Friday, October 25, 2013

Five on Friday

I am linking up with some amazing blogs to share what I have been up to this week. 
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As I mentioned in our Menu Monday post, I started a pretty hardcore 8 week diet and work out program. Meal planning, supplements, the whole nine. This week I was given a set of rules and recommended shopping list to go off of. Once the trainer assesses how this program is going, what I am doing right and wrong, etc. he will tailor a meal plan for me. Yesterday was my first day of the menu program. The hardest part for me is going to be eating as much as I should be, simply because I am on the go so much.

The rules are pretty simple, when you get down to it, but sometimes the easiest things are the hardest. Some of the rules are to eat a protein with each meal/snack, only eat carbs when you "earn" them (meal after a workout), and eat vegetables as much as possible. There is also the 10% rule. It is important to take that 10% and eat what you enjoy.  Nobody wants a crabby Lindsey.

Day one of  my nutrition tweaking and a kiddo brings me this at school. I didn't eat it, but look at this face.

We have been cooking some awesome stuff lately though.

Garlic Lime Shrimp, Recipe Found here

Veggie Foil Packets: All we did was pick our favorite veggies and sliced them up and tossed them with some evoo and spices. (I chose garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Dan went with a spicy combination..Shocking) We also added some chicken sausage and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.

If you do use sweet potato I would recommend a longer cooking time, or slice them thinner. Ours were half undercooked, half perfect.


This was my post workout meal on day 1. Salmon, broccoli, and brown rice. I use a recipe that I found on The Pioneer woman for cooking salmon, never fails to work incredibly. 


Dan takes the all you can eat salad bar ser iously. Pay for the second trip? uh no.

With today being exactly two months until Christmas I so kindly started a pinterest board of things I would enjoy. You are welcome in advance.


  1. good luck with the diet! My hubby is starting a 6 week nutrition course in November and asked me to do it with him so I will soon be in the same boat as you.

    1. You will definetly have to post about it! I feel like I am doing well sofar, but am worried once the trainer takes over it will be even more intense!