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Day One Of 21 Day Fix

Monday has come and gone once again, and its day one of my 21 day fix. Today's cardio work out was a tough one and seriously kicked my butt, but I must cardio on! For those of you who know me well shopping is a good enough cardio for me ;) so getting my workout done midday and having the rest of the evening to veg out works out really well with my schedule. Once John is getting home from work and heading to the gym, I have already worked out and can start on dinner for us. Today's breakfast and lunch were kept simple with Greek yogurt and strawberries and for lunch I prepped myself some turkey roll ups, cut up broccoli and hummus to dip—kind of random but it was exactly what I was craving. And for a midday snack I decided to try a vanilla Shakeology and made my own nutty mix combining a cup of almond milk and a teaspoon of almond butter. I added some ice and threw it all in the Nurtibullet for a thicker consistency. It was so yummy and was just what I needed for when my 3 p.m. slump arrived. Don't mind my color coded containers, I am allowed to eat like a civil person off of a plate, but I figured for the first week or two they will be helpful to make sure my portions are perfectly counted out and I think they are kind of cute anyways!

For dinner I'll be making John and I baked chicken breast with a huge arugala salad topped with red onion and oven roasted grape tomatoes. I think I will whip up one of the 21 day homemade dressings that my friend Michelle sent over. Thanks Mich! The balsamic vinaigrette should be a perfect finish. Here's what you'll need.

Whisk together:

-6 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
-1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
-1 tsp of raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
-2 tsp dijon mustard
-6 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Tomorrow I promise to post a new recipe for you all. We bought some boneless pork chops on our big food shop this past weekend, so I was thinking of making slow cooker apple n' onion sweet chops for tomorrow's dinner. We have a ton of vegetables stocked in the fridge and I definitely would like to cook them up while they are still nice and fresh. Well, now to move my jello-y legs to the kitchen so I can start prepping dinner. I am definitely going to feel it tomorrow, but I'm really looking forward to the next workout on the schedule called Upper Fix. I have a feeling its going to concentrate solely on arms, back and chest. Its good to feel like your body has worked itself to the core and I guess you can say I will embrace it all the way through. Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's dinner. Until tomorrow friends...xo


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