Checking In

It’s Friday!!! Each week kind of seems long when I’m in it, but then it’s Friday, and I’m like, where did the week go?

For me, I had a slow go to the week: recovering from the stomach flu, being gentle to my body, but still keeping busy. Towards the end of the week, my energy was back up and I’m ready to dive into this weekend, which¬†will be a perfect balance of busy and fun. I can just feel it!

Speaking of energy, let me share the smoothie I had this morning:

BLEND:

1 cup fresh or frozen spinach

1 cup frozen medium banana

1/2 cup blueberries

2 T Flaxseed Meal

1 cup of Flaxseed Milk (any milk will do, this is just what I have at the moment)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ya’ll! SO good! SO energizing! I finished this smoothie feeling satisfied and energized. All the things smoothie dreams are made of, right? Will definitely be re-creating and sharing this one soon, maybe tomorrow? I’ll also include more pics too.

So, as I’ve mentioned, I’m back on Weight Watchers, for like the fifth time in a decade, and have completed my first week. This week was kind of weird because my appetite was not quite to par, and certain foods were actually making me nauseous. I guess this makes for an easy first Weight Watchers week?!

I’ve been tracking every little thing I’ve eaten. I’ve found that if I make myself track the food, I feel better about what I ate. Sweets, indulgences, weak points, etc. Tracking it all has made me feel better about myself. I’m telling myself the truth, moving on, and feeling in control.

One thing this go round with WW that I will try to do, is really listen to my body, and not just stick to my plan. For example, if I pre-tracked breakfast for the next morning, but woke up and decided I wanted a hard-boiled egg with my smoothie instead of oatmeal, I’m having the egg. I really did just that one morning this week, and it felt great. I listened to my body and didn’t just go by plan. When cravings or circumstances change, you just have to go with it, while still holding yourself accountable.

Another thing that I’m craving is SUMMER! Or maybe I just want to get away? Both! Perhaps my mini day trip to a winery this weekend will help satisfy that? Follow along on my Insta stories to see what I’m up too! It’s going to be colder here this weekend, maybe one last chance to bundle up before Spring?!

Have a great weekend!

Xo,

Ellen

 

 

 

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