December 4, 2019
I am currently writing you from Vietnam! I am in a bus (with wifi) on the way to go see my grandparents and my family in the southern part of the country. I have 3 hours to spare, so time to blog!
Many of you have been wondering if I’ve been able to maintain my weight since the end of the 90 day journey. And the answer is – YES! But with fluidity. I’ve lost weight, maintained, and gained – but all within healthy bounds.
Here’s the thing you guys.
The reason why my 90 day journey was successful was because I allowed for flexibility. I learned that I didn’t need to be crazy restrictive with eliminating entire food groups. In the end, it was about not overeating. Simple as that. Logging everything I ate was key.
I’m currently on vacation right now and obviously logging is not easy. Everything I am eating is not being made by me, so I have no idea what’s actually in it. I can only make educated guesses and do the best I can!
Yesterday, I decided I wanted to go hard and try out a highly rated matcha cafe in Ho Chi Minh City called Japanit. Most people were ordering one dessert to share…Sam and I being the Americans that we are, ordered THREE desserts to share! Hahaha.
We got a matcha cheesecake, a matcha crepe cake, and a matcha milkshake boba thing topped with matcha ice cream, corn flakes and a sweet butter wafer. I would love to tell you that this was the best thing I have ever had in my life, but unfortunately, it was meh. SAD TIMES!!!
Look guys – life is fluid, so I like to apply the same philosophy to my food and my workouts. Being too strict will make you break, and will make you want to binge. Being flexible gives you the power to add or subtract a little here or there and not feel bad if something doesn’t go as planned. Why? CUZ YOU’RE EXPERIMENTING!
You’ve got to LISTEN to the signals your body is giving you as you head towards your goals. Remember, absolutely NO JOURNEY goes in a straight line. Ups, downs, and even plateaus are necessary. This is life. This is how it works.
Now, let’s have a look at how I’ve been eating Cassey-style on my trip so far:
This is grilled pork over a bed of salad with peanuts and a side of pickled carrots and daikon. That’s a side of fish sauce. Normally those comes with fried egg rolls and vermicelli noodles, but I omitted that. Good news is that everything still tasted amazing!
These are rice paper rolls stuffed with lettuce, carrots, and beef. I also took out the vermicelli noodles in these.
What’s Vietnam without pho!!?? I ordered Vietnamese beef noodle soup and subbed the noodles for bean sprouts. It was pho-nomenal!!!
I’m a few days into my trip now and will soon be eating grandma’s home cookin’! Excited to see everyone, but I literally do not think they will understand what I am saying AT ALL. My Vietnamese is so bad – it’s like worse than toddler level.
Oh and one more thing before I get off this bus.
Thursday December 5th at 8 AM PST, the new Constellation Collection drops on popflexactive.com!
A little sneak peek for you from my sketch book.