Monday, August 22, 2011

A little back tracking....

Well, I'm back from my week long vacation in San Diego! I had an amazing time with great friends and I'm really sad it's over, and today it's back to reality! I'm starting Jamie Easons 12 week program today, and it could not be coming at a more perfect time. I had every intention of eating clean and limiting the alcohol while on vacation... HA! that didn't really happen. I was able to make it to the gym 5 out of 7 days, which I'm very happy about- but  unfortunately I can't say the same about nutrition. I pretty much drank whatever I wanted and ate lots of junk! Looking back, I would probably do it all the same because I had so much fun and not a care in the world.... but, I'm definitely paying the price now!
B and I hanging out at the beach house!
I took some time to look over Jamies plan yesterday, and I'm really excited about it. It's basically what I have been doing, with just a couple changes. The hardest part for me will definitely be cutting down the workouts to just 4 days a week for these first couple weeks, and it will also be very different eating starches 3x a day since I cut them out the last couple weeks before my vacation. B and I decided that we will start the program nutrition wise today, and the workouts will start Thursday and go through Sunday. Since the first couple weeks are only 4 gym days/week, we decided to choose the days that are least busy at the gym, and I love working out on the weekend. In these 4 days leading up to the workouts, I will likely do some early morning cardio just to do a little damage control- but once I start Jamies workouts I will cut the cardio and follow the plan. I'm excited to build more muscle, and lay off the cardio for a while, my knees will love me for it!

To make sure we are ready for the week, I made turkey chili, protein bars, green tea, and hard boiled eggs.
Protein bars made with sweet potato baby food... they taste like pumpkin pie!
Also on the menu for this week is spaghetti squash, kabobs, tilapia, and turkey meatloaf muffins. Hope everyone has a great week!!


  1. Is this the carrot cake protein bar recipe? If so, you just used sweet potato instead right? Great picture!

  2. Yep! I've tried lots of different baby food flavors... The sweet potato is my favorite!


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