Monday, July 30, 2012

July weekly post 4

So it's July 30 and well, the month is almost up.  I know I didn't hit my goal but that's fine by me.  I know I'm on a good path and I think doing weekly posts are helping me be more accountable.  I'm finally feeling better running.  I started with a new training facility and it is nuts.  They believe this photo's motto and boy am I sore after their work outs.  I don't think I've ever sweat so much in a class before like I do here.  They mean business!  Let's get to the good stuff shall we?

  • Monday: Chinese chicken salad (super healthy and super good), protein shake, peach (plum for snack and other half of protein shake)
  • Tuesday: Lunch with the hubby (INDIAN!!!!!)
  • Wednesday: apple/spinach/goat cheese quesadilla, hard boiled egg, protein shake, peach (plum for snack and other half of protein shake)
  • Thursday: left overs (stuffed shells), hard boiled egg, protein shake, peach (plum for snack and other half of protein shake)
  • Friday: lunch out?
  • Saturday: lunch out?
  • Sunday:   Lunch with family (kupcake 2.0 baptism)
  • Monday:  Stuffed shells with a spinach/zucchini/tomato sauce YUM!, protein shake
  • Tuesday: Subway night 
  • Wednesday:  Malibu chicken with sauteed squash and mushrooms
  • Thursday:  Pulled Pork sandwiches with kale chips and carrot fries
  • Friday:   Dinner out(family in town)
  • Saturday: Pizza Night with family
  • Sunday:  dunno...

Work out routine:
  • Monday: Run 4 miles + 30 day shred level 2
  • Tuesday:  RPM class
  • Wednesday:  4 miles + 30 day shred level 2
  • Thursday: swimming + 30 day shred level 2
  • Friday:  boxing + 30 day shred level 2
  • Saturday:  boxing + Zumba
  • Sunday:  5 miles + 30 day shred level 2
 Yup, that's the week in a nut shell.  I'm really trying to find more time to work out at night more for myself after the girls go to bed.  It's been the one thing keeping me sane lately.  Will I do an august goal?  Yes.  Only way to keep myself motivated! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

July weekly post 3

So I skipped a week.  I was thrown off by stuff that was going on with home/work/life.  Everyone has those days.  Instead of rehashing last week (was good and even RAN!!!!) I want to think forward and talk about this coming week.  I think I need to stay as positive as ever just so I can make sure I'm good.  I've been doing good but really want to kick it up a notch and end this month on a positive note.

  •  Mon-Thurs:  (same meal since I made a big amount of spread) garbanzo bean/avocado spread with sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes on sandwich thins, protein shake, hard boiled egg, peach.  (snack: no sugar cookies -they are really good- and a plum) 
  • Monday: grilled pizzas... pepperoni on one, canadian bacon and pineapple
  • Tuesday: Stuffed shells with a ground turkey and zucchini filling
  • Wednesday: Sun Dried tomato chicken sausage with sauteed brussel sprouts
  • Thursday:  Turkey Tacos
  • Friday:   Grilled chicken satay (YUM!) with asian slaw
  • Saturday: Birthday party
  • Sunday: up in the air
Working out:
  • Monday: 5 mile run (i know, i'm kinda shaking in my boots about this today)
  • Tuesday: 30 day shred level 2
  • Wednesday: 3 mile run / 30 day shred level 2
  • Thursday: hike after work / 30 day shred level 2 
  • Friday:   Boxing class / 30 day shred level 2
  • Saturday: Zumba / 30 day shred level 2
  • Sunday:  Bike ride / boot camp (maybe if i can muster up the courage)
So YES, i started running again.  It felt so refreshing to get outside after a massive stressful week.  I ran hard and fast (okay, fast for me that is).  My foot is still healing and still wearing my insoles (aka, horse shoe).  I really want to get back up to running about 20+ miles a week and know I have to take my time doing that but also doing other things to keep me entertained.  I'm super excited for Zumba since it's been FOREVER since I did it last.  You'll find me in the back of the class tripping over my feet!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July weekly post 2

  Okay okay, I haven't done daily posts but this week I will.  Pinky swear!  As a recap, I have to say although there were a few snafu's like In-n-Out (grilled cheese please!) and a piece of fudge I was overall good.  I made healthy choices and stayed on track with working out!  Like so on track I'm contemplating ordering Insanity work out routines to add to my day.  I think also having my niece stay with us a while has really helped me stay on track.  I want to promote healthy eating and munching on something at 9pm really doesn't do it. 

  So results wise, I lost another 2.6 lbs.  So close to pre-pregnancy weight.  I know I have to lose another 10 lbs though to fit back into most of my clothes.  Things got a little --uhh-- moved around so while I might be close to that weight, body isn't.  On the foot note, I finally got to see a doctor.  I'm PRAYING the insert he glued onto my foot (hello horseshoe!) will help.  I hope to start running by August again.  In the meantime I'm going to find an alternative. 

