WARNING: This contains a weigh-in, an awesome recipe and a kick ass workout all squeezed into one post. You may not be able to handle this much awesomeness.
I’ve been gone for two days and it has been driving me nuts because I had so much to share with you! I was supposed to post everything I ate to prove my dedication to this ridiculous no cheese, no fruit, no carbs thing.
It about killed me. But I couldn’t because I didn’t have any internet connection.
I got a little too excited about my whole gardening obsession because I cut my cable line while I was digging a trench to insert a border around my garden area. Apparently, I’m really good with a hoe.
My smart phone isn’t all that smart and my laptop is in disrepair after Bridget stepped on it. So, that left me with nothing better to do than take a day off…
Yesterday, Brent took over all parental duties and I got to get a mani/pedi, go for a long run and read fitness magazines at Barnes and Noble… in peace. I opted for green tea instead of a mocha aren’t you proud?
P.S. I want to look like that chick who’s flexing next to my perfectly manicured thumb.
Brent and I had a talk after my tri-monthly meltdown and decided that I need to have a day off once a month. (I think he may have been afraid of a Bobbitt incident happening if I didn’t get some space.) I never take time for myself so having a designated time makes sure that I have some me time scheduled in. This is a must have for mommies and sometimes we forget that… and by “we” I mean “me”.
Even though I couldn’t post what I ate during the last two days of the strictest portion of the challenge I still took pictures for proof. So here is a hodge podge of what I ate during that time…
I also basically snacked on carrots and hummus, nuts, ham and pickles. I’m so glad this portion of the challenge is over!
I need some strawberries in my belly now!
However, there is one recipe that I would chow down on challenge or not. It’s one of Kellfire’s recipes and it is called…
Chicken Cali-Rice Stir Fry
1 med head white cauliflower
1/2 lean ground chicken breast
1 TB toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 4)
1 TB fresh ginger, grated
3 green onions, sliced (added an extra two as a topping)
1 cup broccoli slaw
2 TB low sodium soy sauce (I’m pretty sure I used more of this too)
Crushed red pepper flakes *optional
(I sprinkled some sesame seeds to make it look pretty)
- Prepare cauliflower according to instructions below.
- In a medium skillet, brown the ground chicken over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet, drain and set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and green onions; stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add the broccoli slaw; stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add cauliflower rice and soy sauce; stir fry for 2 more minutes.
- Return the cooked ground chicken to the skillet with the rice and vegetable mixture and season with red pepper flakes, to taste.
- Stir until ingredients are well combined and heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Divide into 2 portions and serve.
Cauliflower Rice Instructions:
- Cut stem off cauliflower and discard
- Pulse cauliflower heads in a food processor until the size of rice
- Microwave for 4-5 minutes on high. **Do not add water
Doesn’t it look yummy?!
I LOVE this meal!
So not only does my husband take over kiddo duties but he’s also my personal trainer… could I have chosen any wiser! He’s a stud, I actually have a really big crush on him today… this doesn’t occur everyday. If you’ve ever been married you know what I’m talking about 😉
Right! The workout.
It was all over the place. He was just pulling tricks out of know where so we’ll call it…
The Wacky WOD
10 goblet squats and planks until failure
Goblet squats are done holding a kettle bell.
Ah yeah! There’s that squatting picture I love so much… you’re welcome.
10 ab rollers and 20 lunges
Amanda is better at the ab roller than I am.
Heyyy, check out my lulu’s! They’re magical. Do you see how my legs are skinny but nothing else is? It’s the pants, I’m telling you.
15 banded kettle bell swings
This one was tough! You have no choice but to go fast and there is no controlling belly fat when you go that fast.
5 rounds per person
20 seconds of banded prowler pushes
There is a band wrapped around your waist and you push a weighted prowler as far out as you can to your partner. You’re partner then pushes it back to you as fast as they can. You go back and forth until the 20 seconds is up then you switch until you’ve completed it 5 times.
Do you see Amanda ricocheting backward? After a while the bands pinched so we wore weight belts and attached the bands to our waists that way.
5 minutes of squatting down with a medicine ball then hurling it forward to your partner and leaping forward.
10 minutes of taking turns rolling backward onto your back with the medicine ball then hurling your body forward to throw the ball across the gym. Then you have to get up as fast as possible and sprint after the ball beating it to the end of the gym.
The pictures are fuzzy because we are so fast…. actually Brent messed up the setting of the computer but it’s okay because it made us look so fast.
Whoa… don’t you want to know how my weigh-in went? I told you this blog had too much awesomeness for you to handle.
I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 202.4
This is great because I have never gone below 203 since having Penelope. Plus, I pigged out over the weekend so I managed to reach this milestone in just four days.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the progress I’ve made so far. I feel like I have wasted a lot of time. Any progress is good progress but I’m turning this transformation into a slow painful process. I haven’t really made much progress since Valentine’s Day (today excluded).
I’ve come to realize that any goal worth having is worth sacrificing for. It’s not easy and I get really pissed off about it sometimes. But it’s all worth it when I see what happens when I persist and push myself.