So back to meal prepping land this week going to be cooking up some good stuff. After competing on Saturday just makes me keep wanting to make my goal of hitting the Heavy Division by next year. So the menu for this week is:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with my nature-box Granola with Sausage
Also Almond milk with Greens powder
Snack: Jerky stick and almonds
Lunch: My favorite sesame honey chicken burrito bowl with brown rice and guacamole salsa
Snack: Might Muffins or tuna with triscuits
Dinner: Taco Ground turkey and vegetables
Snack: Sorbet if i have the calories
Getting back to the grind of food prep to that my body can be prepped for battle 🙂
Even here in the south we get hit by snow so sometimes. The weather people got it right this time and at my house we received about 7 inches of snow in about a day. We are not prepared for this ever. And I did not go to the store the night before, but I was prepared with plenty of food in my deep freezer so we have plenty to eat. But now I am getting back to grind this week so here is my meal plan for this week.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Granola, Chicken Sausage, Green Powder w/ Almond Milk
Snack: Ostrim Jerky and Nuts
Lunch: Shredded Beef Burrito Bowl w/ Brown Rice
Link for the the recipe for the meat: http://www.thecookingjar.com/slow-cooker-shredded-beef-tacos/
Snack: Mighty Muffins or Protein Cookies
Dinner: Sesame Honey Chicken with Vegetables
Here is the link for the chicken: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/02/crock-pot-sesame-honey-chicken.html
I have started meal prepping on Monday, since I am at home already I can make sure that my food doesn’t burn. It is working at much better for me since I use that day to recover anyway and I’m stressing about how I will get it done on the weekend. Since most of my food goes in the crockpot, it only takes a few minutes while I’m working from home to get it set up and cooking.
I have been training hard for the last few weeks getting ready for the first competition of the year at the Atlanta Open next weekend. This is going to be a good year I can feel it. Got out in the snow for the first time to go open mat at Jiu-Jitsu Nation and got a lot of good work in. Felt good to get out and train hard.
So 2015 is in the rear view mirror and I am looking ahead to 2016. I have a lot planned thie year, I definitely want to compote more than I did last year and train more than I did last year. And with the added fact of knowing what my metabolism is now thanks to the Transform10on Lab here in Nashville. I am set to make the biggest weight changes this year of my life. In the last year, I have really taught myself how to cook so I am happy with what I can do now. I don’t smoke up the house much anymore so I am pretty excited about that. So many people have asked me what I cook and what I am eating or that they like my picture so I though I would start posting on here what I am cooking for my meal preps on Sunday.
For the week of January 10th here is what I am eating:
Breakfast – 1/2 cup Oatmeal with 1/4 cup of Granola, 3 Turkey Sausage links, Greens Powder with 1 cup Almond Milk, sometime a piece of fruit
Snack 1 – Ostrim Jerky and Nuts
Lunch – Burrito Bowl – Ground Turkey, brown rice, guacamole salsa, and a carrots or apples snack pack
Snack – Might Muffins or Buff Bake Cookies
Dinner- Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with a bag of frozen veggies
If I still have calories left, I may eat some almond butter.
But this is what I am eating this week, the pictures will be on Instagram this week so check them out of my meals.
Let me know if there is anything else you want to see in these post.
So as we come to the end of the year, it is time to reflect back over what has been done. This year, I tried new things by completing a half marathon as well as leveled up in Jiu-Jitsu back in September.
All year I have been working to lose weight and it really didn’t go that well. I tried Paleo through about May and I did see about a 6 pound drop during all of that time. It was really difficult to not see any weight loss on that diet after all of the research saying that I should see some more than that. I have been working hard to see weight differences, but I am not seeing drastic change on the scale. What I have seen though is a differences is in inches and body composition. Around September I stared going to the Transformat10n Lab here in Nashville. By going to the Lab, I realized that I was not eating enough calories in the day so my body was retaining the fat vs burning it to make me lose weight. Now I have an accurate account of how many calories that I need to intake to lose weight. So now this going to be a game changer for me next year with my diet and eating habits. I have really started meal prepping, now a day so I know how many calories I am eating at any time. That has been a great help to me, so I can know how many calories I am eating to make sure that I get enough.
Long Distance Running I have learned is not for me. I can appreciate the people who enjoy it, but I think i rather do some other type of activity. Going into the new year I will probably try to do some 5k, but not much more than that. It takes away too much training time from what I really enjoy most and that is being on the mats.
This year, I have learned so much about myself through doing jiu-jitsu. I really do get antsy if I go too many days without being being on the mats. There is really something peaceful about it for me and I am so happy that i took that leap over 2 years ago to get started. I feel like there is nothing that make a person feel more alive then getting their ass handed to them on a regular basis. I can’t wait to see what next year will have in store for me. I know that I am going to keep moving forward and keep the monument that I gained this year. 2015 was truly a great year but I know going into 2016 it will be even better. There is going to a leprechaun domination. I plan on doing more next year and getting better. In the new year I will also be posting my meal prep menus as I have had a lot of comments of what I am eating though my pictures.