Friday, January 9, 2015

Fit Friday


True story! I'm working on my beach body! So I started Jillian Michael's Body Revolution on Monday so here is my work out schedule:

I'm sore, guys. I really love the work out. It's just so different than T25 that it's a nice change of pace. I heart Jillian so much. She is just so wise and goofy and she just puts me in the best mood every morning. I also feel that Jillian really knows what she is doing. Her work outs are so well planned out and executed. I get a great workout everyday. Anne, you would be proud! Jillian gives muscles two days rest time (unlike in The Shred). Jillian's workout moves are pretty different than her other workouts though. I notice maybe one or two moves from her other workouts, but most of them are new and I like it!

Cardio is INTENSE. I haven't done suicides since high school tennis so that was a fun flashback. And hard. I also liked Jillian the most in this work out. She really engaged the other trainers working out with her and it was fun to watch. It kept me motivated and made it go faster. Always a plus! 

My breakfasts this week have been a toasted sandwich thin with two eggs in a much and 1/4 cup cheese. OMG SO GOOD. Obsessed!! 

Lunches have been veggie soup and an apple or leftovers from dinner. Tuesday we went out for a team lunch so I had a turkey wrap and fries and leftovers Wednesday. 

I meal planned for the week. Check out that produce section! You know you're eating well when that is filled up, right? I didn't follow Jillian's meal plan much this week because I wanted to eat up foods we had. I do plan to make a few of her meals a week, but I don't think I'll follow it exactly. Here's why:
  • Nothing against Jillian (love her) but I think 1200 calories a day is just too low and not realistic for me. I work out in the mornings, walk Manny and walk on lunch. I'm active so this just is not realistic. I shoot more for 1300 to 1500 depending on how hungry I feel.
  • There is a lot of fish on this plan and I'm just not that big of a fan. Actually, I'm a picky eater in general so there are some recipes that just don't sound good to me.
  • Cooking so many time consuming dinners will just not for me. I know myself and I know that I could do it for a week or two, but I would get overwhelmed and get frustrated and quit altogether. Planning a meal or two of hers each week is more doable and sustainable for me. I need my crock pot meals!
  •  Lastly, and more importantly, I want to enjoy my journey. I want to enjoy foods I enjoy (in moderation of course) but I don't want to feel like certain foods are off limits because that just isn't sustainable for the long term. My reasoning is that as long as I'm eating clean, cooking most of my meals at home, not stuffing myself, not eating in front of the TV, and only drinking alcohol for special occasions I'm doing alright and will see progress and that's good enough for me. I'm still getting great meal ideas from Jillian and I got 15 DVDs that I'm already loving so this program is still a win. I can still be successful with this plan!

Monday night we had curry chicken with onions and a signed of mashed potatoes.

Tuesday and Wednesday we had burrito bowls. I still haven't perfected the chicken to be just like Qdoba and I think I need to add cilantro to the rice but I'm pretty close to replicating Qdoba's Naked Burrito and it is amazing. G grilled chicken that I had defrosted with garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder (what is missing?!) and we mix it up with 1/4 avocado, 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 black beans, and 2 tsp light sour cream. YUM! I love a big bowl of real, filling, delicious food.

Thursday night G had a tuna fish sandwich and I had TJ's Roasted Red Pepper Soup with edamame.

I've been drinking 68 to 88 ounces of water a day. Surprisingly, it's been easy for me. 8 ounces in the morning with my work out. 20 ounces in the morning hot with lemon. 20 ounces at lunch. 20 ounces in the afternoon. 20 ounces with dinner. I found breaking it up like that makes it a lot easier. 

How are you guys doing? 

Anyone else ever try Jillian's Body Revolution?


Anne said...

Great job Lindsey! You are right, I do like that she gives muscles a break :-) And good decision to maybe just do a couple of her meals for variety and give yourself some extra calories. You do need it! I like that meal planning/grocery paper, I need to start planning meals better, I don't know why it's so hard for me now!

MommyMandy Musings said...

I love Jillian! Her workouts are so fabulous. I haven't checked out this one yet, now I'll have to!