Week 2: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

I won’t be posting daily meals this week because I plan to use up the ingredients I have left and eat leftovers this week. So, I’ll spare you the boring photos. If I decide to try any new recipes or have a really awesome day, I’ll post it.

This week is the start of my Doubles challenge with my accountability partner! We tweaked the schedule a teeny bit to fit into our goals a little better.

Here it is… I’m a little worried about Tuesday and Friday!!!

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Wish me luck!!!

Day 6 & 7: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

Full disclosure… The weekends are the most challenging for me. I really struggle to stay on track and get my workouts done, but sometimes I just fall off the wagon and give in to mindless eating and being lazy. All in all this weekend was pretty good. Saturday was great. Sunday was okay. I ended up eating leftovers and a couple slices of pizza. I definitely went a little over on my yellow containers on Sunday. But, I’m a work in progress. I’ve decided not to be too hard on myself.

Next week is the beginning of DOUBLE WORKOUTS! I am psyched and scared at the same time!!! We’ll see how it goes!

Saturday’s food:

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Breakfast: Apple Pie oatmeal.
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Snack: Olives.
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Lunch: Honey Mustard chicken pizza.
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Snack: Homemade apple chips with greek yogurt.
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Dinner: Blackened tilapia with broccoli.
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Day 5: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

Heyyoooo! It’s Friday which is my least favorite workout day. Today is Cardio Fix which is packed full of heart-pumping moves including my nemesis, Burpees… But, I’m committed and a little nutty, so naturally I decided to do Cardio fix AND abs. YOLO, right??

Compared to yesterday, my meals looked kind of boring today. But, everything I ate was still delicious and healthy!! We did go out for dinner and I know I went over on my portions but I still made really healthy choices. I drank water at dinner and didn’t indulge in the delicious free bread. So, it’s a win in my book!!!

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Breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
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Snack: Apple slices with cinnamon and almond butter.
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Lunch: Buffalo Chicken pizza
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Snack: Olives
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Dinner: Texas Roadhouse – Steak kabob with sweet potato and broccoli.
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Total Container Count:
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Recipe: Italian Turkey Meatballs

Italian Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients:

1 pkg. extra lean ground turkey
1 egg white, whisked
3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely
¼ cup organic marinara sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. pink sea salt

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix really well with your hands.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Mixture is too wet to form balls right away.
  • Remove from refrigerator and form into 1 inch balls.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
  • Cook a few meatballs at a time being careful not to crowd pan.

Suggestions: Serve over baked spaghetti squash with organic marinara and a sprinkle of cheese! Yumm-o!

6 Meatballs per serving | Serves 4

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Day 4: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

Oh Thursday, how I love you so… I feel amazing today! My food and exercise has been on point so far this week! Today is Pilates day which is easily my favorite workout of the bunch! I love that it doesn’t have any cardio and it’s very well paced. It was designed so that as soon as you burn out one muscle group, you get to move on to another!

I have to say, I had dreams about the lunch I was planning for today! I am a sucker for some good fish tacos!! I never would have attempted to make them myself if it weren’t for this program!

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Look at this gorgeous day of food!

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Breakfast: Greek yogurt with mixed berries.
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Snack: Olives
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Lunch: Blackened tilapia tacos
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Dinner: Cheesy chicken roll ups
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Dessert: Triple berry crisp
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Total Container Count:
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Day 3: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

Sooooo sore today!!! Wednesdays are usually the day that my muscles are the most sore. My legs are screaming from Monday’s workout and my chest and arms are just starting to ache from yesterday’s workout. But, the great thing is that if I make it through a Wednesday workout, all of my soreness just disappears the next day!

Today’s workout is Lower Fix which is always daunting because of the soreness in my legs, but it always helps to work out that lactic acid build up! I have to force myself to push play, but I never regret doing it! I also added 10 minute abs again and boy, did it hurt! I didn’t realize just how sore my abs were until about 2 crunches in! I had to pause it half way into the second round, but I finished it!

I loved my menu today!

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Breakfast: Raspberry overnight oats.
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Snack: Olives
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Lunch: Turkey meatballs (recipe) over baked spaghetti squash.
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Snack: Small whole wheat tortilla with a banana and peanut butter.
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Dinner: Chicken Philly stuffed peppers.
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Total Container count:
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Day 2: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

Another fantastic day!

