Another week on the journey to be “My Best” and the truth is I did not think it would be so hard to stay focused and motivated.
For me this journey is not just about weight-loss but also about rediscovering the person I know I can be.
It seems one week is really good and I hit all my goals and the next not so hot. Of course this is the case for any journey.
I find the real goal and the hardest part is to stick with the plan even when things are not going like we want them to. Remembering why I am parking so far away from the building at work so I can get my 10,000 steps and not just the closest spot for a quick sprint to the door. Why I am getting up early to make my lunch and not just finding something in the breakroom. Now I am not saying I am giving up just wishing for some instant gratification I guess.
But reaching a goal is never easy but always worth the effort.
While I am continuing to lose the weight another big step for me this week was helping the Cornerstone Health Team teach the Kid’s Health Adventure Class. Teaching a group of people is a whole new experience for me and it was AMAZING.
Not only did the kids have a good time but I was able to stand up in-front of a group of people and present my ideas with confidence and clarity.
Doing this along with sharing my story at the Basics of Reading Your Body classes has allowed me to continue to build confidence.
The ability to stand up in public without feeling like I am about to pass out is a huge accomplishment for me.
Along with this new found confidence I continue to have people mention that I am looking good and that I must have lost weight …this means so much when on a journey like mine.
On a weight-loss note I am still finding it difficult to get enough protein in each day. Adding these protein packed snacks to my day has helped. They are even kid approved. So Enjoy!
Energizing Protein Balls
Power Recipe for a Healthy Snack
A Kid-Friendly No-Cook Recipe
1 cup Life Energizing Soy Protein (vanilla or cocoa)
1 cup Peanut Butter (can substitute w/almond, macadamia, etc.)
1 cup Oatmeal
2/3 to 1 cup Honey (depending on how runny)
½ cup chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, etc. (optional)
Mix the protein and Nut Butter until smooth.
Add the Oatmeal, then the Honey.
Add chocolate chips or other additions if wanted.
Mix until it’s like cookie dough, not too sticky or dry.
Roll into 1 inch balls
Two of these plus an apple makes an excellent portable snack or light lunch.
Keep in plastic container for long drives.
Send to school with the kids - teachers love them too!
They make great homework and TV snacks.
The soy protein gives them added energy and helps build your cells.
The Oatmeal supplies both soluble and insoluble fiber.
The Nut Butter supplies essential fatty acids.
The Fruits/Seeds supply fiber, vitamins, minerals, & essential fatty acids.
(One batch makes 2 1/2 dozen one inch balls)
I am forty-seven years old and overweight. Food is where I find comfort - happy or sad…it does not matter. What I really want is to learn how to use my own strength and confidence to handle situations, not food! I have decided to make a commitment, a commitment to being healthy! Join me in this journey to good health, as I blog about my successes and struggles along the way. Each week I will share with you my ups and downs, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, workout ideas and more. Join me on my “Quest to be the Best.”