Hi y’all and happy Monday! So I thought that I’d start doing a fitness and meal planning update every Monday. I’ll talk about what I have planned and also any thoughts I have based on the previous week. It might be boring, so I apologize in advance, BUT talking about it is an important piece in holding myself accountable.
This is technically Week 3 of my new self challenge to get healthy BUT I didn’t do great last week. We did really great with our eating (see the update at the bottom of this post) BUT I only worked out Monday and Tuesday. I could blame it on a bunch of stuff, but I won’t. Bottom line is this week will be better!
Here are my exercise and meal plans for the week. A couple of notes:
- I’m OBVIOUSLY not a dietician, nutritionist, or personal trainer. As I said the other day, my goal isn’t perfection. It’s progress. It’s doing better every day. I’m not counting calories or weighing portions. I’m just eating better and trying harder.
- I am a boring breakfast gal. I eat the same things in rotation. Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs, Lara Bars, Eggs with veggies, etc.
- I am really having a hard time drinking enough water. That’s one of my major goals this week. I snack on nuts, fruits, and veggies. I’m working HARD to up my fruits and veg, that’s something I’ve struggled with my entire life!
Workout- Body Sculpt at the YMCA
Lunch- quinoa, veggies, and steak
Dinner- Beef, Cabbage, and Tomato Soup
Workout- BBG Monday, Week Two
Lunch- Tuna Lettuce Wraps / Apple with Almond Butter
Workout- BBG Wednesday, Week Two
Lunch- Lemon Chicken and Veggies
Workout- Spin Class at YMCA
Lunch- Chicken Salad
Dinner- Cajun Shrimp in Foil
Workout- BBG Friday, Week 2. Sculpt class at the YMCA (either/or/both- not sure yet)
Saturday and Sunday are girls weekend days as J will be at the Army/Navy game with his brothers and dad. I will most likely just cook a big batch of chicken in the Instant Pot and eat it with salads, brown rice, quinoa, with pico de Gallo, etc. all weekend. I will most likely ride the bike for a half hour or so at the gym one day and take a family walk the next.
A few things I want to share from last week-
Body Measurement Chart – I printed this off and I’m updating it every month. I also took before photos in just a sports bra. Yeah, I was mortified and I immediately hid them in Dropbox, but I think it’s important.
I used to drink a LOT of espresso with whipped whole milk and sugar. I now have my one morning espresso with frothed 1% milk- I also have a substitute I’m slowly moving to, see below- and no sugar. I just sprinkle cinnamon on top. I also drink a big cup of ice water first thing. Sounds silly but it’s made a BIG difference.
Califa Farms Almond/ Coconut Milk– It’s my eventual goal to substitute this for dairy in my coffee (the only time I really drink milk). Shoutout to my friend Portia for recommending it. I’ve tried lots of others and this is the only one I can tolerate!
Yummy things I made last week-
veggies roasted in olive oil, salt/pepper
My new substitute snack when I need the crunch-
I think that’s it! I’d love this weekly post to be a place you guys can share healthy recipes, tips, etc. So please join in in the comments!
Love to you all!