Tuesday, June 23, 2015

21 Day Fix Day 8 - Week 2 Begins!

Total Body Cardio Fix was Monday morning's workout again, and this time around I paced myself a little more to make it through the whole thing, and I'm not super sore like I was last week.  Still definitely was working really hard, even switching to the modifier periodically!

As far as the eating plan goes, Monday was a busy one, and I ended up actually not eating all of my containers.  I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing, but I didn't want to eat too much at the end of the day so I opted not to make up for the snack I missed.

Breakfast - 8 AM

1.5 Red, .5 Purple

Back to Shakeology for weekday breakfasts.  I spent my morning putting out fires at work and ended up sipping on it until about 11AM, which is probably what threw my hunger levels off.  That Shakeology has some staying power!  I went for a chocolate-covered strawberry version, skipping the banana and opting for some frozen strawberries instead.  It was good, but I could definitely tell a difference in texture.  Bananas are amazing for smoothies like that.

Morning Snack - 12 PM

1 Yellow, 1 teaspoon

Small peanut butter sandwich - 1 slice bread and 1 teaspoon crunchy peanut butter.  Can't miss on this childhood favorite, although I enjoyed it more last week when I used 2 tsp peanut butter.  I wanted to stop and enjoy it but I ended up wolfing it down between calls.  It happens :\

Lunch - 3 PM

2 Green, 1 Red, 1 Orange, 1 Blue

Salad with leftover buffalo chicken - those leftovers lasted a long time!  It made a good salad topping too.  I made the 21 Day Fix Balsamic Vinaigrette this week and it is definitely head and shoulders above the Asian one for me.  I like sesame oil OK, but that was a strong dressing.  The balsamic is fabulous, has just a touch of dijon mustard that helps bring it all together.

Dinner - 8 PM

1 Red, 1 Green, .5 Purple, 1 teaspoon

Grilled chicken, sauteed kale with garlic and olive oil, and some diced fresh local mango.  Green list says raw or cooked for kale, which is good as one cup of raw kale would have probably amounted to just a bite of cooked kale.  So I did up a whole bunch and it only made about 2 green containers' worth.  I dressed the kale with a tiny bit of soy sauce and honey ginger white balsamic vinegar, it came out really good.

So one week down, two to go!  I'm actually about 4 lbs lighter than when I started surprisingly.  I'm sure a lot of that is just water weight, and I'm used to my weight fluctuating, but I still haven't seen it dip that low in many months and it hasn't gone back up so I'll take it and be happy :)

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