[Lifestyle] Tip Thursday – Meal Prep, Key to Success

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I wanted to start a new series to hopefully help you guys along your healthy lifestyle journey. As many of you know, I recently started the keto diet. I’m not sure what you consider recent, but I started it on January 1st. I have been documenting my experience mainly through food diaries, but they just became so repetitive, I didn’t see the need to continually post the same thing over and over again.

So instead, I wanted to share little tips here and there that have been helping me stick through the first 21 days of the diet. You know what they say, it takes 21 days to develop a habit; I’m past that now and I have no want to go back. Today, I wanted to share the importance of food prepping. No matter what diet you are on, food prepping is a great way to give yourself the extra edge.  Continue reading “[Lifestyle] Tip Thursday – Meal Prep, Key to Success”

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[Lifestyle] Keto Diet – Leg Day Sucks – January 17, 2018

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Oh my goodness my poor legs! I really need to get better at stretching after a workout because it was hell to get out of bed. Really though, it’s my own fault. Anyhow, besides my dramatic intro, I hope you guys had a great Wednesday. We are half-way through the week and I am half-way through my third week of keto! It’s exciting to think that it’s been only three weeks, because it really doesn’t feel like it.

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What’s In Janellie’s Belly? | What I Ate Wednesday

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Welcome to another post for, “What’s In Janellie’s Belly?” I hope you’ve had an amazing start to 2017 and if not, guess what, you have 361 days that are still unwritten! Anyhow, before we dive into the actual post, let me open up a little as to why I decided to track what I’m eating.

One of my goals every year is to lose weight, but I have never been successful and I think it’s mainly because I just lose motivation a couple weeks into my “lifestyle change.” I have tried so many different tactics to get me to actually change my lifestyle, but nothing ever seems to work. So this year, I started making a change, well, not really a change, more like an addition. Instead of constantly focusing on portion sizes, calories, etc. I decided to track what I eat everyday and any physical activity I do, including steps. This way I have to be accountable for everything that I am putting into my body. Originally, I tried doing this by tracking my caloric intake, but it became all about the numbers and I was hungry so often! It sucked and so I stopped.

I like this method more because it’s not about the numbers, it’s about what I am choosing to put in my body. When I look back on the weeks I can see where I may have gone wrong – maybe I shouldn’t have eaten the cookie, maybe I shouldn’t have had the Starbucks drink, etc. I also figured that eventually when I’m ready to make a dietary change, I can go in and see where I’m taking in the most caloric intake or where I can switch in a healthier option.

I started tracking my diet back in December and it took me a little bit to get into the habit of filling out my planner everyday, but now I look forward to it. Though I am not too excited about jotting down all the food I consume, I am excited to jot down the exercise/any activity I do.

Anyhow, with that extremely long explanation out of the way, let’s get into the actual post! Continue reading “What’s In Janellie’s Belly? | What I Ate Wednesday”