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
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)
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??