Two blog posts in one day… who am I?
Anyway, I’m cooking up a summer “bucket list” of sorts instead of setting any hardcore goals for the summer. I’ll probably share the list tomorrow (… I think I left my post-it full of ideas on my work desk. So it’s gonna have to wait!).
One of the big ones on the list is to join in on the Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up! If you have read my blog since the olden days (… I can’t believe I’ve had this thing for over a year! I’ll celebrate when I finally get my shiz together w/ a new layout) you know that I am a big fan of the Fitnessista – Gina’s blog got me interested in healthy eating and incorporating more veggies and whole foods into my diet. She has introduced me to Sun Warrior protein powder, breakfast cookie dough cereal (FAVE!), and seaweed snacks. Every summer and winter, the Fitnessista puts together a Shape Up program and this season, I decided to participate. I need a break from running and need a little pep in my step when it comes to exercise & inspiration for healthy recipes, so here goes!
I’m going to try to share my food & workouts as I go through the program for a little accountability – I’ll title the posts with “SSU” so feel free to skip over if you think looking at pictures of healthy food is boring!
Day One – Food
Perfect Protein Pancake w/ banana and syrup for bfast. Not actually a huge fan… I’m wondering if I used too much baking soda because the pancake tasted just a leeeeetle off. I didn’t finish the whole thing which never happens since I am the President of the Clean Plate Club.
Snack Numero Uno = Amazeballs with even more coffee. These things are freakin’ GOOD! I’m cutting back from my dessert-every-day habit while I try out this plan, but these make a pretty good substitute for my usual sweet snacks.
Salad w/ asparagus, herbed goat cheese, sweet peas, tomatoes, roasted pine nuts for lunch. This was delicious and pretty fancy-pants as far as my usual lunches go with the inclusion of asparagus and goat cheese. I’d add a little more protein next time, though.
Snack #2 – hard boiled eggs and a nectarine. I actually took a pic but hard boiled eggs just look plain nasty on camera. You’re welcome.
Dinner was tempeh taco mix served as a salad/burrito. I am pretty obsessed with tempeh as of late and I could eat avocado until I explode so this dinner was a win. I’m packing the leftovers as lettuce wraps for lunch tomorrow.
Day One – Workout
I brought Turbo Fire out of its hiatus on the dusty bookshelf today! Chalene kicked my butt with the Fire 45 EZ DVD. I forgot how much TF works out the abs and arms, and I felt a couple tweaks in my knees and hip where I had been feeling pain from running. Once I started hurting, I followed the lower-impact modifications and still got a good sweat in.
Since you got away without pictures of eggs, you have to look at my hair after Turbo Fire. And the face I make when I take stupid pictures of myself.
As usual, I am feeling motivated and excited on day ONE of a new plan. I hope I can keep the ball rolling! Want to join me on the shape up??? Workout #1 is scheduled for tomorrow!