Being Accountable to Food and Fitness

How did your weekend go?  Did you plan out your week?  Did you figure out your food and your workout schedule?  If you answer is YES then a BIG Congrats to you!  You are way more likely to have a successful week.  If the answer is NO then start today!  It’s never too late to look ahead at what you have to do.  Plan it out! Share it with someone who you can be accountable to!  As your coach I am always willing to play in that role.  Finally Track as you go!  You will have a great sense of accomplishment and along the way you will start to learn what works for you and what doesn’t.  Let me share my plan with you and see if it gets you thinking.

I decided this weekend to try a week without meat.  Let me say upfront I have always been a big meat-eater, especially red meat.  I am not a huge fan of Chicken but I like Pork and Lamb but Beef is definitely my favorite.  As I keep reading new Beachbody Success Stories and listening to some of our high-ranking coaches I keep hearing how many of them follow a vegan diet.  I went to my library and got quite a few books on vegetarian, raw food and vegan diets.  I spent part of my weekend reading through and have learned a lot of interesting facts about food and the way your body processes meat.

Fun facts I learned from my books:

  • Vegetables cooked to above 118 degrees lose digestive enzymes.  Why do we care about this?  Our bodies then have to work extra hard to digest the food.  The pancreas can be stressed having to make up from the loss of digestive enzymes. (Raw Food for Real People, Rod Rotondi)
  • Diabetes is common in meat-eaters and fairly rare in vegans. (A study presented  in the get healthy go vegan cookbook, Neal Barnard MD and Robyn Webb
  • Vegan diets are great for losing weight and keeping it off.

So I decided – why not give it a week!  A few of the books had some recipes worth trying and I already love Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology.  Maybe I will find new things I like at the very least.  At best I will discover a new way of eating that will help me reach my fitness and health goals.

So I am sharing my plan with you!

Exercise:

Monday:  TurboFire 30 Class, Stretch 10 Class

Tuesday: Hiit 15 class, Stretch 10 Class

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Fire 30 Class, Stretch 10 class

Friday: Fire 55 EZ Class

Saturday: Fire 30 Class, Stretch 10 Class

Sunday: Core 20 Class, Stretch 40 Class

Typically I am also giving my puppy a 2 mile walk a day and I do like to do Tai Cheng in the evenings.  I’ll see how I do and post it next week in the recap.

As far as my week without meat goes for those of you curious about what I have planned here you go!

DOW Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday Shakeology Soy Nuts, Sunflower seeds and pumkin seeds with raisins Black bean and corn salad with lime Mixed Fruit Whole Wheat Fettucine with roasted Peppers and Zuchini
Tuesday Shakeology 3 Bean Salad Cabbage and Apple Salad with Nuts Soy Nuts Grilled Portobella, Tomato Mozzeralla Caprese Salad with Mixed Greens
Wednesday Shakeology Hummus and red pepper chips Hummus vegetable sandwich Edamame Vegetable Paella
Thursday Shakeology Whole grain rice cake with peanut butter and ½ green apple Fire Roasted Tomato Black Bean Chili Zucchini and cucumber slices with fat free dressing Quinoa with navy beans & almonds
Friday Shakeology 3 bean salad Leftovers Mixed Fruit Turbo Avocado Wraps
Saturday Shakeology Rosemary White Bean Soup Leftovers Peppers and Hummus Saffron Rissoto with peas and Asparagus Fennel and Tomato salad with Fennel Vinaigrette Strawberries with Marsala Sauce
Sunday Shakeology Leftovers Lunch out Leftovers Home Made Pizza Night

Have any great recipes or snacks you love?  Share them with me!

Have a healthy week!

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