Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First day

How did everyone's first day go yesterday? I am proud of myself. I stuck to my diet to the "T" yesterday, had a great workout and got in plenty of water!!
I was thinking of ways to help meet your goals. One thing that I am going to do to remind myself of my goals, is I am going to make a vision board. This vision board is going to have my before picture and then pics of what I want to accomplish, people that motivate me, and words that inspire me. Then I am going to hang it up in my kitchen so when I go in there to have a snack, I will see that vision board, and remember what I striving for and then I will either skip the snack or choose a healthy one. I suggest that you all do this. Or for those that work and have vending machines at work, maybe put your before pic in your wallet next to your money and then as you go for the money you will see the pic remember your goal and avoid the vending machine. :) I hope those are some helpful tips for you! I really think everyone should do the vision board. As soon as I am done with mine I will post of pic of it for you all to see.
Good luck today! And remember to eat healthy, get in a workout and drink plenty of water!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

My meal plan for the week

Okay, so for those who need ideas of what to eat, here is my meal plan for the week. You may follow with me or take some ideas and add them to your meal plans.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Meals:
Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait 350 cal.
9 oz nonfat plain greek yogurt
2 TB chopped walnuts
1 c. berries. Mix together and eat up!

Lunch: Black Bean Wrap 450 cal.
1/4 c. mashed black beans, rinsed and drained
2 TB mozzarella cheese
2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
pinch of cayene pepper.
Mix ingredients and spread onto a whole wheat wrap. Roll up and nuke until heated through about 1 min. Top with 2 TB salsa and serve with 1 tangerine

Snack: Chips and Salsa 200 cal
15 baked tortilla chips
1/2 c. salsa

Dinner: Salmon Salad 400 cal
3 c. mixed greens
1 tomato chopped
1 c. sliced cucumbers
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
Mix and top with 2 oz smoked salmon. Serve with 1 slice whole wheat toast spread with 2 tsp almond butter and 1 tsp raw honey

Dessert: Grape Delight 200 Cal
1 c. grapes and 1 mozzarella string cheese

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Meals:
Breakfast: Egg and cheese 350 cal
Cook one egg to your liking. Place egg, 1 slice cheddar cheese on a toasted whole grain english muffin. Serve with 1/2 an apple.

Lunch: Soup and Sammy 450 cal
Heat 1 c. low-sodium tomato soup. Spread 1 tsp. mustard on 2 slices of whole wheat bread. Place 2 oz. low sodium turkey breast, 2 slices tomato, 1 slice cheddar cheese, lettuce in between bread.

Snack: Sweet Smoothie 200 cal
Blend 2 TB whey protein powder, 1/2 c. frozen raspberries, 1 c. water, 1/2 c. skim milk

Dinner: Pasta Marinara: 400 cal
Saute 1/2 c. chopped red onion, 1 chopped garlic clove, in 2 tsp olive oil, about 5 min. Add 2 c. chopped tomatoes. Cook 5 min more. Pour sauce over 2 oz whole wheat pasta, cooked according to pkg directions. Top with 2 tsp chopped fresh basil, 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley. Serve with 1 c. steamed green beans.

Dessert: Raspberry Dream 200 cal
Mix 4 oz nonfat plain greek yogurt with 1 c. fresh raspberries. Top with 1 sheet of graham cracker, crumbled.

For Sunday I am just eating what ever is left over from the week and skipping the dinner and dessert and doing one free meal.
I hope this has helped out some of you!

Contest starts today!!!

January 3, is here and the contest has now begun! Remember to be a follower of this blog and send me your starting weight and inches from waist and hips with a before picture, in order to qualify for the contest! Here is my starting weight and inches:
Weight: 119.0
Waist: 28.5 inches
Hips: 35 inches

This is how my day started off. I did 45 min of yoga, and then 45 min of cardio! I am doing a four week program that Jillian Michaels wrote for the January issue of Self Magazine. So if you are interested in that, go buy the issue or log onto Self.com and get the meal plans and workout plans.
My goals for this month is also to eat no candy, cakes, brownies, icecream, chocolates, etc! Wish me luck! And good luck to all of you!
Remember I am here to help give support and some ideas if you need them just post your questions here and I will answer them!