Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday's Meals + Quick Lunch Recipe

Hey there! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend and your Monday is off to a good start! We had a very productive weekend that also consisted of a Costco, grocery, and Sprouts run yesterday so we are more than prepped for the week! On the menu is shrimp, cod, bison, wraps, bowls and more-- I will do my best to share as much as possible here to give you meal ideas. 

This morning started with the usual (sorry if you are seeing this twice, I posted it on my Instagram this morning) except now I'm paying a lot closer attention to quantity since I'm counting my macros again. This is 3 egg whites, 1 piece turkey bacon, 1 piece Applegate turkey sausage and a whole grain Thomas' english muffin that I later topped with jelly. 

After breakfast we headed to the gym for an additional chest day since there is not a chest specific day in my 10 week program. Personally I don't focus too much on chest but B wanted to make sure it wasn't neglected so I joined him on a high rep chest day and also threw in some glutes and 25 minutes of steady state cardio-- yep you read that right! Oh the things we do for abs ;) 

I got a few bags of mixed frozen fruit yesterday at Costco so I made this awesome shake with MRM Vanilla Whey, strawberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple and peaches. SO yummy especially in this almost 90 degree weather we are having. 

Then for lunch I threw together this little chicken salad that was so darn good I feel like I might have it every day! Here's what I used: 

4 oz canned chicken, drained
1/2 large red apple 
1/4 cup plain soy yogurt ( you can use greek yogurt here)
1 T slivered almonds 
salt and pepper to taste 

I ate it with my favorite Way Better black bean chips and it was a perfect portion. Here are the macros: 
Protein: 33g
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 32g 

I'm off to train clients this evening and then I think I'm making shrimp, potatoes and veggies for dinner and tomorrow is finally a rest day! 


  1. Hi Brittany. I am on week 2 of GLWLB and all I can say is OH MY SORENESS! My muscles are burning during those last reps. Like you and B I am struggling with the higher reps and also find myself using baby weights by the end of workouts. Can I say it is a blow to my ego LOL! Oh gosh and CARDIO. WHEW!! I also have not been actively doing cardio seriously for probably about a year and a half (thank you James Wilson :0P) and it is soooo hard. My first HIIT session was TOUGH!!! No way near what I used to be able to do. I am also not following the suggested macros on the program. Like you I am keeping my macros a little higher at least for the beginning if not for the whole program. I did however, working with James, get my carbs to SUPER high and those I immediately dropped about 50-60grams and that alone had made a HUGE difference in my strength and endurance. Do you mind sharing what you are keeping your macros at? I am doing around 1600 calories and trying to do 40-40-20 but I am still getting closer to 50-30-20. All in all I love the feeling of soreness again and this tells me this program is going to give killer results. Tomorrow is my second session of HITT. Pray I don't die LOL!

  2. Hi Luvena,

    I feel you on the soreness! As far as macros go you have to remember fitness is all about cycles, building where you increase those carbs and calories as much as possible and fat loss where you lower them and add in the cardio, and then building again where you reverse back up. So, with that said if your goal is to lean out and lose fat its okay that you're lowering from the place james had you at, but just know you can get back there when you're ready, just don't drop too drastically or too much. Right now my split is 45 carb 30 protein and 25 fat but as I get closer to my shoot I may manipulate those depending on what I'm looking like :)


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