I hope you all had a great weekend…it sounded like it was a cold or snowy one by a lot of you! I hope I can send some warm weather to those of you who are in need of it. If it doesn’t make it your way the door is always open for a visit to So Cal
We had a really nice weekend. It was a great mix of fun and productivity. Greg and I went out for an early date night on Friday and we seriously had such a great time…we are still talking about how much fun we had. It was one of those nights you don’t talk about work or kids and just enjoy the simple fun you have together…the reasons that brought you together in the first place. In this case it was great food, laughter, good drinks, live music, wine tasting and dancing. All that fun and we were still home before 10:00pm…it was great!
Saturday turned into a lazy day at home (thanks to Friday night) but we did finally take all those Christmas decorations down! I was going to try and make it to the gym but I needed a day off and saved my legs for the 10 mile training run I did yesterday. Felt good to burn off the couple of glasses (bottles) of wine I had from our night out. Other than that there was lots of playing and relaxing with the kiddos. Just my kind of weekend.
So that brings me to today…Monday morning and ready to kick off my third 24 Day Challenge. I have never looked forward to one as much as I have this one, but that excitement is probably triggered by the enthusiasm of the now 300 Facebook group members that are doing it too. My goal in doing another one this go around is to mainly be there to support everyone through the challenge, especially for those that are new to it. Of course I want to trim off some of those extra holiday lbs, tone up, rid my system of those Christmas cookies, and get that extra pep in my step that the challenge always gives me. Greg is doing a full one with me too which is really fun….mainly because he can’t drink wine in front of me haha. Can’t wait to report back with how great everyone does! And, as always, it’s never ever too late to join in!
Our fridge is fully stocked with freshness, so I thought I would share what we will be eating this week. Even if doing the 24DC isn’t your thing at this point in time, eating a clean diet can be so rewarding on it’s own. Start small with replacing a few meals a week to be completely clean and you will definitely see some big changes. Enjoy!
Sunday- Balsamic chicken bake (add artichokes to recipe)
Monday- Ground turkey meatloaf muffins with garlic broccoli (make double the amount for a quick and easy lunch throughout the week.
Tuesday- Warm roasted veggie and quinoa salad
Wednesday- Coconut & curry turkey chili
Thursday- Crockpot balsamic chicken with Brussels spout and brown rice
Friday- Crockpot chicken & veggie marinara over spaghetti squash (quinoa pasta for the boys)
Saturday- Shredded zucchini turkey burgers (eliminate breadcrumbs) with seasoned sweet potato wedges.
For breakfast I will be having a combo of egg white omelets, hard boiled eggs, chia seed pudding with fruit, and green smoothies. Of course my Spark, Catalyst, and Muscle Gain shakes will be part of the line up as well.
Lunches will be a combination of leftovers (I’m telling you those turkey meatloaf muffins are even better the next day), green smoothies and chicken salads.
I love the organization that comes with doing the challenge and look forward to trying new recipes each week and sharing them with you! If you have any favorite please send them my way!
Have a happy and healthy week!