3.11.2015

New Workout Plan and Food Diary

It would be really awesome if I could figure out how to change the clock in my car because when I get in and it says 3:32am I feel tired and grouchy. Then I drink my Spark, well more like chug it, on the way to the gym {20 minute drive} turn up the radio and think happy sweaty thoughts. 

Like how I wore a pair of light colored pants yesterday and loved them. That motivates me to go kill some legs.


Here's what I ate yesterday {minus my pre-workout Kids Z bar and Spark}.
1. Trader Joe's Egg White Salad on high fiber wheat bread. - make your own with this recipe.
2. Coffee. Always. Just 1 cup in the morning, I prefer a sugar free creamer, I don't add anything else but 1 tbl of this.
3. Oikos - obsessed with the Triple Zero NO fat - 15 carbs - 15 protein.  Plus it's so creamy and delish.
4. I didn't prep on Sunday so I'm making due with Trader Joe salads - Country and Grain Salad and Guilt Free Chicken Salad {similar} with wheat saltines.
5. Strawberries and Cookie Butter


I don't know if it's because the sun is still up when I get home or what, but I've been so productive at night this week!  Wiped down a bathroom, made everyone dinner, cleaned the kitchen, picked up around the house, played with kids, whew. I don't know, but I'm liking it!


Dinner was crazy easy and very filling! Start by sauteing a little garlic in olive oil, add spiraled zucchini and chicken {I precooked and diced up 5 breasts on Sunday} let it heat up a few minutes, throw on some grape tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, topped with broccoli. Pretty sure it took less than 15 minutes. 


We played a little, Madison loves this Frozen piano book. Aiden loves to try to launch himself between furniture and throw anything he can get his hands on.


Bedtime for the bald one is around 8 - 8:30. Then it's dessert time for me while I contemplate picking up all the toys....again.


Two reduced fat Oreo, crushed, topped with Oikos Greek Yogurt and 22g of TruWhip. 



 Next week I'm starting a new lifting plan - found here. I picked this plan because I think it will go well with my current running goals. I would really like to PR a half marathon by the end of the year, my current best is 1:57 and that was pre Aiden. Right now I'm sitting around a 2:03 so I'm close, but it's still going to need some work. Hills, track, and building more muscle is what the plan is for now. 

This is just a template of the plan, I won't be performing every exercise. As a general rule of thumb a single session should consist of 4-6 movements (exercises) and 16-24 sets. Each set of exercises is color coded to correlate to the upper left hand corner. You can pick from each group on whatever day you are on - I love the flexibility! Nothing more boring than doing the same moves over and over again.



I would like to get better at tracking my workouts, but I really just can't carry a notepad around with me. I like to BOOM BOOM BOOM - get my workout done. I don't want to be stopping to write stuff down and carry it all over the gym with me. A friend suggested the JeFit App so I'm going to look into that this weekend and see if it's manageable for me. 

That's all I got, how'd you like that?
 


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24 comments :

  1. I use the my wod app. Love it!

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    1. I'm going to look at that one, thank you!

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  2. Thank you! I'm really struggling with food right now! I don't have a Trader Joe's near me, but you've given me great ideas for something different. I am on Day 66 of the Bikini Body Mommy work outs and have been walking 5 days a week. I would love to add more but have trouble finding time. Hopefully with Spring near, I can do more outside. I'm losing inches but the scale isn't moving because my nutrition isn't where it's supposed to be. You motivate me daily and I love your family oriented mindset!

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  3. I love Fitocracy -- it's super easy to log my workouts (weights, sets, reps) and my running. I also love that it gives me points (I'm super competitive, even with myself) and shows my PRs.

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    1. Ohhhh it logs running too? Thank you!

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  4. Yes JeFit is my favorite! It tracks your time between sets and lets you add in all the exercises for each workout. Love it. You are looking SO great! xo, cassie
    www.afitgirlsguide.com

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  5. Hi Meg! Thanks for sharing (and linking! ).
    I think I've heard enough people rave about the zucchini spiraler and it's time to get one if my own!

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    1. Best thing I've bought in a long time!

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  6. Is that an Influenster box on your kitchen counter? What are you sampling? 😃

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    1. Coming soon! I haven't had a chance to dig in just yet :)

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  7. Can you explain the reps and movements a little better? I understand the movements, just not necessarily how you build your workout for the particular day. I am a crossfitter strictly because I have no idea how to push myself and plan a workout. I've been looking into branching out on my own a little more and I like this idea, just kind of confused.

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  8. Awesome update! Thanks for sharing the lifting plan...I really need to print that off and study it a bit. I usually follow the lifting plan with my class at the gym, but I need to learn to manage myself as well. Also, you look super cute, as always!!!

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  9. Meg, you are looking great! For a second, I thought you were going to the gym at 3:30 in the morning and I was shocked! Then I realized that it was actually 4:30…. that is still so early! I don’t know how you do it!

    Strawberries + cookie butter is a pretty great combination in my book.

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  10. Thank you for posting this plan, I loved the article you linked to and plan on implementing it.

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  11. Hi! I've been following you for about 2 years! Every day! On instagram too. I love your inspiration, your style, your mom tips! Your decorating is sooo amazing! I am from Massachusetts - I think you are from Boston? Anyway - thanks for always putting up a post and being awesome!

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  12. First off - you look awesome! I don't even know you and am super-proud of you! :) I think your post-baby weight loss this time around just solidifies the fact that lifting makes a huge impact in the weight loss process.

    I tried the JEFIT app once and stopped using it -- can't remember why. I thought I'd found a winner with the Fitness app by sport.com, but it turned really buggy after I got the iPhone 6. For the past week or so, I've been using the GymBook app (not sure who it's by, but the icon is a little green book). My favorite thing about it is that it allows you to group moves into supersets. It also shows you where you are in your workout (move 2/6?) as you cycle through - that's cool. I still haven't found everything I want in one app, but GymBook gets pretty close!

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  13. Yum, that dinner looks yum! I've never tried the spiraled zucchini.
    You are looking fab!
    PS - I did read about your last half and didn't end up commenting, distracted I'm sure! So, belated congratulations! It sounded like it was a challenge with weather and craziness, but well done!

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  14. I have a kinda unrelated question! So I just got peer pressured into signing up for a corporate challenge 5k in May. Even though I spin and lift 4-5 times a week I don't think I've run more than a mile at a time ever. Any tips for a running newbie and suggestions on playlist songs?!

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  15. OMG you are the bomb.com -- you look fantastic my dear friend. LOVE YOU BABE!

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  16. Girl you are shrinking like crazy - well done - keep up the great work AND the inspiration!!! ox (And you are also bulking in the right places, look at those arms!!!) ox

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  17. Can you give me pointers on your seemingly simple meal? I tried it and failed *womp womp*

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  18. I love reading your blog. You are such an inspiration!! Quick question, which veggie spiralizer do you have?

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    1. http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1427378545&sr=8-5&keywords=veggie+spiralizer

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