Happy New Year! I just know 2020 is going to be an awesome year.
Ron and I started the new year off with a 5k. It was called the Commitment Day 5k and was a super way to kick off the year. The weather was a little chilly but oh so beautiful. The course was mostly flat and went through a pretty green-way and also on some sidewalks and roads in Cary, NC.
Our times were 38:12 and 39.08 with me scooting in just a little bit ahead of Ron this time.
After the race we came home and I felt so energized all day. We got the Christmas decorations down and put away and lots of other household chores.
The theme for the race was #onepositiveaction. It really is amazing how one little thing can set you up for many more positive steps throughout your day. Making my breakfast and lunches ahead of time is something that I have been doing for years and years and if I I miss this step, my week really can take such a negative turn. I end up tempted to go to fast food restaurants and even if I do choose a grocery store or a healthier restaurant, I usually eat more and spend way more money.
So, here’s a breakdown of my my breakfast and lunches.
I used to make overnight oats but now, I’m hooked on smoothies. I was hesitant at first about making smoothies ahead but they really have mostly the same ingredients as overnight oats and I figured they’d work out okay. I’ve tried it for about a month and the last smoothie is as good as the first so I’m confident I’m going to be okay. The silly reason I’ve started doing this is that I hate getting the flax seeds stuck in my teeth. Flax seeds are so beneficial so I don’t want to give them up. With smoothies, they don’t get stuck!
And here’s my lunches. It is always a Hugh Jass Salad!
So there you go. There’s my positive actions that I try to do every week. I don’t get bored at all and rarely deviate from these basic ingredients. I do want to add some micro greens to the salads and I need to get my booty in gear and plant some.
My biggest goal of the year is to go SOS. Salt, Oil, and Sugar free. I first heard of this method of weight loss from Chef AJ and I do believe it is a very healthy way of life. I’m a self-confessed salt-a-holic and I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to sugar as well. Well I did okay on January 1 and 2 but by the 3rd I decided to add just a little Earth Balance to my rice noodles. Then my hand reached for the salt shaker. Before the night was over I had 2 handfuls of vegan chocolate chips! I was sad yes but I didn’t throw in the towel and granted myself grace. I’ve been hearing about Grace Not Perfection lately and it may be my 2020 mantra!
What positive actions are you taking for 2020? I pray you grant yourself grace when you need it.