Tuesday, June 28, 2016

What will I be eating during the 10 Day Shred?

Alright y'all, we're 7 days out and I'm getting these things prepped for both you and me! Remember, there's no dairy or gluten during the 10 Day Shred.

Breakfast - Eggs and Avocado, whole apple, Complete Shake
Lunch - spinach salad, Complete shake
Dinner - Zucchini Pizza, purple cabbage slaw

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch -Spinach roll with avocado hummus
Dinner - Tomato Basil Soup, Complete shake

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Tuna, carrot and zucchini spears, Complete Shake
Dinner - Tacos, Complete Shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Avocado and Egg salad
Dinner - Veggie Strata, Complete Shake

Breakfast - One Eyed Texan in sprouted GF bread
Lunch - Smoothie
Dinner - Taco Salad

Breakfast - Omelet, Complete shake
Lunch - Open
Dinner - Leftovers, Complete shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Roasted veggies, Complete shake
Dinner - Veggie Quinoa

Breakfast - Oatmeal, Complete shake
Lunch - Spinach salad, Complete shake
Dinner - Black Bean Soup

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Tuna, veggies
Dinner - Veggie Glop, Complete shake

Breakfast - Eggs and Avocado, Complete shake
Lunch - spinach roll, avocado hummus
Dinner - Margherita Pizza, Complete shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Peanut Butter Roll, small salad
Dinner - Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Snacks - Complete Bar, roasted nuts, whole fruits and veggies, granola

I'll take pictures and post at the end of every day so you can see in more detail. I'll also be keeping pretty close to this for the remaining 20 days of the Reset. 😊

The closer I get, the more excited I get!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tools I'll be using during my 30 Day Reset and 10 Day Shred

Hey y'all!

So, I'm getting quite a few questions and I do try to answer them directly, however, I have to teeny kids, so sometimes I can't get to them until late and...I like my sleep. :)

I thought I'd put my list of tools all in one place so I can link to it and go into a little more detail. :)

In no particular order:

JuicePlus+ Trio Capsules and Complete shakes - These are pretty much the back bone of a lot of the changes I've made over the past year. Whole fruits and veggies, a bunch of protein, and good fiber. :) Whole food nutrition, without the mess of juicing.

FitBit and FitBit App - I used my phone for a good portion of time, I've had the FitBit for about 6 months now. I use the App to track my steps as well as my food and water intake, and my sleep. Sleep can be a bit elusive with a teeny baby around, but the FitBit helps me know if I'm meeting my own needs in that area as well.

*****HUGE STARRED AREA IMAGINE THIS IS NEON YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER**** I do NOT count calories as a way of losing weight. Nope nope nope. I do enter my food into my tracker for a few reasons. 1) Shopping is easier when you know the trend of what you're eating. 2) Making sure I'm eating a good variety is easier when it's written down. 3) I need to make sure I'm eating enough. When I made the switch to whole food/fruit and veggie/rainbowtarian (yes, I made up a word) eating, I thought I was eating tons, however, what was really happening was me eating, but not having enough calories. I realized this when I first became pregnant with Abby. So, all this to say, please don't count calories as a way to lose weight. Eat good, real, whole food. 100 calories of sugar is still 100 calories, but what's it doing for your body?

Ok, back to the tools I use :)

Edited to add: 7 Minute App - it's a circuit workout that takes 7 Minutes and can be done anywhere! I'll be doing this twice a day.

A Calendar - I've mentioned before that I meal plan. I don't have a fancy app or website that I use. Just a 99 cent calendar. I'm serious. I hand write my food options and then go from there. I have about 27 dinner options, 5 weekday lunches, 3 weekday breakfasts, and 4 weekend breakfasts that all rotate. Once you get in the habit, it's actually really easy to write 6 months out at a single sitting. Helps for buying food and planning for visitors. :)

Instagram and Facebook - Ok, hear me out. Accountability is the easiest way to get yourself motivated. What better way than to hashtag and tag your posts so that friends and family can throw some encouragement your way?! Exactly. I post a lot of my stuff through Instagram. :)

My Paper Brain (it's a day planner) - For being so tech savy, I have to admit, I love a good day planner. Oh the empty pages just waiting to be filled. It's also been proven that when you write something down, you're more likely to do it. The same can't be said for typing/swyping it out. :) I write everything down in my day planner. How does this help with my Reset? I have a schedule and know how I need to pack snacks for the day so I don't slip up. Slipping up can mentally hinder you from setting new healthy habits into the long term. Knowing what I'm doing and having another place to write down/keep track of what I'm eating is insurance. :)

Photos - Taking a before photo and an after photo helps me stay motivated by the results. I want to be stronger. I want to be able to keep up with both my kids running around. For the first time, last year around this time, I could race back and forth with my son. He was almost 2 and a half and quicker than I could have ever imagined. But...I kept running back and forth and kept up with him. I didn't feel winded. I want to keep those kinds of things at the front of my mind. :)

Ok, I think there might be other things, but it's 11pm and...I like my sleep. Tomorrow I'll write about the specifics of the 10 Day Shred and the 30 Day Reset! I'll also be writing about how I beat Gestational Diabetes this time around. I refuse to let my family history define my family future! :)

Until tomorrow y'all, be good to each other and know that I'm rooting for you!
M :)