Well this was a serious week of getting back in routine for me and the family. I am working towards a goal by January 31st and I am a week behind so I had to kick it up a notch. How many of you feel like you are always running behind either at work, home, your business, with friends etc? How do you get back on track?
Well here is how I got on track this week………… One day at a time! If I didn’t eat like I wished I had or drink enough water I just told myself tomorrow is a new day.
I took Monday as a day to start since we were off that day and I had more time to prepare. I did some meal prepping and got things done around the house. No gym and not 100% clean eating. We had donuts from our favorite local place and got there when they were WARM! OMG. I honestly cannot remember what I made for lunch or dinner this day. Must have been super bad….lol
I told myself I have to go to the gym no less than 4 times a week. I had 2 work lunches this week and I had to refrain from indulging and kept it clean as possible.
Tuesday I hit the gym at 6am to get my first workout for the week in. Fasting Cardio is what I am striving for at least 2 times a week in the morning to burn more fat in my trouble areas. Lunch was a salad pretty boring but it filled me up. Dinner was the Spinach/spaghetti squash recipe and it got 3 thumbs up. Here is the recipe for you to try too, https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/spaghetti-squash-with-bacon-spinach-and-goat-cheese/1475772
Wednesday’s lunch was at a Brazilian steak house so it was lots of protein and I kept the carbs to a minimum. Also had a nice big salad too. I was so full that I was unable to eat dinner that evening. I hate skipping meals but I just couldn’t do it. I had made a cowboy casserole in the crockpot and the family was taken care of, try it and let me know what you think. http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/08/cheesy-crockpot-cowboy-casserole.html
Thursday’s lunch I chose salmon, sweet potato, and a salad. Dinner I was hitting the gym but first dinner for the family. Lucky for me they love leftovers so that is what they had. I hit the gym and did a workout that included 20 squats, 20 lunges, 10 push ups, 20 one leg quad raises, and my favorite (NOT) 10 mountain climbers. You do as many sets as possible in 20 mins. I hit 4 sets! Not bad for first real week back at it. I had to get in 15 mins of cardio just to stretch it out.
Friday – YES WE MADE IT. I hit the gym at 6am cause I had a hot date and no gym time after work. I chose to do 30 mins of interval training on the treadmill. every 2 mins it changes from 0 incline and 3.1 speed to 3 incline and 3.9 speed. I had made a salad from home for lunch because dinner was going to be all you can eat crab legs! yes they were so good and not bad on the calorie intake either. Had a nice salad as well.
Saturday I did laundry, cleaned up the house a bit, took a short nap and then hit the gym for another round of Thursday’s exercises with some upper arms 40 seconds each of free weights laying down and doing bench press motion, then butterfly, over head to chest, then fast push ups and crunches. Made beef stir fry and rice for dinner and ate that after my workout.
Today hubby and I went to the gym together for 30 mins of interval cardio on the treadmill while he ran on the treadmill. I am not going to lie I came home and made eggs with cheese, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. I had one biscuit, about 1/4 cup gravy, 2 eggs and 3 strips of bacon. I deserved it and enjoyed every bite. For dinner I made Parmesan chicken breasts with sweet potato chips. I lightly oil the breasts salt and pepper both sides and then top with fresh parm. Sweet potato chips i slice thin, melt 1 tbsp unsalted real butter and mix cinnamon in with it and drizzle in a bowl, stir them around to make sure all are coated and then lay on cookie sheet. I sprinkle slightly brown sugar and cinnamon and bake both for about 35 mins.on 400. Side salad and its healthy yummy dinner with leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!
Breakfast’s this week were an IDLife meal replacement shake with frozen fruit. Snacks were apples, celery, peanut butter, nuts. Also mid afternoon when the cravings would hit I would mix up either IDLife mixed berry energy or Grape Hydrate to curb that sweet tooth. Let’s not forget the water, WOW each day was 100+ oz but 2. Lets not forget my Customized nutrition from IDLife as well each morning and night, giving me just what my body needs. I feel amazing this week and I wasn’t going to do it but i did anyway, I jumped on the scale this week and I am down another 3 lbs!!!!!!!!!!
Let me know what’s going on in your healthy world. Share a recipe with me in the comments below. I am super stoked I also got an Insta Pot this week and can’t wait to start exploring meals with it. If you have one let me know what is yummy in your pot!
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