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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whole Wheat Pasta w/Veggies & Feta Cheese

I've been following the insanity nutrition guide this week, and one of my favorite meals so far has been the Whole Wheat Pasta w/veggies & feta cheese. Its super easy to make (i prepped it in advance) and its YUMMY.

3 ingredients is all you need. Pasta, frozen or fresh veggies and feta cheese. Eating healthy is expensive...but pasta is one of those things you can nearly get for free with coupons and to stock up when you find a great deal.

Whole wheat pasta is preferred. I'm not a nutritionist but I do know that Whole Wheat is preferred over White because it hasn't been stripped of its nutrients.

Serves 1

3/4 cup whole wheat pasta (I used penne but any works & measure uncooked)
1 cup mixed veggies, steamed
1/3 cup feta cheese (reduced fat is best)

for extra flavor try adding some hot sauce, pepper, chili powder, garlic
 avoid adding salt

300 calories

If you want to make a 400 calorie meal, add 2-3 oz chicken breast



Whole wheat pasta w/veggies & feta

Day 3 - Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Today I completed the entire video. Very proud of myself. I did modify the pushup exercises. I can't quite keep up with Shaun T but all in due time. Rec swimming this even with my son, and will probably do the full hour of Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies.

My nutrition is still right on track. I haven't cheated, and I feel good. I don't feel hungry either and I am really enjoying the 5 meals. Also eating 30 min before I workout gives me energy to get through the workout.  So far so good!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 2 - Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Instead I did 20 min of Sweatin to the Oldies, and Just Dance. I hope tomorrow I can finish the entire

video.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 1 - Insanity Meal Plan

I spend a good portion of Sunday evening preparing the meals for the week. I have a better plan for next week to figure my menu out on Sat, and then go to the grocery store Sun AM. I might also consider shopping twice per week or only prepping 2 or 3 days worth at a time just some the food stays fresh. Here is what I'm eating for the week.

I am following the insanity nutrition book this week, and only consuming 1500 calories up to 1800 max if I have a super long workout day. Because I am not in shape, I know I will not be able to workout as hard as other people who are in shape can. Also the insanity meal plan has you eating 5 meals per day to keep your metabolism burning. I hope by doing this it helps my cravings. Also I am not giving myself a free day for the 1st month because it will make me want to cheat more so sticking to a strict meal plan is good for me.



All recipes can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18583476/Insanity-Nutrition-Guide

If you have any questions please leave a comment! I love hearing from all of you.

Mon:
Meal #1 - Fruit & Cottage Cheese
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Shake
Meal #3 - Whole Wheat Pasta w/veggies & feta cheese
Meal #4 - Cold Cut Platter
Meal #5 - Dinner Omelet

Tues:
Meal #1 - Proatmeal
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Shake
Meal #3 - Grilled Chicken Salad
Meal #4 - Protein Pizza Muffin
Meal #5 - Brown Rice Bowl

Wed:
Meal #1 - Fruit & Cottage Cheese
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Smoothie
Meal #3 - Whole Wheat Pasta w/veggies & feta cheese
Meal #4 - Cold Cut Platter
Meal #5 - Dinner Omelet

Thurs:
Meal #1 - Proatmeal
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Shake
Meal #3 - Grilled Chicken Salad
Meal #4 - Protein Pizza Muffin
Meal #5 - Steak w/broccoli

Fri:
Meal #1 - Fruit & Cottage Cheese
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Smoothie
Meal #3 - Whole Wheat Pasta w/veggies & feta cheese
Meal #4 - Cold Cut Platter
Meal #5 - Dinner Omelet

Sat:
Meal #1 - Egg White Breakfast wrap
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Shake
Meal #3 - Roast Beef Sandwich
Meal #4 - Orange w/almonds
Meal #5 - Chicken Stirfry

Sun:
Meal #1 - Bagel & Lox
Meal #2 - Vanilla Berry Shake
Meal #3 - Roast Beef Sandwich
Meal #4 - Orange w/almonds
Meal #5 - Turkey Burger



Enjoy!!

Day 1 - Insanity Fit Test

Hopefully in 2 weeks when I do the fit test again I will be a bit stronger.

Stats:
35-40 Switch Kicks
27 Power Jacks
65 Power knees
15 Power Jumps
6 Globe Jumps
5 Suicide Jumps
15 Push up Jacks
17.5 Low plank obliques


Fruit Flush Detox Results

Day 3 - Fruit Flush Detox

Day 3 went much smoothier than day 1 or 2. Later today I will be posting my insanity fit test video and my meal plan for the week as well as my before photos & measurements.



Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 1 - Fruit Flush Detox

Here is the video on today's detox. Also if you are interested in doing this detox yourself here is the website where I found the information.

http://www.wbaltv.com/r/10281092/detail.html

I was very happy dinner came because I was really hungry. I hope tomorrow goes better as I will get to eat fruit all day!




Healthy 2012, starting over AGAIN

Please follow along my journey. I am setting a goal to blog atleast 4-5 times per week as well as make daily vlogs of my weight loss. I'm starting a detox, and monday I'm starting the beachbody program insanity. I will take before shots this weekend and post them on the blog.

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