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Today’s the day! Day 1 of the TurboFire 5-Day Inferno plan and I’m excited! I’ve been doing ChaLEAN Extreme which I love, but I do miss TurboFire. Just taking a little break from CHX to do this and then will get back to it. It’s 8:04am right now and I’ve been up since 7:30 after about 4 hours of sleep. I’m definitely going to need more than that to get the most out of my workout today, but I’m staying up for now so I can be on the National Coach Call at 9:00am to listen to Tony Horton, creator of P90X, speak live. While I’m waiting I need to jump on the scale and take some measurements to get my starting info so I can track my progress. Breakfast would be good, too. It’s so important to eat something as soon as possible after you wake up to get your metabolism going. If you’re trying to lose weight, skipping meals, especially breakfast, is not the way to do it.

9am Breakfast – 2 slices whole wheat toast, 1 egg (had the privilege of using a farm fresh egg that my friend who’s also doing this hooked me up with), 1/2 tomato, 1 slice turkey bacon

10:00am – Drinking a large glass (20oz) of water and then going back to bed to finish up on that sleep I so desperately need.

3:00pm – Woke up from my nice long nap and had my first snack which was 1/2 med banana and 8 walnut halves. The plan actually calls for 7 walnut halves, but I was cracking open whole walnuts and it seemed a little silly to leave just one half. Pretty sure it’s not going to undermine my progress. 😉 I also had another glass of water (about 16oz)

7:00pm – Home from the kids’ karate lesson and dinner is served. I switched my schedule up because I got started eating kind of late. I’ll have my second snack and what would’ve been lunch before I got to bed. Now I’m just waiting for the use of the TV so I can do FIRE 55EZ and Stretch 10. I didn’t think the 1 c. garlic and parmesan broccoli and 6 oz. honey dijon chicken would be enough, but I found it very satisfying. The amount on the plate was enough for all four of us plus leftovers.

9:30pm – Had my Chocolate Almond Shakeology with a little instant coffee in it since I was starting to feel pretty tired and still had to do my workout.

10:23pm – Finally started FIRE 55EZ and Stretch 10. If there’s one thing I can say about TurboFire it’s that no matter how tired you are when you start there’s just something about the combination of the moves and music that makes you feel energized. Plus, Chalene Johnson is the best motivator! She knows the perfect thing to say at just the right time to make you keep going even when you’re starting to wonder how you’re going to keep going. Love it! And wow, did I need that stretching! Downed another 16oz of water.

12:00am – Made my last meal of the day, which would’ve been lunch if I hadn’t changed the schedule around. It was a salad with white albacore tuna, celery, green onions, tomatoes, lettuce and even though the plan called for fat-free Ranch I used a very low-fat cilantro dressing from Trader Joe’s.

It is now 1:38am and I’ll be going to bed soon, but before I do I plan on drinking another 40 oz of water. Be back tomorrow!

TurboFire 5-Day Inferno shopping list

Day 2

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I used to post a daily food journal. After a while I started to whine and complain about it and say that it was driving me crazy. Soon after, I began to slack off more and more, making adjustments to the way I posted and how often and now I just throw a recipe up every once in a while. Well, the reality is that I have a lifetime of bad eating habits to deal with and I need the accountability because just as my journaling has slacked off, so have my eating habits. And that’s not ok because I’ve put a lot of time and effort into getting fit and healthy! I’m not about to throw that all away because it can be a pain to actually pay attention to every single thing I eat.

Maybe that seems a bit melodramatic, but I’ve been on the weight loss rollercoaster long enough to know how easy it is to slide back into old habits and one day wake up realizing that those jeans that were getting so loose they were falling off are starting to fit a little too well again. Nope, I’m not letting that happen again. Time to put my foot down, put on my big girl panties (referring to maturity, not size…ha ha), quit complaining and just do it. Please feel free to remind me of this post when my resolve starts to weaken again which I know it will. Success isn’t about always feeling like doing what you need to do, but doing it even when you don’t feel like it.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 2 tsp peanut butter, 1/2 c organic vanilla Silk, water and ice – 250 cals

AM Snack – 1/4 c Meza hummus and 3 celery stalks – 140 cals

Lunch – hmmm, this was technically dinner because I slept from about 11 am to 3pm. I have kind of a weird schedule because I stay up really late (at least 3am) to spend time with my husband who’s schedule is even crazier than mine. Anyway, I had 4oz chicken breast seasoned with Season-All (keeping it simple) – 187 cals, 3 cups Romaine with 2 Tbs Wishbone Italian dressing – 105 cals, and 2 cups broccoli potato soup – 220 cals, which was a happy accident. I intended to make mashed potatoes and gravy, but realized I only had three smallish potatoes. Not exactly enough for four people. I thought about posting a separate recipe, but it was so ridiculously easy I’m just going to include it here.

