Hi friends! I’m sure you have noticed that posting has been a bit sporadic these past two weeks. No big reason other than I’ve been really busy. I’m not sure with what, but I’m sure it includes work. It might include laying on the couch for an hour or so catching up on 16 and Pregnant too.
Oh, and it might include strapping on these suckers on a daily basis and hitting the gym!
I’ve been working really hard to get activity in every.single.day. Most of it has been classes at the gym like Zumba, Piloxing and Total Body Shred, but I have also recently become obsessed with the Tone It Up girls. They have great YouTube videos that are easy to follow at home on the computer and printables that you can take to the gym too. Win-win!
As part of my obsession I’ve been trying out their nutrition plan too. They have some great recipes that utilize all the good foods out there in a really balanced way. How can you not love that?! This is particularly helpful for me during a pretty stressful and busy time. I know what to eat, but it is always nice to have reminders so I don’t fall into the pit of eating crap for dinner at 9pm because I didn’t plan for a long day out before I get home.
To help with those days when I knew I would be getting home late I did some prep work on Sunday night, including whipping up some of their black bean burgers.
*Note: These burgers taste 100% better than they look. On second look at this photo I realized that these kind of look like cow patties. Eww.*
All I had to do when I got home from work was unwrap the burger, add some veggies and dinner is done.
I’ve been making sure to pack my lunch bag each night and a few times this week it included a Kombucha. Oh how I <3 Kombucha. I wish it wasn’t so dang expensive though! My stomach is handling Kombucha so much better than when I first had it. Whoa. Just a tip for you newbie Kombucha drinkers…don’t drink the whole bottle on your first try unless you want to spend the entire afternoon on a date with your toliet.
The Tone It Up recipes aren’t earth shattering with unique techniques or ingredients, but they are extremely nutritious and delicious. I especially like that I can modify the recipes and use them to fit what I have on hand. I can never seem to get all the ingredients needed right for some reason. No fear though. One of the recipes they have that sounded like an amazing clean eat was Hawaiian Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa. I didn’t have chicken, but I did have Mahi-Mahi. Easy substitute!
I was able to put together the salsa on Sunday night and then all I had to do was cook the fish up on my grill pan for 8-10 minutes.
I added a few leftover sliced vegetables from black bean burger night to the grill pan and dinner was served. How about this for a colorful plate?!
I promise there is fish somewhere in there. I think.
After I’ve tried out more recipes and workouts from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan I will do a full review on it. So far I am really enjoying it, but I want to give it a few more weeks before I tell you all my final opinion. Have any of you tried their workouts or meals?
So in conclusion…life is busy, but good.
Good food. Good exercise. Good friends. Good family. Good life!
Do you make a meal plan for each week or just go with the flow?