Friday, April 13, 2012

Fit Friday!

So I mentioned last week that I needed a new workout regimen and purchased Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 video. It was just what I needed!!! I am back to my old self - loving working out intensely and feeling the burn. I am on day 6 which means in one more day I will move up to Level 2, eek!

I really enjoy the video. The moves are much different from The Shred and I get a great workout. The first time I did the video I thought I was going to pass out. It was intense! The more I do the video the easier it is so I debated about using heavier weights (I'm using 5 lbs right now), but decided instead to just follow the advanced girl and that has proven to get me sweating up a storm again. I felt the burn after the first few times I did the video. Especially in the arms, which I desperately need.

This was the best $9 ever spent. I love that I'm back to enjoying working out everyday and making it a priority again. It feels so good and becomes so addicting! Even Garth enjoys this new video and has been doing it on his off days for running. I love that we do the video together!

I have not been doing my menu posts lately because my dinners have all been relatively similiar: brown rice, black beans, and avocado. It is healthy, delicious, and makes lots of leftovers for the rest of the week. Sprinkle in a tuna melt here, grilled chicken and edamame there and that is basically my dinners as of late. I just love it so much, I even got Garth addicted and he requests it!

For breakfast I either have a hard boiled egg on whole grain toast or Hungry Girl's Egg in a Cup. Lunch consists of a turkey sandwich - oven roasted turkey with lettuce and hummus on whole wheat bread. My snacks are usually an apple and string cheese about three hours after breakfast and a Yoplait Greek Yogurt with Granola about three hours after lunch. This is an average of 1500 calories a day, 1300 calories after working out.

I'm just one of those people that finds what they like to eat and eats it all. The. Time. I vary it on the weekends with protein smoothies, steak, baked potatoes, grilled chicken fajitas, etc. What are your go-to healthy foods?


Café Moka said...

My favorite healthy foods are smoothies (made with almond milk), banana yogurt, turkey and salsa wraps (so good!) and lots of fruit!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lauren said...

green smoothies have been my life-saver for quick breakfast options!

I'm also a turkey sandwich girl for lunch!

have a great weekend!

Adrienne said...

Love it! I'm totally trying the Jillian Michael's DVD! I love that your husband will do it with you :)

Maybe I can get mine to too...

We love green monster smoothies and buffalo chicken wraps!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i love hard boiled yummy! I've heard the JM video is awesome!