Rough Patch

So Yesterday was a pretty simple day for me since its a Monday and I don’t really eat much on those days thanks to Field Hockey. I did finish day 6 of insanity yesterday and can’t believe I made it a whole week and still enjoy it haha! I ended up playing 3 games of field hockey last night and got an amazing workout in. I stopped a lot of goals and even score 4 myself THANK YOU VERY MUCH lol. When you play against Division 1 BU players you have to step up your game so you don’t look like an old fougie haha. I held my own and they even gave me some compliments! Thanks young whippersnappers for making a girl feel good.

Today has been a really rough day emotionally for me on this journey and yes I know I’ve only been on it for a week now (full force) and I was hoping to see some kind of improvement here. Something even an pound of weight loss but nope I actually gained 3 lbs. Maybe its from a little muscle gain from the insanity workouts or maybe its not I don’t know but it certainly has sent me into a woe is me day today. I’ve done everything right and stayed very focus and determined to make sure I don’t cheat myself and I feel like some how I have let myself down that I have done something wrong. Like I said its been a rough day today and I know that it will get better but sometimes you just need a down day to kick yourself back into gear and push forward. I’m so thankful for my amazing support of friends who have sent me messages to let me know to keep on trucking and push through the downs. Having that support system is the best thing I could ever ask for! I love them and couldn’t get through this without them! So thank you to all my amazing friends and family for trying to make me feel better โค
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As promised I am posting my awesome recipes that I tried today ๐Ÿ™‚ So here they come YUMMY

Breakfast:

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So this morning I ended up cheating and having Eggo Multigrain Waffles. I was just so tired and wanted something simple and easy for breakfast and the kids wanted waffles so it was waffles lol. 8point breakfast this morning!

Lunch

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So this is a recipe I’ve had for a long time and I love it because its so simple, healthy and filling for me. A whole head of cauliflower and 30 minutes and you have yourself a tasty meal! 0 WW points mind you!

Ingredients:
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all spices together in a small bowl or cup.
Drizzle olive oil all over cauliflower florets and sprinkle with spice mix. Toss together and lay out on a baking sheet.
Roast spicy cauliflower for 25-30 minutes, turn halfway through cooking time.

DINNER
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So for dinner was a Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast. Sides of Sweet Potato and Green beans and mushrooms! It came out awesome and I will certainly make it again. I need to next time thicken the broth it was in so that it can go over top to add more flavor when it was on the plate. I may add a couple more spices to it too to give it a better kick but if you aren’t one for spicy then stick to the original recipe and you will love it I just know it! 9point WW meal.

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March 6th

So day 2 of Insanity and holy hell was it tough! Nothing but Cardio. It was the Cardio Plyometrics Circuit and while some of the exercises weren’t to bad there were others I wanted to jump through the TV and strangle Shaun T for doing this to me. I have HORRIBLE upper body strength and always have. Ask me to do push ups and I cry like a little girl and run to the nearest corner and start rocking back and forth haha. But yesterday I managed to do 5, yes I know wow Jessi 5 how “awesome” of you. But really that is pretty huge for me, I HATE push ups with a passion. I did have a small cheering section on my side line which was my oldest daughter Makayla. She kept telling me “mommy that looks hard but you are doing great!” thanks Makayla! After about 45 minutes of working out I was done and sweating like a pig but still smiling!

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Meals:
Breakfast: I had my go to omelet! I’m a huge fan of omelets so I will find myself eating more of those for breakfast plus its not a lot of points and it fills me up. I love it. I of course had my morning coffee since well I can’t go without that lately thanks to the new puppy Bauer…
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He is wicked cute but enjoys being up between the hours of 3am-5am without fail.

