Sunday, June 26, 2011

"French Toast" Fruit & 30 Day Challenge

I really like posting my CrossFit workouts to remember what weights I was using and help keep track of my progress as CrossFit becomes part of my normal routine. This week I'll be attending two more classes, then it's full-time CrossFitting for me in July! I plan on going at least 4x a week in addition to 4 training runs a week for the half marathon in September. Here is Saturday's workout:

Press 5, 5, 5 (50lb barbell)

Conditioning: (completed in 12:19)
DB C&J (15lb dumbbells)
50 ft Walking Lunges
Goblet Squats (25lb kettlebell)
50ft Sprint

Followed by an hour of CrossFit yoga! :)

"French Toast" Fruit 
(borrowed from this blogger)

Spray a 9x9 pan (I think she was referring to a glass dish, but I didn't have one so I improvised with the metal one covered with tinfoil) and lay out apple and banana slices in a single layer.
Wet mix - pour over apples and bananas:
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp vanilla

Dry mix - sprinkle on top:
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes and tada! Quick, easy, and delicious Paleo french toast:

I decided to start my 30 Day Challenge tomorrow (only a couple days early - my original start date was going to be Friday the 1st). This means that for 30 days straight I will strictly only be eating:
- lean meats
- eggs
- vegetables
- healthy fats
I will limit my fruit and nut intake to 1 serving of each per day and water will be my only beverage.

I will not be eating:
- grains
- dairy
- sugars
- starchy vegetables (potatoes/sweet potatoes)
- beans
- legumes (includes all forms of soy)
- peas
- processed foods
- alcohol

I'm starting early because I have nothing going on this week and a pile of Paleo recipes I'm ready to cook. I'm ready to commit to changing my performance, energy, health, and body composition. My plan is to be prepared - I'm going to cook a load of recipes today to be saved in plastic containers for meals and snacks this week. I'll post the new ones here for you to check out. Stay tuned for:
- Hamburger and Butternut Squash Curry
- Macaroni and Not Cheese
- Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

Later this week I'm also going to be experimenting with different egg recipes for breakfast:
- sun-dried tomato omelet
- cinnamon and apple omelet
- zucchini quiche
- banana omelet

Tomorrow morning I'll measure my weight and body fat, and I will not do so again until Wednesday, July 27th. Hopefully, this will go as planned and I'll have some impressive differences to share with you at the end of 30 days!

Will I be able to
... avoid the food and beverage temptations at a bridal shower and a going away party?
... get rid of my health issues?
... lift heavier weights?
... cut down my running times?
... keep my sanity in a very un-Paleo world?
... survive without coffee??!

Wish me luck :)


Aunt Ronni said...

You can do it!

Ariana said...

Good luck lovely! PS the fruit french toast looks bangin!!