I’m FINALLY getting this post up! So sorry it’s taken me so long, we have been so busy, and I didn’t want this to be something that I didn’t take time on & not cover everything that I wanted to! So first I am going to start with my diet & then follow that with my workout routine. This is my Monday-Thursday routine..on the weekends..anything goes..and it gets pretty nasty 😉 haha..here we go!
As some of you may be excited to hear, my diet is nothing crazy or extreme. It’s controlled by a somewhat healthy diet & portions. I’ll go through what a typical day looks like:
breakfast– Raisin Bran OR High Fiber Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
snack (sometimes)- Apple with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Peanut Butter
lunch– Turkey, ham, lettuce, mayo, mustard & avocado wrap on a wheat tortilla with a side of Cheetos OR sometimes we go to our favorite sandwich shop where I get a grilled chicken wrap with bacon, spinach, onions, bbq & ranch
(image of usual lunch below)
snack- this one is my favorite and always a must because I am usually hungry by this time (3-4pm or so) Chobani Peanut Butter Dream Greek Yogurt..it’s SO GOOD! It’s one of those flip cups that has the toppings you flip over into the yogurt..so good!
dinner- this one varies a bit just depending what we are doing & what we are in the mood for! But I will give a list of our usual dinner routines: ground turkey stuffed pelpeppers (so good, you can find a recipe online, image below), grilled chicken with a sweet potato & brussle sprouts, ground turkey lettuce wraps (one of our favs, recipe online), grilled chicken wraps on a wheat tortilla with spinach, cheese & sweet vidallia onion sauce with a cup of tomato basil soup (one of our favorites). We try to eat home most days during the week, but if we do ever eat out we still try to keep it healthy by going to newks or mcalisters. If you guys have any questions about recipes or anything, feel free to message me!
dessert- this is a must for me. this is the way I am able to get myself through the day..knowing I have chocolate to look forward to that night haha! So there are desserts out there that are moderately healthy like: chocolate covered almonds, dark chocolate covered blueberries, dark chocolate anything really..but this is an area where I just have to try my hardest to portion. There are some nights (like last night) where I lose all self control & blackout & eat WAY too many sweets (3 cookies & a pop-tart..dont judge me..be better than me lol) BUT most of the time I am able to keep my portions somewhat reasonable. So right now I am on a Turtle kick. So every night I usually limit myself to 3 of them. If you are able to cut out dessert completely, more power to you! I just don’t think that I will ever have that kind of will power haha!
PORTIONS are key with eating! When you are eating really healthy, you can & likely need to eat more! But when it’s not always healthy, you just have to know when you’re full & when it’s time to put the fork down & step away from the plate (Jo is still learning how to do this ;))
I have picked up on my exercising more in the past 6 months or so. I attend Crossfit at a local gym called Crossfit Iron Pelican. I try to go 4 times a week if I am able. This week I only went twice & did a spin class another day, so I am slacking a bit. But that’s ok! Our weeks get busy & won’t always look the same. But consistency is key in obtaining fitness results! Crossfit workouts vary each day, but I will go through several movements that we cover in our workouts. Also note that when we are doing weighted workouts, I never go super heavy. That is a way that I have found that I can stay a lean fit rather than a bulkier fit..both are great! I just prefer & my body produces a leaner muscle tone. Movements include: pull ups, push ups, sit ups, toes to bar, ring dips, running, rowing, box jumps, burpees, hand stand pushups, push press, squat, thrusters, power cleans, kettle bell swings, jump rope & more. You can go to Crossfit Iron Pelican facebook page to check out our workouts from day to day. I definitely recommend getting into some kind of group fitness. Because if you’re anything like me..you’ll walk into the gym with a full plan to workout..& then just end up standing around or playing on the equipment..getting nothing done! Crossfit is so great because you can totally modify it to your personal fitness level. It has definitely given me the most results.
I think that just about covers everything! I really hope this was helpful..and if you guys have any qyestions about anything at all, please feel free to DM or email me & I will answer any questions you have. The biggest thing is to just start. Start small & work your way up! Everyone’s “FIT” & healthy is going to look totally different. I have more of a petite build like my dad, where my mom is extremely fit, and has more of a stronger, bulkier build. All builds, sizes & looks are amazing! It’s just finding what is best for YOU, committing to that, & being happy with exactly what that looks like! Look..we were all created by the most perfect Creator up there..He didn’t make any mistakes with how he made any of us. “You are fearfully & wonderfully made” & don’t ever forget it (:
Love you guys!