Sunday, October 07, 2007

Turning Over a New Leaf

Well, it's that time in our lives, where Tim and I are realizing that we have gained weight and we have got to do something about it!

Our good friends, Rob and Julie, did the Beach Body P90X diet and exercise program for 90 days before summer... and they looked great! So mid September Tim and I started the program as well. With the program you have to work out about 1-1 1/2 hours six nights a week. The DVD package we bough includes 12 different workouts (weights, pull ups, push ups,crunches, yoga, plyometrics, kenpo etc.) The whole idea is muscle confusion. It's definately the hardest program that I have ever done. But I have to admit, that I am feeling great and starting to lose weight and get back into shape.

Along with the exercise program, there is a meal plan to follow. The diet is very low in fat and carbs (at least for the first month) and high in protein. So we eat a lot of fish, grilled chicken, salads, egg whites, and almonds. The good thing is that they have recipes for the dinners. So I have made most of them and we have really enjoyed them! Here are just a few of the meals.



Beef and Broccoli Stirfry

Lemon Dill Salmon with wild rice and asparagus



Mango salsa Mahi Mahi with asparagus and wild riceSword fish covered in basil pesto sauce, with sauteed squash and zucchini, tomotoes with basil and mozerella cheese.

6 comments:

jess said...

You go girl! The dishes look like they're straight out of a magazine!

suzanne said...

I bet there is some real bonding time during those long workouts! It sounds like a lot of work - good for you! Keep up the good work!

Kristin said...

I saw one of Tim's students from last year (he helped you move) in Barnes & Noble Saturday. He said he is doing that workout as well. Keep up the good work! Your dishes looked very nice!

suz said...

Wow, Julie! I'm impressed! Keep it up, lady! I'm glad for you guys. I wish I had the energy to do 90 minutes a night AND cook fabulous meals. HA! :)
Love you!
Suz

Lacie said...

They look VERY gourmet!! Good for you!

Karis said...

I'm so impressed with the dishes as well! Good for you! And all the exercising -- double wow! Good for you turning over a new leaf and it isn't even January 1!