Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Workout Wednesday: Tone It Up

A big part of my plan to drop a few pounds as part of  my New Year’s Resolution is my diet. I get many of my workouts from Tone It Up and will be following their nutrition plan. Honestly, this past year I did not follow the nutrition plan at all and I know it is part of the reason for my weight gain.

Today I want to share with you a peek into what my daily diet looks like right now. This is not something I will eat long-term, I love sweets too much! But I am hoping it will help jump-start my weight loss. I am following this starting today and then for 7 days.

First thing in the morning when I get up I have a glass of warm water with lemon. This has been shown to help cleanse the stomach of all the leftover residue that may be hanging in there. I try and space my meals 2-3 hours apart. That being said if I am not hungry then I will not eat. If I get hungry after 1.5 hours then I will eat. I am just trying to learn to listen to my body. Also, I try and eat my last snack at least 2 hours before I go to bed.

Breakfast- Protein Waffle or Egg White Muffins
Snack- Piece of Fruit, Grapefruit has been shown to have fat burning powers!
Lunch- Salad w/ grilled chicken drizzled with balsamic vinegar or Lettuce wrap with chicken, tomatoes and mustard
Snack- Green juice or Smoothie 
Dinner- Grilled chicken or tilapia paired with veggies (Roasted broccoli is my favorite)
After Dinner Treat- Frozen berries or an apple

As always, I'm sharing a summary of my weekly workouts.  I am going to start posting these on Sundays since that makes the most sense so I am not posting workouts I have already finished! This week marks the first week of training for a marathon! Having previously trained for a marathon last spring I know exactly what I am getting into and am scared and excited at the same time. More marathon thoughts and what happened on my training last year on Sunday! 

Weekly Workouts
Monday- Legs & 4 mile run
Tuesday- HIIT Cardio & 3 mile run
Wednesday- Spin Class
Thursday- Arms & 5 mile run
Friday- HIIT Cardio & Abs
Saturday- Total body workout & 6 mile run

Sunday- Rest

What do y'all do when you trying to lose a few pounds?


1 comment:

  1. I love your idea of meals and snacks. They sound yummy and healthy, which is definitely what I need :)


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