You guys. Yesterday I came up with what our family Halloween costume is gonna be for me, Sam and Sir George. I bought all the supplies and I CANNOT WAIT to make it…and wear it!!! AHHHHH!!! It’s gonna be so good. I’m gonna die. You’re gonna die.
What are you gonna be for Halloween?! I can’t believe it is officially fall. Currently wearing cargo pants and a sweater right now because I’m cold. And if you wanna see how pathetic I am, the weather is currently 72 degrees F 😛 Am I weak…or just spoiled?! Maybe both.
Anyway ready for your October Workout Calendar!!??? Look how cute it is!!!
SUNDAY: Ultimate Upper Body
MONDAY: Boo-tiful Booty
TUESDAY: Creepy Cardio
WEDNESDAY: All About Abs
THURSDAY: Terrifying Total Body
FRIDAY: Chill Out
SATURDAY: Lovely Legs
If you’re new to the monthly calendars, this is how it works!
- Click on the hi res link to download the calendar and print it out for your wall.
- Head over to blogilates.com/calendar and click on the videos of the day. It’ll take you directly to the YouTube video!
- Do each video once (unless otherwise stated)
- Check off as you go!
If you’re looking for a plan to jumpstart your own 90 day journey, start with this month’s workout calendar! Or if you want to ease into working out, check out my Beginner’s Calendar. It’s a free 4 week program to get you stronger, so that you can join in on the monthlies!
On Sunday, I had 2 parties. One that I attended and one that I hosted – so things were super crazy. Plus I was kinda late coming back to my own event, so that didn’t help! Food wise, I did the best I could, but you know how it is at events when you’re around friends and fam – you just can’t be as detailed as you normally are! So let’s see how I did!
28% carbs, 65% fat, 7% protein
Started off the day with some fresh organic raspberries. Oh and meet my new food scale! Isn’t he cute? Love this little guy. Takes the guessing out of EVERYTHING. I got it on Amazon…prime of course, and it came in a day! How did we ever live without Prime!!??
I had a totally vegan breakfast that BLEW. MY. MIND. Guys. I made cilantro lime cauliflower rice with chanterelle mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and also a full avocado. All topped with sriracha. Literally, one of the best meals I have EVER had in my entire life. Today’s post is super long, so I’ll give you the full directions on how to make the cilantro lime rice in my next blog post! But seriously – it is NEXT LEVEL. You’ll want to eat everything with it.
As a brekkie “dessert”, I had some pumpkin pie hummus! I measured it out with my scale this time and turns out I’ve been underestimating how much I’ve actually been eating. Oops. Good thing for the scale! Keeps me honest and accurate.
12% carbs, 53% fat, 35% protein
For lunch, we went to Sam’s family party and I did the best I could. I filled my plate with meat and veggies only. There was a sauce on the chicken and a dressing on the veggies, so I asked Sam’s mom what she put in it so I could log it correctly in MyFitnessPal.
30% carbs, 44% fat, 26% protein
After the lunch gathering, Sam and I rushed home because I needed to prep appetizers for Game Night at our house! We ended up getting home just 15 minutes because people started coming, so I barely had time to even begin the food prep which totally stressed me out! But it’s ok, when the guests came, I delegated, and we all ended up food prepping together! I’m just going to show you the things I ate, but also imagine quesadillas, pizzas, nuts, crackers, breadsticks etc!
Berries. I am personally not a fan of blackberries, so I had some organic strawberries. SO SWEET and so superb!
These were a hit! Cucumber coins topped with cream cheese and lox!
This right here is something I always make for parties. It’s my chicken-avo dip. Totally keto, paleo, gluten free, and dairy free! It’s just 1 can of shredded chicken, drained, and 1 ripe avocado. I mash it all up together, and then I add some seasoning. It could be salt and pepper, or in this case, I added some Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Powder to taste. It was a total hit!
I made myself 2 coconut wraps filled with chicken avo for dinner. Absolutely amazing!!! Not as filling as the lime cauliflower rice + chicken + egg + avo burrito I made the other night, but still delish!!! These coconut wraps are heaven sent.
I was still feeling munchy, so I made myself a mini bowl of seaweed salad with lox on top. Not bad!
My fun drink of the night? Kombucha!
Game night was really fun! We played Boggle and Codenames. Have you ever played? I love it because it challenges my brain! OH ALSO!!! I need to share a non scale victory with you guys. I won Boggle!!!! I NEVER WIN BOGGLE!!! Usually Sam or our other really smart friend from Yale wins. ANNNNDDDDD our team (which consisted of me, Sam, Drew, and his wife Linda) won Codenames 4-0. So life is pretty good right now 🙂
Calories wise, yesterday I went 345 calories above my goal. I consumed 1,939 calories in total and my goal is to hit 1,310 (higher if I work out) in order to lose -1.5 lbs a week, according to MyFitnessPal. 1,310 calories is what I’d need to eat if I were living a regular life without exercise.
Just so everyone is clear, these were my net cals yesterday:
1310 goal – 1939 food + 284 exercise = – 345 remaining
This morning when I weighed in, I definitely saw it on the scale. So, MyFitnessPal has been pretty accurate. On the days when had positive net cals remaining or on days when I pretty much broke even, my weight dropped the next day. Today I got up to 130 lbs, a weight I had not been at since Sept. 16th. I’m guessing I just ate late so everything’s still in my belly, but today I’m being a lot more precise with my food, so let’s see how my body responds tomorrow.
It’s cool to experiment with myself to see what works and what doesn’t! Plus since I have a while to work this all out, I love that I don’t feel the pressure to get everything right the first time. Giving yourself the time to create your success is the key here. Do not rush through anything! Desperation and speed without thinking never lead to any good.