Monday, April 9, 2012

A new week, a new plan!

Food prep was pretty low-key yesterday. We had such a busy day with Easter festivities, egg hunts and just enjoying each other on a beautiful Spring day.  I planned around that and as a result we have a fairly basic meal plan for the week.  I ended up doing Aunt Tilda's Brown Bread, Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes, Hot Chicken and Broccoli Slaw Salads. I chopped fruits and veggies and steamed some carrots for the kids. We have plans to use the grill 2 nights this week for fish and steaks. I like easy-going weeks in the kitchen!  Next week I have plans to try a few new recipes that I'm excited to share here.

Today also marked Day 1 of our 2nd round of Les Mills' Pump.  We started Pump on January 1st when the program was first released by Beachbody. Our results from Round 1 were awesome! I lost another 8 pounds and 13 inches!! My legs and rear-end are firmer than ever and my waistline is shrinking.  I was able to buy a pair of pants in a very unfamiliar size the other day! We are enjoying it too much to stop now, so Round 2 here we go! We weren't great about taking our pictures last time so this morning we woke a little early and snapped photos, stepped on the scale and took our measurements.  It's always daunting to do this at the beginning of any workout program but I have learned that having the pictures and measurements to look back on later is a huge motivator to KEEP GOING!  As I get closer to my goal weight the scale isn't moving at such a rapid pace anymore. This is where the measurements come into play.  Losing inches is what matters MOST, so I like to keep my focus on that instead of the scale loss. 

We are also continuing our 5k training as well as taking a Sunday outdoor bootcamp that lasts 7 weeks. In June I'm heading to Ohio for a weekend camp with my Phit-N-Phat girls.  I'm excited, but I've got to prepare for that weekend of getting my butt-kicked :) 

Also, being the uber-geek that I am, I decided to laminate our schedule for the next 90 days.  There is something very satisfying about checking off each workout as you complete them.  As you can see, Day 1 is DONE!  Laminating machines and dry-erase markers make me happy! Wheeeee!! :D

(If you are wondering what Kia Kaha means, that's a Māori term meaning Be Strong.  It's used by the Les Mills' folks (as Pump originated in New Zealand) and it's a term that has become familiar around our house, too.) 

Have a great week and KIA KAHA!

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