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Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with berries and flax seed

AM Snack: Whole Grain Wrap with Natural Peanut Butter and a banana

Lunch: Salsa Chicken with bowl of soup

PM Snack: Cut up vegetables and cottage cheese


Evening Snack

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

Breakfast (7:00)
Plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt with berries Banana

AM Snack (9:30)
Morning muffin and a cut up kiwi

Lunch (12:00)
Greek salad with olive oil and vinegar on the side

PM Snack (3:00)
Cut up carrots and cucumbers with hummus

Note: I am noticing that today I am not as tired as I usually am, my eyes don't feel heavy and I haven't been yawning as much as I usually do.

July 14, 2011

I was off with the kids today

Breakfast (7:00)
Plain, fat free Greek Yogurt with berries (yummy)

Activity (9:30)
60 minute Zumba class followed by Ab workout and stretching

Snack (11:00)
Morning Constitutional muffin

Lunch (12:30)
Soup (Recharged book)

PM Break (2:30)
Hummus and cut up carrots and cucumbers

Dinner (5:30)
Grilled Salmon with olive oil and Romaine lettuce with, cucumbers, zucchini and carrots and EVOO and Apple Cider Vinegar

Evening Snack (7:00)
Toasted sprouted bread with apple sauce and natural peanut butter

Around 9:00 I also had a Honey brown beer, shouldn't have had it but it tasted great so I am not going to beat myself up over it.

Went to bed at 10:30

July 13, 2011

I was off with the kids today

Breakfast (7:30 AM)
Plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt with Berries and honey

Snack (10:00 AM)
Fat Free Cottage Cheese and cut up mango

Lunch (1:30)
Chicken Breast with half of a sweet potato

Note: Was out running errand with the kids and got home late

Snack (3:30)
Morning Constitutional Muffin

Dinner (5:30)
Soup (from Recharged book) and piece of salmon with EVOO done on the barbeque.

Note: The soup was super filling that I didn't really need the Salmon, Josh ate over half of it.

Activity (7:30)
Cardio for 15 minutes and upper body workout followed by Ab workout and stretching

Evening Snack (9:00)
Sprouted grain bread with natural peanut butter

Went to be at 10:00

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011

Woke up at 6:10

Breakfast (6:20)
Oatmeal with egg whites, almond butter, cinnamon and milk
coffee with skim milk

NOTE: tried a different recipe today, adding egg whites and hoping the oatmeal and other ingredients would disguise the taste of the egg. No such luck, I had trouble working through it and couldn't finish it all. Posted on the Nest Health board and got a couple of other suggestions that I am going to try tomorrow.

AM Snack (9:30)
Cottage Cheese and cut up mango

Note: also brought a kiwi but didn't eat it since I felt satisfied after finishing the mango.

Lunch (12:15)
Chopped Romaine lettuce, match stick carrots, zucchini and cucumber with a can of low sodium tuna, packed in water with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

NOTE: Much yummier than I anticipated it would be

Dinner (5:30)
Chicken breast with half a sweet potato

Went to the gym today, did 20 minutes of cardio and then did the lower body workout followed by the Ab workout

Went to bed at 10:00

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

Breakfast 6:30 am
1/2 cup of Oatmeal with 1 cup of boiling water, left to sit for 10 minutes
Added 1 scoop of ISOfemme protien powder (strawberry smootie flavour) and 1/4 cup of thawed berries.
Coffee with skim milk.

Note: I found the oatmeal to be a bit runny and the taste and texture of the protien powder to be a bit overwhelming. Will add Flax and Wheat Germ tomorrow and lower the amount of protien powder so I can adjust to the taste.

AM Snack (9:30)
Cottage Cheese and a Banana

Activity 11:30
40 Minute Power Walk at Lunch with stairs

Lunch (12:30)
Chicken Explosion from the The Eat Clean Diet Recharged.

NOTE:OMG this was so good, it prepares four servings so I will be having it for dinner tonight as well but it was so good that I do not mind at all. Plus I fell super satisfied!!!

PM Snack (2:30)
Cut up green peppers and carrots with hummus

NOTE: I ate this early, I am such a sucker for hummus that I was really craving it and no amount of water was helping, hopefully I can avoid this in the future.

A fresh start

Well its been a while, well more than a while but lets start FRESH.

Today marks Day 1 of a fresh start, last week I broke down and FINALLY got myself a gym membership. Today I start my new Eat Clean way of life. I purchased the Eat Clean Diet Recharged by Tosca Reno and pretty much devoured the book over the weekend. Everything that she said just clicked for me. I went out yesterday and loaded my fridge with FRESH, beautifully coloured fruits and vegetables and lean meats and stocked my cupboards with healthy grains and legumes.

Also, last week I finally broke down and got myself a gym membership. A friend and I are going to do shared sessions with a personal trainer once a week, hopefully starting this weekend and I am going to be doing cardio and additional training on my own 3 - 4 times a week.

I am really excited to get my body moving.

My plan at this point is to share what I am eating and my activity on a daily basis. My menu to start isn't going to be very thrilling as I am just trying to find my way in this Eat Clean way of life but I hope that it will quickly expand!

If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer.