21 Day Fix – Day 4

Today we stretch it out, which will feel oh so nice on those muscles. It’s funny because I’m never sore directly after a workout. It usually takes one ore two days for me to feel the pain. Last night my triceps started feeling it forrr surrre! The sides of my buttocks (haha buttocks) are feeling it a little bit right now, but I know as the day goes on it will get worse. One thing I like to do when I’m feeling sore is to take a nice warm bath with Kneipp bath salts. Particularly the joint & muscle mineral bath salts with arnica. It seems to work very well for me.

 

kniepp joint and muscle mineral bath salts

I first found this brand at a spa I work with in Tallahassee called Kanvas (beautiful spa with fabulous products and specialists). The salts are from a body of water in central Germany that’s 250 million years old. Check out their website below for more information (I’m not getting anything for this, just love this product)!

Click here for Kneipp story! 
So there’s that…

I feel super energized today and might have to add in some cardio or a Hiit workout to today’s plan. We shall see. I ain’t about that bass, but I’m all about results!

Workout:

  • Pilates fix

This workout felt great today. I have always loved Pilates but have never really done it in a regular basis. I’ve never worked on any of the machines, but I know lots of women (who are all lean) that love the studio workouts. Here’s to a flat tummy and being a lean mean human machine! 

If you want more quick Pilates mat  workouts then check out YouTube. I’ve been following Boho Beautiful. She has some great Pilates and yoga workouts if you feel like you need a stretch and more engagement on those muscles that you might need more attention on in any given day. I’m sure there are other great channels that you can subscribe to as well for that.

Another great YouTuber to watch is Christine  Salus. She has a ton of HiiT videos where she works along side you. She definitely knows how to make you sweat and if you start at the beginning with her you’ll see her transformation too. I was doing some of her workouts last summer when I wasn’t in the gym and she kicks butt. There are some great 20 minute workouts if you need a quick intense session! I did about 10 minutes of one today and then I decided that maybe my butt was a little too sore!

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1/2 green, 1/2 purple, 1 red)

  • Eggs with spinach & hot sauce
  • Strawberries

Great breakfast and I didn’t miss the little bit of cheese I have been using one bit!

Snack:

(1 purple)

  • Half of a banana

Lunch:

(1 green, 1 1/2 red, 1 yellow, 1/2 blue)

  • “Santa Fe” salad
  • Romaine turkey wrap with cheddar

So I was super hungry for lunch today and then I was super full. I had a little bit of the mix left over from my Santa Fe peppers (sans cheese) so put that on top of lettuce with a little bit of salsa. I also had a romain lettuce leaf topped with Turkey and a little bit of cheddar cheese & yellow mustard. That really hit my sandwich spot and I didn’t even miss the bread!

[If you are on the go, the unwich from Jimmy John’s is a pretty tasty lunch. You’d definitely have to check out your serving sizes though. I would say half of one would probably be a good bet]

Snack:

(2 teaspoons, 1/2 green, 1/2 blue)

  • Almond butter (by itself)
  • Carrots
  • Humus

So I got confused today because I was thinking almond butter fit in the orange category. Nope! I rarely use that little orange guy and just thought nuts! I was wrong so I’ll have a little teaspoon overflow today. I really don’t think coconut oil should even count, but whatever.

Dinner:

(1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red, 2 tsp)

Or

(2 green, 1 red, 2 tsp) *see below

  • Butternut squash fries
  • Asparagus/mushroom sautรฉ in coconut oil
  • Baked chicken with spicy Mrs. Dash

I have had a butternut squash sitting on my counter just asking for me to do something with it. I found a recipe in Pinterest for these fries and let me tell you something. They. Were. Delicious! They did take a long time to prep which I wasn’t a fan of, but they turned out great. 

So Autumn counts butternut squash as a veggie even though they are one of the starchier types of squash.  Even so, I’m still counting it as a yellow container. Hate me if you want. That’s the closest thing I could get to a carb besides another can of black beans…

Check em out check em out!

 

  
Looking forward to tomorrow. Stay tuned and thanks for catching up with me. I love feedback so if there is anything you want to share, go for it!

Xo Julie Ann
PS. I just realized that I had half of a purple container left so I had some grapes! Saving a fruit for dessert is the bomb!๐Ÿ’ฃ

4 thoughts on “21 Day Fix – Day 4

    1. So I kind of took some pointers for a couple of different recipes and put my own little spin on them. For instance, some call for way more oil than I think you need and spices that may not be 21 day fix approved.

      โ€ขPreheat oven to 400
      โ€ขLine a baking sheet with tin foil and add a rack on top of that (I love doing this, it helps with Clean up!)
      โ€ขCut your squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the insides (this was harder than scraping out inside of a spaghetti squash for me).
      โ€ขTake your vegetable peeler & remove the outside layer of skin (which was also kind of tough and time-consuming)
      โ€ขFrom here you can either chop up each half into home fries which might be a little easier (I’d probably add onion to this and use it as a breakfast side)
      or
      โ€ข Make slices across the width of each half (for each slice I got about two fries)
      โ€ขOnce you have your fries cut place them in a bowl.

      For my coating I used
      โ€ข2 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp olive oil (just to cut out a little bit of the coconut flavor)
      โ€ข1/2 tsp of paprika
      โ€ข1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
      โ€ข1/4 teaspoon black pepper
      โ€ข1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt
      (i’m not a huge fan of Rosemary, but that might be a good addition as well)

      โ€ขMix fries in a bowl with seasonings until they are fully coated
      โ€ขPlaced on a wire rack and bake for 20 minutes
      โ€ขRemove from oven and flip fries and bake for another 20 minute
      &
      Viola!

      You can fill your green container with these per Autumns which seems like a boatload of fries. I filled a yellow container!

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