It’s Fresh Friday! TGIF!
Before I hit the 21 day fix part of the post I just wanted to touch on a couple of things.
First, it’s my sisters birthday!! Happy birthday Kathleen. I love you!
Secondly, (this will be the only depressing part of this post) I wanted to wish peace to those that were close to a musical hero named Prince. He touched so many lives with his music and spirit and we will always be grateful for that. The most wonderful thing about an artist is that their spirit always lives on through their art. It’s never easy losing anyone because everyone has a huge impact on somebody else. God Bless everyone who is suffering from a loss of a loved one.
So with that said lets dive in to Friday!
Today I was visited by my lovely Aunt. She’s the only aunt that I really don’t care for. She just pops up out of the blue sometimes with her depressing attitude and that smirk that I just want to wipe right off of her face. She is the total opposite of a fairy Godmother. The affect that she has on me is entirely dreadful. “Oh Aunt Flo,” I always say, “when will you go?”Sometimes she sticks around for a whole week and it puts a damper on everything!
This time, yeahhh…this time I am not going to let Flo interrupt my flow! I think she will get sick of my positive attitude and be gone before I even realize it.
I have an uncle who’s a historian named Rick who we call Historicktome. When I was a teenager I always hoped that he would visit and take Aunt Flo on home. (Ok maybe I went a little too far with that one)
So who’s feeling good today? I am! I’m a little worried about this weekend though because we are going camping. I think I’ll survive and I’m bringing my workout and containers with me. Below is my YouTube vlog covering my little plan to make it work!
Fresh Friday Fix Vlog
Today we focus on cardio. Let’s pump up the volume. Week one is almost over. Yay!
Cardio Fix – I don’t really have much to say about this workout except that it’s hard to love. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it because I know it’s working every body part while keeping my heart rate up. If you haven’t tried it, this workout will have you sweating and breathing hard (in through the nose out through the mouth kind of hard of course) and I really wanted to rest more than the allowable time. However, I made my self jump in with both feet (sometimes literally, because you know…burpees) every single time. Whether you’re super fit or just beginning cardio fix kicks butt! I treat all these workouts as games, if you make it through the entire game than you’re a winner!
(1/2 purple, 1/2 green, 1 red)
- 2 scrambled eggs
- Leftover asparagus/mushroom mix
I tried to make an omelet with yesterday’s left over veggies and it didn’t work out. It turned into more of a veggie scramble. The struggle is real!
(1 red, 1/3 blue, 1 yellow)
- Baked chicken
- Black beans
Today’s lunch consisted of all leftovers. I cut up my chicken and used my hummus for a dip. Superb and easy to eat on the go!
So I was worried about dinner because I knew we would be eating out since we had to go to our campsite first and set up before the gates closed. I googled the nearest restaurant to our campground and found a gem that’s been around for 25 years. Before that it was a tackle shop. It’s called Matanza’s Inlett. They had a variety of food that I really wanted to eat like fried shrimp po’boys and crabdips but I went with some of the healthier choices. We did have to try the gator andouille sausage and of course steamed oysters as an appetizer so I’m so glad that I had some reds saved up for this meal!
(2 reds, 2 green -probably more like one but I’m counting it to be on the safe side, 1 yellow, 1 Orange, 1/2 blue)
- gator andouille sausage
- Steamed oysters with hot sauce
- Blackened mahi salad with balsamic vinaigrette on the side (hardly had a bit of dressing, but counting a full orange because who knows what was in it + I had a few olives!) & shredded cheddar
- 3/4 glass of house cab
So I feel like after using the containers I can make better estimates of what a portion should really look like. I had 5 oysters with just hot sauce and I thought I was really going to miss having it on a cracker but I really didn’t. I had half of my salad and packed up the other half for lunch tomorrow. I just need to remember to put it in the cooler! The andouille gator sausage were small bites and I had about 5 of those too. They were soooo good! See the pics below! My boyfriends basket of goodness is included and no I didn’t even steal a fry!