Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Superbowl Sunday

A quick recap of last night and this morning before I get into my Superbowl Menu.

Last night Aaron and I did the P90X Yoga after putting the boys to bed. An hour and a half later I burned 357 calories.

Aaron isn't a big believer in Yoga and thought that it would just be a stretch, but today his stomach is feeling it. I keep telling him that doing Yoga will help with his golf game and he is finally starting to believe me. Maybe next time he will push himself instead of going thru the motions.

Total calories burned yesterday: 1370 (2 CXWorx classes, P90X Kenpo and P90X yoga).

This morning was a new P90X dvd due to it being a "recovery" week. It was the core dvd and boy did I get a good sweat on. Not hard as in moves, but hard to do the moves properly and hold them. It was about an hour with warm up and cool down and the bonus round. Total calories burned: 368. This afternoon is another round of CXWorx and then Body Flow. I do want to 30 minutes of warm up with running or walking. Not sure which yet.

Now back to the topic of today....

I mentioned it yesterday. How are you going to stay on track with your "diet" this weekend with it being Superbowl. Whether you are going to someones house or having a party at your own house, you have to have a plan.

If you are going to someones house for a party, ask if you can bring a dish to pass. Then you can guarantee one thing that is healthy and then indulge a tad in having tastes of some other dishes. It is easy to make things like guacamole and salsa and they are easy to transport. You can then eat it with home made chips or use it to top on burgers as a cleaner alternative to ketchup and mustard. The key when going to someone else's house is not OVERindulging and then hating yourself and your scale in the morning.

If you are having the party at your house, mix "good for you" things in with the standard Superbowl fare.

We are having my in-laws over this weekend for the game. Here is how my menu looks...

1. Kale Chips- Easy to do and my in-laws tried them last weekend and loved them.
2. Popcorn- popped in a pan with some coconut oil topped with some sea salt
3. Turkey Slider burgers- I will have the normal burger toppings available but I will be topping mine with home made guacamole to keep it "clean"
4. Chicken wings- I will bake them in the oven on my stone to get them crispy then will glaze them with some honey. I will also have bbq sauce available for people but that isn't clean for me.
5. Guacamole- homemade and clean
6. Salsa- again homemade and clean
7. Tortilla chips- I am going to make lime chips using whole wheat pitas, some lime juice and sea salt. Bake them in the oven and yum yum.
8. Veggies- have to have veggies. LOL baby carrots, and celery. Make the dip using some fat free sour cream and some seasonings.
9. Soft pretzels- I have a recipe for clean eating ones. I think I may make them and then use them as the "buns" for the turkey sliders.
10. Beet chips- never had them but curious to make them. Slice them thin, toss with a bit of olive oil and sea salt. bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, rotate your two racks in the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes (approx).
11. Rice Krispie treats- not clean but the kids like them.
12. Chips- I buy the kettle chips. The sea salt and pepper ones. They are pretty "clean" but I don't over indulge in them. That's why I am making the kale chips and the beet chips as alternatives for me.

If you want something badly, you have to make a commitment and see it thru. My commitment is to making myself and my family healthy. This is how I am doing it. A day at a time, a bit at a time. Slowly, my husband is seeing the benefits to the healthy lifestyle. He is the one pointing things out to me about chemicals in food and their affects now. It is amazing how easy it was to get him on the health train. The kids now know that McDonalds Happy Meals are no longer options for them due to all the chemicals. Xavier now asks for Homemade Happy Meals. Tyson Popcorn Chicken, some tater tots and chocolate milk. Not exactly "clean", but a whole lot healthier than McDonalds.

This is no longer about a "diet" but a new "lifestyle".

Tip of the day: An easy acronym of what to eat and not eat


  1. I love that you and Aaron are working out together!!!

  2. So glad I found your blog! This is a great post--and very helpful for the upcoming weekend of football and food. I will return and will be following you.

  3. Glad you like it! Anything I can do for you, let me know!

  4. My parents are also roasting a turkey they won from the local deli, so I can have lean turkey breast as well.

  5. Very nice! I love turkey! My husband on the other hand, gets very sick of it after the holidays. So I switched it up this year.