Friday, February 27, 2015

Fit Friday!


Workouts this week:

Sunday - Rest
Monday - Walk an hour on lunch and Body Revolution (BR) Workout 7
Tuesday - Walk an hour on lunch 
and BR Workout 8
Wednesday - Walk an hour on lunch and Cardio 2
Thursday - Walk an hour on lunch
Friday  - Walk an hour on lunch and BR Workout 7
Saturday - BR Cardio 2

Weigh in this week:

Pounds Lost: 0 pound
To Go: 45 to go
Total Lost: 11 pounds

Thoughts this week:

A funny thing happened this week. All those crazy hard moves I thought there was no way I could do without doing the modifier. The one legged squats. Star jumps. Jack knife crunches. I. Could. Do. Them.

It was never that I couldn't do them. It was that I doubted I could do them so I didn't do them. But something in me changed and I felt strong. I felt like I could. And I did. The mind is powerful. That quote really spoke to me. It wasn't the fear of failure holding me back, it was my own doubts holding me back. 

I realized what has been holding me back all this time. Why I've been maintaining 11 pounds lost and not pushing past it. Is fear of failure. Doubt. Because I didn't lose weight in time for California last January. Because I didn't lose weight for last summer or for that wedding in November. Fear of failing AGAIN because I've failed so many times before. Doubting I can do it because I didn't do it before.

Then I wise friend told me exactly what I needed to hear. I need to get out of that mindset. It's holding me back. I will fail if that's all I worry about. Progress is progress and even if I don't reach my goal, but I've moved TOWARDS it. That's a win! It's the only way to come out of this whole journey not feeling like a total fat loser. 

I can't think about failing. It's all there - I know I need to eat my portions throughout the day. I know I need to exercise. Weights, cardio, rest, etc... I know what to do, and I know that I can.

So why bother thinking about failing.

Not loving what you see on the outside is okay as long as you're trying to change it and you still love what's inside!

 It's a good lesson to learn now. To take each doubtful/fearful thought captive and not let it get the best of me. It can be life changing. It can be a game changer.

Breakfast this week:

My sweet coworker brought me in a non fat cinnamon dolche latte and I had half of it Friday and the other half Saturday morning. Such a fun treat!

My braekfasts are going to look especially great this week because I had leftover brunch food from Saturday. Sunday morning I had Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon coffee with a cinnamon roll. Perfection!

Another favorite breakfast as of late is two clementines, a blueberry muffin and a hard boiled egg.

Lunches this week:

Sunday we had a late lunch of Dashing Dish's Chicken Pad Thai. G chopped the chicken and green onion while I made the sauce. He cooked the chicken as I read directions to him. We made a great team and I had a blast cooking together. Bonus: It made great leftovers for lunch Monday.

Leftover Chinese food from Friday night. I had this Friday, Saturday for dinner, Tuesday and Wednesday for lunch. Love it!

Leftover brat with a side of Brussels sprouts. I buy these in bulk in the freezer section and pretty much eat them with every lunch and dinner. Occasionally I'll switch it up, but these are just my favorite.

Snack this week:

I switched up my snack this week and I've been enjoying a cup of cottage cheese. I know you either love this or hate it and I LOVE it. I always forget to buy it at the grocery store so I'm glad I remembered this time.

I made G and I these cute mason jars with 1/2 cup berries, 1/2 cup Light 'n Fit vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup Special K Low Fat Granola. It was the perfect afternoon snack!

Tazo Chocolate Mint tea is my new obsession.

Dinners this week:

Second week in a row of meal planning. Who am I?! Blame it on the new kitchen for keeping me motivated to meal plan and cook. G and I have started meal planning together while we drink our coffee Sunday mornings and it's turned into kind of a fun thing for us. I think we are more successful when G is part of the planning and has a say in what he wants to eat. I am not sure how long this will last but I'm gonna roll with it. I think doing two crock pot meals a week and one grilling night helps. Those are super easy nights. If we had to prepare a 30 to 60 minute meal each night it wouldn't happen. We save those types of meals for the weekend.

Sunday - Dashing Dish's Chicken Pad Thai. Winner, winner!

Monday - Crock Pot Salsa Chicken. It's a favorite around here and we went about a month without having it so it was time. YUM!

Tuesday - Pizza and Brussels Sprouts. We veered from the meal plan a bit because I had a coupon and it just sounded amazing. Well, and I had a grilling meal on for this night and it was so windy so we postponed the meal for Wednesday.

Wednesday - Brats and asparagus. I was too hungry to take a picture of mine so here is G's plate. Grilled asparagus is EVERYTHING.

Thursday - Leftover bread and Brussels Sprouts.

Good reads this week:

Because Being Healthy Means Not Always Being Health
6 Reasons I Make Cooking at Home a Priority 
How to Handle the Negative Voice in Your Head
Confessions of a Food Blogger

How are you guys doing?
How do you meal plan? Any tips or secrets? 
Did you read a great article this week that was too good not to share?


Anne said...

You are so diligent, I don't doubt your abilities!!

So tell me more about these Brussel sprouts, you get the frozen ones? How do you cook them up so they aren't mushy?

Lindsey said...

Aw thanks friend!

Yes, I get the frozen steamer Brussels Sprouts and put them in the microwave for 4 minutes and they are delish. I mean they are better roasted in the oven, but I like them steamed too. The steamed asparagus is pure mush and I have to grill or roast them, but the brussels aren't mushy.

The Pink Growl said...

That pad thai looks AWESOME!

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

It really is about mind over matter sometimes. It sounds like you're pushing along in your fitness goals pretty well. I tend to have a habit of getting into fitness a lot then burning out, I needed to hear this today! And you're right about cottage cheese, my mom and I love it, but my husband and my dad hate it!