Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week 6 review + Clean Eating Turkey Chili Recipe

I usually allow myself one cheat meal a week, but with all the festivities of this weekend I think I had a few too many!  We had a wedding on Friday night, took my mom and brother out for their birthdays on Saturday and I had one of my best friends wedding shower today.  Now with things slowing down, and my yoga pants a little tighter, it is time to re-align with my goals and get myself back on track.  My goal for myself is to lose some belly fat so I can see some ab definition, work on getting my arms and shoulders to pop and to look awesome in the strapless wedding dress for my friends wedding I am standing up in November.  I feel that this is a realistic goal for myself.  I know that if I want this to happen I have to tighten up on my eating.  I would say right now I am about 85-90% clean eating, but I do allow myself more than a few treats.  I am great with my workouts, but I know in order to see the results, I need to be at 100% clean eating and leave the treats alone.  Sometimes I entertain the idea of competing in a fitness competition before we have baby number two, and I know that I can if I really set my mind too it.  I may start researching it in the next few weeks...we'll see!   What are your goals for the rest of the year?  

Week 6 was a so, so week.  Definitely not on par with some of my better weeks, however like I said yesterday, I was taking some rest days because I wasn't feeling great at the beginning of the week.  I am well rested and ready to take on week 7 and work harder, better to get faster and stronger!  How was your week?  Did you get your workouts in?

Here is my week 6 week in review:
Monday: Chest & arms with interval cardio 
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Back & Shoulders
Thursday: Jillian Michaels Kickboxing- 40 minutes
Friday- Rest
Sunday- Rest
Saturday's calorie burn in just over an hour!
Original Recipe Here
Inspired by this rainy cold day I wanted to share this Clean Eating Turkey Chili recipe from Jamie Eason.
  • 2 lbs. extra lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 - 4 oz. cans of diced green chilies
  • 1 - 15 oz. can Organic Tri-Bean Blend (drained)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can Organic Black Beans (drained)
  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans Organic Diced Tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 tbsp. Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal)
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. regular yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. dried or fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. adobo sauce (optional)
  1. In a large pot add onions and meat, sprinkled with garlic powder and cook until no longer pink (drain using a plate, if desired).
  2. Next add the green chilies, beans, tomatoes, xylitol and spices (except cilantro) and stir until combined.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Finally, add cilantro. Serve hot.
  5. You may sprinkle veggie shreds or a light cheese on top.
 Makes 12 servings
1 serving = 196 calories, 1 g fat, 20 g carbs, 24 g protein

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