooth, like I do;) A CLEAN sweetener will be your best friend. Bring in PureVia – seriously it has kept me from going cray!
Seriously. If you know me at all you know I ALWAYS have stevia on hand so when I was approached to try PureVia, I jumped at the occasion, duh! It was actually my first time trying a granulated version of stevia, I normally stuck to the liquid version. But MAN oh MAN! This baby was SO versatile!! And for people that I know will ask, no after taste!
So what did I do with this baby? I mixed it in my protein pancake batter, in my coffee, sometimes…and don’t judge me, sometimes I even mixed a little bit in mustard to add some sweetness to my tuna. Seriously do NOT knock it till you try it!! I basically made my own CLEAN “honey” mustard. Add a tad of hot sauce and you got yourself a sweet and SPICAYYYYY sauce! Seriously – it’s all about trying different mixes and sometimes BAM! A crazy good concoction comes to life!! Even Annabelle agrees ;)
But in all seriousness, I want to end off this long post (sorry) by saying – you can achieve ANYTHING you set your mind to. You really can. Is it going to be hard? HECK YES. Will you have ups and down? YOU KNOW IT! Will it be challenging? UMM IT SHOULD. Will it be REWARDING? Oh HECKKKKK YES! Just remember, if it was easy, EVERYONE would be doing it. So be the strong one, be the one that will say ENOUGH! Put yourself FIRST, make YOURSELF proud. Do this for YOU! You freakin’ deserve it. Keep GOING and don’t even look back.
Believe in yourself <3 I know I do.