Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is always bittersweet for me–it’s a time for reflection and possibility for the new year, but it’s also the time when my break at home with my boys is over and I have to get back to the daily grind.
I knew that with going back to work this week, I needed to be really organized with my food. Just like with last week, I’ve planned out every meal and snack I’m having this week. Though I know it won’t all go according to plan, it helps me stay on track because I know exactly when I need a protein or a veggie and when I’m done with carbs for the day!
Breakfasts: Old fashioned oats with a tsp peanut butter, cinnamon, and sliced banana; vegan chocolate shakeology with a tsp peanut butter and banana and my Focused Energy Boost
Morning snack: low-fat cottage cheese
Lunches: Leftovers from dinner the night before
Afternoon snacks: sliced veggies with spicy hummus
Saturday: Fixate Sloppy Joes
Sunday: Chicken stir fry with quinoa and veggies
Monday: BBQ chicken with Brussels sprouts
Tuesday: Ground turkey sweet potato skillet
Wednesday: Whole wheat spaghetti and meatballs
Thursday: Chipotle Burgers with Brussels sprouts
Friday: Lemon Chicken and asparagus
Saturday: Smoked meat with veggies
***I am not providing links to the recipes because I’m cohosting a clean eating group on Facebook! Have you joined the group yet? You can get all the recipes there. Find me at http://www.facebook.com/whitneyweavercoach
Since I planned ALL of my food for last week, my first week of Hammer and Chisel went really well! I was down over a pound in the first 4 days and haven’t eaten anything that’s not on my meal plan, save the daily dose of raw local honey and EmergenC I have. I feel so much better and I’m not going to bed feeling sick anymore, and my skin is clearing up. It always amazes me how much of a difference food makes!
Here is my fitness schedule for the week (I’m just following the Hammer and Chisel schedule–these workouts are really intense!):
Saturday: Chisel Endurance
Sunday: Total Body Hammer with 10 Min Abs Hammer
Monday: Chisel Cardio
Tuesday: Max Hammer Strength
Wednesday: Chisel Agility
Friday: Hammer Balance
Saturday: Chisel Balance
I’m ready for 2016! How are you starting the year?