The only thing about Monday’s that I enjoy is the start of a fresh week to get back on track. Other than that, I hate them. Thinking out loud, much? Haha
There is nothing better than waking up early Monday morning and getting back on track with everything in your life. For me, it’s making new healthy meals, making new workout schedules, and joining new BeachBody groups. October is full of wonderful things! Things to look forward to this month:
- Polar Heart Rate Monitor Review
- P90X Month 1 Review
- New Healthy Recipes
- BeachBody Bootcamp Round 2 (this time with my diamond coach)
- Fall Activities
- What is a BeachBody Coach (and why I started)
Friday after work, I met my boyfriend at the grocery store. I got all the food I needed to last me for about 2 weeks plus food for dinner that night. I found a yummy recipe on Pinterest that I had to share.
Buffalo Chicken Chili
- 2 lb of ground chicken
- 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
- 4 tbsp. of minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. of chili powder
- 1 tbsp. of ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. of smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of black pepper
- 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
- 3/4 cup of hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
- 1 15oz can of tomato sauce
- 1 15oz can of crushed tomatoes (I used Hunts that had celery and other veggies in it)
We’ve been on a spicy food kick lately. But this was so good, you must try it! Especially if you love buffalo chicken, well, anything.
- In a big pot, add in your olive oil. Once the oil has heated up, add in your ground chicken and cook until it’s brown.
- While the chicken is cooking, start chopping up your onion. Add this into the pot with chicken and cook until the onions have softened. I also added in my salt here to speed up the softening process.
- Next, add in your diced tomatoes, broth, hot sauce, and other seasonings. Cook for about 15 mins or longer, depending on how you like the texture. I prefer my soup to be thickened.
We added some fat free cheese to the top of the soup for extra flavor, even though it didn’t need it. This was super easy and fast to make. Looks like we can add this to our new list of foods we love!
After dinner, we went to my room and watched This is the End. We saw this movie at the drive ins this summer. It was absolutely hilarious and has all of my favorite actors in it, so we decided to watch it again before I fell asleep. I know, I’m lame these days.
Saturday morning, I woke up early to make my usual breakfast for the weekends. Blueberry Pancakes! By far, my favorite breakfast, especially since it’s healthy. Here is how you make them:
- 1 tbsp. of almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 packet of Perfect Fit protein powder (order at http://www.toneitup.com)
- 1 tbsp. of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of egg whites
Simply mash your banana until it’s smooth. Add in the almond milk and egg whites, stirring them until they’re smooth as well. Add in your cinnamon and protein powder. Optional: add in some blueberries and fold it into the mixture. YUM!
Heat up your pan with some non-stick spray and pour in your batter. This batter makes about 2 medium sized pancakes, which is very filling. Top it off with the rest of your banana and favorite syrup or Agave. TADA! All finished.
After breakfast, I lounged around the house all day playing my xbox and cleaning. Around 5:00 I met my family for a hayride. Fall is seriously my favorite season, simply because you get to do so many fun activities. We had a huge group go along. It was a lot of fun and the weather was perfect.
After the hayride, the boys made a big bonfire where we drank coffee and made hotdogs. Not the healthiest meal, but who can resist hotdogs over a fire? I kept it light. After the fire, a few of us headed back to my house where we got into our pjs and watched The Purge. It was a good movie, but I was a little disappointed. I thought it could have been a lot better and a lot scarier. Once the movie ended, I passed out.
It was another lazy Sunday for me, minus making more game day cauliflower.
This time, I used a bbq hot sauce. I am addicted to this stuff! My boyfriend came over and we watched the Steelers game. I’m so excited they finally won a game! It’s about time..
After the game, he took me out for dinner and then we watched House of 1000 corpses before the walking dead came on, WHICH WAS AMAZING! This season is going to be so damn good, I can not wait. It’s our tradition to watch walking dead together every Sunday. This is why I love him 🙂
Weekly Workout Schedule!
I’m still following the P90X Lean Schedule – I’m finally on my 3rd week!
Monday – Core Synergistics/Tone It Up Full Body Routine
Tuesday – Cardio X/TIU Jump Your Heart Out
Wednesday – Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X/TIU Full Body Toning
Thursday – Yoga X/TIU Fat Blasting
Friday – Legs & Back + Ab Ripper X/TIU Frisky Fall Routine
Saturday – Kenpo X/TIU Bikini Booty
I’ve been doubling up my workouts, simply because I love doing P90X and the Tone It Up workouts. I have a new set of goals, which I will be posting about later this week.
I was pretty pumped to see that I burned almost 500 calories with my workouts tonight. It feels amazing! I am in such a better mood when I complete a workout. It truly is the best stress reliever, people forget that. Once you find that one workout you love doing, you’ll start looking forward to working out.
I also started doing a “mood journal” as a daily reminder/motivator to workout. There are days I come home from work and don’t feel like working out. Then I look through my journal and see how much my mood changes when I do workout. This is also something I plan to go more in depth with. So stay tuned!
If you try the buffalo chicken chili, let me know what you think!