Goals for the new month

Yes, I am fully aware of the fact that we are already a few days in – but better late than never right.

The picture below might seem like just an ordinary (bad) picture of my French toast. Why would I put it on my blog, you might ask. Well for one I couldn’t get a better one because a) I was starving, b) I had a naughty little intruder sniffing around my plate. But I kept the picture because it’s proof, proof that I accomplished my first challenge of the month.

A blueberry, cream cheese french toast and a peanut butter, “melted” banana one. If you’ve never tried this before I highly recomend you do. Just put the peanut butter on the french toast, slice up some banana’s and stick it on the pan for a few minutes – pure bliss I tell you

 

These French toast have been fried with butter. Butter is one of my last remaining fear foods and I challenged it on a whim. I figured, why not? What’s scarier about butter then oil? Absolutely nothing, all it was were my old ED hang-ups.

This inspired some further goals for the month, and here they are:

  1. Eat more healthy fats. I’ve been doing better in the protein department, but since I can no longer make my own nut butters (my darling blender is sorely missed) I’ve let the healthy fats part of my diet slide somewhat. But no longer – there are plenty of tasty sources of healthy fats out there (nuts, olive oil, store bought peanut butter) that I should be eating more of.
  2. Put more into my blog. I love blogging, and my blog has been one of my main hobbies for a long time. I’ve kind of been letting it go recently, but I want to focus more on insightful, meaningful posts.
  3. Start some kind of exercise training plan – either strength or running (I still haven’t decided).
  4. Relax and enjoy life more. Recently I’ve been so caught up in all the things I have to do, I forget about the things that I actually want to do. Time to live a little!
  5. Focus more on enjoyment when eating, rather than just the nutritional value of foods. And splurge a little – challenge those remaining ED thoughts and get rid of them.

And to end this on a happy, colorful note – here’s a picture of my delicious snack the other day, and the naughty intruder to kept trying to taste it (and my breakfast as well) .

The snack


The snack stealer 😛

She’s a kitten that wandered in a few days ago, and my friends decided to keep her. We don’t have a name for her yet, aside from “kitty”, but she’s fun to have around.

A question for you all – do you prefer strength training or cardio and why? (I’m trying to make a list of pro’s and con’s here)

Do you have any goals for the new month?

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10 comments

  1. I used to be a cardio nut but now I prefer strength training! It gives me quicker, visible results and I love being able to see my progress in both the amount of weight I’m able to lift and muscle tone in my arms and legs.

  2. Congrats on winning your battle with butter 🙂 That´s amazing!
    When I started exercising a couple of years ago, all I did was cardio. It was fun, it never bored me, but I actually never saw any improvement at all. Since I´ ve started with strength training, my body is stronger, I have more energy, more stamina, feel better. I think that the best thing is combining both of these, i.e. cardio cca 3 times a week and strength training 3 times a week and one rest day or other combination (more rest days are also very welcome :).

  3. Way to go with conquering butter! You should be so proud! 🙂 Your other goals are great too, you’ll totally own them. I love strength training–I used to have obsessive behaviors with cardio in my ED, so I tend to go easy now. That, and strength training makes me feel so good and so strong!
    BTW, I am crazyyyy for that kitten!! So cute!!! 😀

  4. Awh! Kitty is so cute!!! I would definitely keep her. 🙂

    Blueberry cream cheese french toast? Peanut butter “melted” banana?!?! Oh my gosh, those sound AMAZING! Haha, I think my oatmeal this morning will go uneaten!!! 🙂

    I am so proud of you with conquering one of your last fear-foods! I know that must be hard, but it is such a big step! I know you are strong and I believe in you. 🙂

  5. Great job on conquering a fear food 😀 And it’s awesome to hear that it inspired such healthy goals! I’m not much of a monthly goal-setter, so I don’t have any for August, but I’m always doing my best to be the happiest/healthiest I can. As for the strength vs. cardio thing… I prefer strength. I used to be a cardio junkie, but it wasn’t really giving me the results I wanted and it was leaving me with more aches and pains than I wanted. I started to focus on more strength training and fell in love. I’m a big fan of feeling myself get stronger, and seeing some definition is nice too 😉 I still do a bit of cardio, but only 2-3 times a week.

  6. Yay butter! I’m so glad you took on the challenge and the french toast looks great.

    I’ve recently been more into strength training (I actually just started this week) because I want to be strong and not obsessed with burning calories. However, cardio is great when you don’t have alot of time or you want to study while on the treadmill! I think a mix of both is good, too!

    Have a good weekend!

  7. I prefer cardio and strength training. Usually I do strength training twice a week and some sort of cardio during the other days, along with plenty of general movement. They’re both really beneficial for your body (along with some stretching routines) and I would suggest doing both – but that’s just me!

    Congrats on the butter thing too; I’m working on fear foods and even the little things can be a big accomplishment. 🙂

    (Oh, and as far as eggplant goes, I know you’re missing a blender, but baba ganoush is fantastic! Otherwise I’m perfectly content roasting / sauteeing eggplant. For me it doesn’t really need much other than a good slice of tomato and some hummus to make a good sandwich.)

  8. That kitten is absolutely adorable.
    I like both cardio and strength training. I’m trying to work out a kind of schedule myself. I’m thinking half an hour of cardio followed by half an hour of strength training and alernating the muscles each day, like arms one day and legs another.


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