Friday, July 22, 2011

Eating Right and Working out after Vacation!

Well, after taking a week off from working out, lets just say I NEEDED a few good work outs yesterday and today! Also, these last couple days being home I am trying to "cleanse" my body from all the unhealthy foods I ate while on vacation! One of the first things I did after getting home is went grocery shopping and bought tons of fruits and veggies and healthy things to eat this week!  I know you have probably heard this before, but working out really is a love/hate relationship! I love how I feel after, but I hate having to actually do it and I hate the burn I feel while doing it! Sometimes I really just need that extra push to get going and start a workout and then once I am done, I feel so good for getting it done! So yesterday I ended up taking a SPIN class with a few friends and it was just what I needed! A great tough work out that made me sweat it up! It felt great. Today, I am trying something new, Pilates! I have never done a Pilates class, and I know they can be quite expensive, so I found a website online that I really like! You can do all the different Pilates classes right in your living room on your laptop for free! I did the 30 minute Pilates for Beginners video today and I really enjoyed it! I have a feeling my legs will burn tomorrow! After just working out for 2 days after my break, I feel better, have more energy, and don't feel so sluggish! I really need to get back in a routine of working out everyday and working out hard! It really does make my day so much better! Now, I am off to finish up my work out by doing some treadmill intervals and then off to run errands today!  ( The link to Pilates Work outs online)

Here are a few meal ideas if you are trying to detox from a junk food filled weekend or vacation. These foods are really helping me feel better!


  • Kashi Go Lean Cereal with Fat- Free Milk 
  • 2 Slices Whole Wheat Toast with Almond Butter 
  • Whole Wheat Toast with Peanut Butter and Banana and Chia Seeds (optional) 
  • 1 Whole Wheat Slice of Toast with 1 Drippy Egg and a Piece of Fruit 
  • Fruit and Spinach Smoothie
  • Salad- with chopped celery, carrots, cucumber, peppers and light dressing (or homemade!) 
  • Veggie Wrap with Hummus and a Side of Fruit 
  • Fruit and Spinach Smoothie with Protein Powder 
  • A Piece of Trader Joes or Other Naan or Flatbread with Chopped Veggies - drizzle with EVOO, Sprinkle S&P and Cheese and Broil a few minutes 
  • Spinach and Egg White Omelet with a  Greek yogurt and fruit parfait
  • Grilled Chicken Salad with Veggies and Light Dressing 
  • Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash ( Recipe to come) 
  • Homemade Veggie Thin Crust Whole Wheat Pizza 
  • Turkey Burgers with Homemade Whole Wheat Buns and Homemade Baked Fries
Tips for cleansing after a junk food filled weekend or vacation: 
*Eat lots of Veggies, Drink tons of water, No snacking or salty foods for a while until your body feels better, Take Fiber in your water or smoothies, Try to eat as clean as possible and less processed foods! 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dakota! I'm actually signed up for a pilates class in the fall. Hope you like it!