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After a week of birthday/holiday eating, I’m about ready to start my New Year’s fitness schedule.  While not officially my resolution, I have an unspoken (okay, now it’s spoken) goal to be the hottest bride that ever lived…in this dress! ROY, IF YOU READ THIS POST YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PRESS THAT LINK

My goal is to increase my exercise exponentially so that I don’t have to decrease my calories as much – I like food, and I like the gym, it seems only natural that my first line of defense would be to spend more time at the gym as opposed to eating fewer delicious things.

Here’s the Exercise Schedule for this Week:

MONDAY: 90-mins Bikram Yoga

TUESDAY: 60-Kickboxing

WEDNESDAY:AM – 45 mins Spin / PM – 90 mins Bikram Yoga

THURSDAY: REST or Exercise Video (let’s see how tired I am at this point)

FRIDAY: AM – 45s Spin / PM – 90 mins Bikram Yoga

SATURDAY: 60 mins Kickboxing

SUNDAY: REST

When I’m in weight loss mode, my formula looks a bit like this:

Breakfast: Protein + Carb +Veggies (fruit counts as a carb)

Snack: Protein (I have a really hard time eating a morning snack, as I just don’t have hunger pangs between breakfast and lunch, but I’m aiming for the stable blood sugar approach to life as opposed to the OH-MY-GOD-I’M-GOING-TO-EAT-YOUR-FACE style hunger that usually happens before meal time)

LUNCH: Protein + Carb +Veggies

Snack: Protein

Dinner: Protein + Carb +Veggies (They say you shouldn’t eat carbs at night, it interferes with HGH production in your pituitary gland, but most of our dinner staples include a grain, and I’m not yet ready to overhaul my regular menu to exclude them)

In preparation, I baked a batch of my all time favorite Jamie Eason Carrot Cake Protein Muffins. I used a different brand of oat flour and they were a bit less fluffy than usual, but still super tasty. 

I’m working from home the rest of the week, which means I can whip up fresh lunches and head to the gym during my lunch break.  It also means I’m a bit more scatter-brained, I actually prefer having an office to go to for work, it keeps me focused. Still, it’s nice to hang out in my PJs all day and sneak make-out breaks with The Fella, who also works from home during the day.

Alrighty, here’s what my day looked like:

Breakfast

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Egg whites with oatmeal (with a dollop of Greek yogurt)

 Lunch

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Lentil soup, whole grain bread with Laughing Cow cheese

Snack

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Carrot Cake Protein Muffin

Dinner

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Tofu stir-fry with brown rice

and a bit of red wine

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Exercise: Yoga