Get Physical: Update + Protein + Dedicated December

Posted by Lauren

It’s lunchtime for this girl!

Bed of spinach, tossed in olive oil + balsamic vinegar, topped with carrots, tomato/cucumber salsa, artichokes, mushrooms, and PROTEIN! in 4 forms: egg whites, tuna, chicken, and tofu!

I packed this salad with tons of protein for a few reasons:

  • Ever since Fran told me about the Dukan diet I’ve been aware of my protein intake. It was low. Eggs, chicken, tofu, and tuna to the rescue!
  • I’m lifting weights as part of the Jamie Eason LiveFit trainer program and Nicole’s always telling me protein + weight lifting is like peanut butter + jelly… they NEED each other.

My more recent lunches have been salad+protein inspired, as well…

Wednesday’s southwestern salad with lime chicken

Thursday’s salad had a crumbled veggie patty on top with a side of cornbread (!!!obsessed!!!) and a peanut butter cookie

And yesterday I continued the protein kick with this sampler before my workout:

I skipped the cheese, but ate everything else like this:

  1. Take a bite of the pepperoncini
  2. Take a bite of something else
  3. Chew, swallow, repeat

I think it’s time to revisit my pepperoncini hummus!

Going into the holiday season, I’m also trying my best to keep up with my fitness. I just read over on Janetha’s Meals & Moves blog that she’s organizing a Dedicated December challenge. We are about the same way through Jamie’s program, so I found it particularly interesting that she wants to stick to the remaining 27 planned workouts and finish the program in December. I’m going to try my best to keep up with her and STAY ACTIVE this month. Any takers? Check out her blog for more info!

This morning I completed day 52 - chest/abs along with a 20 minute “total body” program on the elliptical. Last night I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, day 50 – arms/abs, and then biked for 30 minutes while catching up on blogs. (day 51 has to wait until Saturday… lack of leg machines.)

Wednesday night I went a little crazypants on the treadmill and warmed up for 1 mile, completed 5×400 sprints (0.25 miles @ 9.0 mph, 0.75 miles @7.5 pace), and then cooled down for another mile or so…

Running feels so good sometimes… ya know?

Oh, and I lost a little weight on Wednesday…


4-7 inches!!!!!!! < < I’m freaking out trying to adjust!!!!!!!

Question: What’s your favorite protein? Favorite ways to serve it up?

Question: Do you have a “plan of action” for December’s fitness?


Comments (6)

  1. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    Eggs with cheese. Best protein ever :)

  2. Tara

    I always make sure I get a ton of protein especially on lifting days and especially right before bed. I’ve been told that that’s when your body is recovering, so more protein at night is a good thing! I love getting it in at dinner or lunch with a veggie burger salad. It’s one of my favorite “lazy chef” meals!

  3. Kristine

    Ahhh I love the hair! Looks SO cute! I got a haircut this week too!

    I love eggs, chicken, and fish for protein – and a protein shake in the morning!

  4. livinglearningeating

    I Exercise if you want, but remember to enjoy the holidays – they’re more important! :) I like your hair cut!

  5. Kalee

    Love your hair! :)

    I am planning on tracking my calories and planning my week out on Sunday to see when I know I will have a harder time getting it an hour workout and changining it into a higher intensity, shorter workout.

  6. glitzglamgranola

    Yay for protein! I have found in the past year that protein makes such a difference in my body and that it is a must-have! And I love your hair!!


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