Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Meal Plan for Week of September 21st

I thought I would post my meal plan for this week.... I am using a really cool app called Pepperplate, it allows me to store my recipes and create grocery lists from them.  Allows me to create a weekly meal plan and I can even store menus for future reference!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Grain Bowl

So I had a little nudge to make a post on this blog!  I decided to combine two  ideas into one for this lunch!  I have been participating in this 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge that Crystal P Fitness and Food holds for free once a month and there was a lunch that was on the menu that used quinoa and sweet potatoes with this citrus vinegrette!  And it reminded me of this restaurant downtown that I ate at a little while ago and I had this amazing grain bowl!  I kinda took Crystals recipe and wanted to cut back a little on what is considered a carb in the 21 day fix program (sweet potatoe) and removed it.  I added some mixed greens, baked chicken, cucumber, peppers, avacado to it and this is what I came up with!  If you are following the 21 Day Fix eating plan it is 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1/2 Blue, 1/2 Green, 1/2 Red.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

21 Day Fix - Day 2

The Plan for the Day?

Breakfast:  Vanilla Chai Shake (Red, Spoon)
Snack:  Celery & Peanut Butter (Green, Spoon)
Lunch:  Salad with Ground Turkey & Dressing, Yogurt with Berries (Green, 2 Red, Orange, Purple)
Snack:  Cherries (Purple)
Dinner:  Chick Satay, Quinoa, Broccoli  (Red, Green, Yellow, Blue)
Water Bottle:  4 cup water bottle (infused with Kiwi and Orange); 4 cup water bottle (infused with Strawberries & Blueberries)
Workouts:  Upper Fix and a 30 Min Walk.

Did I Stick to the Plan?

Breakfast:  6:30 AM Vanilla Chai Shake (Recipe is in the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan).

Morning Snack:  Skipped because I had to each lunch at 11:15 to make make my next meeting that went all afternoon!

Lunch:  11:15 PM Salad with left over steak from the weekend.  I switched up the protein as It had tasted so good on the weekend and I did not want it to go to waste!  I also had my berries and yogurt.

Afternoon Snack:  3:00 PM  So I went a little off course this afternoon... I forgot my water and all I could get my hands on was a can of apple juice and I always carry a serving of trail mix with me as a back up in my purse if I am stuck and I am hungry... since I had to eat lunch so early I enjoyed this too when I had a break in the afternoon.  

Dinner:  Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Quinoa & Broccoli. The other night we were watching Masterchef on tv and one of the contestants made Chicken Satay and Wayne commented that it looked good... so on my quest to get him on board with the dinners that were 21 day fix approved I tracked down a recipe on the Beachbody Blog.  I decided to pair it with Quinoa & Broccoli.  Now... I have to say... Wayne loved the chicken but was not so keen on the peanut sauce!  

Nighttime Snack  9:00 PM  So I am not so good about my snacks during the  day with being back to work... I was a little hungry in the evening so I enjoyed my left over cherries!

Water:  I managed to chug back both of the 4 cup infused water bottles.  I enjoyed yesterdays infused water and had enough fruit to continue the theme!  They were both finished by 9PM!


Workouts:  Today's Workout is
Image result for 21 day fix upper fix

I completed the workout at around 6:30 pm and I was not as sore today as I thought  I would have been after yesterdays workout.  Just a side note.... Wayne was hanging around for the last 10 min of my workout trying to encourage me with those ab exercises.... man are they ever hard!

I also completed a 30 min walk down the road and back around 8:00 pm!

So I ended up with A Green Container and a Spoon at the end of the day and I cheated with a Apple Juice and a Trail Mix Serving!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

21 Day Fix - Day 1

The Plan For the Day!

Breakfast:  Shake with milk and banana (Red, Yellow, Purple)
Snack:  Mixed Vegetables (1/2 Green)
Lunch:  Ham Roll Ups, Hard Boiled Egg, Celery and Peanut Butter (Red, 1/2 Green, Spoon)
Snack:  Cherries (Purple)
Dinner:  Lasagna Roll Ups & Salad (Red, 2 Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange)
Dessert:  Cheesecake & Peanut Butter (Red, Spoon)
Water Bottle:  4 cup water bottle (infused with Kiwi and Orange); 4 cup water bottle (infused with Strawberries & Blueberries)
Workouts:  Total Body Cardio Fix and a 30 Min Walk.

Did I Stick to the Plan?

Breakfast:  6:30 AM Protein Shake with milk and half a frozen banana.

Morning Snack:  Skipped because I was in meetings all morning. (Will save in case I am hungry later)

Lunch:  12:15 PM Ham Roll Ups (these were stuffed with mixed greens and red pepper), hard boiled egg, celery and peanut butter, 4 cherry tomatoes!  Picture is included below!

Afternoon Snack:  Again I missed this as I was busy at work - will save for later!

Dinner:  Lasagna Roll Ups & Salad. Over the last year I have been enjoying this Skinnytaste Lasagna Roll Ups recipe I found online.  In searching for 21 day fix approved meals I came across Chanin Mettey's 21 day fix version which was really similar!  I basically used Chanin's methods and adapted the Skinnytaste recipe in an effort to come up with our meal for tonight that is pictured below.

Dessert:  During the planning process I had a Red container and a Spoon left so I did a little internet searching and found a Cheesecake recipe  the plan was to add a teaspoon of peanut butter to it however since I did not eat my other fruit during the day I ended up with some Blueberries & Strawberries on it!. Since there was a whole cake to bake you will see it appear again later in the week!
Water:  I managed to chug back both of the 4 cup infused water bottles.  Last night before going to bed I placed the fruit in the bottom of the jug and smashed it up with a wooden spoon then filled the jugs with water and let it soak in the fridge overnight - I poured them into the water bottles and I was all set for some tasty water for the day! Both water bottles were finished by 7pm!


Workouts:  Today's Workout is

I completed the workout at around 5:30 pm and am sure I will be sore tomorrow but it will all be worth it!  I so struggled with the frog crunches!

I also completed a 30 min walk down the road and back around 8:00 pm!

All in all I would say it has been a good first day!  I ended up with a Green and a Spoon left for containers at the end of the day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

21 Day Fix - Preparing for Week 1

So I created a meal plan for the week.  I have convinced Wayne to eat the dinner portion of the plan so I have created my meal plan by first planning the dinner portions of the plan for myself...

Here is what we will be eating for dinner for the week.

After I decided what we would be eating for dinner I then calculated the containers for each dinner to determine how many containers I had remaining for the rest of the meals for the day and then came up with this meal and exercise plan for myself for this week!

Reason for the Blog

So I thought I would start a small blog to track my Fitness and Food goals!  I am 45 and have been struggling with high blood pressure over the last year and decided it was time for me to make a change in my lifestyle to try and achieve a healthier me!  My goal was to be off my medication!  It has taken me a year to do it and would like to continue my journey to a healthier me!  I stumbled across the 21 Day Fix Program and have decided to give it try.  I thought it would be fun to track the progress as I go!