Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day, Meal Plans, & The Week in Review

Happy Father's Day!
I hope your life is as full of great Dads as mine is.

This morning I was thinking how happy I am that my kids have Ken for their Dad.  He's much more adventurous than I am, and they sure need that in their life.  I'd probably keep them too sheltered if I was on my own.  God knew what he was doing here.

Meal Planning

The last couple of days have been way off track meal-wise.  I haven't yet reached that weight-loss goal that I set for myself at the beginning of the Fast Metabolism Diet.  We're headed to a Father's Day picnic this afternoon and I am making a salad that is full of fruits & veggies to make sure that I have some on my plate. (pics later)  But, I know that I'll splurge somewhere.  So tomorrow I'm going to do a week of Fast Metabolism phases.  It will look like this:

Monday & Tuesday (Phase 1)
Breakfast: Strawberry French Toast
Snack: Apple
Lunch: Turkey Vegetable Chili
Snack: Orange
Dinner: Steak & Veggie Kabobs (M) Grilled Chicken (T)
Sweet Potatoes & Ezekiel Bread

Wednesday & Thursday (Phase 2)
Breakfast: Egg Whites Scrambled with Veggies
Snack: Roast Beef
Lunch: Grilled Chicken or Turkey Burger on Salad
Snack: Tuna
Dinner: Steak & Asparagus (W)
Cod & Asparagus (Th)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Phase 3)
Breakfast: 1/2 Ezekiel English Muffin with Cashew Butter & Mixed Berries
Snack: Roast Beef & Cucumbers
Lunch: Turkey Vegetable Chili with Avocado
Snack: Roast Beef & Cucumbers
Dinner: Clams & Sweet Potato Fries (F)
(our clam recipe- grilled with a topping made of
red pepper flakes, bacon, parsley, garlic & olive oil. Delish!)
Steak Burgers & Grilled Veggies (S)
Grilled Salmon & Asparagus (Sun)

Note: I don't want you to think that the vegetable choices are limited on the Fast Metabolism Diet.  In fact, the list of veggies is long.
I just really like Asparagus on the grill in the summer and I know I'll eat it. :)

Running & Yoga Stuff

This week's fitness was great!  I ran 8 miles yesterday.  Often, a run of this length leaves me with an achy lower back, but I feel great.  I really believe that the yoga is strengthening my core so that I am better able to support my upper body while I'm running.

(I'm really going to write that post about yoga & strength this week, I promise.)

Sunday:
36 Sun Salutations
(Day 36- 1/3 of the way through the program)

Monday:
Track Workout
Ultimate Yogi- Balance & Hard CORE

Tuesday:
UY- Strength

Wednesday:
UY- Flexibility

Thursday:
45 min. Run
UY- Detox & Hard CORE

Friday:
Uy- Gentle

Saturday:
8 mile run
UY- Hard CORE

This week will look similar.  Today I'm doing Ultimate Yogi Cardio.  It's a challenging video, but fun.  And it's raining outside anyway so I'm happy to do yoga inside the house.

Goals for this week:
Stick to my Fast Metabolism Meal Plans

Do Ultimate Yogi Hard CORE 3 times
(I tend to miss this one too often)

Mantra: I feel better when I eat whole foods.

What's your goal this week?

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