Getting motivation back (day 1)

Hi there!

How was your Monday?  Monday’s have not been good for me, lately.  My motivation has been, well, MIA but that all changed today with some planning yesterday.

I planned our meals for the week, planned my workouts, joined a new challenge group and got myself all ready for…..21 Day Fix Extreme! Jump over to my new Coaching page for more information about Beachbody but I am also going to recap my meals and workouts for the next 21 Days.  I had “sorta” started last Monday and was pretty good with my workouts but my diet was not great.  I eat healthy but I have to kick my sweet tooth because I know that is what is holding me back on my toning up fitness goals.

I joined another challenge group (more on that in a few) so that I could be a better participant and find motivation to tone up before the holidays weigh me down.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with a treat here or there especially with the holidays but I want to make better choices using Shakeology shakes to curb my sweet tooth.  I plan to try lots of recipes for my shakes because let’s face it a basic shake can be a little boring, ’emm I right?!?!?

So how did I kick off Monday on the right foot?  Well, I planned everything out on Sunday to be prepared for the day.

  • Meal planning
  • Workout planning
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme planning

Okay here it goes!

Day 1

Workout – Plyo Fix Extreme

Fix

Breakfast – Banana and Peanut Butter Oatmeal (1 purple, 1 yellow, 1 tsp)

Breakfast Before

Breakfast After

Lunch – Apple Pie with Shakeology Vanilla (1 purple, 1 red)

Lunch before

Shake After

Snack – Carrots (1 green)

Dinner – Salmon, green beans, mashed potatoes (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow)

I had dinner at my friends house and see cooked a wonderful meal as mentioned above.  Unfortunately I did not get a picture and we also had 2 pieces of chocolate afterwords which I will use as my blue container for “fats.”

At first the cups seem really small but it helped to plan my whole day ahead of time to make sure I was using them correctly and then portioned things out which is the first picture in each group.  The second picture is of course after I prepared the meal and it makes for a filling meal but also helped me stay very aware of where little things can creep into my daily eating and how to avoid it.

So I mentioned joining a Challenge Group earlier and it’s a private facebook group where we post recipes, check-in after a workout, get motivation, ask questions and meet other people going through the same process.  It has been fun meeting others “online” all over the country who work full-time, have kiddos, are motivation challenged or just people who will just help keep me accountable.  I mean, posting that I got my workout done and getting ideas for 21 Day Fix approved recipes is awesome!

Want to join me for my next challenge group?  Click here!

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Football Sunday!

Another Christmas as come and gone.  How do they go so quickly?  I packed up our Christmas decorations today and it was bittersweet.

I sound like a broken harp but my knee is still hurting so I decided not to do my long run today.  My only option was to run on the treadmill and I knew that would only make it worse.  However, I did go to spin class and Body Pump this afternoon so I did get in a good workout.

This morning I made some banana bread to use up a bunch of leftover ones in the freezer.  Banana bread

I also put together a Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lasagna(a modified version) for tonight’s dinner because it is football Sunday.  What says more football more than Buffalo Chicken?  Not much! Chicken Pasta sauce and bufflao sauce waiting for the chopped chickenPasta Bowl NoodlesLayer of noodles

Noodles in crockpotLayer of peppers
LayersAll the layers
Ready to goYum, Steve approved it as football worthy dinner.
Bowl of dinner

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe:
Recipe

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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