Last night I was feeling pretty awful from all the heavy eating and I couldn’t sleep for anything. It’s funny because I know if I am good to my body it’s good to me, so maybe this was it’s way of saying it wasn’t happy with all my birthday celebrating :) It really made it easy to start my Caribbean Countdown action plan.
I officially have exactly 95 days before our Caribbean Cruise and a little over a month before our vacation with my family in Lake Tahoe. I want to be in the BEST shape and look my best for both events.
Breakfast was all about getting back to the basics.
1 c Kashi Heart to Heart
1/3 c Trader Joe’s Fiber Worms
1 White Nectarine
1 c fat free milk (poured over after I took the picture)
All together with my Hooray! Coffee Mug at work – LOVE the funky cups we have.
I almost skipped my mid morning snack but my stomach started to grumble about an hour before spin class. I knew if I didn’t eat something I’d be starving and shaky by the time I returned. I grabbed a Peanut Butter Gnu Bar ~ I LOVE this flavor! It’s peanut buttery with a little sweetness, chewiness and crunch.
Spin class totally rocked! I LOVED our substitute instructor. I think what really inspired me was I remember being there the first day she started a year ago. She looked so amazing now ~ so fit and toned. Plus, she is so upbeat and really challenges you to challenge yourself. I LOVED instructors who do that.
I came back to a leftovers lunch. I started off with some Vegan Pasta Salad. I think it gets better each day ~ delish!
Cantaloupe and watermelon ~ I think this is my favorite melon combo ever!
All together with some BBQ chicken, green beans/squash and fizzy water. It was fun to eat around my plate.
I am SO PROUD of me today! My co-workers picked up my TWO favorite cakes today to celebrate two of our co-workers birthdays. I participated by singing happy birthday, chatting it up and having ZERO CAKE! I am proud of me for resisting and sticking to my snack of grapes and low-fat cheese. The red were definitely better than the green. Next time I should eat them in reverse order 🙂
When I got home, I grabbed a fizzy water for me and a “beer” for The Husband. He wanted me to share his beer with you all.
His beer is ROOT BEER by Henry Weinhard. It’s delicious!
The STAR of tonight’s dinner was the Kicked Up Emeril Horseradish Mustard I received from Foodbuzz. I have to admit I was expecting this to be super spicy when I opened it, but, it wasn’t. It was pleasantly tangy like a Dijon mustard with a little bit of a bite.
While I grilled our fast dinner, I snacked on one of the leftover Texas Roadhouse rolls. They are AMAZING even the next day ~ soft, chewy, sweet!
The Husband had leftover ribs & hotlinks, while I grilled up a Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burger topped with ketchup, Emeril’s Kicked Up Mustard and cucumber chips. These are my favorite pre-made burgers of all times and they are only 3 Weight Watcher Points each.
Plus the rest of my veggies from last night.
Dinner wasn’t anything fancy, but, I have to admit I LOVED cooking it up in about 10 minutes and having the rest of my night free. I need to find quick meals like this more often!
So, I need to ask you all for some advice. I really want to lose the few extra lbs I’ve gained back this year and whip myself into awesome shape for our upcoming vacations. I have had success going alone with my workouts and when I first started running that is how I lost my 55 lbs. While training for my half marathon originally helped, I pretty much maintained during that time frame. Since my initial loss I have switched to Eating Clean after following the Eat Clean Diet and continue to workout most days of the week (usually cardio 4-5 days and strength 1-2 days with some yoga thrown in there). Side Note ~ this past month I’ve slacked off and done very little.
I could go on and on with the things I’ve tried that have worked. However, I want to find the right combination that will achieve results. I have pondered training for another event, doing Jillian Michael’s Circuits or Making The Cut (have had success with both) to working with a personal trainer or trying something new like Body For Life(both I’ve never done).
What do you think is the most effective method for working out to achieve the results you want in roughly 90 days/3 months? I will most likely pair any workout plan with Clean Eating & Weight Watchers but I can fit any eating plan within Weight Watchers. I am really flexible and open to trying anything ~ I have the motivation, now I NEED the action plan.
I’d love to hear about any experiences you’ve had or things you recommend.