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WOW, why is it so hard to stay on track? Ughhh

I have no problems working out but diet is so hard and let's just say the past few days I haven't been doing well. I have had a few "good" meals here and there but I've also ate out several times. It's been so frustrating to me. I LOVE food and I love food as a form of entertaining so that makes it really hard when you are trying to shed some weight. :(

But I'm not giving up, I'm going to keep on going and keep doing my best. Like I said, I have no problems working out. I love that. In fact I spent 3 hours at the gym today doing cardio and weights. Had an Awesome workout! I tried a new cardio routine today on the treadmill and I really liked it. It's a booty workout and goes like this:

5 min. warm-up at 3.5
2 mins. at 4.0
2 mins. at 4.0 with 2 incline
2 mins at 4.0
2 mins at 4.0 with 4 incline
2 mins at 4.0
2 mins at 4.0 with 6 incline
2 mins at 4.0
2 mins. at 4.0 with 4 incline
2 mins at 4.0
2 mins at 4.0 with 2 incline

then I did a warm-down at 3.5 for 5 mins.
It was a really awesome cardio workout and I could feel it in my legs and booty! But I didn't stop there, I decided to also throw in some HIIT cardio and alternated between 3.5 and 6.5 every min. for about 8 more mins. It was a Great workout! I'm going to do this for awhile and see what results I can get with it.

Well I've had a long day and really need to hit the bed. My son has a football game tomorrow and we have to be there at 9:30 am. Fun!! :) Not sure if I'll check in over the weekend so if not, have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Here's to a healthier you,

Today's Eats

Hello and Happy Sunday! Just dropping in quick to check in and post my eats for the day! I'm tired and ready for bed. It's been a long weekend!

We went to the gym today, it was leg day and boy was it hard. My first leg day since being back from Vegas. I can already tell they are going to be hurting tomorrow. We also did 30 mins. of cardio.

Today my food was as follows:

Breakfast:Sausage Egg McMuffin (the healthier version)
This was really good. I took a whole wheat (100 calorie) english muffin and toasted it, then added scrambled egg whites and a Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patty and a slice of 2% cheese and put it all together. Was really easy and alot better for you than the fast-food chain version.

Morning Snack:Banana w/natural peanut butter

Lunch:Grilled chicken breast and green beans

After-noon Snack:none

Chili Dog Casserole
This is an old WW recipe I had. I made it for the kids tonight as they love it and just decided to eat it myself. I'll post the recipe within the next couple days. (too tired to type it all out now :)

Ok off to bed! Have a Great night everyone!

Here's to a healthier you,

Today's Eats

Hey everyone, it's late so I'm going to make this short, but I wanted to post what I ate today.

Breakfast:Oatmeal Egg White Crepes w/Peanut Butter & Honey

Morning Snack:none

Lunch:Left over Taco Soup

After-noon Snack:Zone bar (yes I am addicted to these)

We went out to dinner tonight to celebrate my son's team winning their first football game. We went to a Japanese Steak House. YUM!

I had the following:
Small bowl of soup
Small Salad
Teriyaki Chicken
Sauteed Veggies

Probably not the best thing for me but I only ate half so not too bad plus my calories were low throughout the rest of the day so I think I'm ok! Just need to drink a ton of water to flush out all that sodium! :)

We didn't work out today (our day off) but we will be back in the gym tomorrow. It's leg day (my favorite)!

Have a Great night everyone!

Here's to a healthier you,

Today's Eats

Today was a Great day. I stayed on track all day even tho we went to an MMA fight, I didn't cheat so I felt good. I took my snack with me :)

I am also down 3 lbs since arriving home from Vegas. I knew most (if not all) of it was water weight so I would drop it pretty fast. So that's a good thing.

So Today's Eats are as follows...

Breakfast:1/4 cup plain oatmeal with honey
Vanilla-Banana-Carmel Protein shake

Morning Snack:
Vanilla-Banana-Carmel Protein shake
10 gummy bears

Bean and Chicken Dump:
This is something I have made before when I didn't know what to cook for lunch so started throwing stuff together. I take a can of no-salt pinto beans, left over Rotisserie Chicken , ½ can corn, and salsa and mixed it all together and heat. Then topped it with diced avocado. Makes 2 servings. It's really good and easy to throw together. It could also be put in tortillas and eaten as a taco.

After-noon Snack:Zone bar and banana

Dinner:Taco Soup:
I love this soup and use to eat it all the time when I was on WW. It's only 2 points per serving. It's pretty high in sodium tho so I don't eat it as much now since I watch my sodium intake.

Taco Soup

Serving Size : 16
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42 ounces chili beans in zesty sauce -- 3 cans
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 can green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix (dry)
1 lb. frozen corn
1 pound lean ground meat
1 chopped onion

In a Pam-sprayed pan, brown the meat and the onion together.

Combine the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Per Serving:
121 Calories
1g Fat
11g Protein
21g Carbohydrate
4g Dietary Fiber
736mg Sodium.

NOTES : Only 2 pts. per cup for those following Weight Watchers.

I also top mine with a little bit of 2% cheddar cheese and a couple crunched up bake tortilla chips. YUMMY! Of course the nutritional information would need to be adjusted after you add the extra stuff.

This is a Great meal for those colder nights as it reminds me of chili.

I also had a Great workout today. We did Back, Biceps, & Triceps and 30 mins. of cardio. I had someone email me and ask how long I workout each day and how many days. I workout with my boyfriend Matthew and we are usually in the gym for about 2 hours, 5 days a week. I know not everyone can commit to that long but remember we workout together so it takes alittle longer than if I was just working out on my own.

Well it's late and I am ready for bed! Have a Great weekend!!

Here's to a healthier you,

Back from Vegas & Today's Eats

Hello everyone!

Well I am back from my trip to Las Vegas! I had an awesome time at the Mr. Olympia. We just attended the expo and not the main events but it was still fun. Got to see alot of people and got a TON of free stuff (supplements, tshirts, etc.).

If you have been following me on facebook, you also know we ate like crazy! LOL there is so much good food in Vegas and boy did we try alot of it. I actually gained 5 lbs. Yikes! I'm sure alot of it is water weight as I had a ton of salty food, but I am back on track again with working out and diet.

I've decided to share what I eat on a daily basics here on my blog. They say that you do 50% better with your diet if you write it down, so I'm writing it down here :)

I had a really good breakfast this morning. I made a 4 egg white omelet with green and red peppers, some 2% Swiss cheese and then topped it with avocado and salsa. YUM! I also had a Vanilla-Banana-Carmel Protein shake! I mixed 1 cup silk milk with 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, ½ frozen banana and about 1 tsp. sugar-free carmel coffee flavoring (I get this at Target). It was YUMMY!

This is the sugar-free syrup I get from Target. I LOVE it and you can get it in many different flavors.

Morning Snack:
Zone Bar (I will be posting a review on these soon, I just love them).

Turkey, swiss cheese and avocado sandwich on whole grain bread w/lil bit lite mayo

Afternoon Snack:
Banana with peanut butter

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
Green Beans

I had a Great workout today considering it's been a week since I have worked out. We did chest shoulders and traps and 30 mins. cardio.

Overall it was a Great day and I'm glad to be back and on track again! Like I said, I had a blast in Vegas but man I felt crappy and so bloated from all the bad eating (and drinking) so I'm looking forward to feeling good again! :)

Have a Great night! I'll check in again tomorrow and post my menu for the day. And I still need to post that chocolate pumpkin cupcake I promised awhile ago (I haven't forgotten).

Here's to a healthier you,
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