Sometimes I think I jinx myself. Last week, I was feeling ahead of the game and February was going to wrap up as a very productive month.
These last few days have been all kinds of busy! I know February isn’t over yet, and I have time to catch up, but I definitely lost steam this week. I worked out 6 days last week and then Sunday hit and it’s been nonstop ever since. Not only haven’t I exercised but I just got around to making our salads TODAY. Ummm just in case you’re keeping track, it’s Wednesday.
But now that I think about it I guess I was somewhat prepared because Mike and I ate our last salads yesterday so at least I made enough to get us through until this week. However, I’m totally out of smoothie kits so I’ve been whipping up a smoothie the last couples days with just fruit, chia seeds, and almond mild. I ran out of greens <— and this is why I make up frozen smoothie packs once a month or so. I’m not gonna have time to make these until Sunday so I’ll just use what I have on hand.
I see a big freezer cooking session in my future!
Thankfully, I’m continuing to test out Daily Harvest this week so I do have some smoothies and overnight oat bowls to enjoy for breakfast. That review should be up by next week.
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Okay, now for my weekly weigh-in….
Starting weight (October 2010) : 177 lbs
First goal weight: 145lbs
Final goal weight: 135 lbs
Last week’s weight:155.4
Current weight: 157.4 lbs
Well hello 2lbs, I missed you. Ummm…no.
All I can say is it’s amazing how only a couple days of getting off track can have such a negative impact on the scale. Like I said, last week I did great with exercise – even got all my toning in. Honestly, I felt awesome by Saturday. However, today not so much. I haven’t exercised since Saturday and while I haven’t gorged on junk I can’t say I’ve been on point either. If I would’ve stayed focused, and truly protected my time, I’m sure this number would be very different. However, I let the busy get the best of me and here we are.
All I can do is keep moving forward. My goal is to exercise Thursday – Sunday so I can get in at least 4 days of exercise.
I’m going to keep my exercise routine the same as last week.
45 – 60 minutes on the treadmill
30 plie squats with tricep press
30 squats with bicep curls
30 lunges with rows
3 (30 second) planks
3 (30 second) russian twists
Let’s go over my meal plan. My meal plan didn’t go as planned last week because my box of meat from Butcher Box didn’t get here until Friday late afternoon. Also, since it’s winter break for the kids, we have a house full of kids so some of the dinners I had planned last week are going to wait until next week because this week is going to be all about easy.
Real quick, here’s the meat I got from Butcher Box. I got chicken breast, ground beef, pork ribs, pork butt, filet, rib eye, and salmon. 2 of the ground beef I got for free because I signed up during the free ground beef for life and I paid extra for the salmon and filet. The rest came as part of the $129 curated beef and pork box.
Currently, Butcher Box is offering 2 free filet mignons, bacon, and $10 off your first box. This is a great offer so if you want to give this a try then now’s a good time. Get the deal here.
You can learn more about Butcher box in my Butcher Box Review.
I’m going to use the pork ribs in a sauce recipe for a dinner I’m making for friends in a couple weeks. I have to say I’m quite excited about the pork butt, I’m going to make an Italian pulled pork recipe on Sunday.
Anyway, here’s the plan for the rest of the week.
Breakfast – 222 – 250
Berries, apple, and chia smoothies. It’s a variation of my favorite detox smoothie.
Daily harvest overnight oats
meal prep tips
- smoothies will be made the morning I drink them.
- overnight oats will be prepared the night before.
Mid-morning snack – 120 calories
½ cup of cottage cheese
Lunch – 415
Meal prep tips
- These salads were made today. I also made Mike’s salads too.
Afternoon snack – 240 calories
¼ raw almonds
Dinner – 329 – 493 calories
Turkey Meatball Subs – 351 calories
Cheeseburger Wraps – 329 calories
Tacos – 429 calories
Cheeseburger meatloaf and roasted broccoli – 396 calories
Blackened Salmon with bagged Ceasar Salad – 493 calories
Meal prep tips
- I’m using up the rest of the meatball sub, wraps, and taco freezer kits.
- I made the meatloaf today and tomorrow I’ll make the salmon.
As you can see I keep meals easy by preparing the same things everyday for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. I actually prefer to eat this way. I know some people think it’s boring but I find it so much easier to stick to a healthier diet when the food is ready to eat. If I had to make something different for every single meal I would struggle (more than I already do at times) sticking to the plan.
However, that’s not to say I don’t switch things up if needed. This is why it’s important to have healthy ingredients on hand so you can make something different.
That’s my plan for this week. Check out my healthy meal planning resource page with more information on putting together a meal plan.
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Have a great rest of the week!
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