Guys, I have done every single workout so far and I am so proud of myself! My diet has been really good about 80% of the time, and you know what? I am ok with that.
So the next step is to share what I should have on day one, my before photos! I am a little bit nervous, but what better way to keep myself accountable?!?!! (eeeeeeek!)
I am now 2 weeks (25%) done with the program and I am absolutely in love. I like that it isn’t too repetitive, and the workouts are challanging, but doable (even if doable means doing the modifier). I feel like I am actually getting stronger, in both body and mind.
Today was Sunday, which is meal prep day, and I told you guys I would walk you through how I do my meal prep. So let’s begin with step 1: planning out 5 different meals throughout the day.
I know I like to eat 5 smaller meals throughout the day, so the first think I do is write out slots for 7 of each: breakfast, snack #1, lunch, snack #2, and dinner. Then I start with breakfast. Like I have said many times before, I am a creature of habit. I enjoy my shake first thing in the morning, it is easy to transport for a breakfast at work, and that is the best meal for me to “replace” with a shake. So I already know all 7 of my breakfasts are going to be shakes. I tried doing omelettes with spinach and oats with strawberries last weekend and it failed miserably. Yuck.
Then I plan my first snack. Given the amount of containers that I get for the day, I like to have a red and a purple for my morning snack.
So I then head over to Food Lion’s website (my local grocery store) and I see what they have for sale in the produce section. This week was grapes and strawberries, so I knew that is what I would have for my purpler containers this week.
I enjoy having a mix of reds, including greek yogurt and cottage cheese, so my snack #1’s are grapes and cottage cheese and strawberries and greek yogurt with a splash of honey. I try to mix it up and do 4 of one snack and 3 of another so I have at least a little variety throughout the week. Then I move to snack #2, which I like to have a green and a blue. Last week I had 1/4 avocado with a veggie, but was tired of avocado this week so I am going to do hummus for my blue container and I got celery and carrots for my veggies. I will mix and match throughout the week based on how I feel and what I have left.
Then I move to lunches. I aim to have a red and a green for lunch. The last 2 weeks I added an orange and had a salad with a protein, but I am over salads for a bit, so I am going to do a grilled chicken with a veggie, and since squash were on sale I am going to grill some chicken breasts with squash and green beans and portion them out for the week. But I like to mix up lunches too. I know I am going to go out to eat one day per week for lunch (gotta keep myself sane somehow), so two of my lunches are kind of “mix and match.” I always keep tuna on hand to mix with dill pickles and greek yogurt, and always end up with extra veggies that I like to pair with that. That’s how my weekends go.
And last are dinners. I try to reserve both of my yellows, a red, a green, and some teaspoons for dinner. Here is what is on the menu this week:
- Baked chicken with sweet potato and snap peas
- Taco salads
- Baked chicken parmesan with broccoli
- Chicken fajitas
- Cinnamon jerk pork chops with roasted red potatoes
- Egg salad pitas with sauteed carrots
- Eat out.
I still like to eat out one dinner per week as well (or make something we just have on hand/have leftovers).
So that is how I plan for the week. Chris only eats dinners with me: he is a picky/weird guy. He isn’t concerned with weight or health(yet) so he chooses to eat frozen meals/sandwiches for lunch and doesn’t snack much through the day. He drinks his calories. But he is a grown man and can make his own decisions, so I don’t push.
Regardless, I am so excited to be starting week 3 tomorrow. It is going to be a GREAT week, I can feel it. I am pumped and ready more than ever to keep pushing and stick to the plan. I do have to admit, I had a few wine/beer tastings this weekend so my nutrition wasn’t great, but it will be even better this week!!!! Hope everyone has a great week. Good night!