Today I'm killing 2 birds with one stone: menu and motivation Monday.
The past few weeks I've been working hard to start my weightloss journey. After 2 pregnancies and nursing 2 babies, I'm finally ready to change...my lifestyle, that is. No more "eat because you're baby needs the calories" or "eat because it take calories to produce good milk." Those two scenarios got me into the mess I'm in now. So I'm changing.
Brant and I have both been more cautious about the food on our table. We've decided to eat lean meats, fresh vegetables, and healthy fats. We're trying to eat less processed foods and maintain an active lifestyle for our children. We want to be grandparents, and great-grandparents, but can't do that the way we're living now.
For Menu Monday:
Monday - Grilled salmon on a bed of sauteed spinach with this new roasted green beans and new potato recipe
Tuesday - Grilled chicken with spinach salad and roasted broccoli
Wednesday - Street-style brisket tacos with cilantro lime rice
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is our family stay-cation so the menu is up in the air.
For Motivation Monday:
Here is my workout schedule for the week:
Monday - Week 2, day 1 of Couch to 5K (5 min. warm-up, run 90 second, walk 2 minutes for 20 min, 5 min cool-down)
Tuesday - Week 2, day 2 of Couch to 5K and 7 mile bike-ride (weather permitting)
Wednesday - 45 min. At-home exercise routine from a friend (details below)
Thursday - We plan on going to a local wildlife park, so I hope to get several miles of walking done.
Friday - Week 2, day 3 of Couch to 5K
Saturday - 45 min. At-home exercise routine from a friend
Sunday - Rest
Since I began tracking my meals and work-outs last Monday (yes, just a week ago), I've love a full 4.3lbs! I'm ecstatic!
Here's the details of the at-home routine a friend gave me. I have modified it a bit, but it definitely gets you sweating and helps tone those muscles:
- 10 Jumping Jacks
- 10 Squats
- 5 Jump Squats
- 10 Push-ups
- 20 Russian Twists
- 10 Lunges (each leg)
- 20 Slow Bicycles
- 10 Fast Bicycles
- 10 Crunches
- 10 Oblique Crunches
- 45 sec. Plank
- 30 sec. left-side plank
- 30 sec. right-side plank
- Repeat the cycle 2 more times!