The holidays are just about OVER and everyone can now resume their regular schedules and routines! I don’t know about you — but I am a creature of habit and when my routines and schedules get changed, I feel a little uneasy! 😉 I am glad that this week will be back to normal and that I can finally have my routine back! The holidays were fun and I loved being able to see family and friends………..but I also love my own schedules! 😉
I am entering into week 3 of Insanity Max 30!! The first two weeks were a little difficult because 1. its a new program and I needed to adjust and 2.) the holiday temptations were EVERYWHERE!!! I did pretty well — I did have 2.5 glasses of vino on Christmas and did my best to stick to the eating plan. Let me tell you that it had a SERIOUS effect on my workout the following day!!! I was struggling!! I did it but it was rough. It just goes to show that diet and exercise go hand in hand!!! I did eat clean and only had a few bites of hubby’s pie! I was pretty proud of myself haha!! Trust me — it could’ve been MUCH worse!! I just kept thinking — think about how you will feel tomorrow if you were to have an entire piece of pie! Also — I want to SEE results from this program and am DEDICATED to that and pie doesn’t necessarily fit into that mold! 😉
I have noticed that with each week, and with each workout — I get stronger!! It is such an awesome feeling!! I keep maxing out longer and longer and THAT in and of itself is progress to me — especially because I am NOT modifying!!! I will say — my stats have not changed one bit and I NOT letting that discourage me!!! My clothes are feeling looser and I am getting stronger with each workout and that is an AMAZING feeling!!
SO — now that the Holidays are OVER and the routine is pretty much back (after NYE I’ll be SET!!) — I am bound and determined to have results from this program!!! I will be posting my 30 day results in 2 weeks!! EEEEEEEKKK!!! Scary – lol! Every day I push play, and follow the nutrition, have my Shakeology and get my sleep — I am one day closer to the finish line! This is a 60 day program and it promises serious results! Six more weeks — that is IT!!! I have a feeling that it will fly by. Each day — you need to DIG DEEP and PUSH yourself. When you feel like you can’t do anymore, do three! When you TELL yourself you can — you are halfway there!!!
NUTRITION is 80% of your results!! You cannot outrun your fork!! I am so glad that the holiday temptations are OVER and I have literally thrown away the extra cookies and cakes so that they won’t speak to me in times of weakness!! lol Clean eating will allow you to have HUGE results!!! Clean foods like fresh fruits and veggies, along with lean proteins and whole grains will work WITH your body, give you sustaining energy and help you lose pounds and inches naturally. No more spray butters, low-fat or fat-free anything!! No more soda or sugary drinks — eat CLEAN and your body, mind and energy levels will be fulfilled!!!!
Here is a meal plan that I will follow for this week. It helps me to plan ahead and know what I will be eating so I am never caught without knowing what I will be eating! Fail to plan then plan to fail!!
Here’s to a STRONG week 3 and BEYOND!!! 🙂
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This is a staple in our house!
It’s quick…..it’s easy….it’s delicious and nutritious!
It’s loaded with protein and helps to keep you full for a longer period of time than a carb-loaded meal.
*One package go ground turkey, 93% lean (( you can also substitute ground chicken or pork))
*One Spanish onion
*Seasonings (( I use Mrs. Dash, garlic powder and any other low-sodium seasoning))
Begin by melting some coconut oil in your pan so the the bottom of your pan is coated.
Slice and dice your peppers and onions & sautée until soft.
Add the ground turkey and season.
Mix the turkey in with the peppers and onions.
Cover and dimmer on a medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until the turkey is cooked thoroughly.
Serve with a side of sautéed or grilled veggies and some quinoa, brown rice or a sweet potato!
How would you like to be able to enjoy a dinner with steak and potatoes….. and NOT consume the starchy carbs??
It can be done!! Smashed cauliflower is absolutely delicious, lower in calories and better on the belly!! Plus — its loaded with vitamins and nutrients!! Here is the recipe:
*1 full head of cauliflower
*1-2 cloves of garlic
*1 tsp of butter
Cauliflower is placed in a colander over a pot of boiling water to steam. Steam until cauliflower is extremely soft. Once soft and tender, remove from heat, drain and place cauliflower in mixing bowl. Mash cauliflower with a fork or extra large spoon. Once its totally mashed, (& looks similar to mashed potatoes) add the butter, and salt, pepper and even parmesan cheese to taste.