Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Game Plan

Have you got yours figured out yet? Tomorrow is the beginning of the first full week of 2010! I hope you've written out your "mission statement" or "resolutions" or whatever you want to call it. Personally, I like the idea of a mission statement or just listing out some goals.
For this fitness/health aspect of my life, this will be my mission statement for 2010.

I will set a good example to my children and others of healthy eating. I will choose to be active and strong and encourage others to do so as well. I will find ways to make exercise fun for the whole family. I will actively work towards my goal weight of 120. Most importantly, I will keep this aspect of my life in perspective. I will not let the scale dictate my mood.

One of the most important keys to success in weightloss is PLANNING. Therefore, I have looked through my P90X and Insanity Nutrition Guides and have come up with a menu for the next 4 days, as well as a workout schedule. I know it's boring reading, but I have had several people ask to see what I'm eating/doing so I will post it here:

Breakfast: Cheese scramble*, 1 turkey bacon, 8 oz. skim milk, 1/2 banana
Snack: Low-fat string cheese
Lunch: Chef salad*
Snack: Celery with 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
Dinner: Turkey Chili*
Optional Snack: Small Protein shake
Work out: 45 minutes weight lifting @ gym, 45 minutes cardio @ gym

Breakfast: Spinach scramble*, 1 turkey bacon, 8 oz. skim milk, 1/2 c. fruit
Snack: 2 Sunsweet Ones prunes, 6 whole natural almonds
Lunch: Chicken Salad*, salad greens, 1 c. left over turkey chili
Snack: Low-Fat string cheese
Dinner: Baked Flounder, grilled asparagus, 1/2 c. brown rice, salad greens
Optional Snack: Small Protein shake or Protien bar
Work out: 1 hr. weight lifting @ gym, 30 minutes cardio @ gym

Breakfast: Egg white breakfast wrap*
Snack: Celery & 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
Lunch: Turkey burger, 2 whole wheat light bread, green beans
Snack: Low-Fat string cheese
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Salad*
Optional Snack: Small protein shake
Work out: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit, P90X Chest & Back, Ab Ripper

Breakfast: Veggie Omlet*, 1 turkey bacon, 8 oz. skim milk
Snack: 2 Sunsweet Ones prunes, 6 almonds
Lunch: PB&J (2 slices light WW bread, natural peanut butter, 100% fruit jam), small apple
Snack:15 pisachios, low-fat string cheese
Dinner: Block Party Stew* (veggie soup)
Optional Snack: Small protein shake
Work out: 45 minutes cardio @ gym, 45 minutes weight lifting @ gym

So there you have it. My "game plan" for the next 4 days. This is my last week to teach at the gym on Mondays. I will keep my Thursday classes for a few more weeks (until they tell me I'm done). I plan to add in lots more P90X and Insanity workouts just as soon as my schedule permits.

*Following are the recipes for all the foods I listed above:
Cheese scramble: 4 egg whites, 1 tbsp. fat-free mozerrella cheese
Chef Salad: 4 oz. turkey, 4 oz. ham, shredded mozerrella, tomato, avacado, lettuce
Turkey chili: 1 lb. lean ground turkey, 1 can pinto beans, 1 can black beans, 1 can chili beans, 1 can sugar free 100% vegetable juice, 1 packet chili seasoning, chopped onion & jalepeno
Spinach Scramble: 4 egg whites, 1 tbsp. fat-free mozerrella cheese, torn spinach leaves
Chicken Salad: 1 can cooked chicken (like tuna--but chicken), 1 tbsp. light mayo, dijon mustard, chopped green onions, diced apple, black pepper, dill, chopped celery
Egg White Breakfast Wrap: 4 egg whites, mozerrella, diced tomato, whole grain tortilla
Grilled Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken breast (george forman!), lettuce, 1/2 apple chopped, chopped pecans, diced cucumber
Veggie Omlet: 4 egg whites, fresh sliced mushrooms, diced onion and bell pepper, mozerrella
Block Party Stew: 1 lb. lean ground turkey, can of diced tomatoes, can of sliced carrots, can of green beans, can of pinto beans, can of corn, peas, can of tomato paste, diced potato, water.


Rene' said...

I'm glad u are motivated to move forward, but all I could think when I read your menu, was "is she really cooking eggs for breakfast everyday?whatever happened to cereal?!" Where do u find the time? I'm impressed. I hope it goes really well. For me, I've been scoping out to see the best calorie count meals at restaurants LOL. Sad/funny, but true. I'm so impressed with you that u set down and really do the meal planning and cook healthy meals for your family!

Amy said...

Thanks for posting this!!! I will definitely be adding some (or maybe ALL) of these ideas to our meal plan this week. J's going to the store today after work and loading up on veggies so I can't wait til he gets home and we can start eating better!
I know this took quite a while to post but thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! :) Love you, my fit friend!