Tuesday, July 7, 2015

21 Day Fix - Round 2 Begins!

I thought for this round I'd post a "day in the life" style instead of just photos of what I eat.  After all, the 21 Day Fix Challenge is a lot more than that!

6 AM - Up and at 'em
Total Body Cardio fix is an intense workout to start the week!  I was really proud of myself today because I did the cross country skiers full-out instead of stepping, although I didn't use the weights. That and the knee pulls were all I ended up modifying, everything else I stayed up pretty well.  Amazing difference from the start of Round 1, although still totally kicked my butt.  

7:30 AM - Meal Prep
It's easier when I portion prep in advance, but I seem to be bad at that in practice, so I'm usually scrambling in the morning to put together breakfast, lunch and two snacks to take to work.  Helps that I have my meal plan printed out and in front of me while I assemble!

8 AM - Off to work
Off to work with Shakeology in hand!  The package says ideally consume within a half hour, so I've been trying to finish most of it during my commute.  After I get to work I tend to get in a zone where I don't stop to drink water or eat or anything and sometimes I still have shake left hours later.  Today, I did better and had it done by 8:45!


1.5 Red, 1 Purple

11 AM - Morning Snack
Stomach started rumbling to remind me time to eat.  I try to eat my carb/fruit snack earlier in the day so it has more of a chance to burn off.  Today's choice was gluten-free crackers, Boar's Head deli meat, and some fruit left over from the Fourth.

.5 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Purple

2 PM - Lunch
I should have eaten earlier, I hate when I do this.  Work is so chaotic - I do QA software testing and we are understaffed, so there's basically never any down time during the day, especially if I want to leave the office at a reasonable hour.  Have to remember to stop and take care of myself!  


Loving the balsamic vinaigrette recipe in the eating plan, definitely makes the salad something to look forward to.  I tried the Asian vinaigrette my very first week and it was pretty terrible, wayyyy too much sesame oil (and I even used only about half of what the recipe called for)

1.5 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Orange

5:45 PM - Snack 

I picked at my salad over the course of a couple of hours (sad) and so I wasn't really hungry until I was in the car on an emergency trip to Lowe's (fridge death...thank goodness we have a backup in the garage).  Enjoyed some celery sticks and a teaspoon of peanut butter.  Ironically a great car snack too.

.5 Green, 1 teaspoon

8:15 PM - Dinner

1 Red, 1 Green, 1 teaspoon, 1 Yellow (not pictured)

After a couple hours, we came straight home to cook up a late dinner, and had to deviate from the plan in the interest of speed.  Quick pan-seared pork chops with leftover butternut squash and roasted cauliflower.  Not pretty to look at, but tasty! Also enjoyed a glass of red wine when I realized I had a carb left.  What can I say...appliance shopping will make your head spin.

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