Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hello my Spark-Lovelies!! I'm baaack...and jumping right on in!
I am reading Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser and am really enjoying it. I will be starting the 30-Day Personal Paleo Reset tomorrow. I worked up some menu ideas and hit the grocery store. And I will be doing my weekly prep/batch cooking tomorrow too.
On the menu for the week:
Breakfast: Eggs with veggies, fruit, and a few days will include bacon
Lunch: Lamb meatballs over zoodles with home made sauce
Snacks will be fruit, veggies, nuts, almond butter
Some dinner ideas are: Roasted turkey breast & veggie, Short-ribs & veggie, Shrimp stir-fry, Leftovers :) We go out for dinner every Fri & Sat so I plan on going with Spinach cobb salad (no cheese) and oil & vin on the side; Steak or Chicken with veggie/salad
I'm planning on getting back into the gym too. I am aiming for 4 workouts a week, mixing it up at the gym and home.
I'll be blogging abouy my PPC reset whenever I have a moment to post...so stay tuned :)
Monday, January 27, 2014
WOW I can't believe how fast this month went & that it's been so long since my last blog!
Well in my last blog I was starting another round of the 21-day sugar detox. I did my batch/prep for the week and had an awesome week with lots of delicious food.
The following weekend I did another round of batch cooking for my second week of 21DSD. That Monday I started coughing like crazy. Then Tuesday it hit me like a brick wall. I felt awful! Horrible cough, sore throat, insane headache. I ended up leaving work around 11am. Stayed home Weds and went to the doc. She said I had an upper respiratory infection and because I have asthma anything with the lungs hits me twice as hard. She gave me antibiotics and cough med with codeine. Went back home after filling the prescriptions and got into bed. I slept a LOT. But it just didn't seem to be enough. I was still coughing like a lunatic, was achy, had the headache that wouldn't go away...probably from all the coughing. My stomach was iffy too. I barely had an appetite and I did not want the food I had prepped for the week :( I attempted to go to work Thursday but they sent me home after an hour. I stayed home Friday. Still felt bad Sat and Sun so I pretty much just rested all weekend. I didn't do any food prep except for making some jar salads. I had turkey frozen in single serve baggies, grabbed one each day to go with the salad. I made eggs for breakfast and snacked on fruit. I felt blah all week.
I didn't start feeling better until this past Sunday. I had more energy and did some delicious batch cooking.
For breakfast I made Leek, Asparagus, & Pancetta quiche with almond flour crust. Recipes for both are from the Against All Grain cookbook.
Then I made some crockpot paleo chili (ground lamb & chicken, zucchini, onion, baby bella mushrooms, & celery, crushed tomatoes & tomato sauce, and spices/seasonings)
Made some baked cauli-tots to have with dinner this week. They're pretty good.
Sunday dinner was roast pork loin w/sauteed asparagus & onion
B: quiche OMG this is delicious & filling! This recipe alone is worth buying the book!
L: paleo chili over lettuce topped with shredded cheddar and plain greek yogurt
D: roast pork loin, baked cauli-tots, and lettuce
I am feeling almost 100% again! Still coughing but I was able take the stairs today at work without getting completed winded...woohoo! (last week I had to take the elevator...first time since I started this job) I bought a Groupon for a gym about 10 mins from my house. It's one month of unlimited classes for $29. I'm really looking forward to getting my spin on again!! I also may try their Body Blast, Body Sculpt, and/or Bootcamp classes. I might just give one of their Yoga classes a try too...I'm not flexible at all so we'll see. I'm really hoping to start next week. I'm really trying to get enough rest this week so my lungs are back normal 100% and this cough goes away for good.
OK I think that's all for now. Have a great night
Sunday, January 05, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
It's been too long! December was beyond crazy. My eating was awful and the only exercise I got was running errands and cleaning. I just felt so unorganized and stressed. I used to be super organized. I had always used one of those planner/calendar books. Then I got an iPhone & iPad and figured I would use those. Well, apparently that doesn't really work for me so I decided to treat myself to an erin condren life planner for this year!
It has monthly calendars
A cute little ruler that snaps into it (I also bought a second one)
Cute blank pages
Colorful pre-printed labels
I added some extra blank colorful labels
It has a clear pocket with some stickers & I put a few cute paper clips in it :)
The inside back cover is a calendar for 2015 & 2016
No New Year's resolutions this year... just a main goal to get organized. And I know that getting organized will trickle down to any other goal I have.
I am starting another round of the 21 Day Sugar Detox tomorrow.
Spent this morning batch cooking.
First up...Sausage crust egg & veggie cups.
For lunch...Lemon & artichoke chicken w/capers and sliced peppers
Snacks: Kerrygold wrapped in prosciutto, Banana or apple
Sliced lemon, lime, & cucumber and fresh mint to add to my water
Planned out a dinner menu for the week too. It's only for Sun-Thurs because we go out Fri & Sat.
Tonight's dinner was mustard glazed chicken thighs with roasted baby broccoli
I'm sure I'll be a tired & foggy the next few days but I'm hoping it passes quickly. I need to get back to exercising. I'm debating on going back to my original gym or checking out a different one about 10-15 minutes away. I also have a bunch of dvd's, weights, kettlebells, exercise ball, bosu, jump rope, stretchy bands, and treadmill so I can do full workouts at home too. I also saw a living social deal for a Barre3 Workout DVD Package + Core Ball so I grabbed it. Hopefully it will arrive soon. I always love new workouts.
Well that's all for now. Have a fantastic week!!
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