I’m wrapping up week 4 of the TIU bikini series, (if you are interested, they are starting the 8 week program all over again next week! Join in the fun!) and I’m feeling really good! I’ve started to truly get into a habit of eating 5 small meals per day, and I get excited each time it’s “meal” time. haha. And everything is delicious. I think there is a learning curve the first couple weeks, as you are learning the recipes, etc. And then things start to repeat themselves and you no longer have to look at the recipe in order to make it. That’s when I start to really get into a groove, because following recipes and figuring out ingredients and how long things take can take it’s toll because it becomes totally inefficient to cook/make your own food. But, as soon as you can just starting throwing things together and it becomes second nature, everything gets easier. That’s where I’m at now.
They introduce a new recipe or two here or there now to keep things interesting, but there is repetition so that you don’t lose your sh%t that you are always learning something new and can’t find your rhythm. And I hate having to throw things out because I haven’t finished it, and I’m already being asked to make something new. So, I’ve really figured out what M2 and M4 should be, and if I haven’t used up one of the “snack” items that I bought groceries for, I keep making it and eating it until it’s gone before moving on to the next. I just don’t want to waste stuff, which I was doing the first few weeks.
Food photos mixed with workout photos below +
PROGRESS PHOTOS at the bottom!
I friggin’ loved this salad (below). It’s called the summer salad – spinach, radishes, cherry tomatoes, beets, broken crackers, and salmon + olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. I also made fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. <3
If you haven’t tried Designer Protein yet, you should! lol. I say it over and over again, but their line of products is just impeccable. I haven’t had one stomach issue with it. This one below is lighter and women’s specific. Try it yourself for 20% off using my referral link here.
This was my best batch of Protein Pancakes yet! I used to freeze all of my bananas, and now when it’s protein pancake time, I use a regular banana, and this made the texture waaaaay better. Putting a frozen banana in the microwave so that you can mash it just does not come out the same. lol.
My go-to Lean, Clean, and Green meal. So simple. Salmon and green beans. I toss both in the oven for 10-15min on 400. Perfection and so simple.
Bikini ice cream…obviously! 🙂
This is one of the new recipes from Week 4. Lemon chia seed over night oats. It was really tasty. <3 And used a different Designer Protein product.
Post Workout Selfies Below. 😛
Crushing this bikini series. 😉 haha.
Bikini Series PROGRESS PHOTOS!!!! – I’ve lost 4.4lbs so far.
And a BIG SMILE because it was my first time running in two weeks due to an ITband injury that started 4 weeks ago. Read about my rehab program that I created here.
On to week 5!!! Hope you all had a great week and weekend!