Hello, Everyone! Tomorrow will mark the end of our first week of the Health and Fitness Transformation Challenge. How did you do? At the end of every week it is good to reflect on your progress and decide what worked and what didn’t so you clan plan for the weeks ahead.
I have gotten so much positive feedback and am so excited that so many of you are so excited about getting healthy and in shape! If you followed a clean diet and got in some good workouts this week you are probably already experiencing some of the positive effects – more energy, anyone? Now, if your goal is weight loss and you haven’t noticed results just yet, be patient!! Remember, you have only been at it ONE week! The biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight is they give up too soon out of frustration. It probably took more than a week to gain the weight and it will take more than a week to lose it. Just be consistent and stick with it!
There is one thing I want to clarify about my meal plan. The food I cook and prepare ahead of time is for Monday-Friday only. I still eat clean on the weekends, I just switch it up and am a little less structured. If you are just starting out I suggest planning out and preparing your meals for the weekends too. But, since I’ve been doing this for a while I know what to buy and keep handy so whipping up clean meals is quick and easy.
Let’s take a look at today. I woke up and had a slice of Ezekiel toast before I headed out to spin. After spin class I came home and prepared this bowl of amazing
Plain non fat Greek yogurt mixed with one scoop of vanilla protein powder and topped with frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, shaved almonds, chai seeds and honey. When I first started eating clean I would have never thought to throw this stuff together!
After I demolished my yogurt bowl I took a shower and then a little nap (still wasn’t feeling 100%). After dragging myself out of bed a few hours later I got ready for the day, brewed a pot of my Ginger Orange Hot Tea and whipped up this salad. Not the prettiest salad but I will definitely be making it again!
Salad mix, chopped carrots and sweet potato hash browns (recipe coming soon!)
After J returned from his gym sesh we were off to one of our favorite places. Wegman’s. He was starving by the time we finished shopping and I figured I should probably eat too so we hit up their cafe for a late lunch. If you have never experienced Wegman’s salad bar, you need to get on that.
Greens, kalamata olives, artichokes, pico de gallo and chick pea salad on the side. Sounds weird but it was bomb!
Afterwards we stopped at my sisters, did some cleaning at home, watched some football and before we knew it it was time to eat again. We eat a lot. And, apparently I was on a serious salad kick today.
Shredded lettuce, lean beef cooked with taco seasoning, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese and hot sauce. Simple but good. My fave combonation.
Ok, just wanted to give you guys a little peak into what a day of eats looks like on my weekends. Let’s talk next week!
My workouts will be exactly the same as last week (check ‘em out here). I will switch things up every third week.
Meal Plan Week 2:
- 7:30am/Post Workout – Protein shake with one scoop of vanilla protein powder, a cup or two of spinach, almond milk and frozen strawberries
- 10:00am – Egg and turkey bacon sandwich (on 1/2 of Ezekiel English Muffin)
- 12:30pm – Salad and lean protein (varies)
- 3:00pm – Salad with Shredded Mexican Chicken
- 5:30pm – Clean Chicken Stir-Fry
- 8:00pm – Chocolate Banana Protein Pudding
Note: on days I attend spin class or yoga after work I will have a protein shake with just protein powder and water before and then eat my 5:30 meal as soon as I get home.
See you all Monday!