Here’s to new rituals

I spend quite a bit of time on this blog apologizing in some form or another for not posting to this blog. #facepalm Time just passes! It happens! Life goes on.

Lately, I’ve made some big changes in my life. I’ve started implementing new rituals to help make these changes and it’s crazy the way it’s been helping. I have a morning ritual that’s been helping me to get going in the mornings and it’s been amazing! I’m reading my scriptures more, remembering to say my morning prayers, and focusing on things I’m grateful for and what I’ve accomplished in my life – not too shabby, right?

Another change I’ve made is trying to make some small changes to my health. Well, let’s just classify them as just “changes” because honestly some days they feel HUGE. And other days don’t feel all that different from how things used to be. For starters, I’ve been exercising every day. Every. Single. Day. It’s a full-on commitment! I’m five weeks in now, no wait … almost six weeks? It’s a big change but honestly? It feels amazing.

I’ve also been making tweaks to what I’m eating. With my delightful, not-so-great history with food I wanted to make healthy, sustainable changes to how I was eating without setting myself off on another issue all over again. I’m focusing more on portion control and keeping things more organic, less gluten, everything in moderation, and above all else – in balance. Balance is something I’ve always strived to achieve but I’ve never actually been able to get there and maintain it. My husband and I still go out to dinner, we still have cake on birthdays, and treats now and then – sometimes I just enjoy! Shame free! Other time, I might sub out hamburger buns for lettuce at our favorite restaurant, and enjoy (guilt free!) my fries. There are so many options, but ultimately, it’s so important for me mentally to understand and process that one day isn’t going to change my entire existence if I don’t let it. We all have bad days, bad weeks, and so on! But it doesn’t define you. You get up, you exercise the next morning, life goes on and you define where it goes and how it gets there – without shame or guilt.

A few people were asking about my breakfast when I shared a photo on Facebook the other day, so I snapped some photos while I made it the next morning and figured I’d share! It’s SO easy and SO good.

I use the 21 Day Fix containers to portion out my meals. This morning I filled my veggie container about 1/3 of the way with mushrooms, grabbed two [backyard chickens!] eggs, and some organic virgin coconut oil to start.

I’ve since decided I need more mushrooms in my life and have upped the amount in my eggs. Plus I was running low, ha! I love mushrooms. (My dad is cringing.) One teaspoon of coconut oil, toss in your shrooms.

Spinach says hi! But it’s not his turn yet.

I like to crack my eggs into a bowl, add a second or two of water from under the faucet, and use a fork to beat them up before adding them to the pan when the mushrooms are ready. Also? That crazy bright egg yolk color? Backyard chickens, people. The difference is real. And they’re better for you!

After beating the eggs, pour them into the pan with your mushrooms and coconut oil.

While the eggs are cooking I squish a bunch of greens into my green container. I was attempting to fill this one up to 2/3 full since I’ve already got the mushrooms going on in the pan. Usually, I’ll measure them together and just set it aside. But lately I’ve bumped my one green container up to two containers with my breakfast, so I don’t have to bother. This is a mix of greens, spinach works great too. (More dad cringing.)

Plop your greens on top of your eggs.

Generally I attempt to sort of fold over my almost done eggs  to help wilt my spinach, this kind of failed here. Still works!

Then come the sweet potatoes! I prep mine all at once and just heat them up when I’m ready for breakfast.

Scoop, plate, and reheat while waiting for your eggs and greens to finish.

Once the greens have wilted down enough to your liking, your eggs are done!

Pull your sweet potatoes from the microwave. Steamy!

Dump your eggs, greens, and mushroom scramble on top of the hot sweet potatoes and you’re set!

Sit down, with your water, and enjoy!

Easy peasy.

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