Let's look to see what's on the lists for this week shall we?

Lunch menu:
  • Monday: leftovers (sweet/sour turkey meatballs with cauliflower rice and quinoa)
  • Tuesday: garlic spinach/apple/goat cheese spread on sandwich thins with carrots, string cheese
  • Wednesday:  garlic spinach/apple/goat cheese spread on sandwich thins with carrots, string cheese (it was that good i need more)
  • Thursday:  artichoke/turkey sandwich with sun dried tomatoes and berry protein smoothie
  • Friday:  PB & J sandwich and berry protein smoothie
  • Saturday: out Stonefire Grill anyone?
  • Sunday:  out

Dinner Menu:
  • Monday: pasta casserole with cherry tomato marinera & turkey meat
  • Tuesday:  creamy chicken taquitos
  • Wednesday: pork chops
  • Thursday:  chinese chicken salad
  • Friday:  hawaiian nachos
  • Saturday: eat out?
  • Sunday: eat out?

Workout schedule:
  • Monday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs
  • Tuesday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs, Personal Training session for assessment (groupon!)
  • Wednesday:  30 day shred/8 minute abs, walk
  • Thursday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs: Boxing class, workout class (6am...EEK!)
  • Friday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs
  • Saturday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs,  Zumba
  • Sunday: 30 day shred/8 minute abs, 10 mile bike ride (if my new bike shoes come in time)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July daily recap 1

  • Exercise:  
    • Happy to report I actually did the 30 day shred dvd! Wasn't so bad until I started to get to things that made me push off with my foot (nursing a foot injury -yay me...not). 
    • I also did my 1 minute abs.  Basically I listen to 1 song (it's 4.27 minutes long) and do abs and switch exercises within the song.  I listened to Florence and the Machine: Shake it out.  It's kinda my anthem for the month. 
  • Food wise:
    •  I followed what I said I would.  Pretty proud I didn't go overboard on the pizza.  The smoothie I made consisted of 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 blueberries, 1/2 strawberries, 1 peach, water and ice.  it was sooo good. 
  •  How do I feel:
    • Overall, I felt good.  I'm really happy I finally went to the doctor.  Just a piece of mind to know I didn't break a joint or tear a ligament in my foot.  I have this foam splint on the bottom of my foot now to see if it helps.  I'm staying optimistic that it'll heal! 

29 days to go! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 12 weekly post 1

Lunch menu:

  • Monday:  Indian food (lunch date with the hubby)
  • Tuesday:  Spinach, Goat Cheese & apple quesadilla, berry salad
  • Wednesday:  Sandwich and fruit salad
  • Thursday:  ~~out of the house meal~~
  • Friday:  ~~out of the house meal~~
  • Saturday:  ~~out of the house meal~~
  • Sunday:  ~~out of the house meal~~

Dinner Menu:
  • Monday:  Costco slice of pizza (hubby bought it) and green monster smoothie
  • Tuesday:  Pork Chops with Sweet potatoes and pears
  • Wednesday:  Turkey Hot Dogs & Baked Beans
  • Thursday:  ~~out of the house meal~~
  • Friday:  Sweet & Sour meatballs & cauliflower rice
  • Saturday:   Summer veggies spaghetti
  • Sunday:    Grilled Chicken and balsamic veggies

  • Greek Yogurt
  • berry salad (just a mix of blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry)
  • string cheese
  • peach/nectarine
  • turkey jerky
  • kind bar
  • celery with peanut butter
  • handful of almonds
  • dried fruit (homemade)
Workout schedule:
  • Monday: 30 day shred
  • Tuesday:  30 day shred + 1 song abs
  • Wednesday: 30 day shred + 1 song abs
  • Thursday: 30 day shred, boxing class 
  • Friday: 30 day shred + 1 song abs
  • Saturday 30 day shred + 1 song abs
  • Sunday 30 day shred, + 1 song abs

Happy July everyone!

This is what I'm aiming to do this month.  I know I haven't blogged much but here I am.  I am going to chronicle this month on working out, eating (hopefully) healthy and shredded those last few lbs from pregnancy.  I don't want this to sound like a diet thing but more like I really need to stop eating after 9pm and need to get more active.  Also, I have lots of healthy yummy recipes to share with y'all.

Expect Daily updates on how it goes and blog posts with recipes and weekly posts on menu planning and workout schedules. One thing I'm going to try to do is do Jillian Micheal's 30day shred.  I've owned it for awhile but golly gee, I feel rather foolish I never did 1 month of it.  I can do it, just need to actually prove it to myself!  It's one month right?

p.s. I know it's July 2.