The toughest part of my fitness planning is the food. I am not a fan of meal “planning.” I like to eat the food I cook. I just detest having to cook every.single.day.
A large part of “my life flashing before my eyes” will be me cooking. Or cleaning the kitchen while cooking. Sad. (And morbid lol)
It sucks to be 40. I don’t burn through carbs like I used to.
So I have to be choosy. I choose to limit simple and processed carbs. In my mind, I consciously make the decision to eat more vegetables and complex carbs. You never have to stick to a diet.
Consider that. When you take ownership of your health goals, you have no one to resent for having to “diet.” Rather, you only have yourself to thank for choosing energy and stamina over sluggishly sitting.
But when I am hungry, those carbs call my name. Her….chel….herchel…
Tips for “diet” success!
The key to sticking to you diet is having high protein snacks readily available. Smoothies are a tool I use to fight that voice.
You know, that voice that is telling me to find and eat all the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donuts in North Florida.
Like the Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie I shared earlier this week, my “tools” can be pretty darn tasty. Check out this yummy pineapple coconut protein smoothie!
Pineapple Coconut Protein Smoothie
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- 2 bananas (preferably frozen)
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 scoop Premier Protein Vanilla
First, place all of the ingredients into a blender.
Next, blend until smooth. Add more liquid if needed.
Last, but not least, drink up the pineapple coconut protein goodness!
Plus, this is the perfect pre-workout smoothie since it combines fresh fruit with the protein. I like to have my pre-workout “meal” about an hour before I head to the gym.
I drink a Premier Protein Shake immediately after finishing my workout!
So, how are your New Year’s health goals coming along? (Remember, “health” can mean many things. Do you have “mental health” or “emotional health” goals? Guess what, that counts too!)
Or try one of my yummy homemade protein pudding recipes!