Alright, so I just decided that I’m calling these next 30 days “30 Days on Cheese.” Most of the recipes that I show you will have cheese in there somewhere…I’m all for supporting the dairy industry. And I just love cheese. I’ve grown up on cheese and if you check out my initial blog post that started this all: https://fromheelstoboots.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/my-abs-thighs-on-cheese/ you’ll see that I’m doing this to prove to any doubters that you (gasp) can eat dairy & meat products without being overweight and/or unhealthy.
First and foremost, you’ll need to be willing to get active. If you are a member at a gym & are actually using your membership…great! If you’re one of those people who’s thinking, “I can’t afford a gym membership” or “I don’t have easy access to a gym,” or “I don’t have time to go to a gym,” then let me introduce you to my secret weapon: at-home workout DVD’s. Now, some are kind of lame. I’ve tried my share of workout videos, but I have finally managed to find some that I love! I don’t really have time to do a 45 minute or hour-long workout, but hallelujah, there are such things as 20-minute workout videos. Here are the three that I use:
Can you tell that I like Jillian Michaels? They’re my favorite because the DVD’s that I have shared are between 20 and 30 minutes….and I’ve gotten major results from “30 Day Shred.” The thing that is key with these workouts is that you have to stick with them daily & you have to be willing to work hard for 20 to 30 minutes. As with anything, if you don’t put in the effort, you won’t get results. Easy enough workout routine, right? You can buy any of these from Amazon, Target or Walmart.
Alright, on to meals…I’ve included some meal plans that I will be using. If you are a busy person, then it is important to have a meal plan for about a week in advance & it’s also helpful to get your grocery shopping done before another busy week begins. I’ve included 5 days of dinner recipes and at the end of the recipes is a blank grocery list. You can fill that in with what items you need from Week One’s meal plan. For breakfast and lunch, I’ve just made a list of things that I usually eat for those meals. Sorry, you don’t get recipes. I’m not that fancy.
My hopes for this are that you will realize after watching what I eat, that I’m not a crazy dieter. I don’t deprive myself of the foods that I love. The main thing that I do is eat the things that I love in moderation. Now of course, it is different if you have a health issue where you can’t eat something. Such as gluten, for example. There’s not much you can do with food problems and/or allergies. I’m lactose intolerant, but I love milk. So, some days I make the decision that a stomach ache is worth the delicious glass of cold milk that I want to drink. 🙂 Anyway, if you’re not eating certain foods because you think that they’re making you fat….think again. Remember, MODERATION!
If you have any questions about anything, please let me know! Find the meal plan documents attached below. Happy Cheesing, everyone! Tomorrow, we’re going grocery shopping!