Friday, January 18, 2013

Workout Day 7 of "Build Your Best Body"

Let’s talk food first today.

With this meal plan, I am allowed to a one 'cheat' meal each week.  However, the food is SO good that my 'cheat' meal would be substituting another days' breakfast, lunch or dinner for the present days.  Like for instance, I may just make some more Salmon Avocado Sushi for my lunch tomorrow.

This week though, my 'cheat' meal may have to be dinner at my Mum and Dad's home on Sunday.  It is my Dad's birthday next week, so we are going there to celebrate.  No cake for me though.

Today’s food…
Breakfast: Protein Pancakes with Almond Butter

Snack: Greek Yogurt with Raspberries and Slivered Almonds
I change it up today with this snack...

I used raspberries instead of blueberries.  
You know how I LOVE my raspberries! 

I had some raspberries in the fridge that needed to be used up, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to mix it up a bit today.

Lunch: One-Pot Chicken
Leftovers made for easy lunch prep for me today, especially with it being a PD Day for the kids.

Snack: Chocolate Banana Shake
No picture...sorry.

Dinner: Tilapia served with Sautéed Kale & Onions and Sweet Potato Bites
Tonight’s dinner was also changed up.  I was supposed to have Chicken with the Kale and Onions with Baked Sweet Potato.  I ran out of chicken and I knew my husband and children would be getting take-out of some sort…so…I decided to make Tilapia instead. 

The recipe for the Sweet Potato Bites was found on the FitFluential Facebook page.  It’s very simple…


1 cup mashed sweet potato
8 egg whites
1 tsp cinnamon (some extra for top dusting)

Spray mini muffin tin.  Fill about ¾ full.  Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes.

I entered my ingredients into the recipe calculator on and it worked them out to be only 17.4 calories per serving based on the recipe yielding 18 servings.

They were quite nice.  I mixed up a double recipe but only baked 12 servings in a regular sized muffin tin.  I will bake the rest of them tomorrow.  I might even try throwing in same other ingredients for different flavours and textures.  I was thinking of adding a bit of raw honey to make them a bit sweeter.  Of course by adding the honey, the calories per serving would increase.  Pause…

I went down to my kitchen and grabbed 2 more of the sweet potato bites and drizzled them with a touch of Agave Syrup…nice. 

You can choose to make them sweet or savory after they are baked if you make them according to the recipe above.  

In today’s workout I finished off my core workout with these four times for my Planks…
                                                            #1                                     #2
                                                             #3                                    #4
My times are creeping up there again.

My first set of Decline Push Ups…15, oh yeah!

After I completed my “Build Your Best Body” workout, I had time to fit in the entire Zumba Rush workout this morning.  The stronger I get, the faster the time goes by.  I thought I would get bored with doing the same strength training moves over and over again, but so far I am okay with it.  I am all done for this week.  Tomorrow I will hit up some form of cardio and then Rest Day on Sunday.  Next week, I add another day of Strength training for a total of 5 days.  It will be 3 on…1 off…2 on…Rest Day.  If next week goes by as quickly as this week did, I should be onto my fourth and final week of month one before I know it.

Keep those comments coming in regards to the nail finish that was posted yesterday, for your chance to win.  One lucky person will win Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss.

Good Luck!!!!  

My cardio for in the morning will be more DANCING!!!  I am a dancing machine lately. I may jump on my bike and go for a spin too.  I haven’t been out running since last Saturday, maybe tomorrow.  MAYBE!  Even if I don't get out for a run, you know I will sweat it out with whatever I choose to do.

Until then…Stay Strong!

Good night


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