Tuesday, August 19, 2014

{Girlytech does} 21 Day Fix - Day 16

Breakfast: Slim Rite shake
1 red, 1 yellow

Snack: Apple w/ peanut butter
1 purple, 2 tsp.

Lunch: 1 cup spinach, .5 cup romaine, .5 cup peppers, 3/4 cup taco seasoned chicken, 2 Tbsp dressing.
2 green, 1 red, 1 orange

Snack: Fruit tart. Not approved, but better than chocolate cake?
Let's call it 1/2 purple, 1 yellow

Workout 1: Cardio. Beat from yesterday but powered through.

Dinner: 1.5 cups chicken, 1 cup broccoli, cheddar cheese
2 red, 1 green, 1 blue

Snack: 1/2 apple
1/2 purple

Workout 2: Upper. I did a real push-up! So... this is a victory for me. I almost did two! Two workouts a day is seriously no joke. Final push!

Day 16 down, 5 to go!

{Girlytech does } 21 Day Fix - Day 15

Breakfast: 3/4 cups non fat plain yogurt, 1/2 cup Grape Nuts. I used to eat this all the time, but it seemed really heavy to me today. Really good to keep you full a long time with all the fiber/protein though.
1 red, 1 yellow

I was so full from breakfast I didn't have a snack. I'm also off work for the day which always lowers my appetite anyway.

Lunch: 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup romaine,  1/2 cup cucumber, 1/4 cup carrot, 1/4 cup peppers, 1 can tuna, 2 Tbsp homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette.
2 green, 1 red, 1 orange.

Snack: Apple & peanut butter
1 purple, 2 tsp.

Dinner: 3/4 cup chicken (chili powder & garlic), 1/3 cup cheese, lemon & lime juice, 1 cup romaine. 1 tortilla baked into crisps seasoned with lime juice and red pepper flakes.
1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow.

Workout #1: Full body cardio. This hit me super hard tonight in my legs and shoulders and.... everywhere! There's no way I'm jumping straight into Pilates after that. Let's take a break...

Snack: 1/2 frozen banana. 3/4 plain nonfat yogurt with cinnamon.

A snack and an episode of Sopranos and I'm back to it. 

Workout: Pilates. I can feel that I'm a little bit stronger in my arms, I'm able to hold the plank for some of the exercise instead of not even trying. Whew! I'm crazy for this, but I'm in the home stretch.

One day at a time, one pound at a time.

Day 15 down, 6 to go!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

{Girlytech does } 21 Day Fix - Day 14

Today was Oliver's second birthday party! I'll have more mom stuff to post on his actual birthday, I'm sure. We had a nice party, he loved the heck out of everything he got and had fun playing with his friends. I made super awesome cakes and we had some pizza. So... not really on the plan today.

Breakfast: Slim rite shake. (190 calories)

Lunch: 2 pieces pepperoni pizza. (750 calories)

Snack: birthday cake! 410 calories

Dinner: French dip, fries, cornbread. (1660 calories). Holy crap I did not expect that. I thought the meal would be half that number!

Workout: Dirty 30. Woo! Again, had to modify plank after a little bit, and side plank from the get go. I'm still pretty convinced that it takes a special kind of biology to do a side plank, and I happen to lack those genes.

Workout: Yoga. Mmm, that feels good. I definitely noticed increased flexibility over last week. Such a relaxing workout and perfect end to the week. Namaste.

14 down. 7 to go.

{Girlytech does } 21 Day Fix - Day 13

The challenge of the day is a company party. Let's see how we do....

Breakfast: Slim rite shake. (190 calories)

Lunch 1 apple + about half an apple Ollie didn't finish. (105 calories) With some peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. (180 calories)

Snack: 2 skirt steak sliders, 1 piece onion and corn mini pizza. (370 calories)

Dinner: ~1 cup green beans (30 calories), ~1/2 cup corn salad (200 calories), ~4 oz pork tenderloin (160 calories).

Drinks: I guess I could just not drink, eh? I think I've drank more on this 21 day fix 2 weeks than I did in the two months prior, haha. Anyway.... 3 vodka crans (600 calories) and 1 red wine (120 calories). I didn't think the vodka crans would be more than 100 calories a piece. Guess I should have stuck with wine!

