Hello again my beautiful and fabulous Fit Girls!
I’m sure most of you follow my Facebook page as well, but just in case you don’t, I’ll share with you what I announced the other day. I decided to go MEATLESS.
Ahhhh! Exciting, right? I sure am excited! I’m a little nervous, naturally, because I can’t remember a time when I haven’t eaten meat. Of course I have incorporated some days before where I didn’t eat meat, but that was only for a day, and I didn’t plan on doing it for the long haul. Well, now, I am consciously choosing to give up meat. I will have some wild caught fish and other seafood sparingly, but I am absolutely not eating meat. Don’t you worry about me getting enough protein. I am pretty savvy about how to make up for it without having to eat animal protein. Why did I choose to do this? To be honest, I watched a documentary about a Vegan who enlisted 3 others to try out Vegan-ism for 6 weeks. This documentary is called Vegucated. You can find it on Netflix like I did. Before I watched the documentary, I had no intention of giving up meat. I was with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and one of my good friends. We thought we would just watch it for fun. After it was over, we all looked at each other in shock of what we had just learned. My mother-in-law decided that we would give up meat because we were incredibly dissatisfied with everything shown in the movie. Maybe you think I’m crazy to change my life after watching one video, but I invite you to watch it and see if you aren’t moved in some way.
Anyway, I am looking forward to this lifestyle change. I’m not sure exactly how long it will last, but I am determined to commit to it for a while. I really do love vegetables, and now I am going to use them in ways I never thought of. Lucky for you, you will benefit from this! The recipes I post could influence you to eat more veggies, and that makes me even more excited. I’m such a dork, I know 😉
Since I started this change so abruptly without much planning I have been limited to what I could eat this week, especially since last week I went grocery shopping and was planning on eating only chicken dishes. My freezer has all this chicken in it now and I’m not even going to eat it lol. I guess my husband will have to pick up my slack, and somehow I don’t think he will mind. So, back to what I was saying. Last night I had a pretty delicious meal for dinner. I learned how to make fresh, homemade Tzatziki sauce. What is that you ask? It is a Greek cucumber yogurt sauce. It’s commonly found in gyros. It is incredible! I’ve had it before, but now I think I’ll have it more often. It’s flippin amazing and you must try it! It’s sooo so so simple to make. My husband taught me how to make a small serving, so I don’t yet have an exact recipe to give you, but you can Google it if you’d like. All you need is plain Greek yogurt, freshly grated cucumber, dill weed, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper. I enjoyed my sauce with Meditteranean chickpea burgers. For my sides I had homemade sweet potato fries (carbs) and a 1 oz. serving of cashews (fat).
Tonight and tomorrow I will most likely have the same thing until I am able to go grocery shopping on Friday. Then, on Friday I am making my husband and I a veggie dish I have always wanted to try! Eggplant Parmesan! Over the weekend I shall have stuffed portobello mushrooms, and for my other dish I haven’t quite figured out yet, so please share a recipe if you have one!
Okay guys, you should know me well enough by now to know that I can’t talk about food and fantasize about it for too long without getting hungry. My tummy is growling lol. I need to get on with my workout before I head to class.
- Warm up –> Jog: 5.5 speed, 4% incline for 10 minutes.
- 100 squats
- 50 jumping jacks
- 50 burpees
- 2:00 wall sit
- 35 hamstring lifts
- 50 side leg lifts (25 each side)
- 25 squat jumps
- 25 squat jacks
As you may have just noticed, it’s a leg workout day. Time is wastin! Don’t waste your time, get to it. Lata!