Happy Valentine’s Day to me!

My doubling up of working out and playing in the snow is paying off! I wasn’t able to keep track of all my work outs this week with my Polar Watch because I forgot to put it on two of my 8 workouts 😡  but I lost 4 pounds this past week and I now weigh 156lbs. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that number on the scale.

I’ve been trying to put more protein in my diet and I really believe that’s the difference.

I have a protein drink after my morning work out and it really keeps me full in the mornings. I don’t have an urge to snack which I think has really helped. I’ve found delicious recipes for chicken breasts so that I never get bored. I recommend just oil and balsamic vinegar or Weber Seasoning packet. For these you just marinate the chicken with either orange juice, lime juice, or lemon juice. So good! My husband and I have been putting the chicken over lettuce with an oil and balsamic vinegar dressing that we mixed up ourselves (way easier than it may sound, we literally just put oil in a container then the vinegar then shook it up). It’s very good and filling!

I also recommend trying Ezekiel bread, it’s sprouted bread so it has to be kept cold but it’s very filling with enzymes that help with digest, not to mention it’s delicious! I love the raisin bread.

We’re hoping to try more recipes soon but tonight is Valentine’s Day so we are going out to dinner. Remember, one cheat meal won’t make you fat, just like one salad won’t make you skinny! It’s important to satisfy your cravings at least once a week so that you’re never splurging and over doing it.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ♥