Fitness Challenge: Day 16

Today was all about making big strides! I named the evil voice in my head yesterday, the one that likes eating endless amounts of ice cream, that thinks after I workout I deserve a treat for that workout. Oh yes, her name is Lindsay. And she is a tricky vixen. She likes fatty food, she thinks sugar should be my reward for a workout. And once I get her in line, she whispers to me still, planting ideas in my head. Naming her has helped me talk to her, talk her out of things and be more me than Lindsay.

I went out to my store tonight after boot camp and I bought a dry-erase weekly planner for my fridge. I will use this every week to plan out every single meal. That way I can tailor my grocery shopping and maybe even try a few new recipes! It will also give very little wiggle room to Lindsay, so she will not have many areas to sabotage all the hard work I am doing.

I tried a new recipe tonight–one I got in my email from my boot camp–it’s a balsamic chicken recipe. It’s made with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, thymeΒ and garlic. It was so freaking good!! It wasn’t hard to make at all, and I added a tiny bit of cheese on top at the end. I will be making this for the future.

Lastly, Lindsay didn’t want to go to boot camp tonight. She likes being on vacation, sleeping in later and puttering around on my own timeline. But I went! I did kickboxing with a new trainer (does the MMA classes) and it was a very intense cardio workout with him. It was great. I couldn’t do all the kicks and burpeesΒ he wanted (I am not physically able to) but I got very worked out, I ran a lot, and I never stopped moving. It was a tough class and I feel accomplished for doing it. It’s always a tough workout when you are with a new trainer. It also made me want to go to his MMA class and get my butt kicked even more. I need this cardio lift in my workouts.


Scrambled eggs with onion and celery, topped with a tsp of cheese. 2 cups of water.


Skinny soy peppermint mocha. Carrots, 5 water crackers and 2 tbsp. of hummus. 4 cups of water.


Half a turkey sandwich on a croissant. Baked Lay’s. 2 cups of water.


Balsamic chicken, green beans and rice. Skinny cow dessert bar. 4 cups of water.