Lunch:
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So I’m a HUGE fan of chicken salad but I can never find a recipe that I just fell in love with until this one. I love dried cranberries in my chicken salad but I would have never thought to add apples into it to make it slightly sweeter to slightly overpower the tartness from mayo. Its so stinkin good! I used left over rotisserie chicken for my chicken pieces but you can grill up some chicken breast however you want. Maybe add some seasoning to the chicken yourself to maybe give it a slight kick. Recipe can be found here:Oh and that sandwich is 7points and VERY filling

See that ever so amazing popcorn right with it! That is SMARTFOOD popcorn! Those things are an addiction! Now its not the normal cheddar one but instead its called Smartfood Delight Sea Salt its only 35 calories and only 1 point per 1 cup!!!! So good and I don’t feel guilty eating it at all! Check it out here

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So those that are looking for healthy recipes and weight water recipe points I HIGHLY suggest you check out Skinny Taste written by Gina Homolka. This woman is a recipe genius for making healthy recipes tasty! I used to use her page here and there before I started this journey but now I use here recipes 3-5 times a week! I decided to doctor her green bean recipe and added sauteed mushrooms.

I also did Atkins Mashed Cauliflower recipe. Now I’ve done Atkins and lots good weight on it but I missed my grains terribly so I failed at it. But the Mashed Cauliflower is something I will continue to make over regular Mashed Potatoes. Now instead of regular sour cream I added light sour cream and I also left out the salt since I’m not a big fan and if anybody wanted it on their cauliflower they could put it on themselves.

Main course was Oven Fried Chicken. And let me tell you this recipe from skinny taste is so amazing and has great flavor. I do Love regular friend chicken but this is by far more healthy for you and it tastes just as good and even better you don’t need a tide stick to save your shirt from grease! Next time I make this I may just do this as chicken tenders with the breading that way I don’t have to work around eating the bone. Oh and my kids LOVED it!

The Start

So for the past two weeks I have been using Weight Watchers in hopes that it can control my eating habits and controlling my portions. I will fully admit the first week I wasn’t putting in what I really should have. So this week I have officially put my all into it and even started the Insanity program. My overall goal is to weigh between 160-170 depending on how I “wear” the weight. I’m a big girl by nature with my massive thighs from ice hockey so I want to look healthy in my body so that’s what I mean when I say how I wear it.

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So here is my first picture of the old me… Taken today. Clearly I have the baby fanny pak going on thanks to the twins…that’s 9 months of hard work and 3 years keeping it maintained ๐Ÿ˜‰

MEASUREMENTS
Weight: 231.3
Stomach: 42inches
Waist: 45inches
Boobs McGee: 42inches
Chest: 39 inches
Arms: 14inches
Thighs: 27inches
Calves: 18inches

This after noon I did my first workout of Insanity and holy heck was it a lot of work. Made it even harder when your three children are trying to do it with you and get in the way.
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As you can tell Peyton was trying it out herself with the Suicide Jumps. Sadly she may have done more than me and looked more graceful doing it too.
So the fit test makes you count how many reps you do of each workout and it gives you a progress report of how well you are doing in the 60 days of Insanity. Well I got through it all without puking so that’s a huge positive haha. I also did slightly better than I thought I would do with some of the workouts. Here are my stats for the first time along with YouTube videos on how to do them ๐Ÿ™‚ Each work out was a minute long

Swift Kicks : 45
Power Jacks: 35
Power Knees: 28
Power Jumps: 25
Globe Jumps: 7
Suicide Jumps: 6
Push Up Jacks: 5
Low Plank Obliques: 12

I think I’m really going to enjoy Insanity and its totally going to kick my butt but that is EXACTLY what I need! Day 2 tomorrow which will be Plyometrics Cardio Circuit!
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MEAL TIME

Throughout my blog I will also be posting my meals with weight watchers points attached and also links to the recipes.

Breakfast: was egg white omelet with mushrooms, orange bell pepper, tomato and WW three cheese. Along with Jennie O turkey Bacon and WW bread. +7 point breakfast! oh and of course my amazing coffee! Can’t go without my coffee lol
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Lunch was left overs from last nights dinner of Un-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. Let me tell you this recipe will now be a weekly thing in this house. From now on I will then add mushrooms and play around with some spices. I also used turkey burger instead of regular beef. Find the recipe here: 5+ WW points for 1 cup
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Dinner was another weight watchers recipe Chili Cheesy Mac that I have done before with turkey burger but decided to do it with regular ground beer this time. Turned out just as good AND the family loved it even my husband who has an issue with bean textures ๐Ÿ™‚ Recipe here 7+ points
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Well that’s it for my very first blog post! I enjoyed writing it and I hope you will follow me! I will get better as I get the hang of it ๐Ÿ™‚ Good Night!