Well HELLO Monday, how you doin?
I am ready for you. Can you tell? I have decided to clean up my eating and so my meals will reflect that. My kids may go on strike by the end of the week. Thats OK, I will then have pictures to blast all over FaceBook cause thats funny. Ready. Menu Plan. Go.
Monday:Tilapia, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Salad
Tuesday: Lemon Shrimp over whole wheat pasta, Spinach Salad
Wednesday:Pork Chops with Warm Cinnamon Apples
Thursday: Friends House!
Friday: Tilapia Black Bean Tacos
Saturday: Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
Sunday: Pork Chops, Veggie Stir Fry, salad
I don’t have any recipes for this stuff. I just wrote down from the top of my head and I’m going to roll with it. For more menu ideas visit this junkie.
So here is the deal. I’ve been wanting to try and “eat clean” for a while now. I have been looking through tons & tons of nutrition boards and Bodybuilding Forums, I can’t even see strait. I want to incorporate this into my everyday life. This last year I have really listened to my body. (I have HAD to with newly running and cleansing and such) I have figured out, much to my dismay, that if I eat junk I feel like junk. My workout is junk. My body starts to flop around with junk. No, not junk in my trunk… that would be a GOOD thing over here in Hippie Land. Anyways, I am a MACHINE and I need to fuel myself correctly.
I do have a goal this year to fit into a bikini and be comfortable in it. This includes an experiment I would like to try. You see, I have 4 creatures and with each one of them I gained a good 50lbs. That equals ALOT of belly stretching. I like to call the situation “My Jowls”, like a bulldog. This is what my belly looks like.
I am really curious if with the correct nutrition and strength training if I can get something somewhat close to a 6 pack. Aw hell.. it doesn’t even have to have 6 but some serious definition would be AMAZING. So here I am researching nutrition and workout programs. I have done Weight Watchers® and did great and I have had great success with Isagenix® but I want to learn about nutrition. I want to know exactly how my body will run with certain foods. I am deeply intrigued. I did find a program that struck my fancy its called the Jamie Eason LIVEFIT Trainer. It includes meal plans, workouts the whole deal. I am going to hop on the Jamie wagon for a little while and see how it goes. I will be modifying the program to include Zumba® and running. I also will be splitting up days on and off depending on my busy mommy schedule.
K. So now I need to prep my meals for the week because I need a plethora of meat aka. protein. What a process! This week I prepped brown rice w/onions & garlic, chicken picante, sliced strawberries, carrots, celery, turkey meatloaf muffins and pumpkin protein bars. I really truly hope this gets easier every week. I feel empowered already.
I haven’t decided yet if I will start her workout plan this week or just focus on the food aspect of things and get my Body Pump class in. I do have Zumba scheduled in this week for 4 days and 2 days of Body Pump for good measure. I did do a 2 day cleanse this weekend and I am ready to start this week. I AM A MACHINE.
I know, I know. I have been absent for a while. Mostly because I haven’t figured out what I want to do with this year yet. I have no direction right now and have been a full month into thought at this point. I can’t get anything done if I am busy dreaming, people! Sheesh. Get off my back. Then, just when I thought to set fire to this blog somebody comes up and tells me how I have inspired them. Isn’t it funny how things in life simply happen in that way?
Are you ready for this year? Have you made all your plans yet? Last year, this part was so easy and now this year it is the most difficult. I am looking at my list and all the hard work and growing I need to do to accomplish it. I really am procrastinating. The easy road.
Ah hell. What am I doing? Telling you all my secrets because blasting my personal life all across the internet gives me warm fuzzies and glitter starts flying off the keyboard when I type. Yep. That AMAZING. Then, just when I want to set fire to this thing, I accomplish one of those scary things I didn’t ever think I would. So here I am. Get all that?
This week I am headed to Portland for Zumba Instructor training. I have waited months for this week to come. I haven’t figured what I am more excited about. Getting outta dodge, road trip with the Big Kahuna or hanging out with Gina (one of Beto’s, creator of Zumba, right hand ladies). I would never have thought 6 months ago I would be in this spot. A fitness instructor. Me. BAH WAH HA HA HA! Snort. HA! HA! I still find it very funny that I am here in this spot. Leap of Faith, they call it. I have no idea where I am headed but I LOVE what I am doing right now and so I dancing with it.
Now for my menu for the week…
Monday: Lemon Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Tuesday: Spaghetti, Sour Dough Bread
Friday: Chili & Corn Bread
Saturday: Steak Skewers and Blue Cheese Dip
Sunday: Baked Chicken Fajitas
For more meal ideas, visit this junkie.