Friday, July 5, 2013

Lazy Day Off

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. It rained most of the day here so mine consisted of Ruby Tuesday's and movies. Which on a day off that is exactly want I want. Sometimes nothing is better than curling up in a blanket and watching movies all day. So today I don't really have much to share.

Day 141:
Breakfast: skip ( I ate a super early lunch)
Lunch: Ruby Tuesday (grilled bbq chicken, salad bar and a side of spaghetti squash with marinara sauce)
Snack: I made a cauliflower pizza that I snacked on during a couple of my movies
Dinner: Skinny Turkey Sausage and Pepper pasta (recipe on May 29, 2013 post)

Week 5 Workout 3
Elliptical 20 minutes on fat burning level
Arms and Abs workout 30 minutes

Day 142:
Post workout smoothie: strawberries, 1 small banana, flax seed, fat free sugar free cheesecake jello, light soy milk, 2 ice cubes
Breakfast: 2 eggs
Snack: 1 small black plum and edamame
Lunch: Skinny Turkey Sausage and Pepper
Snack: non fat yogurt with 15 almonds
Dinner: since our normal Thai placed has been closed for the week we were starting to go in withdrawals :). So went went to a different. I will def. say the other place is still my favorite. I had chicken and veggies in a sauce that I think was a little too thick and made me nervous how much sugar I was eating.

91 days no diet mountain dew- 45 days no soda

45 days till final goal

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Killer Workout

I wanted to share my workout this morning because it literally kicked my rear. Now I wouldn't do this unless you are ready to break a sweat and don't mind doing tons of jumping jacks. So here you go!
Week 5 Workout 2
I started off with sprinting on the treadmill to warm up for 2 minutes. Then I moved to my little area of the gym where not many people are and pulled out my list and got started.

I don't think I have ever done so many jumping jacks in my entire life but they definitely kept my heart rate up. Now at the bottom when it says incline pull ups I decided to change it to crunches. (not going to lie at this point I was beat)
Afterwards I went and did the elliptical for 20 minutes changing the level from high to low, low to high and going forwards for 5 minutes and backwards for 5 minutes etc.
This is for sure a workout I will do again because it got me moving and my shirt and face was drenched with sweat. (best feeling ever)
Now since tomorrow is the 4th of July I probably won't be posting but I will include my workout and food journal in my post on Friday.
I hope everyone has a very happy and safe 4th of July.

Day 140:
Post workout smoothie: blueberries, plum, 1 small banana, light soy milk, 2 ice cubes
Breakfast: 2 medium eggs with 1 tsp of sugar free syrup and part skim mozzarella cheese
Snack: edamame and 3 peppermints (throughout the day, 60 calories for mints)
Lunch: 1 cup of Skinny Quinoa Jambalaya (going to start really focusing on my portions sizes)
Snack: non fat yogurt with almonds (15)
Dinner: I went to a cookout and had a chicken hot dog with no bun and a few baked lays

89 days no diet mountain dew- 43 days no soda

47 days final goal

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Everyone that knows me knows that I absolutely love cheesecake. I could probably eat it everyday and never get sick of it. So I began thinking of ways to get my cheesecake fix. This is definitely worth trying if you are a cheesecake lover like myself.

What you will need
1 cup of fresh strawberries
1 spoonful of  sugar free fat free cheesecake jello
1 tsp of Splenda
1 cup of light soy milk
2 ice cubes
I prepare my smoothies the night before so all I have to do in the morning is add the soy milk and ice cubes.
So last night I went ahead and added my strawberries, splenda and cheesecake jello to my blender.
Then put in the refrigerator.

This morning I just added my light soy milk and ice cubes and it was ready to enjoy!
The drive to work this morning was much more enjoyable while I was sipping on my
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Week 5 Workout 1
Treadmill 20 minutes: 4 minutes 15 incline 4.5 mph- 6 minutes 0 incline 5.5 mph- 4 minutes 15 incline 4.5- 5 minutes 0 incline - 6 minutes 0 incline 5.5 mph
Arm weights and abs 15 minutes
Elliptical 15 minutes level 5
Day 139
Post workout smoothie: Strawberry Cheesecake
Breakfast: 2 medium eggs with a few pieces of turkey sausage
Snack: edamame
Lunch: Skinny Quinoa Jambalaya
Snack: no fat yogurt with almonds and a few pieces of tiny dark chocolate squares and 3 yogurt covered peanuts
Dinner: side ceasar salad with low fat yogurt dressing with a small side of Skiiny Quinoa Jambalaya
Dessert: met the bf for some fat free sugar free coffee carmel swirl icecream (yumyum)
88 days no diet mountain dew- 42 days no soda
48 days till final goal


Monday, July 1, 2013

Skinny Quinoa Jambalaya

This weekend the bf and I got to hangout with two of our good friends that we haven't seen in a while. So all day Saturday was filled with laying out, playing corn hole and just catching up with each other. Later that evening we all decided we were craving Low Country Boil. (I knew at that point that it was going to have to be a cheat day). So the boys went to the grocery store and got everything we would need to have the best Low Country Boil ever. You can't tell me this doesn't look delicious.

After our bellies were stuffed we decided to call it a day and I headed home.
The next day I started to think what I could cook for lunch for the week. When all the sudden a commercial for some restaurant came on for jambalaya. I thought to myself. I could easily cook a healthy version of that and I haven't had it in forever.
So here we go.
What you will need
1 package of the easy make quinoa
3 large chicken breast
3/4 package of turkey sausage
 1/2 onion
1 red pepper
1 zucchini
garlic salt
Cajun seasoning
1/2 can crushed tomatoes
1 can fat free chicken broth
I started by sauteing my veggies (just a little)

Then I add the veggies, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, turkey sausage and all seasoning (cooking on low)

While that is cooking on low I cooked my chicken ( I started out baking it but that was going to take to long and I was exhausted from the weekend so I cooked it on the stove)

While my chicken was finishing up, I cooked the quinoa.
I then added the chicken and

quinoa. I turned up to high for about 10 minutes and then turned back to low/warm for about 30 minutes. (stirring occasionally)

Then I made me a bowl to enjoy!

Day 136:
Breakfast: skip
Lunch: grilled catfish with green beans and side salad
Snack: snow cone (cheat day)
Dinner: Low Country Boil: Sausage, crab legs, corn and potatoes (cheat day)
Day 137:
Breakfast: skip
Lunch: Chinese buffet with the bf: miso soup, bourbon chicken, broccoli, pork and onions
Dinner: grilled chicken salad with low fat dressing
Dessert: I was craving something sweet so I had a spoonful of reduced fat pb
Day 138:
Breakfast: smoothie (strawberry cheesecake and yes it is low fat, I will be sharing it tomorrow)
Snack: 2 medium eggs
Lunch: Skinny Quinoa Jambalaya
Snack:non fat yogurt and mixed nuts
Dinner: went to eat at O'Charleys with the bf and had a grilled chicken, spinach, green apple, pecan salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing (amazing) later that night I had a few bites of my jambalaya as I was preparing my lunch (gotta stop doing that)
87 days no diet mountain dew - 41 days no soda
49 days till final goal- I slacked off this weekend with my workouts because I was so busy and had a cheat day. So I am defiantly gonna have to kick it up this week.