Sunday, October 19, 2008

On a FATTER note.

So, I've been in Utah at my Mom's for the past week, meal plan went out the window.

Here is a great giveaway that will support yummy FREE DAYS, or weeks, (naughty).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

High Protein Meals for Busy Moms

I eat 6 meals a day every 2-3 hours apart.
Every meal contains 25grams of protein.

Low Carb Day
Pre Workout- protein and oatmeal
Post Workout- quick protein and simple carb
Meal 3,4,5,6- protein and veggies (no carbs)

Turkey Wraps
Prep 2-3 servings in baggies

5- 1oz. slices of turkey
Green/Red pepper (could use cucumber)
Spray Ranch Dressing

Omelet and Bacon
I get a little fancier for Dinner

Turkey Bacon (could chop it up and put it in the omelet)
Saute green pepper, onion, and mushrooms
4 egg whites
1/4 cup FF cottage cheese- put it inside while on the pan and let it melt a bit.

This is what I use to marinate my chicken.
I buy Sam's Club chicken ($2.20/lb) thaw the whole bag
I pick 2-3 marinades and do 4-5 breasts in each.
Marinade overnight.
Then stick them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven.
350 degrees for 1 hour.

I chop them up, measure out 5oz portions, baggy all of it,
stick half in the freezer and half in my designated drawer in the fridge.

I find that when I fail to stay on my meal plan it's because I'm not prepared.

Workout at Home

I've been putting together a few short circuits for a quick "at home" workout in the evening.

Here is a great video I found that shows some good exercises you can do at home, even while watching TV!- The guy isn't too bad to watch either- If you like tan, buff guys.

You can do these exercises without DB's (dumbbells).
Start with however many reps you can, but set a number so you push yourself to the point where you can hardly get through the last one.

If you don't have the equipment to do all the exercises just pick the ones you can and go with it!

300 Spartan Workout - Home Version 2 - Watch more funny videos here

For something even more basic start with doing jumping jacks, or the split squat jumps during commercials. If you do those every commercial break during a 1 hour show, you will burn 300 CALORIES!!! (Tip from Biggest Loser)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Body Building- Mom Style

Since this is such a big part of my life right now, I thought I would share.
I am training for a Figure/Fitness Competition. Originally it was planned for November, but I will be doing the competition in Boulder, Colorado in April 2009.
So, this is some of what I eat.

Pre-Workout Meal at 5am- I prep about 3 days worth so I don't have to make pancakes every morning.
Protein Crepes- (25 Grams of Protein, 30 Grams of Carbs)
6 egg whites and 1/2 cup oatmeal, Splenda to taste, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla.
Blend in blender, pour in pan, flip, and serve.
EXTRAS: Berries, Sugar Free Syrup

Post Workout- Replace energy quickly
25 Grams Protein- 30 Grams Simple Carbs
Whey Protein is best, could use juice, soda, fruit, etc., for simple carb. (No fat)

Meal 3- 11am- Picking up kids from PreSchool
Yummy Chicken Breast out of a Bag
I prep about 8 Chicken Breasts- Marinate and Bake/Grill
Cut, measure 5oz portions, baggy them and you're off!

Yes, I'm driving, eating, and taking a picture with my phone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Okay, Okay, I'm a slacker.

I know I haven't posted for a bit, so here's my attempt at catching you up.
John and I went to the Rockies game with the Young Men. It's always a great romantic date with 12 year old boys belching in the back seat.

McKenna is loving Preschool, this is her friend Shelby

She got a bike! ($3 at a yard sale) She loves her BFF Ella.

They could be sisters! This is them making "Strawberry Pie"

My "Big" boy! He is a month older then these "bigger" boys.
Grants in the middle, if you didn't know.

Lounging and eating, just like a Man.

Fixing the vacuum, such a Man.

Being a Dare Devil, definitely a Boy.

I have so many more pics, so I'll be playing catch up this week, so stay 'posted' for daily posts!