We stuck to pretty much the same menu through out the weekend. I know this may sound boring but with the variety of food we eat on a daily basis we can usually go about a week with out getting sick of the same things, as long as we switch up the meat we have for dinner. Its also easy for planning as well as more cost effective and we tend to have less waste. We did enjoy our cheat night while my sister was in town. We went to an Italian restaurant called Lemoncello's . Andrew got the veal parmesan, and did not eat all the pasta, and I got the ravioli of the day which was a cheese ravioli with a red sauce(homemade of course!). I normally wouldn't get something like that but I decided to try something new. It was very good but I was full after about four raviolis. The family also shared the fried calamari and arancinis for appetizers. Those were also good. And instead of desert we had lemoncello.
Lemoncello will always hold a special place in my heart because of our honeymoon. We spent our honeymoon in Italy(4 days in Rome and 8 days in Sorrento on the Amalfi coast). We had lemoncello every night! So, of course when we found a restaurant that served it we had to have some! We have it at home a lot but it was nice to enjoy while out to dinner. One of our winter projects is to make our own homemade lemoncello.
I also had a bridal shower on Sunday for Andrew's cousin. This was another point where I broke the diet. The only item that was 21 Day Fix friendly was fruit salad. I had a very small amount of food and everything included carbs....uggghhh. But it was all delicious and I felt OK that I did not stuff myself or even fill myself up (and bonus I totally passed on all three deserts). I knew I could eat something healthy at home. On the way home at 4:30pm, with an hour and a half drive ahead of me, I thought about how I still needed to grocery shop and do my work out, which was Yoga, and cook most of the food for the week. I was exhausted, but I did all those things. When I went to bed, I was laying there thinking "wow, not once did you think...lets just order pizza or Chinese food." That would have been normal for us a month ago. Its so easy and yummy. But after having cooked everything for the last two weeks, its almost like it was just normal for me to have to cook no matter what. I hope to keep that as our normal and have a planned take out night when we chose and not because we are lazy.
Today is Monday and we switched up the menu a tad. Here's what we ate today:
- 2 hard boiled eggs(split into 2 snacks throughout the day)
- steel cut oats
- an apple
- grilled chicken and cucumber slices
- vanilla mocha shakeology
- grilled chicken and garlic parmesan roasted broccoli (the only change I would make here next time is using less grated cheese or using more broccoli. I didn't use quite as much as the recipe called for I don't think.
- 10 castellano olives
(This was an amazing side dish, 1 and 1/2 G, 1 Olive oil and 1/4 B)
We both cut out our 2nd yellow container today. Andrew was meeting his father tonight at the Red Wings baseball game and he wanted to have a drink there. I was so full this afternoon that I didn't want to over stuff myself and eat mine. I read online that you shouldn't eat all your containers if you aren't hungry. So for myself, I have chosen to give up that 2nd yellow if I feel like I am not hungry. This can change from day to day so I will take that a day at a time.
Today also marked the start of our double work outs per day. Andrew may or may not complete this as he had the baseball game tonight. I have no excuse and have decided to do the Pilates Fix around 8 pm. This will give me enough time to digest dinner :)
All in all we feel very successful as we start our third week of the 21 Day fix. However, this may be our most challenging week yet. We have to figure out how to fit the double work outs in. And I am headed out of town on Thursday until Monday. This means I have to figure out on the road my diet plans, and Andrew has to stick to it even though I am not here. Luckily we will both still be able to do the work outs, which would be a major down fall as we have really stuck to that. I still can't believe I have worked out every day for the past 15 days :) Super proud of us!