Broken Record

...Like most of the world....or at least most women.....I'm trying to shed some lbs.

I've been down this road 1,000,000,000 times.

But, this time I'm trying something a little different - and hopefully it'll work.

I'm on a 3 month plan. I have a personal trainer for the next 3 months, 3 to 4 times a week. My trainer will be working on building muscle to increase my metabolism and overall just kicking my ass.

Since having a personal trainer is also a financial commitment, my goal is to not eat out during the weekdays which not only saves me $ but also calories. It'll be my job to watch my food intake, and unfortunately for me, that is often the hardest part.

I'm going to be focusing on making healthful choices and keeping my portions down. I have had luck in the past when I write down what I eat during the day, so I will be incorporating that into my plan as well.


For the next 3 months, Thursday's will be HEALTHY THURSDAYS. I'll give my top 2 tips/interesting facts/etc of the week and I'd love, love, love, to hear yours too.

1. Eat a big breakfastAlign Center
Yes, breakfast is important, but for a me a big breakfast is important. I try not to eat between breakfast and lunch, so I need a power breakfast that can keep me full for 5 hours.
My typical breakfast choices are:

  • Fruit smoothie and 1/2 an english muffin with peanut butter and coffee
  • Yogurt, oatmeal, coffee
  • Banana, peanut butter, and granola bar (and of course...coffee!)

2. Have a go-to snack
My go-to snack is almonds. I get that hunger bug right around 3:30/4pm and so I recently bought huge bag of almonds to keep at my desk - in order to avoid getting home at 5:30 absolutley ravenous. The best thing about almonds is that they actually do fill you up. A serving (16 almonds) is about 160 calories and can honestly keep you fueled up until dinner or get you through a hard workout.

Other go-to snacks I like to have at work:
  • Fiber one bar (150 cals) My favorite flavors are the chocolate and peanut butter bars
  • Trail mix (210 cals) - surprisingly this is out of our vending machine! It's the only healthy option.
  • Wheat thins with string cheese (180 cals)

Hope you have a healthy Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips Tess!! Breakfast is my favorite meal...I also like to eat it for dinner:) I know you'll rock your fitness challenge