Well, the competition is in full swing. It kicked off on Friday and I started the 3-1-2-1 Diet yesterday. I know its only been two days, but I feel in TOTAL control. I am not sure what has changed this time, but I know I can do this, better yet, I WILL do this!
I created a meal plan for my first week, and I stuck to it perfectly yesterday. I will say, around 9pm, I found myself getting hungry, so I grabbed a banana and a few almonds. Even though that was not part of my day, it was a success within itself!
In my workout yesterday, instead of doing 45-60 minutes of cardio which I normally do on Saturdays, I decided to hit total body. I haven’t focused on legs in such a long time and am totally feeling it today, but I was able to get a 115# deadlift in, which is awesome, considering I haven’t done them in quite some time. Its a ways off from my 1RM of 175#, but i’ll get there!
the 3-1-2-1 Diet is built in a way that you will succeed, it provides flexibility but also a lot of structure. So far so good! Try out the recipes below! They are delicious and EASY
Yogurt Berry Shake
- 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. honey
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 1 serving.
Chicken Almond Salad
- 1 baked boneless skinless chicken breast, diced (seasoned with Mrs. Dash)
- 3 romaine leaves
- 1 tbsp. slivered almonds
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. of raspberry vinegar
- 1 tsp. honey
In a small bowl, mix the chicken, almonds, olive oil, raspberry vinegar, and honey. Stuff the chicken mixture into romaine leaves. Makes 1 serving.
- 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
- 2 tbsp. medium salsa
- 2 tbsp. chopped onion
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can of stewed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and heat thoroughly over medium heat, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Makes 1 serving