WIAW and My Plan for the Month

Sweaty Stats: Yesterday I ran with my buddy…we got through 4 miles before it got too dark.  I finished up with some abs and pushups and home.  I need to start doing more weights and core work…I’ve been a cardio junkie for too long!  It’s time to tone up some more 🙂

I’m back to work…yes, I realize most of you have been back to work for a while now, but for me it was still a bummer!  I love my job, but come on – I love staying home more!! It was tough waking up and getting my butt in gear, but fortunately I did plan for the rough wake-up call in the morning and had everything ready to go in the morning.

Rise and Shine:

breakfast of champs

Started the morning with my Enlightened Green Protein Shake, Coffee, and Water – ‘Cups Galore’ is back in full force! 

Mid-day Fuel:

mexican cesar salad

I was hungry by 11;00!  I think my body was still adjusting to being up so early –So I broke into my lunch and made a smaller version of the salad I planned on having –

  • Mexican Cesar Salad: Romaine lettuce, avocado, Soyrizo Sauté (Soyrizo, black beans, and corn sautéed together), Greek Cesar Dressing (1 Tbl. Lite Cesar Dressing, 1 Tbl. Non-fat plain Greek yogurt, a bit of lime juice).

greek cesar dressing and soyrizo

Couple hours later this happened –

panera broccoli cheddar soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Panera – So delicious and I couldn’t pass up a chance to catch up with my work girls after a few weeks on not seeing them! 

Post-Run and Dinner:

Another Green Smoothie for my post-run fuel and dinner – I’m going to be having a smoothie for dinner for the next week, why?  Part of my January plan below.

Night Time Snack:

cottage cheese bowl

½ Cup Cottage Cheese with Fruit and Granola

The way my personality works is that I like having goals and a plan – whether it’s an upcoming race, fitness goals, weight issues, etc…I like working towards something.  The times I haven’t had some kind of plan is when I’ve noticed that I drop off more than usual.  Like anything else, nothing is set in stone and stuff happens, but I’m a lil ODC (have you noticed?!) and this is just what works for me.

So for the remainder of January I am planning on modifying my meals a bit.  I still feel like I’m not in my normal, feeling fit ways and want to jumpstart that a little more.  For me, the “new year” always starts when I go back to work after the holidays because this is where I have more set routine and times.  Since yesterday was my first day back, I figured this would be a perfect time to try this out.

One week on, one week off is my approach:

  • The week I’m “on – Green Protein Smoothie for breakfast and dinner, lumch will be something a lil heavier than just a salad.
  • The week I’m “off Eat pizza everyday Have a protein shake a day or every other day, but not for 2 meals.

Before everyone gets up in arms, my protein shakes are actually pretty nutrient rich, so as long as I get in a good lunch, I’ll be fine with this lighter dinner.  Here are the nutritional stats of the my shake.

enlightened protein shake

*Disclaimer, In case you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m not a doctor.  Don’t do this unless you consult a doctor.  The End*

I’ll leave you with this lil gem I saw in a restaurant this weekend 🙂

in lard we trust

Are there any short-term goals you’ve set for yourself for the remainder of January?
Do you have protein shakes as meals?
What’s the best thing you ate yesterday (just for fun!)? 
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One thought on “WIAW and My Plan for the Month

  1. I had a protein shake last night after my PT session 🙂 I have one most days, but I recently mixed up my eating routine and it had been almost a week since I last had one. I started doing intermittent fasting and I LOVE IT! I feel so much better, more energetic, more focused at work, etc. J is doing it, too, and really liking it. Have a great day!!

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