jessplattgetsfitWas watching some great spooky tv in honor of Halloween (my fave holiday) and decided to run around the room to get some activity in. Running a mile back and forth in a room counts as incredibly dorky right?1mon
jessplattgetsfitQia breakfast cereal anyone? Mmmmm! I know I've been gone for a while. Honestly it's hard to document fitness/health when I'm on the mend for my cyst. It's been about 6weeks now which means I should be able to start weight training again. In order to stay active I've been walking a TON. Honestly guys, it's been so encouraging to see that when seeking a general fit/healthy lifestyle, things don't have to be perfect. Stating active throughout the day, making healthy choices in food and enjoying certain foods in moderation, and maintaining a positive perspective are the building blocks of that healthy lifestyle. Sure I wish I could eat absolutely perfect 24/7. Sure I wish I could be on 20 organic supplements. Sure I wish I could be perfectly on top of my exercises. But life isn't perfect and neither am I! I'm happy to be moving forward! Have a happy Wednesday!!2mon
jessplattgetsfitHaha this is a pic of me before my workout from yesterday. I promise I wasn't wearing sunglasses in a sad attempt to be cool. I had to get my eyes checked and they dilated them so sunglasses it was. My frustration isn't because of that though. It's because I have ANOTHER ovarian cyst. Gosh this is ridiculous. I am not gonna sit it out completely this time though. I decided to just do very light workouts for the next several weeks. Every time I've had this problem I've taken the recommended 6weeks rest. It has really thrown my progress though which is massively upsetting. I don't want to myself at risk but I also want to find a way to safely stay active and continue I make progress. Ab workouts for instance are gonna have to really calm down for now. Also squats will be laid off for now. Irritating yes, but I'm just gonna have to protect my abdomen. I'm not going to stop my upper body though and I'm trying to get creative with leg/glutes/abs etc. Mostly, I just want to stop having this problem. Praying my problem ovary gets better entirely in order to avoid surgery for removal. That would SUCK. Trying to stay positive and optimistic now! Happy weekend y'all!! Yay!! #workingout#workout#exercise#exercising#fitness#gettingfit#gym#health#gettinghealthy#healthy#stayingactive#gettingactive4mon
jessplattgetsfitMy delicious dinner tonight: vegan sushi! Nom! I'm not eating a purely vegan right now, although I do believe its probably one of the healthiest ways to eat out there! I eat an 80% vegetarian diet and try to make a bunch of that food vegan but not always. I eat meat every once in a while. I know eating meat and products are basically the same in terms of non-vegan but meat doesn't sit well with me all the time and well, cheese does. Ha. So I just eat cheese more often than I do meat. I'm working to get protein via almonds, almond milk, nut butters, whey protein and rice protein powders, and lastly small amounts of cheese. I hope to one day be eating an entirely raw vegan diet. Don't know if or when I will get there but I'm focusing on lifestyle and habit changes and growth. Just over a year ago I lived on pizza, spaghetti, desserts and diet cokes! I'd say I've come a long way! Let's be grateful and celebrate the changes we have made and not beat ourselves up for not being perfect! Happy weekend y'all! #cleaneating#cleaneats#eatclean#eatingclean#health#healthy#fitness#gettingfit#vegan#veganmeal#sushi#veggies#changing#growing#changes#growth#workingout#exercising4mon
jessplattgetsfitUgh. You know when you start the day off right? You're eating right, making good choices, etc. ...And then you have the snack binging temptation...and give in? Yeah. That just happened. Well! Nothing I can do about those cookies/candies now. Moving along! #*%!$5mon
jessplattgetsfitHEY Y'ALL!! I'M BACK!! I'm so sad I've been gone so long. But you know it's been an extremely busy and hectic summer so far. And if I'm having to social network less sometimes bc I'm just too busy, well it's not the worst thing in life ;) Mostly I've missed this instafam!!! Y'all are such encouragers and little lights of inspiration to me!
I haven't totally dropped the ball with my diet/fitness thankfully. It's been less of a strict schedule and more of a striving to live in the moment and make good choices in each moment. I snapped a couple pics of my meals over the last few days. I haven't stuck strictly to the veggie loaded vegan diet, BUT I have been really trying to focus on loading up my body with veggies (focusing on their health benefits, rather than sticking to some rule I've put on myself). I'm eating some meat here and there throughout the week. I eat almonds as a snack and sometimes Greek yogurt. My workouts are: lifting 3x/week and some form of activity the other days, even if its just going on a walk in the evening or swimming. Bottom line I'm soon my best to adapt and make good choices no matter how crazy my schedule gets. Making fitness and health things that can only be accomplished in a perfectly tuned criteria is a perfect way to fail. I have to encourage myself daily that each moment counts! Hope y'all are having a great weekend! I'm going to be trying to post more often. Things should start to really slow down after July! #fitness#health#healthy#gettingfit#gettinghealthy#eatingclean#cleaneating#eatclean#cleaneats#cleandiet#journey#life#summer#growth#workingout#exercise#exercising5mon