Jamie Eason Live Fit – Week 3 – Round 2
Okay *drumroll please* this week I lost: 4 lbs!
That makes my new weight 158 lbs! Only 3 more pounds to get back to what I was when I got pregnant BUT I still want to get down to 145 lbs. That’s what I weighed when I finished the program last time in 2013 and I feel like it was a good weight for me.
I still am pretty shocked at how much I am losing so quickly. BUT I am just following the plan, not doing any cardio and averaging about 2,000 calories a day.
Meal Prep: WEEK 3
So I apologize for my lack of pictures of my meal prep this week, we went camping last weekend and I didn’t get to the kitchen till Monday. I will say that I had a lot of fun coming up with new recipes this week though 🙂 We got back from camping Sunday afternoon and I just didn’t feel like prepping so I just made a super simple chicken & hummus lettuce wraps dinner with black beans and rice. Then meal prepped on Monday.
Below is what I ate every day. As I have said before I eat the same meals every day EXCEPT I make different dinners every night. AND I make Protein Pancakes on Saturday mornings. This keeps it fun and works for us as a family!
I bought a huge bag of romaine lettuce wraps so I had them almost every day for lunch. Dinner Sunday night was Hummus Chicken lettuce wraps with black beans & rice. So simple but so good! I use the store bought brand Sabre Garlic Roasted Hummus, but you can also make your own!
Okay favorite meal this week?! Buffalo Chicken! I prepped the chicken in the crockpot on Sunday, just half a cup of reduced sodium buffalo sauce, and 4 frozen chicken breasts, cook on medium in crockpot for 4 hours. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove, shred with a fork, THEN place it back in the crock pot for an hour.
I ate the chicken mostly for lunch on lettuce wraps BUT then to mix it up, I made whole wheat pasta, sautéed mushrooms, garlic and broccoli and topped with the shredded buffalo! OMG it was seriously AMAZING!!! My husband even loved it too! Sometimes we never know if my creations will be good or flop HAHA but this one was a keeper! I also made a thin sauce with greek yogurt + buffalo sauce, just heated it up on low and drizzled over the pasta, so easy and good!
These days with a little one I just don’t have the time to spend an hour in the kitchen every night. I LOVE cooking but I have to think of ways to be creative and QUICK! I tried Jamie Eason’s Fish in Foil recipe with Mahi, OMG we felt like we were in a gourmet restaurant! It was delicious! I have never made Mahi before but I was pleasantly surprised, it was really really good! Topped with my fave thing.. you guessed it! Greek Yogurt + Lemon + Ole Bay seasoning, and drizzled on top! Have I told you I might be addicted to Greek Yogurt?! I seriously use it on EVERYTHING! Im a big sauce person, I think it adds so much to a dish! AND I love that I can make it go with dinners AND breakfasts, and you get that extra dose of protein 😉 Also the best thing about this dinner NO CLEAN UP!! WHAT?! OMG even better! I even cooked our sweet potatoes in the oven in foil (400 degrees for 1 hour) SO literally just unwrap your fish +veggies, and sweet potatoes and throw on a plate.. easiest dinner EVER!
I don’t usually post a lot of my snacks but this week these guys deserved it! I made Peanut Protein Bars, and used Jamie Eason’s Peanut Protein Powder for the dip too! Just add water and it makes a creamy texture! These were so good! Will be posting the recipe soon 🙂
You can find Jamie Eason’s Peanut Protein Powder HERE.
As usual I made my Protein Pancakes Saturday! Same recipe as last week, but I added some black bean brownie crumbles to the top! Yes this is the food I eat to lose weight. And it goes to show you can still have yummy delicious food and be healthy! I just make sure its a small portion and its homemade so I know exactly what Im putting in my body. You can find my Peanut Butter Protein Pancake Recipe HERE.
In other news this sweet girl turned 5 months on Sunday! You can read our Pregnancy Story HERE. I know people say it ALL the time, that it goes so fast but OMG time goes so fast! I mean could she be any cuter? My inspiration, motivation, cheerleader, and so much more! She is why I workout, so I can be strong for her. To be there when she has kids in 40 years 😉 To be an example of a healthy mom. To let her know you can do anything you put your mind to, and don’t underestimate yourself! She makes me want to be a better mom & wife! She is truly the best gift! It is not always easy, I def have my mommy meltdown moments, but with deep breaths, strength from my Jesus, we get through everyday & she makes everything so worth it!
Workouts: Week 3
Enough about my baby, lets talk workouts 🙂 This week I upped the weights & really pushed myself. O man it was tough, but it felt SO good! I even broke a sweat too! HA sometimes with these first phase 1 workouts, I feel good but I don’t sweat. That’s what I love about Phase 2! You add cardio back in, so I usually leave the gym soaked! HA But I am enjoying the NO CARDIO phase 1 now.. I know Phase 2 is going to be more intense!
So every week there’s always one workout that just kicks my butt.. and I missed one day so I had to double up Day 16 & Day 17. OMG My triceps were on FIRE! It was really hard! I will say from personal experience, if you’re going to double up, do it in Phase 1. The workouts get so long it’s too much in Phase 2 & 3. I thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to move the next day, but I took my BCAA’s & my amino recovery powder and honestly I was barely sore the next few days. I was pretty shocked because the workout was so intense! I swear by these two products because they have helped me so much!
O man, Leg Day was a doozey this week! I don’t have all the machines, OR a barbell so I just use free weights and OMG have I told you that I just really despise lunges?! I can do squats all day long, well maybe only 5 minutes HAHAHA BUT lunges, no thanks! I guess that means I need to do them more! Not to mention you have to have some kind of balance and I really struggle with that haha! I am SO GLAD my gym is usually empty, I seriously almost fall over with the lunges and the barbell deadlifts! But practice makes perfect.
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Stay tuned for my WEEK 4 recap next week 🙂