Saturday, June 20, 2015

21 Day Fix Day 5 - First Friday...

So I don't know about you, but Fridays are usually a treat day for us.  We're getting geared up for the weekend, we've been working and cooking and going to bed early all week, and then on Friday we kick back, crack open a bottle of wine, toss a gluten-free frozen pizza in the oven, and watch TV.

Friday night on the 21 Day Fix Challenge?  Kind of the same...we still watched a movie and relaxed, and we did still crack a bottle of wine, but I only had a 4oz pour and then a lot of water.  I am glad that wine is on the diet, not only because I love a good glass of vino, but it's actually something I need to get in the habit of - just having a small glass instead of sharing a bottle with my husband.  I definitely had to fight the urge to have just another few sips of wine...but I did it!

Started the day out with the Cardio Fix workout, it was a tough one but not as hard as Monday's on my muscles.  I am still waffling between the full-on workout and the modifier, but it's only the first week and I can only get better if I stick to it.

Breakfast - 8 AM

Shakeology again, but I added a fun twist to it this time to make a Thin Mint version!  Very tasty, was a nice little treat for a Friday morning.

Thin Mint Shakeology

  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 red container plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 green container baby spinach 
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 12 oz coffee (or water, or almond milk - if using milk, +1 yellow container)
  • Ice 

Whir everything up in a blender and serve - I used my Nutri Ninja personal-sized blender, cannot recommend it enough!  Perfect consistency every time.

Morning Snack - 11 AM

1 Yellow, 2 teaspoons

I had a slice of Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread (the only brand I can eat without toasting) and 2 teaspoons of crunchy peanut butter, which I folded up into a sandwich.  It lasted me for hours, I realized around 2:30 that I hadn't eaten lunch yet!  Was a nice treat to have a little bit of bread instead of the crackers I've been opting for.  

Lunch - 2:45 PM

1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue

Forgot to take a picture, but you guys have seen my lunch before - more leftovers from Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini boat night.  Still delicious!  The night I made them Hubs was feeling sick so he didn't eat much, and we had a bunch left over.  Definitely my favorite thing of the week, so glad that I got to eat leftovers twice :)

Afternoon Snack - 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM

1 Purple, .5 Green, .5 Red (not pictured)

I split up my snack, ate half at work and half after I got home.  I enjoyed some Boars Head turkey (not pictured) for .5 red, and then some of my "quickles" as I like to call them - the mini cucumbers marinated in rice vinegar with a touch of soy sauce and sriracha sauce.  And then later enjoyed 1/2 of a large apple.

Dinner - 8 PM

1 Green, 1 Red, .5 Purple, 1 Orange, 1 Yellow (wine - not pictured)

Another new idea when we were trying to come up with no-carb dinner ideas to let us each have a little wine - chicken lettuce wraps!  We basically took a look at our fridge and figured out what we needed to eat and put it together, came out pretty delicious - the fresh mango totally elevated the dish.  I also made a version of the Asian vinaigrette as a sauce - basically same thing but no honey, a little more OJ, added some fish sauce and used a LOT less sesame oil.  I think next weekend I might try to do a fajita-themed lettuce wrap.

So yeah, it was hard resisting a piece of candy or more wine after dinner, as I'm used to getting a little tipsy (or, lets be honest here, a lot tipsy sometimes) and grazing a bit.  Instead I was chugging water that I had flavored with blueberries and lemon.  But hey, it'll be worth it, right??

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