Monday, March 19, 2012

Hungry Girl/Insanity Meal Plan

 I'm behind on my meal planning. The last couple weeks I had a plan sort of, but had a lot of other things going on so now its time to get back on track. This will be my last meal plan until Easter. I will be out of town, and will probably only have a half of a meal plan when I get back!

I have most meals planned but I'm just going to give you my dinner meals since Breakfast and Lunch always seem to vary. I am still doing insanity (sort of), and I enjoyed the meals but I really enjoy hungry girl even more so the majority of my dinners are her recipes.

Which comes to another thing I'm going to try to do. I have 2 of her cookbooks, and want to eventually make every single recipe out of them. Thats over 500 recipes just for those 2 books!! But she is what is going to help me lose weight this year because her food is delish, and I don't have to sacrifice taste/bland food for weight loss. Also I'm not on a DIET, I want to be able to eat healthy forever so this is a lifestyle change for me!

The cookbook this week for dinner is 300 under 300. And also a recipe from the Biggest Loser Simple Swap book. Recipes included.

Mon: BBQ chicken quesadilla w/caesar salad
Tues: Chicken pot pockets w/acorn squash & apples, & roasted root vegetables
Wed: grill - fish, potato salad, waldorf salad (omitting chicken), veggies & holy moly guacamole
Thurs: Shrimp stirfry w/brown rice
Fri: Homemade pizza w/side salad
Sat: Grill
Sun: Leftovers or Grill

Hungry Girl Recipes
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla or page 210 in 300 book
Chicken Pot Pockets or page 176
Holy Moly Guacamole
Waldorf Salad

Biggest Loser Recipe:
Roasted Root Vegetables: Page 64 on the biggest loser simple swaps book

Other Recipe:

Week 9 Weigh-In [Mar 19]

I haven't blogged since the 8th!! OOps. I skipped last weeks weigh in. Okay so a few things have happened since then. I weighed in on Monday the 12th, and gained .2 lbs. Not that I had a bad week, I just wasn't in the zone where I had been.

Last week I only exercised twice =( boo.. had poor nutrition a couple nights (weakest time for me), but otherwise was on track. Drank shakeology everyday but Sunday (break day).

Starting Weight: 242.0
Weight last week: 225.6
Weight this week: 222.0 (my scale is not accurate. It changes everytime you step on the scale. I need a new one)
Total: 20lbs lost

3.6lbs lost give or take a lb or 2. Lost 4" all over as well.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Berry Cherry Limeaide Shakeology

Another yummy recipe to make the greenberry shakeology taste good.

Berry Cherry Limeaide

1 scoop greenberry shakeology
1 cup cherries (pitted of course :) unless you want me forget like I did LOL)
1 cup almond milk (original)
1/8 cup lime juice, or juice from 1 lime
1/2 packet sugar free berry limeaide blast
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice

279 calories, 4g fat, 19g protein, 49 carbs, 7g fiber
Blend and enjoy!

*All of these shakeology recipes I have made up myself*

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 8 - Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance

Week 2 yay! Almost threw up..I think it was the protein pancake I ate over an hour before I did this. Not sure it was sitting right in my belly. Didn't really like it that much.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 6 - Insanity Cardio Circuit

Hooray for day 6. I took my break on saturday, and now am finishing on Sunday. I plan on doing next week m-sat and break on sunday.

This is the same as day 2, but I finished all the way through. I would call that an improvement!

Day 5 Insanity Pure Cardio

Hooray I was FINALLY able to edit this video after several attempts. Day 5 pure cardio. I hope that by the end of the 60 days I can keep up more than I could on day 1. I don't expect to be a beast quite yet, because I do have quite a bit of weight/inches to lose, but I know I will be stronger than I was on day 1.

Week 7 Weigh-In [Mar 5]

{ M E A S U R E M E N T S . A N D . S T A T I S T I C S }

This is my 7th week of making a healthy change in my life. Time flew by!
Last week I started a new program, insanity. I completed week 1, was 90% on my food, and worked out 6 days. You'd think I would lose weight....WRONG.

Starting Weight 1/17/12 - 242lbs
Before Detox: 226.4
Last week: 223.6lbs
This week: 225.4lbs

Average 2lbs lost per week, which is my goal!

I know I worked out. I know I ate well (except for 1 meal). I thought maybe confusing my body would be a good thing and thought maybe I would lose 1 or 2 lbs.. I did a detox 3 days prior to starting insanity. Was on a very strict calorie diet, and thought I might gain all my weight back. But I hope week 2 shows a really good number.

I'm hoping my heart rate monitor will be here by Wed or Thurs. This will really help me stay in my fat burning zone, and I can track my calories burned accurately. I am also keep track of my calories consumed more accurately this week as well.

Even though this week didn't have the results I was hoping for, I will check in again next week with my weight and measurements. I won't give up. I will continue 1 day at a time.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Orange Dream Shakeology Recipe

Videos 5 & 6 are coming, I just needed a break from blogging.

In the meantime, here is a new recipe I came up with. If you are in love with shakeology, (and this is my first day of the greenberry!) here is one to try.

Orange Dream Shakeology :) Yumm

1/2 cup 1% milk
1 scoop or packet of greenberry shakeology
1 cup water
1 tsp peanut butter
1 cutie clementine
1/2 packet sugar free hawaiian punch orange ocean singles to go
ice (more or less depending on how you like it)

271 calories, 37 carbs, 5g fat, 22g protein (might differ slightly based on milk & peanut butter)

If you try it let me know what you think!

*Photo is not mine*

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 4 - Insanity Cardio Recovery

Shaun T's way of "recovering" includes exercises that burn the thighs and really make you feel the stretch. It was a nice little break from insanity but still made me sweat.

I followed the workout with a the Shakeology 30 min workout, which worked all areas of the body. I was planning on going swimming this evening, but I may just go tomorrow instead. I don't have a set schedule for swimming really.