30 Days. Day one.

by Stacey Jayne


This is my morning ritual- I wake up and drink 16-30 ounces of water (sometimes with lemon) every morning. I keep the it next to my bed and drink immediately after I get up. I'm someone who forgets to drink water during the day, and this habit has really helped me stay hydrated. After I hydrate I get outside for a nice walk (I try and get out 4 or more days a week) with music that makes me feel awesome. My morning walk really sets the stage for my whole day. It gives me a chance to think about life, what I'm excited about and it makes me feel strong.
Eggs from our neighbors chickens. Yep, our neighbors have three chickens who make pink, green and brown eggs. They are lovely and share with us! 

Eggs from our neighbors chickens. Yep, our neighbors have three chickens who make pink, green and brown eggs. They are lovely and share with us! 

Breakfast: 

Today we made eggs (from our neighbors chickens) with salsa on the side, gluten free english muffins and Ivy also had some leftover oat bran pancakes with maple syrup. This took ten minutes to cook.

Snack: 

We all had slices of apple and banana, with a side of walnuts and cashews. Pairing good carbs (in this case fruit) with protein helps to stabilize your blood sugar. Score!

Lunch: 

Leftover pizza muffins!  

Recipe: Make or buy a dough of your choice. We had dough that I made a while back frozen in our fridge. Pour a small amount of flour on your counter and hands to mold the dough. Spray or drizzle oil to coat the pan evenly. Section off the dough into small sections, flatten it into a small(ish) imperfect circle and smoosh them into the muffin pan. Dice up a few tomatoes and put about a tablespoon (or a little more if you like) in each one. Top with shredded mozzarella & a chopped cooked veg of your choice. I used cooked broccoli that I had left over waiting to be loved. Cook at 425 for about 12 minutes. Oh man... these rock... mostly because they are fun! Top with any spice of your choice and a fresh piece of basil and... yum. As you can see in the pic below the shapes of each one are different. Don't try and get pretty with these, just go for it. 

Pizzas made as if they were awesome little muffins. How freakin' cute are they?!

Pizzas made as if they were awesome little muffins. How freakin' cute are they?!

Dinner: 

Green salad with chopped cherry tomatoes & pumpkin seeds. Red wine vinegar & olive oil dressing. Marinated and grilled yams & baby confetti potatoes, corn on the cob, whole chicken (on the grill too), and (Field Roast) vegan grain sausages. It was all delish! 

Dinner - day one!.

Dinner - day one!.

A note about the foods I choose:

I make it a priority to buy local and organic foods as much as I can. I plan for the week, buy in bulk, absolutely use my left overs and I get courageously creative with our meals to save time and money. Since avoiding GMOs and other questionable icky unnatural ingredients is important to me, I give it the attention it deserves. I feel that cheap food (I'll talk more about this later) is an illusion. Over time using quality organic foods has drastically changed our lives for the better. I'm not an expert, I'm just good at experimenting so I've learned a lot. 

My mission as a health coach is to help you live a courageously healthy life that you love. I'm hearing from my clients that they simply want to feel better. They want to feel in control of their health. Not only is this possible, but with my courageously healthy system it's joyful. Small steps, big results. Lasting change takes time, but luckily life is long.  

Thanks for taking this 30 day journey with me!  Let me know your thoughts along the way. Where are you with your health? What's in your way from having a healthy life?

I want to be a resource for you, so reach out and share your story!

You. Freakin. Rock. 

Love, 

SJ