Day 7 was Monday for me.
Paleo cereal with almond milk, coffee and water
I decided along with my fellow group members that paleo cereal could substitute a yellow container a few times a week for me. My paleo cereal is homemade. I use a blue container to measure it out, but count it as a yellow container since the nutrients are very similar to other yellow container foods, like yams.
Paleo cereal - Michelle style
Any mixture of nuts you like - this batch is raw almonds, raw cashews
Any seeds you like - this batch has roasted sunflower seeds
shredded unsweetened coconut
Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it resembles cereal/granola consistency.
Pour your favorite milk over it and eat it! You can also add sliced banana for some added yummy-ness.
11:00 Lower Fix workout
LOVE this workout. I feel sore almost instantly and walking up the stairs is a chore. I really like to feel sore after a workout so I know that I pushed it hard enough. The Lower Fix will provide soreness. I promise.
1 full container of lettuce
1 container with peppers, celery, more lettuce and zucchini hummus
dressing - olive oil and vinegar
apple with almond butter
OK - so after the smaller breakfast, a workout, and then a late lunch, I was STARVING when it came time for lunch. I would have eaten earlier but the kids woke up late and subsequently had a later breakfast and weren't hungry when I was. I didn't feel like prepping two separate lunches so I just waited until they were hungry.
A rendition of one of my favorite salads that I make, this one has banana peppers, celery, romaine and chicken. My favorite salad right now is romaine, salami, tomatoes, celery, provolone and banana peppers with vinaigrette. I improvised with what I had in the fridge.
almonds - definitely more than what a blue container is. oops
6:00 Dinner at church
Tonight's theme was BBQ! There were a ton of different meats to choose from and lots of mac and cheese. There was also an activity at each table including grapes and whipped cream with a cherry on top. (Even when we feel like the cherry - alone, Jesus is WITH US! Always.)
I shared a plate with G for ease of going through the food line. I ate the pulled bbq pork (which was seriously amazing. I really need to figure out who made that one) and a few bites of the mac and cheese. G was a HUGE fan of the mac and cheese so I fed her that. I also had a cup of grapes with the whipped cream and cherry on top. YUM.
I got home from church and got G to bed (she fell asleep on the way home after not taking a nap today).
|Don't worry - took this pic in the garage. How cute is she hugging her bear?|
I still had to make baked ziti for dinner at church for Tuesday and was a little hungry still, so I opted for an easy snack to eat while I was cooking. I figured I was probably not on track for the day so I decided on chips with green salsa. Not a horrible choice, but I definitely ate more than one yellow container full. More like 2 containers.
When I went to my notebook and actually went through the day, it actually doesn't look as bad as I would have thought. I just need to make sure that I don't continue to not have enough reds - only 2 per day is definitely not enough!
For those of you doing the fix with me:
How is everyone doing? What is the hardest thing for you so far? What is your favorite workout?
For those of you NOT doing the fix with me:
Are you interested in doing the 21 Day Fix?