Total: 1,955. 455 too high. My on the spot guesstimates were not as accurate as I thought they would be. I don't expect Sunday to be any better either.

Friday, August 15, 2014

{Girlytech does} 21 Day Fix - Day 12

So close to that half way point! I feel kind of bummed that Pilates didn't go well for me last night, but I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.

Breakfast: Slim Rite shake.
1 red. 1 yellow.

Lunch: So... I made a salad and took it to work with me. Then the husband was in town and he asked me to lunch so I went... and then the pretzel burger looked so good, so I got a chicken one. And ate some of hubby's fries. Let's go with best guesstimates on this...
2 red, 2 yellow, 1/2 green. 1 blue. 1 orange. (and a pretty big helping of fat!) Nothing to see here....

Snack: 1/2 banana.
1 purple.

Dinner: 2 eggs scrambled with 1 cup peppers and 1.5 cups spinach.
1 red, 2.5 green.

Workout: Cardio. Kicked my ass, again. I'd rather weight train than cardio any day. That feeling like your heart and lungs are going to simultaneously implode and explode is just not my thing. Yet I do it, because burning calories is what it's all about. Plus, at some point I really would like to be able to run a 5k all the way through... like I used to do... for fun.

Today was kind of bumpy, but I'm mostly hanging in there. I already know this weekend is messed up. I want to lose weight, I want to be fit, but I also don't want to miss out on all the great things in life because it doesn't fit in my container.

Day 12 down, 9 to go. (9?!)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

{Girlytech Does} 21 Day Fix - Day 11

The carbs are definitely the hardest part of this diet. Only two servings a day is not a lot, at all. Aren't grains the bottom of the pyramid? I wanted to have some grape nuts in my yogurt this morning, but that would mean only having one piece of bread for my sandwich, so I went with skipping the cereal addition. Which means less protein and fiber for me. Eh, I'll probably be fine but that's the hardest part of this thing for sure, I want 1-2 servings of yellow per meal not a day!

Breakfast: 3/4 cup plain yogurt w/ cinnamon.
1 red

Snack: Apple w/ PB
1 purple, 2 tsp.

Lunch: Turkey sandwich. 2 pieces bread, 6 slices turkey, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 cup cucumber, mustard.
2 yellow, 1 red, 1 green.

Dinner: 1 cup romaine lettuce. 1 cup mix cucumbers, carrots, and peppers. 6 slices turkey. 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette. 1/3 cup cheese. 
2 green. 1 red. 1 orange. 1 blue.

Workout: Pilates. I just wasn't feeling this tonight, not sure why. It seemed like every time I figured the pose out they were moving to next thing. I had a lot less trouble my first time through. 

Snack: This is pretty much my favorite, if you couldn't twll. 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 1/2 frozen banana, dash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon. 
1 red, 1 purple

11 days down, 10 to go! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Girlytech does} 21 Day Fix - Day 10

At the half way point. If I can lose another 3 lbs and 7% fat I would be pretty happy. My goal weight is between 142-149 lbs and I want to get down to 24% body fat, so that means ~14 lbs and 8% is still needed, but I don't expect that to all come off in the next week and a half. I'm feeling pretty good about everything though, and I am starting to not crave stuff as much as I was. Finding alternatives (like air popped popcorn with cheddar instead of potato chips) has been helpful for sure.

Breakfast: Slime Rite shake
1 red. 1 yellow

Snack: Apple w/ PB
1 purple. 2 tsp.

Lunch: Salad of champions! 1 cup romaine, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/4 cup cucumber, 1/4 cup peppers, handful of green onions. 1 can tuna. 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette.
2 green, 1 red, 1 orange.

Dinner: Roast beef sandwich. Bread, 12 slices roast beef, 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup cucumbers, cheddar.
2 yellow, 2 red, 1 green, 1 blue

I totally forgot that my breakfast drink counts as a yellow when I made that. I really need to use that app I mentioned and stop counting in my head.

Workout : lower body. Hey guys, let's do some squats! Finished the whole thing no modifications, though I had to take some stuff really slow.

Snack: frozen 1/2 banana, glass of wine. I'm writing this at the end of the day and drank that not knowing I already messed up on the yellows. *sigh*
1 purple, 1 yellow.

10 down, 11 to go!