Friday, March 20, 2015

Fit Friday!

Workouts this week:

Sunday - Rest
Monday - BR Workout 11 and walk an hour on lunch OUTSIDE (!!!)
Tuesday - BR Workout 12
Wednesday - Walk an hour on lunch and Cardio 3
Thursday - B
R Workout 11 
Friday  -  BR Workout 12 and walk an hour on lunch
Saturday - BR Cardio 3

I cannot believe I'm in the last two weeks of Jillian. Praise the Lord! Surprisingly I'm enjoying all of the workouts this time. Workout 11 and 12 are both great. Hard. I'm super sore. But fun. I love lifting weights and jumping around and I feel stronger. I am dripping with sweat after and feel so good when it's over. That's all I want out of a workout video.

Weigh in this week:


Pounds Lost: 1 pound
To Go: 41 to go
Total Lost: 14 pounds

Slow but surely I'm DOING THIS. Feels good!

Thoughts this week:


I know I still have a ways to go, but this was a good reminder to remember how far I've come. I have woken up at 6:00 a.m. for the last 66 days and worked out. Worked out HARD. Did moves I never thought I could. Developed muscles I didn't know I had. They say it takes 4 weeks for you to notice, 8 weeks for friends and family to notice and 12 weeks for everyone to notice. I'm one week away from that. I just gotta keep going!

Eats this week:

My Saturday lunch was a good one. I ate the leftover chicken burrito bowl from Wednesday and to bulk it up a bit I added chickpeas. Game changer! I'll always add chickpeas from now on.

Maybe it was the long walk with Manny, but I was hungry a few hours later so I ate Vegetable Beef Barley Soup my friend gave me during our recipe swap. It was the perfect afternoon snack. Nutritious, filling and delicious. I had never had barley before so it was fun to expand my horizons. I'm a fan!

For dinner Saturday G and I shared Annie's White Cheddar mac and cheese. I had a side of Brussels per the usual.

Sunday we went to church and then out for Mexican food with my parents. I ate my leftover tacos and Spanish rice for dinner. So good! Even the better the second time.

My breakfasts this week have been toast with 2 eggs in a mug and 1/4 avocado. MAGIC.

My lunch Monday was a Greek Salad. I haven't had one in forever and I was craving it. Hit. The. Spot.

Snacks this week have been a berry smoothie. I throw in a handful of spinach, 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds, 1 cup blueberries, and 1 cup V8 Strawberry Banana Light juice and blend. Easy peasy.

I did splurge Wednesday and have a Reduced Calorie Teddy Bear (White chocolate and caramel latte) from Biggby because it was their birthday and their grande drinks were $1.99.

Monday night we had pot roast for dinner. It is seriously a favorite around here. Except I couldn't find my usual onion seasoning so I tried McCormick's Beef Stew Seasoning. ICK. It left this weird jelly consistency on everything and was super salty. I had to scrape it off. Major bummer! I also tried McCormick's White Chicken Chili Seasoning on my chili Friday night and it made it super spicy. I'm just not a fan of McCormick seasoning I guess. Lesson learned.

Tuesday a lot of the girls from work went out for a goodbye lunch for one of the girls. We haven't done a girls lunch in forever so it was fun to all be together laughing, chatting and eating good food. Los Tres has a great lunch menu so I got all that food for $6. Score!

Tuesday night we stopped by a friend's house to see his new puppy.

So I had nothing planned for the night. We just grabbed Chinese takeout and ate it Tuesday and Wednesday night. And lunch again on Thursday. With a side of Brussels per usual.

My lunch the rest of the week has been a turkey sandwich with spinach, mustard and 1/4 avocado. AMAZE.

I did have a spontaneous sushi lunch with a sweet friend on Thursday. It was good for my soul and my tummy.

Thursday night I put chicken in the crock pot for Italian chicken. We ate this with asparagus.  It's definitely a favorite around here and so so easy.

Tonight is going to be in the high 50s so we plan to grill steaks tonight.

Reads this week:

The Scale

WIAW: Life is Messy
15 Effective Meal Planning Tips
Are You An Overeater?
Guest RD: Overeating
But I Don't Want to Look Like You
Healthy Body Healthy Mind - Diet Tips to Help Achieve Both
Having a Positive Circle of Influence


Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

Wow, good for you! :)

Anne said...

I like the headband you look cute! Sometimes those seasonings ruin stuff! I made a chicken Cajun pasta and I had got this Cajun seasoning that was SO SALTY!!! I couldn't stand it! I couldn't believe how salty it was, too bad :(

Jen Caputo said...

Nice work cousin! You look great! I can't believe that's a real dog, soooo adorable!