Tuesday, April 13, 2010

starting week 2 of P90X

Joel and I began P90X last Monday.  We took 'before' pics.  I refuse to look at them but I choose instead to look forward to the 'after' photos. 

Our meals are consisting of mainly whole grains, veggies/fruits and protein.  We are off 'sweets' and high-carb items.  It's made a difference in our energy levels and in the weight loss we've seen already.

So far, I'm down 4lbs and Joel is down 2lbs.  We are really excited about the lifestyle change together. 

A few of you have asked for some of our meal ideas....and while we're still gaining some to the repertoire, here are a couple of meals we've clung to these days:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with honey and fresh fruit
or Protein shakes

Lunches: Turkey on whole wheat with fruit and almonds; Grilled Chicken over brown rice; Sauteed Zucchini/Peppers/Onions with potatoes and garlic

Dinners: Stir - fry baby!  (We throw in lots of crushed red pepper to get it full of flavor without adding any fat!) Also, we are trying to get creative with salads utilizing crunch and unique proteins to keep it fresh....

We love spring/summer for the variety at the market...in fact, tomorrow I will be posting some information on Cleveland's own West Side Market...stay tuned! 

4 comments:

Aimee Scheidemantel said...

I love pine nuts in my salads. They are crunchy and flavorful (but a tad expensive). Keep up the good work!

Jen said...

I've got a great salad recipe I'll send you soon! You're doing great and I enjoy reading your updates--they're so motivating! Your new program was partly what motivated me to enter the Nike 1/2 marathon draw when I was asked... I'm not big on running, but I've always wanted to do it to prove I could be disciplined and train... well, here we go!!! :)

JMillerFam said...

please send the recipes-appreciate them!

oh Aimee, I LOVE pine nuts! I am really into sunflower seeds too. Amazing how just a little crunch adds so much.

Anonymous said...

I think that's awesome. Not only for you and Joel, but you're setting a great example for your boys about eating healthy. Cheers to you!