Beautiful produce at Longos
Guys, you will be so proud of me! I not only got off my arse and went grocery shopping, but I also planned out our meals for this week AND I accidentally created a new-to-me recipe!
After a great bike ride with miss Amber yesterday morning, I decided that it’s time to stop blaming my dwindling running performance on the weather, my weight, and drinking too much wine. Instead I’m going to eat lean and train mean. With so many catch-phrases for eating styles: Clean eating, gluten-free, paleo, whole 30 etc, I get confused – Can I eat this? or not? So I decided to coin my own term for how I want to eat:
I will eat meat, I will eat gluten, I will occasionally eat sugar, and dairy etc. But the MAJORITY of my food will be produce, and it will also be consumed raw as I’m a horrendous cook, and truthfully, I hate cooking and baking. A MasterChef I am not. I will be calling this Lean Eating because my goal is to shed a bit of fat and get lean.
I even accidentally created my first lean eating recipe – Sugar-free Avocado Coleslaw!
I was trying to make this Avocado Chicken Salad that I saw on The Fit Cookie but I couldn’t remember all of the ingredients while I was shopping. Instead of buying vegetables such as radishes, carrots and red cabbage to cut up, I got lazy and bought myself a bag of broccoli coleslaw mix. I then mixed it up with a mashed avocado (at least I got that part right), some garlic powder, yellow mustard, lime juice and some diced apple. When I was done I decided NOT to add my chicken to it, and instead put it in two containers in the fridge over night to chill. I then cut up some cucumbers to serve it on for my lunches this week, and voila! My first lean eating recipe!
This week I’m also planning on bringing spinach salads, tuna, apples and greek yogurt for my lunches.
Our dinners will be:
- Spaghetti with meat sauce.
- Teriyaki stirfry
- Turkey wraps
- Breakfast for dinner
- Beef and guinness irish stew
And for my breakfasts I have my Bulumu Granola:
As I lamented earlier this week, my training needs to be changed up to include more strength training. All of the cardio from triathlon has turned me into an eating machine!!
Thankfully I came across two things that will help me with my plans to get leaner and faster:
- Bodysculpt class on Fridays at lunch
- My kettlebell
My training this past week was great, and I hope that my motivation continues to stick around, at least until my half marathon on October 19th (a mere 5 weeks from now!).
Monday: went to spinning class.
Tuesday: horrendous 5k run
Wednesday: bodypump <- strength
Thursday: early morning 5k run w my friend Juliette
Friday: body sculpt class <- strength
Saturday: fun fall 10k run
Sunday: 30 min bike ride with Amber, 15 min of kettlebell swings <- strength
Oh my bike ride! I forgot to tell you… I bought a new-to-me tri bike from my friend Julie!! Then I hooked up my jogging stroller (which is actually a bike trailer that I bought a jogging kit for 7 yrs ago), and was able to take Miss Amber for a bike ride while my older girls were at their hockey practice with hubby. Amber had an absolute blast – faster mommy, faster!!
Even Amber’s baby tagged along
I can’t wait to spend my Sunday mornings pulling Amber all over town for the next 8 weeks before the weather cools.
This week my training is pretty much the same as last week, except I’ll run further on my running days:
Monday: spinning class, swim laps
Tuesday: 8k run
Wednesday: bodypump <- strength
Thursday: spinning class
Friday: early morning 8k run, body sculpt class <- strength
Saturday: fun fall 14k run
Sunday: 45min bike ride with Amber, 15 min of kettlebell swings <- strength
All in all I’m down 1lb from last week Sunday – yay!! I really hope the downward trend continues 🙂
Have a great week everyone!
Question: How do you define your eating style? Do you follow any trends?
- 1.5 cups Broccoli coleslaw mix
- 1 Avocado
- 1 tbs Lime juice
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tbs Mustard
- 1/2 an Apple
- Mash avocado well with a fork, mix in lime juice, garlic powder and mustard.
- Add in coleslaw mix and stir well.
- Mix in diced apple.
- Refrigerate over night.