Monday, March 21, 2011

Show Update & Prep, Sunday Food Prep, and Today's Cooler Contents

Happy Birthday, Tabitha!!!! Wooohoo!!!!

Other celebratory business today... Shiloh returns from New York! :-D  Her flight arrives around 7:15 this evening, so I'm hitting Total Body Conditioning from 5:30 - 6:30, then flyin' home to grab Bill and off to the airport we go! Bethany is going to class with me tonight, Ariel can't as she's working, but she'll be doing Yoga with me in the morning, then Chest/Triceps/Shoulders in the evening.

We had to switch shows.. the August show we were planning on cut the Bikini division, so we've moved over to the  Musclemania show in September (the 10th). It gives us a couple more weeks. My prep right now is simply increasing calories and doing my regular routine (weights 3x/week, cardio 2-3x/week, yoga 2x/week, Total Body Conditioning 1x/week). Once we hit 16 weeks out we make major changes, but for now I'm just focusing on gaining strength, particularly in my lower body.

For Ariel, prep is also about conditioning right now. She has no real weight lifting experience, and she's underweight, so we're focusing on building up her strength and calorie intake. She's doing fantastic with her food and workouts. She's discovered that consuming 3,000 calories of junk food is a LOT less food than 1600 calories of clean food. Lol! Her previous food-lifestyle consisted of fast-food which is high calorie, but low nutrient. It's been eye-opening for her. When I asked her what was something new that she ate this last week that she really liked, top of the list was my oatmeal/protein powder mix :-)  Lol!
Chelle's new cooler! Yay!

Bill is really excited for both of us, and the rest of the family is super supportive too, so it makes it easier for us to be excited. 

I finally replaced my broken cooler! Yay! Picked up a handy little soft Coleman that is the perfect size for me (plus it's really cool colors, lol!). And, best part, it was only $8!! Score!

Food today is a bit under my caloric goal, but it's all within my ratios. Currently, during this phase, my goal is to have 40% protein, 30% carb, and 30% fat from 1600 - 1800 calories.

Here's today's cooler contents... you'll note an avocado and bag of almonds - I may or may not use those to increase my calories, we'll see.
Chelle's clean eating cooler - Monday, March 21, 2011
Breakfast -   Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon plus half a grapefruit 
Snack 1
2 hard boiled eggs + 2 whites & an apple  
 -   5 oz chicken breast, 1/2 cup brown rice/quinoa blend, 1.5 cup steamed zucchini with the other half of my grapefruit
Snack 2 - 1 cup 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt (plain) with 1/4 cup of granola & a small cucumber   
 - 5 oz grilled chicken breast & steamed broccoli (family is having spaghetti & meatballs w/garlic bread)

Note: Coolers for the boys (hubby Bill & his dad): Chelle's breakfast burrito,  2 hard boiled eggs, apple, string cheese, and a fruit/veggie fiber bar from Trader Joe's - totally clean!  

My Sunday food prep was completed and we're ready to face the week. Proteins: grilled chicken breast, hard boiled eggs, greek yogurt (2%), protein powder sliced grilled London Broil, taco meat (ground beef, lean, with seasonings, tomatoes & chilies), burgers, cottage cheese (4%).  Veggies: sweet potatoes, Yukon potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, asparagus, cucumbers, colored peppers, salad bag, green leaf lettuce, shredded cabbage, baby spinach. Fruit: grapefruit, apples, cantaloupe, blueberries, pineapple. Grains: Oatmeal, Granola (homemade), Quinoa pasta, brown rice, quinoa. Fats: almonds, avocado, flavored olive oils, coconut oil, feta, sliced swiss cheese, string cheese, ground flax, and the yolks from the eggs.

Family meals this week are...
Sunday (3/20): Baked chicken w/honey glaze, smashed sweet potatoes

Monday: Spaghetti (quinoa pasta) & meatballs w/homemade marinara, salad & garlic bread.
Tuesday: Cheese stuffed chicken (oxygen mag, mar 2011) w/steamed broccoli & baked sweet potato
Wednesday: Bowling night, so I'll be having a wrap, while everyone else has leftovers
Thursday: Chicken Bites (Eat Clean Family book) & baked potatoes with steamed green beans
Friday: Bacon Burgers with salad
Saturday: Chicken Florentine (Clean Eating Quick & Easy cookbook) with salad.

And on that note... it's time for lunch! :-)

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