Happy Saturday!! Anyone have any fun plans this weekend?? It sounds like everyone has Monday off but me 😦 This weekend should be pretty fun though. Going to a party tonight and they are having the Lime Truck cater…yummmm!! They won the first season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race and have a restaurant here in Orange County. Such a treat! Tomorrow I’m meeting up with my fantasy football team to watch a game and pass out the winnings for the season. Besides that just working out and working on my business. I apologize for not posting this week. Here’s a quick recap:
Monday – my week didn’t start off so great. I fell down a flight of concrete stairs on my way to work! Thank God I didn’t break anything, seriously so blessed. I scraped up my right foot pretty bad and my body was sore but it could have been MUCH worse. My foot was in a lot of pain all day but I still got in my workout (Max Hammer Strength)! I just modified a bit so that I didn’t put too much pressure on my right leg.
M1: My daily breakfast. Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana, 4oz coffee, and 4oz water
M2: Organic small apple with tsp peanut butter (I prefer Almond Butter but it’s so expensive and we’re on a tight wedding budget)
M3: Taco salad. I meal-prepped 4 of these bad boys on Sunday so that Mike and I had lunch made for two days. So easy and so good. Use toppings of choice. I put the lettuce in the bowl first then topped with the brown rice and ground grass-fed beef and other goodies.
M4: Organic 2% cottage cheese with 1/2 avocado. I used a whole red container of cottage cheese (21 Day Fix/Hammer & Chisel meal plan).
M5: Chicken stir-fry. It was too spicy for Mike so I saved his and ate for lunch on Wednesday. I have a much higher spice tolerance than he does 🙂 This meal is super simple. Cut up a few organic free-range chicken breast and cooked with a pre-made container of Asian Vegetable stir-fry from Trader Joe’s. I added red pepper flakes and tamari.
Tuesday – after work we had to go give our wedding DJ more money and we went out to dinner. My foot still hurt pretty bad so I used Tuesday as my rest day.
M1: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana, 4oz coffee, and 4oz water
M2: organic small apple with tsp peanut butter
M3: taco salad
M4: organic 2% cottage cheese with 1/4 avocado
M5: an arugula salad from Spin Pizza. The salad was so simple but so good. It had a very light dressing of olive oil and lemon. Spin Pizza has the best gelato so I treated myself to a small scoop of banana pie gelato and a glass of red wine.
Wednesday – Chisel Agility complete.
M1: Chocolate shakeology blended with 1/2 banana and 8 oz water
M2: organic small apple and tsp peanut butter
M3: leftover chicken stir-fry from Monday night
M4: organic 2% cottage cheese and 1/4 avocado
M5: build your own pita pocket night! Whole-wheat pita pocket with fillings of choice. I used lettuce, chicken, green & black olives, onion, avocado, hummus, and a drizzle of sesame oil.
Thursday – Hammer Power complete.
M1: the usual, Chocolate Shakeology blended with 1/2 banana and 8 oz water. I tossed in some pumpkin spice coffee grounds and cinnamon for an extra boost of caffeine and spice.
M2: apple and tsp peanut butter
M3: lettuce and tomato salad topped with a veggie patty and dressed with EVOO and herbs. Dr. Praegers makes the best veggie burgers! I get mine at Trader Joe’s.
M4: The New Primal grass-fed beef jerky and pre-workout
M5: my sweet fiance made me the most delicious dinner! Salmon, calamari, and a roasted tomato and spinach salad. He cooked it all with just a little bit of EVOO, garlic, herbs, and lemon. So much flavor and deliciousness without tons of butter like most restaurants use. And a glass or two of wine 🙂
Friday – Chisel Balance complete. I gotta say, I was pretty proud of myself! I haven’t stayed in and worked out on a Friday night in a loooonnngg time. Fridays have always been my rest days. Normally I will come home and either make dinner with Mike while having a cocktail or we’ll go out to dinner. It actually felt really good to get my workout in and then just relax. Mike went out with the boys so I had the house to myself 🙂
M1: Still have money left on my giftcard so I made a quick run through Starbucks on my way to work. Grande cappuccino and reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white breakfast sandwich.
M2: cup of hot tea
M3: Subway 6″ veggie sandwich on wheat bread. All the veggies and avocado.
M4: a few dark chocolate covered almonds and a piece of chocolate peppermint bark. It was too good to resist!
M5: a glass of red wine and the most delicious homemade protein ice cream! A friend of mine shared this trick with me. You mix a scoop of post-workout recovery (I use Beachbody Chocolate Recovery), 1/2 frozen banana, about 12 ice cubes, and enough egg whites to get the blender going (I used two eggs and tossed out the yolks). Blend in a high powered blender until ice cream consistency. I made it then put it in the freezer while I rinsed off after my workout. An hour later or so I had a slice of whole-wheat pita bread dipped in an oil and balsamic mixture.
For those of you following the 21 Day Fix or Hammer & Chisel meal plan I’m going to try and go back into the past few posts and label with the food container colors. I’ll work on it tomorrow and this week. I know this would be super helpful and I’m here to make life easier for you 🙂