The Clean Slate Day 1

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2014/01/08 by nikkiledford

As I recap Day 1 of The Clean Slate I would like to make something known:

My butt hurts. So good (bad).

Thanks to yesterday’s kettlebell workout by Neghar. That stuff is no joke. I can definitely appreciate the importance of mixing up your workout “routine” with new and interesting methods and movements. I do yoga and crossfit-style workouts every week, multiple times a week. You would think that all the movements in those 2 activities would make for a complete, total body workout. But no. After yesterday’s series of skater squats, windmills, and bulgarian split-squats… I can confidently say that it is important to step outside your fitness comfort zone.


Aside from the kettle bells, I had a nice morning vinyasa class. It was just the stretch I needed to warm up for all that kettlebell action.

And then there’s the food. Kept it really simple today… I actually had time this past weekend to prep a TON of food for me and the hubby. Tuna Salad, grilled chicken, sausages, chili, and hardboiled eggs. There’s no excuse to not eat clean!

Clean Eats

Breakfast (post yoga): Homemade Green Juice (romaine, celery, parsley, ginger, lemon, carrot, and 1/2 green apple) and 2 scrambled eggs

Snack (post workout): 1 chicken thigh and 1/2 a ginger kombucha

Lunch : Custom Green Smoothie (coconut milk, banana, blueberries, maca, kale, almond butter, and cinnamon) from the capable (and stylish) people over at Thrive Juice Lab in Laguna Niguel

Dinner: a bowl of Turkey/Beef Chili over steamed butternut squash

Other beverages include: alkaline water, yerba mate with almond milk

That’s it for today!

What are your new year’s goals? How did you support them today? How can you prepare today for better choices tomorrow?



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Carnitas Bowls for everybody! And by everybody, I mean all my super special clients who will be eating well this week 🌢 Mango Chili Lime Chicken Salad πŸ₯‘πŸ‹πŸŒΆπŸ₯’
This was SO EASY to throw together.
The MVPs
1. Chili lime seasoning from Trader Joe's 
2. Mango Salsa from Costco (I blame @girlsgonewodpodcast for this discovery).
Marinate the chicken thighs in lemon/lime juice and chili seasoning before putting on the grill.
Chop up cucumber and shred some cabbage.
Mix together chopped grilled chicken, salsa, cuke, cabbage, and too with some avocado. β˜€οΈπŸ₯—β˜€οΈπŸ₯—β˜€οΈ Geoff has decided to try the keto diet which means more toast for me 😏 Doin' it.
Had a bit of a meltdown last night and realized I need more life in my life.
Social media is awesome. I love sharing photos of healthy food, fun times, and my awesome family @theledfordcrew; but nothing replaces time with them, giving life and work my full attention, and cultivating my in-person relationships.
For Mother's Day, I'm giving myself the gift of presence and I'm going to do it for the whole month.
Be back later!

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