Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 1 of the 28 Day Bikini/Clean Eating Challenge

Hello my fellow clean eaters and want to be clean eaters! I hope you had a fabulous day!!! I have heard a couple 'fun' reports about oatmeal/bee pollen/flaxseed ! LOL!!!! Truthfully I am having that as a combination for the first time tomorrow. I have had oatmeal with bee pollen. And I have had it with flaxseed. I have had it with wheat germ. But not all three together. I have had combinations of two. We shall see. Here are some pointers on your morning oatmeals.

Make your oatmeal first. Then add the 'toppings'

1/4 cup of oats, 3/4 cup water in a 1 QUART glass container in the microwave for 3 minutes. Stir. Add more water if desired (I desire) and return to the microwave for 1 minute.

You will want you oats to be thin (watery) because of the 'toppings' you will be adding.

I also love cinnamon in my oatmeal. Spices and seasonings are totally fine to add to any of your foods, just watch ones that may contain sugar like taco mixes.

Another option with your oatmeal if you are opposed to eating it 'plain' is to put some protein powder in it. You will need to add enough liquid to allow the protein powder to mix in and the protein powder should not be added until after the oatmeal is cooked.

Adding protein powder would take the place of having egg whites with your oatmeal.

My day went super fast and I am feeling super fabulous! I love being on plan. I feel leaner, stronger, more energetic, and get a laser like focus on what I need to do.

I will show pics of my food, instead of words:

Oops! forgot to take a picture of breakfast. It was an Ezekiel English muffin toasted with a smear of Fage greek yogurt, 1 cup of raw spinach, and 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg on it. YUM!!!!! I would workout hard EVERY day if I could have this for breakfast!

Morning Snack:

Fuji Apple, cashews, almonds, cranberries and golden raisins

Spinach salad with chopped turkey patty, almonds, dates and balsamic vinegar

Kiwis and Cashews! This kiwi were a little too tart and I ate them with the skins on which I have done before. However, this time between the tartness and the fuzzy skin I had no texture left on my tongue when I was done! Wow! They need to ripen a bit!

I left work a little early to head to the new gym I am trying out this week and will most likely join to be my secondary gym. Actually it will be my primary gym for my lower body workout nights and when the university gym is closed I will have somewhere to workout. Lower body Boom Boom Pow workout night always makes me hungry! I will post my workout at the bottom of the page.

The strip mall that the gym is in also has a grocery store so I picked up some chicken breast so that i would not have to eat turkey patties again! I really like them, on a thinwhich, but I prefer grilled chicken breast in my salads!

I got home from the gym after 7 pm fired up the grill and prepped my dinner and the chicken breast. I also fired up the bath tub with warm water and epsom salts. Once I had the meats on the grill on low, I slide into the tub for a little soak. Tonight's workout helped to iron out the kinks left by Saturdays workout!

Dinner time:

Bison burger w/red pepper flakes, grilled leeks, brussel sprouts and carrots with cinnamon.

My day was super full and my workout was super exhausting. I devoured dinner. It is time for me to pack my gym bag and my meals for tomorrow! I can't wait to hear about your day!

Boom Boom Pow:
Walking Lunges w/twist 18# medicine ball 4 sets of 15
Hamstring Curls 3 x 12 x 55#
Leg Extensions 3 x 12 x 95#
Smith Machine Plie Squats 3 x 12 x 80#
Smith Machine Closed Leg Chair Squats 3 x 12 x 80#
Free Motion Standing Single Leg Calf Raises 3 x 12 x 90#
Seated Calf Raises 3 x 12 x 65#
Leg Press 1 x 12 x 50, 1 x 12 x 100, 1 x 12 x 150, 1 x 12 x 200
This was my first time using this machine, you lay on your back and the weight is on a sleigh above you. I purposely started light to get a feel for the range of motion and to make sure I could handle the weight. Now that I know I can, I will be heavying up quickly.
Abduction 3 x 12 x 80# (there machine is different than what I am used to and I could not move my usual weight.
Adduction 3 x 12 x 80#
Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts 3 x 12 x 25#DB

Ended my session with three 2 minute wall sits, 30 flying lunges, and a fun little squat rotation on a bosu ball.

I love to do some warrior yoga poses and pigeon stretches after my legs and glutes workout. It just makes everything feel good and I am so pliable at that time.

I hope you had a blessed day!

Day 2 is on it's way! Let's prepare to make it fabulous!

A little post workout picture! Ooooooooooooooooooo! I almost forgot to tell you! I have had to switch shampoos!!! My hair is now so healthy from eating clean that if I use my other shampoo it has too much moisturizer in it and makes my hair feel heavy and look dirty. My hair is now squeaky clean and shiny without moisturizer!


  1. whoo-hoo!! I loved looking at all your pics!!!

    love Joni

  2. Everything looks delicious! Thanks for the oatmeal tips (today, mine has flax, coconut, and cranberries)

  3. I love this post!!! So detailed, thank you! Woo-Hoo on the healthy hair too :)