After traveling it can be so hard to get back on track with healthy eating and work outs. I felt that pain this morning when I started a new 21 day fix challenge which included sending a photo of myself as a starting point for the challenge. That was brutal but with weekly photo submissions, it will help keep me motivated without the risk of cheating. As the summer really comes into full swing, I am guessing many of you are having a hard time keeping your health motivation.
Yesterday morning I made a point to sit down and set my meal plan for the week before hitting the grocery store. Now, I am fully prepared for a busy week. I seriously feel that meal planning is critical since when I am given full rein to pick what I want to eat when I am starving, it always ends in me pounding down a massive amount of carbs. I wanted to share a great Greek yogurt ranch recipe that I brought into my meal planning today.
I love salad but I am also NEED to douse my salad in ranch. That is not exactly 21 day fix approved. So below is a really good homemade ranch recipe I stumbled across that goes a long way. You may think that taking a cup of Greek yogurt and adding a packet of ranch seasoning is the easiest route but I have read the ranch packets are loaded with MSG so I decided adding my own seasonings is the better choice.
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp chives
- 1/4 tsp parsley
- 1/4 tsp dill
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Squeeze of a fresh lemon
- 2 tbsp of water add more to get desired consistency
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for about a half hour before eating. It is great on salads or as a veggie dip.
After a few days off from workouts, I did find it easier to make excuses why I didn’t need to start back up today. So without allowing myself to think too much I ran up to my room threw on my workout clothes and started. During warm ups I can hear the little voice in my head telling me I won’t make it through. By the time the actual workout starts I am over those thoughts. All you have to do is remember why you started and how you feel every time you have to start over.
At Posh, we started carrying a fun new active wear line. I am so excited at the popularity of this line. I had to grab myself a sports bra for my own workouts. Let me tell you the material is amazing! They are so cute and so breathable. We offer them in 4 colors and they are available on our website for only $15!!