Look Better Naked: Week One

So it’s a week into this Look Better Naked Challenge and I have had some wins and some losses.

Nutrition

*Week day nutrition gets an A+. I wasn’t tempted at all to eat crap at the office! I credit this to having a plan for breakfast each day and I fully intend to continue that next week as well. Also, I hydrated like a crazy person! And besides the inconvenience of running to the bathroom every five minutes, it made me feel infinitely better.

*Weekend nutrition gets a pretty solid C. We had our ARCFit Holiday Party Friday night and I definitely had my share of red wine. More than I should have really, but I don’t regret it at all. It was so nice to cut loose with friends that you bust ass with all week long and have a glass of wine (or two, or twenty) while you’re lookin’ fancy!


2011 ARCFit Holiday Party

I also had some very Non-Paleo treats throughout the evening but I also tempered it with some serious vegetable chomping. For a party it wasn’t a total fail!

*Morning After Nutrition gets an F. The morning after that party — well, I was feeling the effects. I didn’t have much but coconut water all day since I wasn’t feeling super hot (Can’t stay out until 3AM like I used to. HA!) By evening, I sure wasn’t cooking so we ended up getting: MEXICAN FOOD. Ah, the hangover cure for everything! Paleo? Nope. But it’s one meal, and I’m over it. On to the next week!

Overall Nutrition Grade: B-

Fitness

Compared to Nutrition, Fitness was a total slam dunk!

*I worked out four times, which was my goal. YAY!

A Wall ball workout that I didn’t love.
A serious shoulder burner that I did like pretty well.
A 5 AM workout that had me actually getting up on the rope a little. And
A CRAZY WOD that has my ass still sore as I type this.

And also I was chosen to be the December Athlete of the Month at my gym. I just about dropped dead, you all, but it was so nice to get a little pat on the back right when I was struggling, you know?

Overall Fitness Grade: A

Sleep

* I slept 7 hours per night every single night except one and even then it was a good 6 and half hours. What can I tell you — I’ve been enjoying The Hunger Games books. Sometimes they are hard to put down.

*4 nights I slept 8+ hours. Win!

Overall Sleep Grade: A-

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One week down, five to go!

My goal this week is to keep up all the good things from last week, plus taper off my food tracking. Last week I was VERY anal retentive about it, which in the end helped me out — I’m down more than 5lbs. But I get obsessive and a little bitchy when I am inputing every single gram of food I eat. NO I DON’T WANT A BITE OF YOUR FUCKING BANANA YOU JERK- DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES THAT HAS IN IT?

Yeah, I don’t want to be like that.

So this week, I’m going to log everything I eat and how I feel. No grams, no counting, just general awareness. And see how I do approaching things a little more intuitively. Also, I’m going to workout like a mad woman!

Let’s hope it works.

What’s For Dinner?

Pike Place

It’s a new week and I’m feeling excited to cook. I’m actually stealing a few things off last week’s menu because we didn’t get to eat everything. I made lots of extras last week apparently so we spent some lunches/dinners eating leftovers instead of trying new recipes.

This looks like a pretty mellow week socially (which for December — WHAT A RELIEF!) so we will probably be laying low, working out, enjoying some good eats and resting up for next week, since that includes one of our favorite holiday parties of the year!

Monday
Lunch: Turkey Chili (The pot is simmering right now and my house smells delicious!)
Dinner: Crock Pot Pot Roast + Cabbage and Onions + Carrots

Tuesday
Lunch: Green Curry Chicken with Broccoli Slaw
Dinner: Turkey Spanikopita Burgers + Sauteed Zucchini + Squash w/ Fox Point Seasoning

Wednesday
Lunch: Gyro Salads with ground beef
Dinner: Pork Chops with Sweet Onion Jam + Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Caesar Salads

Thursday
Lunch: Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken Sausages w/ Roasted Broccoli
Dinner: Chicken with Balsamic Peppers + Spinach Salads

Friday
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Thigh Salads
Dinner: Chili Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries with BBQ of the Americas (This combo is newly discoverd for us and make the BEST FRIES EVER!) + Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Saturday
Lunch: Bacon, Leek and Feta Frittata
Dinner: General Tso’s Chicken + Cauli Rice (From last week’s menu but we didn’t get to try it!)

Sunday
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Are you trying any new recipes this week?

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