Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day 5 & 6

Monday was Day 5 and the weigh in day. I am down 2lbs, but I am trying not think about that and just keep focusing on eating and getting in the workouts.

The workout for day 5 was cardio fix. I enjoyed it but still had to do some substitutions. I hate starting over, I hope this the last time I have to completely start over and that I can build up my fitness endurance.

The 21 Day fix is all about planning, making sure you have your snacks and meals ready so you are less likely to cheat. Many people will plan out the entire week, while this is great. It really doesn't work for me. Instead the night before I plan out my meals and leave a little post it on my computer. This allows me to have one day ready and remind myself what is next. See, I work from home and let me tell you no matter how much I am prepared, the bad foods in he pantry all my name. :)
This method so far helps me stay on track and a constant reminder of what I need. After I eat I log my containers in an app on my phone, that also tracks my workouts and weight change.
Today is Day 6 and my plan looks like this:
- Greek yogurt with Berries, coffee w/almond milk and 2 hard boiled eggs
- Pear / Almonds
- Chicken lettuce wraps and side salad
- Apple w/ PB, side of veggies
D - Chicken Fajita stir fry  (Making Fajita's for the family and just going to mix in a bunch of extra veggies for me)

I am trying to eat out of every category, even if I don't hit all of  the number of containers. It is a lot of food, when you are at the top calorie level.  Hopefully, after the first round, I can drop down and not stress about eating it all.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekend Update

It is summer in Washington and I am happy!  : )

I started the 21 Day fix on Thursday, odd day to start but that is with the FB group and the goal is to take us right up to the Fourth of July. Sounds good to me, I plan to do another round right after that as I am going to Atlanta at the end of July and can use all the help.

Thursday, I started but I didn't have my booklet, so I did best effort. Friday, evening everything showed up so I was able to do my first official workout. I love that they are short but tough. My ankle is holding, but I need to do my workouts early because by the end of the day my foot is sore.

Saturday, I decided to double up on the workouts and did the upper and lower fix back to back. While tough, totally doable. Some of the exercise I am modifying while my ankle gets stronger but overall I could do 90% of them.  Sunday's workout was Pilates it was a perfect workout for the end of the weekend.

The food! No calorie counting, just containers. It makes it simple, I have been planning out my meals the night before to keep it simple. I know many people plan for the week, but I work from home most days so eating is pretty easy. It is staying away from the bad stuff that is hard.

Sunday we spent the day on our boat, but I was ready and packed snacks for the entire afternoon. Normally, I would be eating a PB&J, chips, cookies and chocolate. this time I packed 2 - 30oz of water and everything I needed to stay on track.

I plan to take one day at a time and just keep moving forward. I am excited to see what the first week of results brings. I took new before photos, but I am not ready to share those until I have an after photo to go by its side.
How was your weekend? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Didn't go as planned

As I wait  for my 21 day fix stuff to arrive, I had planned to track what I was eating and taking pictures. I actually, took all of my pictures but then my phone was being a pain on the butt and not uploading properly.

So yes, no pictures because I am to lazy to email them then download, then upload....so a quick recap of yesterday's eating. 

Ezekiel bread thin sliced
1 egg
2 slices of bacon
All made into a yummy Sandwich
With a side of coffee

Grilled Tuna Melt on Ezekiel thin cut bread
raw veggies and hummus

Some more raw veggies

Homemade Beef and Broccoli with a 1/2 cup of rice

I may have had, okay no may I had a couple handfuls of Almond M&Ms at the end of the day. I blame the heat.    I didn't get a workout in on Monday, but today I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and light arm weights. Food has been almost exactly the same, except dinner will be a hamburger with no bun and grilled veggies.

Slow and steady and I have been reading as much as I can about the 21 day fix so I am so ready to go when it arrives.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekend Update

This weekend the sun came out in Washington! It was beautiful. Saturday were able to take our boat out and do some swimming in the lake.  The girls had a blast, even if they don't look like it. My youngest did not want to get out of the water even though she was shivering. 

The heat continued through Sunday and is expected to last all week! This is going to make it very difficult to work, since I work from home.  My oldest kiddo has a week and half left of school, so I am sure the nice weather is going to make it difficult for the kids and the teachers.

This weekend I also did a little shopping, which is never fun. I miss the day when I could walk into any store and buy clothing that fit me. Now, I am limited to stores that carry plus size clothing, which are mostly blah or to edgy for me. But, that also motivated me to buy the 21 day fix. I ordered it this weekend and joined a FB group that starts today and I hope that will help keep me motivated. I have heard/read the work outs are short which is what my foot needs. Anything over about 30 minutes is just to much for me right now, so short but effective workouts are perfect.

I plan to track my eating here, so hopefully I can keep it updated nightly on my progress and struggles.

Hope you have an amazing week!