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Menu & Exercise Plan Ideas

ImageWelcome to the last week in March. I really cannot believe we are 1 week away from April. But lets talk about summer real quick. It is right around the corner and I know a lot of you are thinking I am not ready for short/bathing suit season. Which means if you have been getting off track with your weight loss goals (like me) then you are starting to refocus. But when I fuel my body with nutritious healthy food and exercise I ALWAYS feel better – much better. When I start my day with a run, followed by a smoothie, then a salad for lunch, and a lighter dinner I feel alert and completely energized. I am able to handle life much better. So I need to keep that in mind as I put together my menu plan and go throughout my week.

Here is my exercise schedule this week.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – run 3-5 miles. Then on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, will add ab exercises. Tuesday and Thursday, I will focus on legs and arms.  Some examples are: crunches, biceps and triceps using weights, squats and lunges.

Most mornings I feel to tired and lazy to go outside in the cold, but I just need to remember how good it makes me feel afterwards. Plus, it is only an hour out of my day and once it’s done it is done. Sometimes I feel I spend more time thinking about doing than actually exercising.

Here is my menu plan. I am still doing eat clean diet. What I mean by that, is eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. I modify how much dairy and meat I intake.  I usually drink protein smoothies and eat salads, turkey burgers or some type of healthy sandwich or left overs from the night before.

Breakfast

Smoothies

Egg White veggie scrambles

Oatmeal or Steel-cut oatmeal with fruit

Make ahead tips

  • I make my smoothies the morning of. You can also put together freezer kits if you want.

Lunch

Salads, turkey burgers or left overs from the night before.

 

Dinner

Quinoa White Chicken Chili

Meatballs with veggies

Tortellini Chile with homemade bread

Cranberry Chicken, Bake Beans and homemade fries

Snacks

Greek yogurt

Nuts

Hummus & veggies

Plan on making Paleo Lemon bars, Coconut, Oatmeal & Jam thumbprints and protein balls.

What is on your menu plan today? 

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