Friday, January 16, 2015

Fitness + Clean Eating

Hi, so it's been a while. I'm just getting over an upper respiratory infection plus I lost my voice and still don't have it back 100%. On Monday I didn't have it all and it's pretty hard to parent without it! I've been trying to drink more water than usual plus getting enough sleep. I got over my infection with the help of Mucinex and have started taking a half of a Benadryl pill at night to help me sleep.  It's definitely helping.

If you've been following me on Instagram I've posted a ton of pics of the girls, but I also posted a picture of Insanity:Max 30, which the hubby and I started this week. I'm following the schedule and my husband and a few of his coworkers are doing it one day later. So far I'm liking it and he is loving it. I'm a little skeptical about the 30 minute workouts. I know it's HIIT (high intensity interval training), which is a killer workout, but it's only a short amount of time per day. It's a 60 day program and we took photos and measurements last Sunday so I'm looking forward to seeing any progress. If anything I'm sure it will tone my legs and butt since it's a lot of jumping and squats. And, that's always a good thing. :)

I have increased my water intake and trying to drink less coffee. Instead of multiple cups throughout the day I've been drinking my usual 2 cups in the morning and tea or just water in the afternoon. I've also been getting more sleep at night so I'm sure that's helping curb my coffee addiction. I've also eliminated wine during the week, which was really hard after my husband's co-worker brought me a bottle of my favorite (Cupcake) last weekend. I'll save a glass or two for the weekend.

I've been trying to eat healthier (i.e. less snacking) throughout the day. You could usually find me taking a handful of the girls' snacks or eating mindlessly at night. I've been trying harder to discipline myself. This is part of the 60 day workout program. I know I have to eat cleaner to see results. Here is a typical day of what I have been eating this past week:

2 eggs (over easy or scrambled) with sauteed spinach and piece of whole wheat toast
Oatmeal (almond milk) and berries

Whole wheat wrap with hummus, fresh spinach, veggies, lentils (Trader Joe refrigerated) or leftover chicken
Salad (made at home)

Mid-afternoon Snack:
Hard boiled eggs
Veggies and hummus
Lara Bar (if we are out this is an easy snack to bring)
Water (I've been carrying my 32 oz water bottle everywhere)

Grilled chicken with roasted veggies or sweet potato

Nightly Snack:
Cherry tomatoes with sea salt
Carrot sticks
Roasted veggies

Here are a couple iPhone photos I snapped of a few of my meals this week.

Whole wheat wrap with hummus, chicken, fresh spinach, red pepper
Salad with fresh spinach, grilled chicken, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese, roasted butternut squash, olive oil and balsamic (dressing):
 Whole wheat panini with grilled chicken and avocado / Roasted butternut squash

 The biggest thing for me is making sure I prepare myself for the week or I will end up eating nothing at all or everything in sight! I'm planning on writing a fitness and/or food post once a week throughout the 60 days.

1 comment:

  1. Having healthy life with clean eating will always provide an great life to us.