Getting back on track

I spent the last week in Outer Banks, North Carolina on a very relaxing and much needed vacation with Eric and his family! It was so much fun getting to lounge around without a care in the world for a whole week, ignoring any emails that popped through on my phone. It’s so necessary to get away every once in a while, whether it’s a whole week or a long weekend trip. Definitely good for your mental health to take a break from work!

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That being said, I definitely went off my usual schedule this past week, including but not limited to my diet. I love using MyFitnessPal to keep track of what I eat, but I took the week off of that – and I’m ready to get back to some normal eating habits starting today!

My main must-have to get my diet back on track? Water. While I definitely allow myself a cup of coffee to start the day (with 2% milk and Splenda), I have a 24-oz tumbler that I plan to put to good use to keep track of my water intake. My goal will be two tumblers-full for my first day.

 

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yogurt
Image // Rainbow Delicious

First up is breakfast. On vacation, I had plenty of breakfasts filled with eggs and muffins and donuts. Well, no more! I’m starting the day with a light yogurt and granola parfait so I kick it off well.

lunch

Yesterday, I decided I wanted to make a simple soup to have for lunch this week. Even though it’s 90° outside, I love nothing more than a cup of soup for a tasty lunch. I made a big batch of Creamy Chicken + Lemon Orzo Soup with a recipe from Simply Scratch. I got something similar from Au Bon Pain and knew it’d be a perfect soup light enough for summer.

peaches

This weekend, Eric and I came across a farmer’s market in Dupont and stocked up on fresh fruit for the week. I’ve never been a huge peach person, but they had them at every turn. I tried a sliver to taste and I was completely convinced! I grabbed a few to have as a midday snack with a handful of almonds.

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Image // Jessica Gavin

Tonight, I’ll make a favorite recipe from The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka – Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Spicy Avocado Cream. Fish is a favorite of mine, and I’m very partial to these yummy fish tacos! They come in at 149 per taco, so you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating them.

XO
Amanda

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