how it starts….
how it ends.
i got the baby basket on purpose but i stuffed it full like i knew i would. going in and coming out with one thing is a complete joke. there is always something else we need!! or want.
the journey to clean(er) eating starts in the grocery store. remember these tips when you go shopping:
MORE fresh fruits and vegetables
LESS processed foods (low to no)
lean proteins – chicken breasts, ground turkey, seafood, beef,
healthy fats – avocados, mixed nuts, olive/coconut oil, natural peanut butter
whole grains/fibrous carbs – oatmeal, sweet potatoes, quinoa, beans, whole wheat pasta, high fiber cereal
on Sunday’s trip, i got everything on my list plus a few more items:
oh and Ezekiel sprouted grain sesame bread. left it off the list, oops. aaaand i did get a few indulgent items for Sonny for winning his show this past weekend… i know you see them 😯 oreos, gummy bears, and cookies n cream ice cream.
i have always wondered why pumpking pie spice is so freakin high!!! this 1.12 oz jar is like 4.99. for no reason. this is what i’ve always bought. i was on my way to get some magic pop when i passed a table of seasonings and saw a big bucket of this:
what! now 4.99 a POUND is more like it!! i grabbed a couple bags. man i love finding great deals.
yesterday, i applied that same ‘squeeze the muscle with every rep’ technique to my upper body workout and man did it give me a good muscle pump. try it!!
one of my fave exercises (i’m sure my class members HATE them by now lololol) are W presses with dumbbells. make a W with your arms (similar to my pose above) holding a heavy dumbbell in each hand. move both arms up / out simultaneously without going higher than your head with the weights. then, retract them back in towards your head. keep your elbows in front of your body. makes for great shoulder/collar bone/back definition! the racerback style is my absolute fave to wear, regarding my tops, and this exercises targets that area nicely.
dinner that night was a baked sweet potato stuffed with seasoned chicken breast chunks, green onion, and topped with fromage blanc. french cheese! i also had a side of steamed zucchini.
i found the fromage blanc at Whole Foods while looking for the quark that they didn’t have. the cheese lady told me that fromage blanc was the closest thing to it. i picked it up and read the stats,
and they were even better than the quark! heck that’s better than sour cream and greek yogurt! greek yogurt does have a ton of protein, but it also has sugar too. anyway, awesome find. HEB has it also.
today…cardio, legs, and stretching.
i could not WAIT to get home to dinner to make me a sandwich. that was all i could think about.
i made a big pan of baked chicken breasts this morning, so all i had to do was cut it up and put my sammich together. i seasoned each breast with something different (bbq, lemon pepper, garlic and herb, smokehouse maple, and montreal steak seasoning) and some dried parsley. 350 degrees for 1 hr.
finally! seasoned chicken breast, avocado, tomato, almond cheese and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter all on toasted Ezekiel sprouted grain sesame bread. i also had half a sliced apple and some Justin’s maple almond butter for dipping.
lastly, i munched on some of that vegetable medley bagged salad with some roma tomatoes on top.
sooooo, turkey day is in like 2 weeks!!!
are you hosting, going to someone else’s house, or going out to eat for TG?