I made it through my first week of Body for Life. I killed the exercises but I totally failed on the nutrition part so my goal for this week is to cut out the sweets at the end of the night. To be perfectly honest I don’t really agree with what they consider “healthy eating”, they rely on a lot of what I call frankenfoods (foods made of mostly chemicals). What I do agree with is the focus on lean proteins and carbs for every meal and snack. I have a hard time finding the time to actually eat snacks on the days that I’m at work so I’m going to try some really nutrient dense small snacks like protein balls. This way I get the protein and carbs in a small amount of food. Any snacks that you like that are bit sized?
That’s the 3 bean chicken chili that I made last week. It’s been a delicious lunch to have throughout the week.
Monday- Matt’s choice (he likes to figure it out on the fly)
Tuesday- Pineapple Chicken Curry
Wednesday- Chicken and Butternut Casserole
Thursday- Grapefruit Marinated Fajitas
Friday- Crockpot Black Beans and Chicken Sausage over quinoa
Saturday- Date Night (yay!)
Sunday- Lower Body and Abs
Monday- HIIT on the treadmill
Tuesday- Upper Body and HITT on the treadmill
Wednesday- Lower Body and Abs, HITT on the treadmill and Zumba
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Pilates DVD at home
Saturday- Rest day
I’m looking forward to another week filled with lots of exercise and delicious healthy food. I’ve found it so incredibly helpful to have everything planned out ahead of time. I find that I get so much done when I don’t have to figure it out on the fly. What have you got going on for the week?
It’s that time of the week again, Sunday night. The night to get yourself set up for a healthy week. I say this every week but I love not worrying about what to make. It’s so much easier to set aside a little bit of time one day than to frantically scramble every night. Plus stress gives you wrinkles. 😉
Monday~ Leftover Stroganoff
Tuesday~ Blackened Salmon with Spicy Rainbow Salad
Wednesday~Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday~Balsamic Chicken and Green Beans
Friday~ Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Apples and Spicy Rainbow Salad
Sunday~ Tortilla Soup and Cornbread
I have to say that I did really well with healthy eating last week, especially compared to how bad I’ve been with all the candy eating the last two weeks. I’m being a lot firmer about not bringing in the junk in the first place. If it’s not here then I can’t eat it. I also allowed myself one indulgent every night and I’m going to continue that this week. Although I’m going to make sure that I really want to eat it and am actually hungry for it. I’m also going to have an apple and almond butter for dessert instead of a baked good or chocolate. Hopefully I can phase out the need for something sweet late at night.
Monday~ Zumba Rush DVD and core workout from Nov. 12 Oxygen
Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning
I wish I could say that I had a stellar week workouts wise but I did not. I was pretty sore and tired after the mud run and took it pretty easy in the beginning of the week. The second half of the week I was basically just being lazy. I did take Monkey for a walk every morning. This coming week I’m definitely going to push myself harder to start my workouts. If I start chances are pretty good that I’ll stick it out to the end.
So what do you have in store for this week? Hope you guys have a healthy and happy week!
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