Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A little knowledge

One of the most important parts of starting to eat clean and learning to build muscle is to do some research. Granted, not everything you read online is going to be accurate, but once you start getting your bearings it's a little easier to spot the legitimate information. I want to share three women that I have found to be very helpful and knowledgeable. First, Michelle LeSueur is very well educated and has an answer to almost anything. Her facebook page  is very interactive and she is personally answering health and fitness related questions all day. I can honestly spend hours reading through her posts. She also has a blog where she goes into depth about a lot of the topics she covers on facebook. Next is Tosca Reno, best-selling author of Eat-Clean Diet® series, she also has a blog and facebook. All her sites are full of information on eating clean, including recipes! Lastly, as you might be able to tell, I'm obsessed with Jamie Eason, a self proclaimed "skinny-fat" girl, turned inspirational role model. Her website is great, and she posts and answers questions often on her facebook. I think because we have very similar body types, she is a great person to model my workout routine after... all I have to do is google image her name, and I am always instantly motivated! 

I also wanted to quickly share what I made for dinner tonight. I tried Jamie's Zucchini Turkey Burgers ( recipe in Featured Recipes) and they came out SO good! Here is a photo pre- cooking. 
I forgot to take an after picture!

I was trying to think of a side for these with some healthy carbs, so I kinda shot from the hip on these. I think I may have run across them in the past, but I'm not sure of the exact recipe, so I made my own!

This is one yam, sliced into "french fries" and then I stuck them on a foil lined baking pan. I drizzled 2 tbsp of olive oil and added salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and all spice. I didn't measure- I just did an even dusting of each. I stuck them in the oven for about 25 minutes and they came out great. They were on the softer side (in comparison to real french fries) I'm assuming because they aren't actually fried, but it's definitely a comparable alternative! 

Lastly, I just want to document that my goal (short term... my long term goals are listed in one of my first posts) over the next two months is to hit the gym 6 days a week, and <<gasp>> not drink more than 1-2 drinks, once a week. ( I would love to say NO drinking for 8 weeks, but I'm trying to be realistic here...) This is going to be a challenge because I LOVE having a glass of wine with dinner or a beer at the pool on a sunny AZ day, but I think it will be worth it. We have a week long trip to San Diego planned in exactly 8 weeks, and I can't wait to see how much I can tone up by then! Do you have long and short term goals? I would love to hear!

1 comment:

  1. So proud of you B! Love that we are making the same things without knowing it :)


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