Complete overhaul & results

Yesterday was weigh-in day. I must be honest, I was tremendously nervous for this month’s weigh-in because of all my free days/sick days; however the results shocked me!

I’m down 3 lbs! And numerous inches lost. I couldn’t be more proud of myself.

Yesterday, I officially started my countdown to DISNEYWORLD!

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One month left, and we will be in the happiest place on EARTH!

My trainer & I discussed doing a major overhaul on my diet, and do some key swaps to help me reach my goal this month.

For breakfast-

Instead of: A whole wheat English muffin, 1/3 cup egg whites, 1 morning star sausage

I’ll be eating: ½ cup old fashion oats, 1/3 cup egg whites, 1 slice turkey

For snack-

Instead of: Individually having an apple, protein shakes, and Greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom

I’ll be eating:

Snack #1-Isopure dutch chocolate protein (1 scoop) with a honey crisp apple

Snack #2-Plain Greek yogurt (non-fat) with some honey & 1 vanilla protein shake

Snack #3-5 oz chicken & ¼ of a sweet potato (leftover from lunch)

For lunch –

Instead of: Tilapia fish tacos (homemade)

I’ll be eating: 8 oz tilapia with about ¾ medium sweet potato

For Dinner-

Instead of: Quinoa & tilapia

I’ll be eating: Chicken or flank steak

My total calorie count is to be less than 1400 calories.

Phew, talk about major overhaul! I agreed with my trainer that I should lose at least 2 lbs, but I want to exceed my goal and lose hopefully 4lbs. Wish me luck!

What changes have you or will you make to help you get closer to your goal this month?

Homemade Granola…

So I’ve been completely obsessed with Pintrest, especially when it comes to researching new recipe ideas. This week I’ve been feeling a lot hungrier, and faster than usual. Typically after my yogurt, my snack before lunch. My trainer says it’s usually due to an increased metabolism. He wants me to add an additional 100 calories, a healthy balanced protein/carbohydrate mix. .

I thought the perfect match to my Greek yogurt is, of course GRANOLA! So I searched homemade granola on Pintrest and came across this recipe from Daisy Janie-

From Daisy Janie

From Daisy Janie-Basic Granola

Basic Granola

6 C rolled oats
1/2 C olive oil or grapeseed oil
1/2 C pure honey
1-1/2 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
dash of salt

Add oats to large bowl. In separate bowl, blend other ingredients. Pour liquid mixture over oats & stir until well coated. Spread evenly onto jellyroll pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins; every 10 mins, remove from oven, gently stir & turn so it doesn’t burn on the bottom. Let cool until crisp.

Store at room temp for up to 2 weeks

I’m super excited to try this new recipe, and hope I can make some soon!

Do you have any suggestions or variations of homemade granola?