My Fitness Plan | Diet and Exercise Plan

I’m committed to my fitness, and this is my plan.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

One of the key components of fitness is hydration. Here are some of my favorite tips for getting enough water:

  • Put a cup of ice next to your bedside at night so that you have nice, cold drink of water first thing in the morning.
  • Slice lemon and cucumber and add to water
  • Add essential oils (this is best with a glass water bottle)
  • Decaffeinated Tea COUNTS!
  • Schedule your hydration
    •  5:30 am – Cold water from ice (10-12oz)
    • 6:00 am – Post work-out lemon-water (16oz)
    • 6:30 am – Morning Routine lemon-water (16oz)
    • 8:00 am – Decaff Tea (16 oz)
    • 10:00 am – Water Bottle (20 oz) {78 oz before 10am}
  • Eat foods that are high in water such as cucumber, bell peppers, or cauliflower

Automate Your Morning

I don’t make a decision every morning to get on the treadmill. Despite my desire in the past to hop on the treadmill in the morning, I found this to be nearly impossible. So, I did a little research and found some amazing ideas that I was able to implement.

ALARM ACROSS THE ROOM. I charge my phone across the room, directly next to my work-out clothes. There is no effort in rolling out of bed, cramming myself into clothes, and plodding over to the treadmill and getting to it.

I wake up around 5:15 am, get into my clothes and hop on my treadmill.

After my cardio, I do arms on Monday, abs on Wednesday, and legs on Friday. I use YouTube to find the videos, “5-minute abs, 10-minute arms” and other search terms give me a variety of workouts that I can fit in, quickly, after my cardio.

Make Meals Easy

    Healthy breakfast

A huge part of reclaiming my fitness is being very purposeful about what I eat. I am not following a “diet,” but I am following the “single-ingredient food,” method of eating. Everything that I eat, I try to keep as close to single-ingredient as I can. Instead of pasta, which has a variety of ingredients, I turn to veggie spirals of zucchinis.

Breakfast

 I pour some egg whites into a hot pan and scramble up about 1/2 cup. Then I cook an egg, over medium, and place it on top of the scrambled egg whites. That way, when I cut into the yolk, all of the egg whites get a yummy coating of the yolk.

I also either have a serving of turkey sausage or turkey bacon.

LUNCH

I will usually pack my entire week’s worth of lunch fixin’s on Monday to work. I’m recently obsessed with sliced cucumber, diced avocado, and Tajin’s seasoning.

When I want something hot, I use tofu noodles (dry pan fry these to reduce the weird tofu smell that some tofu noodles can have,) and either roasted or frozen veggies, some bouillon cubes, and voila – SUPER delicious “Ramen” that takes seconds to put together.

I make vegetables the priority. You can add grilled chicken, if you like, or if you want to fill fuller.

DINNER

 Dinner usually consists of a crock-pot meal. I’m working on a 4 Month Calendar Freebie. It will consist of three meals per week, with an attached grocery list.

I never wonder what is for dinner, and I like to put together the ingredients into the crock part of the crock-pot and leave it in the fridge overnight. That way, the flavors mingle and “making dinner,” is as simple as plopping a pot from the fridge to the outer heating component.

DESSERT

 That’s right. Dessert. I like to slice fruit and mix it with seasoning (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves,) and bake it. It makes a yummy filling-only pie. Then, I whip up 1 cup of heavy whipping cream with 1/2 cup of Splenda and top the warm, gooey, yumminess with some creamy yumminess!

Learn From Failure

I made mistakes. We all do. However, it is my goal to learn from those mistakes so that I can move closer to the best version of myself.

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