Let’s start with a stark realization I had yesterday. I’ve been giving myself WAY too much credit on my workouts. But first, breakfast, because I am linking up with Jenn for WIAW after all.
After Kaitlyn went down for a nap and I set Hailey up with some toys and books, I popped in Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. To start myself off easy, I decided to do level one. It left me feeling sweaty and happy, but y’all…. this morning? I can feel it EVERYWHERE. My hip flexors, my shoulders, my biceps, my butt. It’s an embarrassingly wonderful feeling to feel so sore from a 20 minute workout.
I think I’ve had trouble pushing myself, so until Kaitlyn is a little older, I think I’m going to enjoy the at-home videos. Whew, hurts so good!
Ok, after my killer (20 minute) workout, I needed a snack.
Half a banana, a handful of almonds, half of my vitalizer strip (it’s a lot to take at once!) and water… lots of water. I forgot to mention it yesterday, but it’s another area I’m focusing on improving.
Lunch was one of my salad in a jars. Clearly I went a little heavy on the veggies and light on the lettuce. No complaints here though and can I tell you how giddy I get when I open the fridge and see lunch ready to go?
The afternoon was full of snacking…
A couple ‘unwiches’ of cheese and turkey on lettuce with mustard, plus yogurt and baby toes.
Have you tried the key lime flavor?! Dessert I tell you. And please get the 2%. Nonfat yogurt makes me sad now.
I snagged an olive or two while Hailey ate dinner and I worked on ours. I’m not usually a pork person. It usually intimidates me, but at my friend Jane Marie’s suggestion that is was an easy dinner, I decided to try it out.
Harris Teeter had some quality selections, so I grabbed this tenderloin from Niman Ranch and marinated it in a combo of soy sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, Worcestshire sauce and salt and pepper for the afternoon before grilling it up.
I made sure to use my meat thermometer to convince myself it was done.
It might have ended up slightly overdone, but still really delicious! Maybe my fear of pork is gone?!
I loved hearing that so many of you are gearing up for a health reset of your own. I love the group effort/motivation and will be checking in with you again to share my progress and hear about yours!
What area do you focus most on when trying to do a health reset?
Is there a protein that intimidates you?