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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Six Week Grind (Week 2)

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How was week one of the Six Week Grind for you? It went pretty well for me but I had to make some adjustments to account for a charity event mid-week. I counted that as a Freestyle day and decided to cook on Saturday instead of going out. At the end of the day, it's all good to have a plan but life happens. You have to be prepared to be flexible.

And since we're on the topic, let's talk about the flexible "Freestyle" days. Essentially, these are cheat days BUT it doesn't mean go crazy. If you really are trying to eat healthier, ruining your progress with a cheeseburger and fries on a "Freestyle" day isn't the way to go. Opt for little indulgences. Have some wine, split a dessert, have a slice of ooey, gooey pizza. Make sure you still get your veggies and don't get "excuse me while I unbotton my pants" full.

And, the final tip for the week is to add meat wherever you want if that's your thing. The meal plan doesn't include it because I don't eat it. That said, Ash certainly does and he adds chicken or fish to almost every dinner I make. I will suggest choosing healthy preparations. Frying does not qualify.

And finally, the disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or trainer. I'm sharing what I'm doing and what has worked for me. Following along with me may or may not work for you. You may have an awesome diet and exercise plan up your sleeve that could save the waistlines of the world. Feel free to share. Otherwise, consult your doctor before starting any new exercise and diet plan.

Now, on to this week's plan. Let's get it done!

Day
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Workout
Monday

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice (3 carrots, 2 apples, 1-inch piece of ginger, maca root powder stirred in)
Watermelon Gazpacho with Arugula Salad (arugula dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper; add in a little shaved parmesan if you want)
Hungry Grilled Veggie Tacos with Seasoned Black Beans (1/2 cup drained and rinsed beans seasoned with minced garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper)
Spin (or 60 minutes of intense cardio of your choice)

Neila Rey Code of Abs
Tuesday

2 hard boiled eggs

1 slice Ezekiel bread (toasted) with whipped butter or wedge of laughing cow cheese
Zumba (or 60 minutes moderate cardio)

Fitness Blender Barre workout
Wednesday

Green Juice (1 cucumber, 4 celery stalks, 2 apples, 6-8 kale leaves, ½ lemon, 1-inch piece ginger, maca root powder stirred in)
Yoga (60 minutes)

Fitness Blender Kettle Bell Workout

Neila Rey MicroWave
Thursday

Fruit smoothie (fruit of your choice) with almond milk, chia seeds and maca root powder
Zumba (or 60 minutes moderate cardio)

Friday

Green Juice (6-8 leaves kale, 8 leaves Swiss chard, 1 cucumber, 6 clementines, maca root powder stirred in)
Freestyle
Recovery
Saturday

Tofu scramble with vegetables of your choice
Freestyle
Freestyle
Kickboxing  (or 60 minutes cardio)

Neila Rey Crossfire

Neila Rey Blaster
Sunday

Fried Egg with Avocado and Tomato Slices (1/2 avocado, 1 plum tomato)
Roasted Broccoli and Sundried Tomato Pizza and Brussels Sprout Salad (shredded sprouts tossed in vinaigrette (mustard, olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper))
Yoga or Pilates (60 minutes)
To review Week One, click here.

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