Hi Darlings, well…. I got through day 2 of the Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Workout and it was just as hard as yesterday, lol. I did however have another clean eating day so that keeps me happy because it’s mostly about what you put in your body anyway. I did my workout this morning before eating because I knew the rest of the day was going to be pretty hectic. Here is what I had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I you missed yesterday post on DAY 1 you can read it HERE. I am so excited so many of here and on IG will be joining me. Info on purchasing or downloading Jillian’s video can be found in yesterdays post or you can click HERE
SWAPPING FOODS: I got a few questions about swapping out foods and or following the meal plan. I cant follow a diet so I don’t but a meal plan in general is a guide to help you make better choices. I had pork loin yesterday and although it is not in the meal plan that comes with the DVD it is lean and tasty and I had some handy.
Here is the thing, If I don’t like it I am not going to eat it so I play with my meals following the “Clean Eating Guidelines” I usually have my pita, brown rice, pasta for lunch. I eat only clean organic (mostly) veggies, fruit only in the morning or in my shakes. Lean meats and no more than a handful of ingredients. If it”s in a box or can, I don’t eat it.
I read what she suggest every day and if I like it I eat it and if I don’t or want variation I follow the guide as closely as possible by just swapping out one main item (like pork for chicken) so I don’t get board. Mostly I watch the portion that I am serving. Portions are critical so I limit myself to only 3 ounces of meat.
Workout > Protein Shake
Breakfast: Bagel Thins w/ Fat Free Cream Cheese, Strawberries, Coffee
Snack: Protein Shake w/ Pineapple
Lunch: Warm Spinach Salad (recipe below)
Snack: I was out and about and missed it so I just waited until dinner.
Dinner: Chicken Fajita Wrap (Chicken, Sautéd pepper and onions, Black beans, Whole wheat tortilla)
So one of things that helps me feel like I have eaten is having hot food, but sometimes when I am trying to limit my carb intake I tend to eat a variation of salads…problem is after a few days I feel like I am missing something so now I have been making “warm” salads. Here is one of my favorites.
WARM SPINACH SALAD
- Asparagus (or any veggie you like)
- Chicken Breast
- Sweet Tomatoes
- Feta Goat Cheese
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
I sauté the veggies, tomatoes and chicken, then I sit on top of the spinach (which instantly starts to soften my spinach), Sprinkle the cheese and drizzle the dressing. Stir it all together to mix well.
How was your fist day?