Whew! Four days in to the 21 Day Fix Challenge, and I have to admit it takes a fair amount of work to plan food properly and do all the prep work. I'm leaving the house later in the morning, we're eating dinner later at night...but hey. I feel great, my energy is high, and my positive attitude just won't quit lately. So there's that!
I'm also a lot less sore now - still feeling it, but at least I can sit down and stand up without difficulty, and walk at a normal speed again. Day 4 was an active rest day, so the workout was Pilates - and if that's what Autumn considers rest, no wonder she looks like that! Good workout for sure. Although I found it really odd that they all wore sneakers on the video. I have never worn shoes doing Pilates, so I went barefoot. Shoes were definitely not necessary.
Breakfast - 8AM
1.5 Red, 1.5 Purple, .5 Green, 1 Orange
Another Shakeology of course! Stuck with the usual banana and coffee, and added some spinach to the mix this time. Couldn't tell a bit, great way to squeeze in some greens first thing in the morning. Also did coconut again to get my orange in, and some frozen strawberries.
Morning Snack - 12 PM
.5 Purple, 1 Yellow, 1 teaspoon
Enjoyed some more fresh mango, paired up with some peanut butter and gluten-free whole grain crackers. One thing I will say about this diet, I'm throwing together combos I would not normally, but I haven't hated any of them yet!
Lunch - 2 PM
1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue
Ate a bit late because we had a summer event at work and I wanted to make sure I was good and full before I went and could just sip on water. Had leftover Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini - still incredibly delicious even microwaved! The zucchini really held its texture.
Afternoon Snack - 5 PM
.5 Red, .5 Green
I ate in the car on the way home so didn't snap a pic, but just enjoyed a large slice of Boar's Head low sodium turkey and some baby carrots.
Dinner - 8 PM
1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow
Super simple dinner - 1 small baked pork chop, baked sweet potato, and roasted broccoli. I LOVE roasting broccoli both for the flavor and crunch it adds. Just toss florets in a bit of olive oil and seasoning and put in a 425 oven for about 30-40 minutes. So easy.
When I saw the containers I thought I'd be hungry a lot, but it is actually a LOT of food, more than I usually eat since it's not much calorie-dense food. I managed to finish that dinner, but I was totally stuffed. Definitely helps keep me out of the pantry after dinner though!