I peeled 3 small to medium potatoes and cut them in large cubes. Then I cut up about 3 cups broccoli including the stem which I peeled first. All of that went into about 4 cups boiling water and simmered uncovered until the potatoes and broccoli were soft enough to blend. I dropped in 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 1 tsp dried minced onion and 3 cloves of garlic, pressed. Then I blended until smooth (a hand blender works great for this). Finally, I combined one 12 oz can of evaporated milk (cream cheese would work, too, like I used in the Potato Corn Chowder) with 2 Tbs cornstarch in another container. Once it was mixed well I slowly poured it into the soup, stirring constantly until it thickened. Finally, I added a little kosher salt and plenty of black pepper. When I served it I sprinkled mine with cayenne pepper.

It’s almost 8pm now and the only other thing I plan on eating between now and midnight is 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt with a sliced banana, a packet of Truvia and a few drops of coconut extract. – 210 cals

Total calories – 1112, Protein – 88 g, Carbs – 121 g, Fat – 36 g, Fiber 16 g

I’m sure I’ll eat something else before I go to bed, but I’ll include it in tomorrow’s post. See you then!

Today is Easter which means different things to different people, but one thing seems to be the same with everyone…food. I find it interesting that humans include food as such an important part of their celebrations. Why do you think that is? Please leave a comment with your theories. In the spirit of all that food, here are the photos I’ve taken of things I’ve eaten over the past couple of weeks. (It’s about time I finally got around to posting them.) Scroll over the photos if you want to see the descriptions. If you want a recipe or more info, just ask!

Today was the first meeting for the local weightloss/fitness challenge group which was a lot of fun. It’s been a while since we’ve had guests who are older than our kids and didn’t want to play Call of Duty. 😉 Since we met around dinner time, we ate and it was really good. One of the members has been doing the Shakeology 3-day cleanse so we had food that would fit into her eating plan. I don’t think any of us felt deprived and everything was from the top two tiers of Michi’s Ladder, a breakdown of which foods are best and worst to eat for overall health. The Ladder consists of 5 tiers ranging from the best of the best to the stuff that should be avoided at all costs. Contact me on facebook for more info about Michi’s Ladder and other great tools for weightloss and getting fit.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with 8oz water, 4oz organic skim milk, 1Tbs sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix, 3 ice cubes (I cannot even tell you how delicious this was)

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – I woke up kind of late so the protein bar kind of acted as lunch, too

PM Snack – Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bar

Dinner – lemon garlic rosemary marinated chicken breast filets, grilled; delightful salad with “artisan” lettuce from Costco, romaine, carrots, baby peppers, cucumber, radishes and homemade dressing (recipe from the Team Beachbody newsletter) including avocado, fat free plain yogurt, parsley, garlic, red onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper; tomato basil soup (recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy) that was heated in the crock pot on high for a couple of hours before serving

I don’t have calorie or burn totals because my BodyBugg subscription just expired and as much as I love it I’m not ready to renew yet. Feel free to order Shakeology or an awesome Beachbody fitness program through my Beachbody Coach website to contribute to the fund. 😉

Today was a bit hectic with two basketball games close together in totally different parts of town. Breakfast was easy as usual, but late and consumed in under 5 minutes. Didn’t even think about a morning snack and scarfed lunch down in between games. Not exactly the ideal way to eat. When you eat fast and on the run it doesn’t seem to register like it does when you sit down and enjoy a meal.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2Tbs peanut butter, 1tsp sugar-free caramel syrup, 4oz 1% milk, water, ice

AM Snack – didn’t happen

Lunch – 2 slices Franz Whole Grain White bread, 6 slices extra thin turkey breast, 1tsp mustard, 4oz Yoplait Light Strawberry yogurt, 1 banana

PM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Dinner – 4oz (weight when raw) chicken breast, 2c broccoli, 1/2c sliced mushrooms, 1Tbs light soy sauce, 2Tbs Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce, 1tsp cornstarch, 1/4c water, dash ground ginger, sprinkle of black pepper, 1tsp chili garlic sauce, 1/2c cooked short grain rice (would’ve preferred brown rice, but my family’s not sold yet and we were out anyway)

Post Workout (better late than never) – Results and Recovery Drink

Total calories – 1413, Protein – 106 grams, Carbs – 209 grams, Fat – 23 grams, Fiber – 21 grams

Protein 29%, Carbs 57%, Fat 14%

Interesting how much leftover pizza we have when I actually pay attention to how much I’m eating.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with water, 4oz 1% milk, rum extract, cinnamon and ice

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – 3oz Barilla Plus angel hair, 2/3c peas, 3/4c sliced mushrooms, 1Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 2 1/2oz rotisserie chicken breast, 1oz feta, salt and pepper – sooooo good

PM Snack – Yoplait Light Strawberry yogurt, 8 raw pecan halves

Dinner – 1c chili, 1/2 large English cucumber, 1Tbs Wishbone Italian dressing, 2 Extra Thin yellow corn tortillas, 1oz part-skim mozarrella cheese

Dessert – because my husband was a little hurt that I hadn’t eaten any his V-day gift – 5 Ghirirdelli Dark Chocolate Caramel filled hearts

Total Calories – 2077, Protein – 129 grams, Carbs – 231 grams, Fat – 75 grams, Fiber – 30 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 43%, Fat 33%   Higher percentage from fat than I would like, but the chocolate was a nice treat. ❤