30 Days to Healthy Living – Day 5 Update

30 Days to Healthy Living – Day 5 Update

Happy Friday! It’s Day 5 of my 30-days to healthy living journey, and let me tell ya, I want some dang cheese and wine!! (waaahhhh) 🙁 Like seriously, I would give my right hand for a piece of cheese rn.

On another note, I did well the rest of this week after Monday, except for one tiny little piece of candy. One Valentine gummy heart thing. It’s literally staring me down all damn day long at my desk, because my desk is the place to put allllll the things (junk) people bring to work. It’s the worst. So, I caved one day this week and ate 1. I’m sorry. I’m a bad candidate. I have 25 more days of no sugar and I might be crying in the corner by the end. But, I have some serious will power, so I will stick to it and finish this. I never quit something I start and I know it’s for a greater good.

Also, I realized this week that taking pictures of the food, shakes and work-outs is hard. Like, I’ve never done that before and it’s always dark! So, my apologies for lack of photos, and for the terrible quality of the ones from the my first post. I hope to get a few this weekend during my daytime food prep (as well as some cute new outfit photos, but that’s a dependent on the weather and my photographer’s work load, unfortunately).

One of the best dinners we had this week was something super easy, and we just don’t eat it often enough. I bought a fresh salmon from the store’s meat department and cut it into around 5 oz. portions (a rough serving size). I then added a topping of chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. It roasted in the oven for about 20 minutes and was absolutely delicious. So easy and so good. We had that with roasted vegetables (also super easy). I used broccoli, asparagus, red bell pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic. I spread it all out on a large foil-lined pan, drizzled it with some olive oil and salt and pepper and roasted it for about 30 minutes. Also, super good and easy.

When it comes to food, for me during the week I need easy. I like to be finished eating by 7:30 at the latest, so that means the prep and cook time cannot take long because I have to get my 30-45 minute work-out in as well. I get home from work regularly about 4:50 and B gets home this time of year, around 5:30. So, I usually have about 30 minutes to do all of the food prep that needs to be done before we need to get our work out started. Then, the cook time can be no longer than 1 hour. So, if we aren’t utilizing the crock pot, then easy oven meals, such as the above salmon are my jam. Ok, I know I’m getting a little windy here and you guys don’t have all day, so I’ll get going. I did get my work-outs in on Tues-Thurs (and tonight is planned as well) and my body HURTS. More on the work-outs later, but I’m hoping to see changes!

I put the recipe here for you to easily Pin to Pinterest or share on FB. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more awesome healthy recipes!

xoxo, Nat


  1. Nicole F.
    January 16, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Ahhhhh yes, cheese and wine. I dream about it haha
    xx, Nicole

    • January 16, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      hahaha, me too…alllll the time!

  2. January 15, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Thank you for the tasty sounding recipe, I’ve pinned it for later 🙂 It sounds like you’re doing so good on your 30 day challenge! Keep up the good work, and don’t be too hard on yourself if you end up sneaking in a small treat. It’s so good that you had just 1 candy and didn’t cave and have a few.

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

    • January 16, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      aww, thank you so much Jannine! I am trying so hard, but sugar is seriously so addicting! I don’t even realize it until I “can’t” have it. xoxo

    • January 16, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      It is super easy, both can even be in the oven at the same time towards the end of the veggie cooking time, making it even easier! Thanks so much babe!

  3. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    January 12, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    This looks so good! And 1 piece of candy isn’t going to hurt!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • January 16, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      You know, it didn’t. Sugar is so dang addicting though! I am definitely missing it! Thanks gf!

    • January 16, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks Briana! It is always so good!

    • January 12, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thanks babe!! Enjoy your weekend!😘

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