Today’s workout was Upper fix which consists of 2 repeated rounds of 5 exercises. I used my heavy weights the entire time and I think it’s time to up my weights! I’m going to see how next week goes and maybe increase them on week 3.

I did well with my eating again today! No cheats!! I’m also having a lot of fun with new recipes! I also got in 80 ounces of water which is pretty amazing for me!!

Day 2 Labor Day Fix

Breakfast: Raspberry overnight oats (Recipe here)
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Snack: 1/2 Banana
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Lunch: Buffalo chicken pizza (Recipe coming soon)
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Snack: Olives
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Dinner: Chicken taco salad
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Total container count:
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Recipe: Overnight Refrigerator Oats

Before I give you this recipe, I’d just like to tell you that I thought the whole cold oatmeal yogurt thing sounded extremely off-putting. They have grown in popularity and I seem to see them pop up on pinterest every time I log on. I decided to try a recipe so I could finally give them a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Well…. I’m sorry, Overnight Oats… I’m so sorry I judged you! You are more delicious than I ever imagined!

Overnight Oats

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Ingredients:

1 Blue container UNCOOKED rolled oats
1 Blue container unsweetened almond milk
1 Red container plain 0% greek yogurt
1/2 Purple container frozen berries of your choice! I’m partial to blueberries or raspberries.
1 tsp honey

Directions:

  • In a container (Mason jars work well) add your dry oats and almond milk. Stir.
  • Top with greek yogurt, honey, and berries.
  • Cover.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve cold. Stir before eating!

Serves 1

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Day 1: 21 Day Fix Labor Day Challenge!

I finally did it!! I just signed up to be a Beachbody coach!! I’m super excited and I hope this will give me an extra push to meet my fitness goals. I’m really looking forward to not only helping myself but helping others in their fitness journey.

Today was also day 1 of the Labor Day 21 day fix challenge with Autumn! I’m really pushing myself to make more healthy choices and less excuses! I am all in!!!

Today’s workout was Total Body Cardio and I also added 10 minute abs. This workout used to be my least favorite, but now I look forward to it. My favorite thing about it is that it still makes me sore no matter how many times I’ve done it. It’s a great, quick cardio routine!

I stuck to my eating plan 100% today and even made some fun meals!

Check out all of this delicious food!

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Breakfast: Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and a side of cherries.
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Lunch: Buffalo chicken nachos. Recipe here.
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Snack: 10 green olives.
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Dinner: Blackened tilapia with steamed broccoli.
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Dessert: Homemade cherry crisp. Recipe coming soon.
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Total container count:

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Recipe: 21 Day Fix Buffalo Chicken Nachos (2 Ways)

Buffalo Chicken Nachos – 21 Day Fix Style!

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Ingredients: 

1 Red container chopped chicken breast
1 Green container sauteed onions & chopped tomatoes
2 Corn tortillas cut into wedges and baked until crispy
1/4 Blue container shredded pepperjack cheese
3/4 Blue container diced avocado – I used about 1/4 of a small avocado
2T hot sauce
Drizzle of “Ranch” dressing (Greek yogurt mixed with ranch spices – I used this recipe)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Cut tortillas into wedges. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Spritz a little bit of coconut oil into a pan and sautee the onions until completely cooked through.
  • Coat chicken in hot sauce.
  • Dice tomatoes and avocado, set aside.
  • Remove chips from oven and top with chicken, cheese and onions. Return to oven until cheese is melted.
  • Add tomatoes avocado.
  • Drizzle ranch dressing on top.
  • Enjoy!

Serves 1

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Alternate Method – 10 Minute Nachos

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Ingredients:

1 Red container of chopped rotisserie chicken (prep item)
2 corn tortillas – cut into wedges and baked until crispy
1 Red container of chopped tomatoes and lettuce (prep items)
Sauteed onion (prep item)
2T mexican style hot sauce – I use Cholula
1/4 to 1/2 diced avocado – Depends on size. Enough to fill 1 Blue container.
1-2T of 0% plain greek yogurt

Directions: 

  • While tortilla chips are baking, coat your chicken in hot sauce and microwave until hot.
  • Once chips are done, top with chicken, onions, tomato, lettuce, avocado.
  • For good measure add a dollop of greek yogurt and some extra hot sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Serves 1

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