I lost 2 more lbs last week. As a breastfeeding mom, I want to lose 2 and only 2 lbs a week, which is extremely difficult when you are weightlifting, dieting, and nursing. Too many calories, too few calories..ugh. Last week I managed to achieve the 2 lb goal, which brings me back into the 120′s. This is a huge milestone for me! I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight (my goal is 120) and my muscles are becoming more toned (exciting!).
The coolest thing I did was to enlist my husband’s help. Not only did he set me up with a home gym, but he has taught me how to work out…. squats, deadlifts, oh yeah. It is way more effective (and way less boring) than strictly jogging on a treadmill. On my cardio days, I jog on the treadmill or go crazy with some techno and my Bosu Ball (it is hilarious). One of the coolest motivators is having time to rejuvenate away from the kids.
Anyway, all this working out talk has made me hungry again, so let’s talk menus…
GLUTEN FREE MENU
Monday: Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Vegetables
Tuesday: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Wednesday: Meatloaf (use oatmeal, agave as sweetener, turkey/lean beef mix) with Peas and a Mixed Green Salad
Thursday: Broiled Fish with Salsa/Avocado Topping, probably served with Pinto Beans/Cheese because it is Jude-friendly.
Friday: Shrimp Feta Greek Salad
Favorite lunch idea this week: Lettuce wraps (use FRESH huge green lettuce leaves) rolled with reduced fat pepper jack cheese, red peppers, avocado, maybe a slice of organic chicken breast, and a little mustard (sometimes salsa). Jude eats his the meat and cheese with a toothpick sans lettuce and LOVES the avocado with crackers or chips. With toddlers, it is all about presentation.
Go visit Asparagus Thin for more great menu ideas at the Gluten Free Menu Swap.
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