My Nutrition and Fitness Plan

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Love Eating Clean in the Summer!

I love summer!! It’s easy to get outside because the weather is just euphoric. Warmth of the sun on my cheeks, sweet smells and that dang ice cream truck music! Okay so most of summer is great but I swear the ice cream truck driver must be insane to be able to listen to that annoying jingle all day long. Yesterday I went to the gym in the morning with my mom. Who knew playing tag on one foot was such a great exercise. I came home and got ready to go to the Dr. I’ve been having what I thought was acid reflux. Go to find out my esophagus is malfunctioning. Too bad I can’t just replace it. :) So I get home from the Dr. and my sister wants to go running. She is an amazing athlete. Plays soccer for Brigham Young University. Running with her is tough. I mean I felt like a child when she kept jogging back to me then running back ahead. That slave driver made me run 4 miles and then do abs at the gym and this all after my intense hour session at 6:30 in the morning!! Then she throws me a swimming suit, tiny bikini nonetheless and tells me we are going swimming. I’m not swimming suit ready at all! That pushed me re-evaluate how much energy I put into getting in shape. Who wants to be nervous every time they see a swimming suit? Who wants to be self-conscious about how fast they move or which way they turn in order to make themselves not look fatter then they already are? I want to be able to pick up anything and feel confident that I will look good. I’ve lost 5 pounds doing MonaVie RVL  and eating clean but I'm not yet satisfied. I want muscle and definition. So along with cardio and diet I’m going to start lifting with the big boys. I probably won’t wear cut offs, grunt and slam my weights on the ground but I plan on picking up some iron and getting some muscles.

Also check out the recipes tab at the top. I just added a nice cool summer salad. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

MonaVies RVL Weight Management Program

Alright peeps so this is the new experiment... MonaVie's RVL Weight Management Solution. Yea.. Yea.. I know what your thinking "A meal replacement?" However, with my life right now shakes and bars are the best options. Being a full time student and having a full time internship leaves me with very little time. I can't eat in class but I can drink and that is why the shakes work so perfect for me. They didn't leave me hungry today and with enough energy to finish my 70 page project! My dinner of course clean eating. I had Cod, brown rice, and beans with salsa.

Ps. The bars are delicious

My mom is doing amazing! She is still eating clean and today we started a new workout program at her local gym. Loads of burpees, crunches, and pushups! The energy of the group was amazing and I'm excited for this 6 week program!

I've included some recipes but I'll keep adding to it so that you have lots of options. Let me know if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Love you all!