Getting anything done is tough, but I am thankful I have been able to wake up at 5 these mornings. Especially today because they were fussing by 6! Having my workout and shower done takes such a huge amount of stress off of me for the day and gives me such a great start. Less stress means less crankiness…
So I have been trying to incorporate 21 Day Fix containers into my routine. I have been BLOWN AWAY by how much I was overeating! Soooo sad. Haha. Since I am in the <150 lb category, that means I can only have 2 teaspoons of oils & nut butters. Ever since I started breastfeeding, I have been a peanut butter eating machine! I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight when I was eating so clean and healthy. I was eating at least 4 TABLESPOONS a day of peanut butter and then I started to add in coconut oil (though I kept that to 1 teaspoon or so). That doesn’t count that I was probably having a tablespoon of olive oil with a salad and adding honey, almond milk, and coconut oil to my coffee in the morning. AAHHHHH! I won’t go into my avocado intake.
Long story short, you can eat too much even if it’s healthy.
21 Day Fix containers really helped me to see that and I am so thankful. I had hit a plateau and just could not get past it until I starting using them. I am slowly learning that I am no longer exclusively breastfeeding twins anymore! Haha. Breaking these habits have required me to focus on staying busy and drinking plenty of water. I have heard over and over that if think you are hungry or what chocolate that you should go do basically anything else for 15 minutes. I tried that the other day and it worked! Have to tell my stomach the kitchen is closed! 🙂
Speaking of the kitchen, here is a recipe I came up with yesterday. I was really wanting a blueberry muffin and some protein and banana so I combined some elements of other peoples recipes and swapped out brown sugar or maple syrup for half of a banana.
It was quick, easy, and clean!
Blueberry banana egg muffin
2 tbs chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup quick oats
4 Tbs frozen of fresh blueberries
splash of almond milk (or any other milk)
Directions: Whisk egg in mug then add mashed banana. Add vanilla, chia seeds, milk, and oats.
Fold in blueberries.
I added a little bit of cinnamon before and after cooking.
Cook for 1:30 – 2 minutes. Try not to overcook
Enjoy! Let me know if you liked it or what you’d change. I’d love to hear from you!